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IRIS Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (2008 Final)

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EPA is announcing the release of the final report, Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether: in support of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The updated Summary for Decabromodiphenyl Ether and accompanying Quickview have also been added to the IRIS Database.

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Samantha J. Jones
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Background

PBDEs are used as flame retardants in furniture foam, plastics for TV cabinets, consumer electronics, wire insulation, and backcoatings for draperies and upholstery.An assessment of the potential health effects of four individual congeners of polybrominated diphenyl ethers has been undertaken. The draft assessments will present reference values for the noncancer effects (RfD and RfC) and a cancer assessment, where supported by available data, for the BDE-47, BDE-99, BDE-153, and BDE-209 congeners of polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

This final assessment includes reference values for the noncancer effects (RfD and RfC) and a cancer assessment, where supported by available data, for the BDE-209 congener of polybrominated diphenyl ether.

History/Chronology

Dec 2006EPA released an external release draft for public review and comment.
Feb 2007EPA hosted an external peer review of the document.
Jun 2008EPA released the final tox report and summary document and posted these to the IRIS database.

Citation

U.S. EPA. IRIS Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (2008 Final). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/635/R-07/008F, 2008.

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