IRIS Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (2008 Final)
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.
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