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Main Title Identification of Polybrominated Biphenyls in the Adipose Tissues of the General Population of the United States.
Author Lewis, Robert G. ; Sovocool, G. Wayne ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-006;
Stock Number PB83-188995
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Organic bromine compounds ; Reprints ; Adipose tissues ; Polybrominated biphenyls ; Hexabromobiphenyl
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NTIS  PB83-188995 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 5p
Abstract
Hexabromobiphenyl has been identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) in pooled extracts of adipose tissue samples collected from the general population of the conterminous United States. Mass spectra derived from tissue extracts subjected to gel permeation chromatography were compared with those obtained from an authentic PBB mixture containing 2,4,5,2,4,5-hexabromobiphenyl as the principal component. GC retention times and unique characteristics of the mass spectrum permitted confirmation of identity of the hexabromo isomer. Levels in one tissue sample were determined to be in the 1 to 2 ppb range.