Flame Retardants in Ten Washington State Lakes, 2017-2018.
Flame Retardants in Ten Washington State Lakes, 2017-2018. (Number of pages: 56) (Publication Size: 1115KB)
|Description||During 2017-2018, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) conducted a study to characterize a broad range of flame retardants in environmental media. Ecology collected surface water from 10 lakes for analysis of organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Bottom sediments from each of the 10 lakes were collected in spring 2018 for analysis of OPFRs, novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs), Dechlorane analogs, and PBDEs. Ecology also collected freshwater fish from 3 of the lakes (Ozette, Spokane, and Washington) in fall 2017 for analysis of NBFRs, Dechlorane analogs, and PBDEs. Sample types and lakes were selected to maximize the potential for detecting target flame retardants. This report summarizes results of the study.|
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|Keywords||Dechlorane, flame retardants, fish tissue, toxics monitoring, surface water, sediment, PBDE, brominated flame retardants, organophosphate flame retardants|
|WATERSHED||Water Resource Inventory Areas
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Quality Assurance Project Plan: Flame Retardants in Ten Waterbodies in Washington State
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