Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic chemical substances that are a serious, global threat to human health and ecosystems.
Dioxins and furans are POP by-products of industrial processes involving chlorine such as:
PCBs are commercially produced and used in industrial applications including:
Despite Australia banning the production or importing of PCBs in the late 1970s they still persist widely in the environment.
PBDEs are brominated flame retardants produced in three commercial formulations based on the amount of bromination in the mixture.
PBDEs are usually not chemically bound to consumer products and are released to the environment through:
Once in the environment, PBDEs bioaccumulate in the food chain and can be detected in humans.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is Australia’s peak measurement body and offers:
Dioxins & dioxin-like PCBs in
We analyse dioxins, furans, PCBs, PBDEs and other POPs in a range of materials at ultra-trace levels.
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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Content ID: 64576