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Maternal transfer, effects and metabolisation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in songbirds.

Brominated fire retardants (BFRs) are a large group of chemicals which are widely used in different materials (e.g. electronics, textile). There is however a lack of information on the toxicological profile of these pollutants. The aims of this research project are to study 1) maternal transfer, 2) reproductive, behavioural and health effects and 3) toxicokinetics and metabolism of brominated fire retardants (BFRs). To accomplish these objectives, both experimental and field studies will be performed in different songbird species.
Date:1 Oct 2008  →  30 Sep 2011
Disciplines:Sustainable chemistry, Animal biology, General biology, Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution , Environmental science and management, Veterinary medicine