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Evaluation of XRF as a Screening Tool for Metals and PBDEs in Children’s Products and Consumer Goods

Publication number Date Published
12-03-009January 2012
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Author(s) Furl, C., C. Mathieu, and T. Roberts
Description The Department of Ecology conducted a study to evaluate screening methods for seven potentially hazardous metals and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in children's products and consumer goods. The study was conducted in response to the Reporting Rule for the Children's Safe Product Act and the state’s ban on PBDEs.

Over 300 children’s products and consumer goods were analyzed by XRF for concentrations of antimony, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, lead, mercury, molybdenum, and bromine. Laboratory measurements on a subset of the products were compared to XRF methods in order to examine the efficacy of XRF as a screening tool for metal analytes and PBDEs.
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Keywords products, metals, PBDEs
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