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Flame Retardants in Ten Washington State Lakes, 2017-2018.

Publication number Date Published
19-03-021December 2019
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Author(s) Mathieu, C.
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
(WRIA 01,WRIA 07,WRIA 08,WRIA 09,WRIA 12,WRIA 20,WRIA 26,WRIA 28,WRIA 43,WRIA 54)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CAME003


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