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polybrominated biphenyls


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polybrominated biphenyls

polybrominated biphenyls

polybrominated biphenyls

Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Dioxins, Furans, DDT, Polybrominated Compounds, Polyfluorinated Compounds, and Other Halogenated Hydrocarbons

Effects of Developmental Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and/or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers on Cochlear Function

Maternal and Cord-Blood Thyroid Hormone Levels and Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Polychlorinated Biphenyls During Early Pregnancy

Pressurized Liquid Extraction for the Simultaneous Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers from Soil by GC-TOF-MS Detection

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, A Group of Brominated Flame Retardants, Can Interact with Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Enhancing Developmental Neurobehavioral Defects

Differential Effects of Commercial Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Mixtures on Intracellular Signaling in Rat Brain in Vitro

Differential Effects of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Polychlorinated Biphenyls on [3H]Arachidonic Acid Release in Rat Cerebellar Granule Neurons

Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Alter Striatal Dopamine Neurochemistry in Synaptosomes from Developing Rats in an Additive Manner

Polybrominated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins, Dibenzofurans, and Biphenyls: Inclusion in the Toxicity Equivalency Factor Concept for Dioxin-Like Compounds

Developmental Coexposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Has Additive Effects on Circulating Thyroxine Levels in Rats

Quantification of Polybrominated and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Human Matrices by Isotope-Dilution Gas Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and ortho-Substituted Polychlorinated Biphenyls as Neuroendocrine Disruptors of Vasopressin Release: Effects during Physiological Activation In Vitro and Structure–Activity Relationships

 

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(PBBs)

PBBs were used as fire retardants to impregnate fabrics to render them less flammable but were found to be carcinogenic to animals and banned. The chemicals were responsible for a regional episode of animal poisoning in Michigan in 1978, when a batch of PBB-contaminated cattle feed caused a bizarre wasting disease in cattle and equally bizarre neuropsychiatric symptoms in people who drank milk or ate meat from the affected cattle.

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