Overview on relative importance of house dust ingestion in human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs): International comparison and Korea as a case SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Overview on relative importance of house dust ingestion in human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs): International comparison and Korea as a case
Author(s)
Kim, Seung-Kyu; Kim, Kyoung-Soo; Hong, SangHee
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)
Publication Year
2016-11-15
Abstract
Human exposure studies to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have reacheddifferent results about the relative importance of diet intake and house dust ingestion. In the present study, concentrations of PBDEs in Korean house dust (n =15) from geographically different cities were measured, which were in agreement with a previous result and compared with those for 22 countries of five continents collected from the most recent scientific literature. Compared with other exposure pathways, diet intake was the most important contributor to total PBDEs exposure of Korean adults (i.e., 71% of overall intake). On global comparison, total PBDE levels in house dust differed by two to three orders of magnitude among the countries investigated, with a significant relationship with gross domestic product (GDP). Whereas, dietary daily intakes exhibited a narrow difference within one order of magnitude worldwide and no relationship with GDP. Consequently, the relative importance of major two pathways depended on the contamination extent of PBDEs in house dust, which may be associated with the amount of PBDE products in use. In most countries except for UK and USA, the contribution of house dust ingestion was less important than diet intake in the current and are expected to much more mitigate in the future. However, how fast the effect of regulation will be reflected to house dust and human exposure is necessary to be monitored steadily. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0048-9697
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1402
DOI
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.068
Bibliographic Citation
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, v.571, pp.82 - 91, 2016
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Subject
PERFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES PFASS; BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS; HUMAN DIETARY EXPOSURE; INDOOR DUST; SOUTH-KOREA; THYROID-HORMONE; SAMPLES; CANADA; FOOD; AIR
Keywords
Emerging pollutants; Exposure pathways; PBDEs; House dust; Multi-media; Indoor environment; Daily intake
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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