Results

Chemical Group: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

  • Measured in: Serum

Project: Biomonitoring Exposures Study (BEST) - 1.Pilot

Diverse group of smiling adults
95% Confidence Interval Selected Percentiles
Chemical measured Indicates exposure to Units Number of people tested Geometric mean Lower Upper 25th 50th 75th 95th Detection frequency Limit of Detection (LOD), wet-weight
BDE 028 BDE 28 ng/g lipid 110 1.81 1.52 2.16 1.02 1.64 2.63 10.2 91.8% 0.003 ng/mL

Project: Firefighter Occupational Exposures (FOX) Project

Firefighters fighting flames, wearing full protective suits and holding large hoses spraying water
95% Confidence Interval Selected Percentiles
Chemical measured Indicates exposure to Units Number of people tested Geometric mean Lower Upper 25th 50th 75th 95th Detection frequency Limit of Detection (LOD), wet-weight
BDE 028 BDE 28 ng/g lipid 101 1.70 1.50 1.93 1.17 1.63 2.38 5.09 97.0% 0.003 ng/mL

Footnotes

*Geometric mean was not calculated because the chemical was found in less than 65% of the study group
**LOD changed during the time that samples were analyzed for this project.
# As of March 2013, PFBuS is no longer measured due to instrumental background interference.
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