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Effects of selected polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) thymocyte viability, apoptosis, and necrosis

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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DOI: 10.1897/04-347R.1

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Abstract

Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame-retardants have been identified as an emergent contaminants issue in many parts of the world. In vitro analyses were conducted to test the hypothesis that selected PBDEs congeners affect viability, apoptosis, and necrosis of thymocytes from laboratory-reared lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). At current environmental levels (<1 mg/L), effects of the tested PBDEs on thymocytes were negligible. However, at 100 mg/L, major effects were seen for congener brominated diphenyl ether 47 (BDE-47) and minor effects were seen for congener BDE-99.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of selected polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) thymocyte viability, apoptosis, and necrosis
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
DOI:
10.1897/04-347R.1
Volume:
24
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
1518
Last page:
1522
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N