Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) public summary
What are they?
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, also known as PBDEs, are a class of chemical substances (which includes tetra-, penta-, hexa-, hepta-, octa-, nona- and decaBDE forms) that are generally found in three commercial mixtures: PentaBDE, OctaBDE and DecaBDE.
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Why did the Government of Canada assess them?
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