Jack Hubball, PhD

Articles by Jack Hubball, PhD

Use of Fluorinated PBDE’s as Aides in the Identification of Native PBDE Congeners

by Jack Hubball, PhD

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are a group of brominated flame retardants used primarily as additives in various plastics and polymers. Due to their widespread use as well as their tendency to leach from the polymer matrices, PBDEs have become a major class of environmental pollutants. The ability to bio-accumulate and the structural similarities to PCBs have led to concern over the possible health effects of PBDE exposure.