An Exposure Assessment of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``An Exposure Assessment of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers'' (EPA/600/R-08/086A). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The document provides a comprehensive assessment of the exposure of Americans to polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs, a class of brominated flame retardants. It includes chapters on use and production of PBDEs, environmental fate, environmental and exposure media concentrations, and an exposure assessment including background exposures and exposures to special populations. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.