Sixth International Symposium On Flame Retardants

April 7-10, 2013
Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square
San Francisco, California

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Scientific Program: Oral Presentations


Myrto Petreas, Symposium Chair; Debbie Raphael, Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
9:00 - 9:30Plenary Lecture: Characteristics of organophosphorus flame retardants
 de Boer J
 Dr. S Sakai & Dr. M Alaee
9:30Tracking atmospheric emissions of polybrominated diphenyl ethers
 Bogdal C, Mueller C, Wang Z, Scheringer M, Niedermann N, MacLeod M, Gerecke A, Schmid P, Hungerbuehler K
9:50Comparative photolytic debromination of decabromodiphenyl ether, decabromodiphenyl ethane and tetradecabromodiphenoxybenzene flame retardants and environmental considerations
 Letcher R, Chen D
10:10Indoor contamination with legacy and emerging brominated flame retardants in Swedish microenvironments
 de Wit C, Newton S, Sahlström L, Sellström U
10:30Distribution patterns of BFRs in office dust and implication for estimation of human exposure
 Cao Z, Yu G
10:50Studies into the formation of PBDEs and PBDD/Fs in the iron ore sintering process
 Drage D, Aries E, Harrad S
11:10Leaching behavior of brominated flame retardants from the landfill lysimeters simulated as in the developing countries
 Kajiwara N, Takigami H, Noma Y, Hirata O, Tachifuji A, Matsufuji Y
11:30 - 1:00LUNCH/EXHIBITS
 Dr. JS Park & Dr. A Sjodin
1:00New screening tools for flame retardants in e-waste based on GC, GCxGC and direct probe coupled to APCI-HRTOF
 Ballesteros-Gomez A, de Boer J, Leonards P
1:20Validating multiple matrix analysis of PBDEs using pressurized liquid extraction and multi-column clean-up
 Bassignani P
1:40Simultaneous determination of 12 hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in human serum by mix-mode high performance liquid chromatography- electrospray negative ionization mass spectrometry
 Petropoulou S, Smith Z, Petreas M, Park J
2:00Semi-automated extraction and cleanup method for measuring persistent organic polutants in human serum
 Jones R, Edenfield E, Anderson S, Zhang Y, Sjodin A
2:20Post target determination of brominated flame retardants and related compounds in American Eels captured in eastern Canada
 Byer J, Pacepavicius G, Lebeuf M, Brown S, Hodson P, Alaee M
2:40Development of GC-MS method for the simultaneous analysis of alkylphenol ethoxylates and brominated flame retardants in wastewater and sewage sludge samples
 Chokwe T, Okonkwo J, Sibali L
3:00 - 3:15COFFEE BREAK
 Dr. S Shaw & Dr. M Rose
3:15From glass to silver eel - brominated flame retardants and dechloranes in European and American Eels
 Sühring R, Byer J, Freese M, Pohlmann J, Wolschke H, Möller A, Sturm R
3:35Occurrence of PBDEs in wildlife originating from the Northern and Southern hemisphere
 Paepke O, Neugebauer F, Opel M, Schroeter-Kermani C, von der Trenck T, Gaus C, Hermanussen S, Matthews V
3:55Identification and determination of dechlorination products of dechlorane 602 in Great Lakes fish and arctic biota
 Shen L, Jobst K, Helm P, Reiner E, Tomy G, Letcher R, McCrindle R
4:15Determination of emerging flame retardants and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in Norwegian serum samples
 Cequier E, Marce R, Becher G, Thomsen C
4:35European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) indicate landfills are an important source of bioaccumulative flame retardants to Canadian terrestrial ecosystems
 Chen D, Martin P, Burgess N, Champoux L, Elliott J, Forsyth D, Idrissi A, Letcher R
4:55Exposure assessment of Vietnamese rural home-based female electronic waste recycling workers
  Schecter A, Quynh H, Caldwell K, Cheng D, Tuyet-Hanh T, Reingle J, Hommel M, Imran N, Birnbaum L


8:30 - 9:00Plenary Lecture: Health effects of BFRs: cause for concern!
 Birnbaum L
9:00 - 11:00TOXICOLOGY
 Dr. R Law & Dr. J de Boer
9:00Aryl phosphate esters within a major pentaBDE replacement product induce cardiotoxicity in developing Zebrafish embryos: potential role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor
 Volz D, McGee S, Konstantinov A, Stapleton H
9:20Metabolism of phosphate flame retardants and plasticisers using human liver fractions
 Van den Eede N, Maho W, Neels H, Covaci A
9:40Polybrominated diphenyl ethers as thyroid disrupters in natural POPulations of salmo trutta from high mountain lakes
 Jarque S, Pelayo S, Bosch C, Grimault J, Raldúa D, Piña B
10:00Disposition and kinetics of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in female Wistar-Han rats
 Knudsen G, Sanders J, Sadik A, Birnbaum L
10:20Low exposure to BDE-209 reduces thyroid hormone levels and disrupts thyroid hormone signaling in adult fathead minnows
 Noyes P, Lema S, Macaulay L, Douglas K, Stapleton H
10:40Health risks from flame retardants in California homes
 Dodson R, Rodgers K, Covaci A, Van den Eede N, Ionas A, Dirtu A, Perovich L, Brody J, Rudel R
1:00 - 1:30Plenary Lecture: PBDEs and maternal and child health
 Eskenazi B
 Dr. T Webster & Dr. A Zota
1:30Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and thyroid hormone homeostasis
 Makey C, McClean M, Braverman L, Pearce E, Sjodin A, Webster T
1:50Associations between maternal serum PBDEs and fetal thyroid hormones: results from the chemicals, health and pregnancy (CHIrP) study
 Webster G, Ste Marie N, Mattman A, Sjodin A, Venners S
2:10Polybrominated biphenyl ethers and timing of puberty in girls
 Harley K, Tyler K, Kogut K, Parra K, Lustig R, Sjodin A, Jones R, Bradman A, Eskenazi B
2:30A comparison of PBDE and OH-PBDEs concentrations in paired samples of maternal serum and fetal livers during mid-gestation
 Zota A, Linderholm L, Park J, Guo T, Petreas M, Zoeller T, Privalsky M, Woodruff T
2:50 - 3:10COFFEE BREAK
 Dr. H Stapleton & Dr. G Yu
3:10Dust, diet and serum levels of PBDEs for UK couples
 Bramwell L, Fernandes A, Rose M, Harrad S, Pless-Mulloli T
3:30Flame retardant exposures in California early childhood education environments
 Bradman A, Castorina R, Gaspar F, Nishioka M, Colon M, Weathers W, Egeghy P, Maddalena R, Williams J
3:50Exposure to brominated flame retardants during maintenance work in aircrafts
 Strid A, Lundgren H, Athanassiadis I, Jakobsson K, Bergman Å, Smedje G
4:10Toddlers exposure to pentaBDE replacements from indoor dust and hand to mouth contact
 Stapleton H, Misenheimer J, Webster T
4:30Gymnast exposure to flame retardants
 Carignan C, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean M, Sjodin A, Stapleton H, Webster T
4:50Leaching of halogen free and brominated flame retardants from plastics
 Brandsma S, de Boer J, Krystek P, Clarke P, Patel , Cusack P, Leonards P


8:30 - 9:00Plenary Lecture: Fire safety without harm: how scientific research can inform flammability standards
 Blum A
9:00 - 10:40POLICY
 Dr. A Bergman & Dr. J Huwe
9:00A novel abbreviation standard for organobromine, organochlorine and organophosphorus flame retardants
 Rydén A, Bergman Å, Law R, de Boer J, Covaci A, Alaee M, Birnbaum L, Petreas M, Rose M, Sakai S, van den Eede N, van der Veen I
9:20EFSA's risk assessments on brominated flame retardants (BFRs): emerging and novel BFRs
  Bordajandi L, Bergman Å, Boobis A, Ceccatelli S, Cravedi J, Filipic M, Fuerst P, Gustavsson N, Johansson N, Knutsen H, Machala M, Merletti F, Päpke O, Van Leeuwen F, Van Leeuwen S
9:40Assessing the persistence, bioaccumulation potential and toxicity of BFRs: data availability and data quality for 36 alternative BFRs
 Stieger G, Scheringer M, Ng C, Hungerbühler K
10:00Hazard-first alternatives assessment: a tool for effective and informed decision-making
 Howard G
10:20Environmentally compatible flame retardants: the main outcomes of ENFIRO
 Leonards P, Brandsma S, Hendriks H, Jonkers N, Parsons J, Waaijers S, Westerink R, de Wit C, de Boer J
10:40 - 11:00COFFEE BREAK
Dr. G Solomon, Moderator

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