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Halogenated flame retardants and organophosphate esters in the air of electronic waste recycling facilities
Evidence of high concentrations and multiple exposures Background: In response to a worldwide increase in production of electronic waste, the e-recycling industry is rapidly rowing. E-recycling workers are exposed to many potentially toxic contaminants, among which flame retardants (FRs), mainly suspected of being endocrine disruptors, are thought to be the most prevalent. Objective: To conduct an exposure assessment of four chemical groups of FRs in Canadian e-recycling facilities, and to identify the main cofactors of exposure. Methods: Personal air samples were collected over a workday for 85...

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