Brominated Flame Retardants in Greenland

Updated 2000-06-15

The aim of the project is to develop a method for chemical analysis of brominated flame retardants in marine biota. Furthermore their will be a litterature study of the concentrations of brominated flame retardants in the Arctic.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1999 -
Data collection
1999 -
Data processing
1999 -
Data reporting
1999 -

Contact information

Contact person
Jesper Platz
National Environmenatl Research Institute Department of Environmental Chemistry Frderiksborgvej 399 DK-4000 Denmark
+45 46 30 12 26
+45 46 30 11 14

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine fish
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Eggs from Black Guillimot


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
The data will be available for AMAP.
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Planned publication on the concentration of brominated flame retardants in eggs from Black Guillimot from the east- and west coast of Greenland.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Soxlet exstraction, gas chromatography negative chemical ionisation mass spectroscopy. National Environmantal Research Institute - Denmark.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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