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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 1317232, 16 pages
Review Article

Environmental Characteristics of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Marine System, with Emphasis on Marine Organisms and Sediments

1Institute of Environment and Ecology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China
2College of Geography and Environment, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China
3Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266071, China
4Fishery Design Institute of Shandong Province, Jinan 250014, China

Received 20 June 2016; Accepted 18 September 2016

Academic Editor: Francesco Dondero

Copyright © 2016 Ying Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In this paper we provided a meta-analysis results of a bunch of literatures. The calculating result may be different from the data present in original paper. It is because instead directly using published data, we make a whole though reanalysis of the existing data to meet our report theme, such as congener and sample site selection. In order to provide a better comparison of each work, we choose 8 congeners (BDE-28, BDE-47, BDE-99, BDE-100, BDE-153, BDE-154, BDE-183, BDE-209) those frequently reported and play important roles to the total load. According to our report theme, some of the sample sites are eliminated, including the ones located at the inner river, point source input. Based on the selection criteria mentioned above, in this supplementary material, we reanalysis the original data and calculate the ratio of each congener to the total load (Σ8 PBDEs) to represent the difference of the composition of 8 selected congeners in different environmental matrixes from different regions.

The detailed information of the congener composition of each environmental matrixes is discussed in the text. The data points nominated as “*.#n” indicated “*” matrixes, “#” region, and “n” sample numbers. The abbreviations indicated the character of these samples, for matrixes, S is sediments; BI is invertebrates; BF is fish; BM is marine mammals; A is atmosphere; and for region, C is China; K is Korea; U is United States; E is Europe; SEA is Southeast Asia.

  1. Supplementary Material