Solutions from Agilent help to
identify potentially toxic flame retardant chemicals called polybrominated
diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). These can be found in many household
products and electronics devices, including clothing, carpets, furniture,
Although their effects on human health are still
under investigation, the European Union and the state of
California in the United States have
passed laws restricting the use of some types of PBDEs.
helps manufacturers test for PBDE levels in products so they
can comply with regulations. Agilent’s innovative Gas Chromatography/
Mass Spectrometry analysis method can detect PBDEs at levels
as low as one part per billion.