Exposure to flame retardant chemicals on commercial airplanes

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  • Joseph G Allen
  • Heather M Stapleton
  • Jose Vallarino
  • Eileen McNeely
  • Michael D McClean
  • John D Spengler

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. jgallen@hsph.harvard.edu


Flame retardant chemicals are used in materials on airplanes to slow the propagation of fire. These chemicals migrate from their source products and can be found in the dust of airplanes, creating the potential for exposure.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17
JournalEnvironmental Health
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Air Pollutants, Air Pollutants, Occupational, Air Pollution, Indoor, Aircraft, Chromatography, Liquid, Dust, Environmental Exposure, Environmental Monitoring, Flame Retardants, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Humans, Occupational Exposure, Spectrometry, X-Ray Emission, Tandem Mass Spectrometry