British Journal of Nutrition

Research Article

The bromine content of human tissue

R. F. Cramptona1, P. S. Eliasa1 and S. D. Gangollia1

a1 The British Industrial Biological Research Association, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey and Department of Health and Social Security, London


1. A comparison of human tissue organo-bromine residues has been made from specimens obtained in the UK, West Germany and Holland.

2. These findings, in conjunction with previous animal studies and with the geographical differences in the use of brominated vegetable oils as food additives, suggest that the high bromine levels found in the fat of tissues from UK children are due to the use of these compounds.

(Received September 28 1970)

(Accepted October 13 1970)