Dechlorane Plus (DP) is a highly chlorinated flame retardant (see Figure 1). It is a substitute for Dechlorane, which was also marketed under the name Mirex as a pesticide and was banned in 1970s. Although DP is a high production volume chemical and has been in use for decades, it was found in the environment for the first time in IADN samples.Get more details
In fact, DP was detected in samples from all IADN sampling sites, with relatively high levels in samples from Sturgeon Point. This observation suggests that the manufacturing facility of DP, OxyChem in Niagara Falls, New York, might be the main source of DP to the Great Lakes.