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Dietary exposure to PCBs based on food consumption survey and food basket analysis at Taizhou, China--the world's major site for recycling transformers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20951404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The levels of PCBs in different types of food (fish, shellfish, meat, rice, vegetables, and fruits) were analyzed to determine the dietary intake of 37 PCBs for local residents and e-waste workers (all lactating mothers) at Taizhou (China), a major electronic waste scrapping center, in particular for recycling transformers. The exposure to PCBs through dietary intake in Taizhou was estimated at 92.79 ngkg(-1)d(-1), contributed by consumption of freshwater fish (28%), rice (28%), meat (17%), shellfish (9%), vegetables (8%), egg (4%) and marine fish (2%). With regards to WHO-PCB-TEQ values, freshwater fish (40%), shellfish (24%), duck liver (18%) and rice (12%) were the main dietary sources with total daily intake (9.78 pg WHO-PCB-TEQ kg(-1)d(-1)), exceeding the FAO/WHO Tolerable Daily Intake (70 pg TEQkg(-1)body(-1)wt(-1)month(-1)).
Guan Hua Xing; Sheng Chun Wu; Ming Hung Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1879-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1239-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.
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MeSH Terms
Diet / statistics & numerical data
Diet Surveys
Electronic Waste
Environmental Exposure / analysis*,  statistics & numerical data
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Food Analysis*
Food Contamination / analysis*,  statistics & numerical data
Fruit / chemistry
Meat / analysis
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Seafood / analysis
Shellfish / analysis
Vegetables / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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