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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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)).
Authors:
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.
Affiliation:
Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
China
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
Humans
Meat / analysis
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Seafood / analysis
Shellfish / analysis
Vegetables / chemistry
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls

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