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Dietary intake of PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs of the Belgian population.
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PMID:  20189220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The World Health Organization recommends assessing human exposure to contaminants on a regular basis. In order to assess the current dietary exposure of the Belgian adult population to PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs and to update exposure estimates of 2000-2001, a total diet study was designed. The mean dietary intake of PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in the Belgian adult population in 2008 was estimated to be 0.72pgTEQkgbw(-1)d(-1) (middle bound concentrations, TEF of 1998) based on occurrence data of 2008 and national food consumption data of 2004. This value is clearly below the Tolerable Weekly Intake (TWI) of 14pgTEQkgbw(-1)week(-1) set by the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Commission and below the provisional tolerable monthly intake of 70pgTEQkgbw(-1)month(-1) set by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. Considering the cumulative distribution, the intake was less than 1pgTEQkgbw(-1)d(-1) for more than 80% of the population, and less than 2pgTEQkgbw(-1)d(-1) for the entire population. When using the 2005 TEF instead of the 1998 TEF, the mean dietary intake in the Belgian adult population was estimated to be 0.61pgTEQkgbw(-1)d(-1).
Authors:
I Windal; S Vandevijvere; M Maleki; S Goscinny; C Vinkx; J F Focant; G Eppe; V Hanot; J Van Loco
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1879-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Scientific Institute of Public Health, Bruxelles, Belgium.
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