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Exposure to perfluorinated compounds in Catalonia, Spain, through consumption of various raw and cooked foodstuffs, including packaged food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19362113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, the role that some food processing and packaging might play as a source of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) through the diet was assessed. The levels of PFCs were determined in composite samples of veal steak (raw, grilled, and fried), pork loin (raw, grilled, and fried), chicken breast (raw, grilled, and fried), black pudding (uncooked), liver lamb (raw), marinated salmon (home-made and packaged), lettuce (fresh and packaged), pate of pork liver, foie gras of duck, frankfurt, sausages, chicken nuggets (fried), and common salt. Among the 11 PFCs analyzed, only PFHxS, PFOS, PFHxA, and PFOA were detected in at least one composite sample, while the levels of the remaining PFCs (PFBuS, PFHpA, PFNA, PFDA, PFUnDA, and PFDoDA) were under their respective detection limits. PFOS was the compound most frequently detected, being found in 8 of the 20 food items analyzed, while PFHxA was detected in samples of raw veal, chicken nuggets, frankfurt, sausages, and packaged lettuce. According to the results of the present study, it is not sufficiently clear if cooking with non-stick cookware, or packaging some foods, could contribute to a higher human exposure to PFCs.
Ingrid Ericson Jogsten; Gemma Perelló; Xavier Llebaria; Esther Bigas; Roser Martí-Cid; Anna Kärrman; José L Domingo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1577-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Man-Technology-Environment Research Center (MTM), School of Science and Technology, 70182 Orebro, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Fluorocarbons / analysis*
Food Analysis
Food Contamination / analysis*
Indicators and Reagents
Meat / analysis
Middle Aged
Quality Control
Sex Factors
Spain / epidemiology
Vegetables / chemistry
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorocarbons; 0/Indicators and Reagents

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