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Levels of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs in Belgian and international fast food samples.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14559266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congener-specific analyses of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were performed on twenty-eight non-pooled fast food samples collected in Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, United States of America and Australia. PCDD/F and PCB concentrations for the four investigated types of meals were very low. PCDD/F values ranged from non-detected to 1.40 pg WHO-TEQ/g fat and from 0.79 to 2.08 pg WHO-TEQ/g fat for lower and upper bound, respectively. Major contributors to the PCDD/F TEQ were 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD, 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD, 2,3,7,8-TCDF and 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF. The relative contribution of PCBs to the total TEQ was 68%. For adults, an average estimated intake was 6.7 pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/month, including consumption of all types of analyzed meals, representing 9.5% of the PTMI. For child, a value of 14.5 pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/month was obtained, representing 20.6% of the PTMI.
J-F Focant; C Pirard; E De Pauw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-15     Completed Date:  2004-02-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Liege, Allee de la Chimie 3, B-6c Sart-Tilman, B-4000 Liege, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Benzofurans / analysis*
Food Analysis*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/chlorinated dibenzofurans; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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