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Levels of PCDD/Fs in local and non-local food samples collected from a highly polluted area in Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20598344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A sampling and analysis program were conducted to determine the PCDD/F levels in various food samples collected in Kocaeli, one of the highly polluted areas in Turkey. Several food samples including animal (egg, chicken, meat and cow's milk) and plant (fruits, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables, rooty vegetables and flour) products were collected from both local and non-local (commercial) sources. The local food samples were taken from 20 sampling points selected by taking into account the location of the possible PCDD/F sources, dominant wind directions and representing the major part of the Turkish daily diet The PCDD/F concentrations in local eggs and milk samples were ranged from <1.16 to 10.94 pg TEQ g(-1) fat and from <0.43 to 3.29 pg TEQ g(-1) fat, respectively. On the other hand, the PCDD/F concentrations were measured between 0.28-1.81 pg EQ g(-1) fat in local meat samples and 0.15-2.92 pg TEQ g(-1) fat in local chicken samples. The PCDD/F concentrations in the plant products were relatively low and most of the congeners were measured below the detection limits except for the leafy vegetables. In addition, several commercial samples were analyzed in order to evaluate the differences of PCDD/F levels in samples collected from both the local and non-local sources. The results showed that the local animal products have higher PCDD/F concentrations than the non-local ones. Moreover, the commercial plant products showed undetectable concentrations for most of the congeners. Finally, the PCDD/F levels in some animal products were found to be higher than the national limit values.
Seda Aslan; M Kemal Korucu; Aykan Karademir; Ertan Durmusoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1879-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1213-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University of Kocaeli, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Eggs / analysis
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Flour / analysis
Food Analysis*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Fruit / chemistry
Meat / analysis
Milk / chemistry
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis
Vegetables / chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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