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PCB and organochlorine pesticide concentrations in eel increase after frying.
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PMID:  22921650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In several countries such as the Netherlands, consumption of eel from polluted waters is not allowed because the concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) exceed official tolerance limits. Few experiments have been carried out to assess if pre-treatment, such as cooking and frying would alter the PCB concentrations and maybe bring them under the tolerance limits. We have carried out a frying and cooking experiment, which has shown that the concentrations of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) increase in eel after frying. The effect of boiling is negligible. This shows that preparation methods for eel as food product do not help in bringing PCB and OCP concentrations down to safe values.
Jacob de Boer; Nienke Lammertse; Jacco Koekkoek; Bert van Hattum
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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