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Polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in wild, farmed, and frozen marine seafood marketed in Campania, Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19722400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were detected in fresh-catch, farmed, and frozen marine fish marketed in Campania, Italy. Additionally, polychlorobiphenyl congeners were found: six were non-dioxin-like (NDL-PCB) (IUPAC no. 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, and 180), and one was dioxin-like (DL-PCB) (IUPAC no. 118). In all, 93% of fresh-catch, 100% of aquaculture, and 74% of the frozen specimens contained PCBs at concentrations varying from 0.12 to 35.11 ng/g, wet weight; NDL-PCBs ranged between 0.12 and 32.44 ng/g. Penta-, hexa-, and heptachlorobiphenyls were predominant. Regarding organochlorine pesticides, hexachlorobenzene was detected in 35% of fresh catch, 36% of farmed, and 46% of the frozen fish specimens, in a range between < 0.01 and 3.29 ng/g. Contents of the dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane isomer amounted to 0.12 to 11.00 ng/g. Finally, PAHs were detected in 100% of the specimens. Benzo[a]pyrene was detected in 66% of the aquaculture, 35% of the fresh catch, and 24% of the frozen species, at concentrations varying from 0.03 to 9.18 ng/g. On the basis of annual fish consumption, an average daily intake of NDL-PCBs of 6.02 ng/kg of body weight was estimated. Calculated daily hexachlorobenzene and total dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane intakes were, respectively, 0.11 and 0.90 ng/kg of body weight per day. The contribution of fish to the daily consumption of the noncarcinogenic PAHs can be considered low; for benzo[a]pyrene, the estimated daily intake is considerably lower than the doses considered carcinogenic for experimental animals by the European Union Scientific Committee on Food.
T Cirillo; V Viscardi; E Fasano; A Farina; R Amodio-Cocchieri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-02     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1677-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Wild / metabolism
Consumer Product Safety*
Environmental Pollutants / analysis
Food Contamination / analysis*
Frozen Foods / analysis
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated / analysis,  toxicity
Pesticide Residues / analysis*,  toxicity
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*,  toxicity
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis,  toxicity
Seafood / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated; 0/Pesticide Residues; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic

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