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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in foods and estimated PAH intake by the population of Catalonia, Spain: Temporal trend.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20388572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were determined in various foodstuffs randomly purchased in Catalonia (Spain) during November and December of 2008. Dietary intake of PAH was subsequently estimated according to age and sex for the general population of Catalonia. The current results were compared with those of previous studies performed in 2000 and 2006. The highest PAH levels corresponded to phenanthrene (18.18 microg/kg), naphthalene (13.31 microg/kg), and pyrene (8.46 microg/kg), whereas the lowest concentrations were those of dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (0.89 microg/kg), indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene (0.94 microg/kg), and benzo[k]fluoranthene (1.00 microg/kg). With respect to the contribution of total carcinogenic PAH, benzo[a]pyrene contributed 47.77% or 48.22%, depending on the TEF value used. By food groups, the current highest levels of total PAH were detected in meat and meat products (38.99 microg/kg), followed by oils and fats (18.75 microg/kg), and dairy products (7.57 microg/kg). The highest contribution to PAH dietary intake corresponded to the group of meat and meat products (4.75 microg/day). The estimated mean dietary intake for a standard male adult (70-kg body weight) was 6.72 microg/day, a lower value than those found in our 2000 (8.42 microg/day), and 2006 surveys (12.04 microg/day). With regard to the results of other recent studies, the current PAH concentrations were comparatively lower.
Isabel Martorell; Gemma Perelló; Roser Martí-Cid; Victòria Castell; Juan M Llobet; José L Domingo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1873-6750     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, IISPV, 43201 Reus, Catalonia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Carcinogens / analysis*
Child, Preschool
Environmental Exposure*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Middle Aged
Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic / analysis*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 0/Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic

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