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Risk assessment of PCDD/PCDFs and indicator PCBs contamination in Spanish commercial baby food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19786058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) as well as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous highly toxic environmental pollutants which exhibit a potential risk for human health. PCDD/Fs and PCBs contamination has been measured in samples of commercial baby food products: processed cereal and meat-and-fish-based baby food, which were made of individual samples collected from Spanish markets and pharmacies. They all presented a low dioxin content with a mean concentration ranging between 0.014 pg WHO-TEQ g(-1) product for fish-based baby food and 0.089 pg WHO PCDD/Fs-TEQ g(-1) product for processed cereal containing gluten. The mean concentration of the sum of the seven indicator PCBs was between 0.03 ng g(-1) product for fish-based baby food and 0.29 ng g(-1) product for gluten-free cereals. The estimated PCDD/Fs and indicator PCBs mean daily intake through the consumption of this kind of food has been calculated taking into account body weight and food consumption data for children aged 6-12 months. In order to assess the health risk derived from the exposure to these pollutants in children during the first year of life, data concerning infant formulae contamination has been also considered.
Authors:
S Lor?n; S Bayarri; P Conchello; A Herrera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-09-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Production and Food Science, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, C/Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain. sloran@unizar.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Benzofurans / analysis*
Cereals / chemistry
Chromatography, Gas
Diet
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Female
Fishes
Food Contamination / analysis*
Humans
Infant
Infant Food / analysis*
Male
Mass Spectrometry
Meat / analysis
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis*
Reference Standards
Risk Assessment
Spain
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / analogs & derivatives*,  analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 0/polychlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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