Reference : Levels of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs in Belgian and international fast food samples
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Levels of PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs in Belgian and international fast food samples
Focant, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de chimie (sciences) > Chimie analytique]
Pirard, Catherine mailto [> >]
De Pauw, Edwin mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Chimie physique, spectrométrie de masse >]
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
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[en] dioxins ; fast food ; pizza ; burgers ; exposure ; dietary intake
[en] Congener-specific analyses of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were performed on twenty-eight non-pooled fast food samples collected in Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, United States of America and Australia. PCDD/F and PCB concentrations for the four investigated types of meals were very low. PCDD/F values ranged from non-detected to 1.40 pg WHO-TEQ/g fat and from 0.79 to 2.08 pg WHO-TEQ/g fat for lower and upper bound, respectively. Major contributors to the PCDD/F TEQ were 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD, 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD, 2,3,7,8-TCDF and 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF. The relative contribution of PCBs to the total TEQ was 68%. For adults, an average estimated intake was 6.7 pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/month, including consumption of all types of analyzed meals, representing 9.5% of the PTMI. For child, a value of 14.5 pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/month was obtained, representing 20.6% of the PTMI. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Centre Interfacultaire d'Analyse des Résidus en Traces - CART

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