Concentrations of seven single PCB indicator congeners were measured in 99 food samples. These concentrations were converted into a total PCB content and used for estimating total PCB intake among Finns. The average intake from food is 15 μg/day or 0,25 μ/kg body weight per day, which showed no change during the late 1980s. Approximately half of the intake comes from fish. The composition of the PCB mixture varies a lot in different sample types, which emphasizes the importance of single compound determination.
|Pages (from-to)||126 - 130|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|