Intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from the Finnish diet

Kimmo Himberg, Anja Hallikainen, Kimmo Louekari

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-130
JournalZeitschrift für Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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