Intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from the Finnish diet

Kimmo Himberg, Anja Hallikainen, Kimmo Louekari

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Abstract

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
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung
Volume196
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Himberg, Kimmo ; Hallikainen, Anja ; Louekari, Kimmo. / Intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from the Finnish diet. In: Zeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung. 1993 ; Vol. 196, No. 2. pp. 126 - 130.
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In: Zeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung, Vol. 196, No. 2, 1993, p. 126 - 130.

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