Dietary exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans via fish consumption and dioxin-like activity in fish determined by H4IIE-luc bioassay

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Author(s)

  • Janet Kit Yan Chan
  • Yu Bon Man
  • Guan Hua Xing
  • Sheng Chun Wu
  • Margaret B. Murphy
  • And 2 others
  • Ying Xu
  • Ming H. Wong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1200
Journal / PublicationScience of the Total Environment
Volume463-464
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

Abstract

Dietary exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo. -p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) via fish consumption in two major electronic (e) waste sites: Guiyu (GY), Guangdong Province and Taizhou (TZ), Zhejiang Province, and dioxin-like activity in fish determined by H4IIE-luc bioassay. In the present study, all fish were below EU's maximum allowable concentration in muscle of fish (4. pg WHO-TEQ/g wet wt), except crucian (4.28. pg WHO-TEQ/g wet wt) and silver carps (7.49. pg WHO-TEQ/g wet wt) collected from GY rivers. Moreover, the residual concentration in bighead carp collected from GY (2.15. pg WHO-TEQ/g wet wt) was close to the EU's action level (3. pg WHO-TEQ/g wet wt) which gives "early warning" to the competent authorities and operators to take measures to eliminate contamination. In addition, results indicated that the maximum human intake of PCDD/Fs via freshwater fish consumption in GY was 4.31. pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/day, which exceeds the higher end of the tolerable daily intake recommended by the WHO, EC-SCF and JECFA (1-4, 2 and 2.3. pg WHO-TEQ/kg bw/day respectively). Furthermore, H4IIE-luc cell bioassay provides a very sensitive and cost-efficient screening tool for assessing the overall dioxin-like toxicity in the study, and is therefore valuable for high-throughput environmental monitoring studies. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Electronic waste, Estimated daily intake, Freshwater fish, H4IIE-luc cell bioassay, PCDD/Fs

Citation Format(s)

Dietary exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans via fish consumption and dioxin-like activity in fish determined by H4IIE-luc bioassay. / Chan, Janet Kit Yan; Man, Yu Bon; Xing, Guan Hua; Wu, Sheng Chun; Murphy, Margaret B.; Xu, Ying; Wong, Ming H.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 463-464, 01.10.2013, p. 1192-1200.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review