Dietary intake of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from fish and meat by residents of Nanjing, China

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Author(s)

  • Guanyong Su
  • Xiaohua Liu
  • Zishen Gao
  • Qimin Xian
  • Jianfang Feng
  • And 5 others
  • Xiaowei Zhang
  • John P. Giesy
  • Si Wei
  • Hongling Liu
  • Hongxia Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-143
Journal / PublicationEnvironment International
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Abstract

Concentrations of 14 polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDEs) and 28 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) congers were measured in 137 samples of fish and meat from Nanjing, a city in the Yangtze River Delta, China. Total concentrations of PBDEs were less in fish (mean of 180pg/g ww; range 8.0-1100pg/g ww), but more in non fish foods (mean of 180pg/g ww; range 15-950pg/g ww) than those reported from other countries. The total dietary intake of PBDEs and PCBs by humans were 9.9ng PBDE/d and 870ng PCB/d, respectively. The daily intake by a 60kg adult of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin equivalents (TEQ WHO) from PCBs was estimated to be 49pg PCBTEQ WHO/d (0.82pg PCBTEQ WHO/kg bw), which is less than the tolerable daily intake suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO). The daily intake of meat and fish accounted for 57.2% and 42.8% of the total intake of PCBTEQ WHO. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Food, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Hazard, Human exposure, Risk

Citation Format(s)

Dietary intake of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from fish and meat by residents of Nanjing, China. / Su, Guanyong; Liu, Xiaohua; Gao, Zishen; Xian, Qimin; Feng, Jianfang; Zhang, Xiaowei; Giesy, John P.; Wei, Si; Liu, Hongling; Yu, Hongxia.

In: Environment International, Vol. 42, No. 1, 07.2012, p. 138-143.

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