Preliminary health risk assessment for polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans in seafood from Guangzhou and Zhoushan, China

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Author(s)

  • Yuichi Miyake
  • Qinting Jiang
  • Wang Yuan
  • Nobuyasu Hanari
  • Tsuyoshi Okazawa
  • And 4 others
  • Barbara Wyrzykowska
  • Man Ka So
  • Paul K.S. Lam
  • Nobuyoshi Yamashita

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-364
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume57
Issue number6-12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Abstract

Dietary intake is one of the important routes of human exposure to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The use of PBDEs may also result in exposure to polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PBDDs/DFs), as these compounds are impurities in technical mixtures of BFRs and can also be formed unintentionally by the same processes that generate chlorinated dioxins. This study determined the concentrations of polybrominated compounds in common seafood in Guangzhou and Zhoushan, and assessed the health risks of these chemicals via consumption of contaminated seafood. Seafood samples (fish, bivalves, shrimp, crab, and cephalopods) purchased from local markets in 2003 and 2004 were analyzed for PBDEs and PBDDs/DFs. The highest concentration of total PBDEs (46.3 ng g-1 lipid wt.) was detected in fish from Guangzhou, in which BDEs 47 and 209 were the two predominant congeners. The total daily intakes of PBDEs, PBDDs, and PBDFs were, 946, 6.39, and 6.54 pg kg-1 body weight (bw) in Guangzhou, and 489, 4.99, and 7.65 pg kg-1 bw in Zhoushan, respectively. The hazard ratios for PBDDs and PBDFs were both greater than unity, indicating that these compounds may pose some health risks to the local population. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • China, Health risk assessment, Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, Seafood consumption

Citation Format(s)

Preliminary health risk assessment for polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans in seafood from Guangzhou and Zhoushan, China. / Miyake, Yuichi; Jiang, Qinting; Yuan, Wang; Hanari, Nobuyasu; Okazawa, Tsuyoshi; Wyrzykowska, Barbara; So, Man Ka; Lam, Paul K.S.; Yamashita, Nobuyoshi.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 6-12, 2008, p. 357-364.

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