Non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (NDL-PCBs) in foods: Exposure and health hazards

L E Elabbas, E Westerholm, R Roos, K Halldin, M Korkalainen, M Viluksela, H Hakansson, Martin Rose (Editor), Alwyn Fernandes (Editor)

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Abstract

Non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (NDL-PCBs) are ubiquitous in the environment. Humans are exposed to NDL-PCBs mainly via food. Exposure to NDL-PCBs is suspected to be of concern to human health. This chapter discusses the NDL-PCB sources, their environmental transport and occurrence in food items. Human groups with high exposure are addressed. Furthermore, this chapter deals with toxicokinetics and the toxicity profile of NDL-PCBs. It also provides information about the regulatory situation of NDL-PCBs, which could be useful, both for academic and government scientists. This information will also be of value for the food industry, policy makers and consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods
EditorsMartin Rose, Alwyn Fernandes
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Chapter10
Pages215-260
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print) 9780857092458
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute

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