Assessment of the daily intake of 62 polychlorinated biphenyls from dietary exposure in South Korea
Min-Hui Sona, Jun-Tae Kima, Hyokeun Parka, Meehye Kimb, Ock-Jin Paekb, Yoon-Seok Changa*
Chemosphere (2012.11) 89, 8, 957-963
The dietary intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was estimated using the sum of 62 PCB congeners (∑62PCBs), including 7 indicator PCBs and 12 dioxin-like PCBs, in the South Korea. 200 individual food samples belonging to 40 different foodstuffs were investigated to estimate the distribution of PCB congeners and distribution ratio of each food group to total food groups. PCB exposure to human body was estimated using Korean dietary habits as established by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). According to our research, the health risks associated with exposure to PCBs could be estimated using the tolerable daily intake (TDI) of the general population.