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DIOXINS IN US FOOD SUPPLY AND HUMAN EXPOSURE

 

 

The following two URLs provide access to the US Environmental Protection Agency's dioxin reassessment.  The access points describe dioxin contamination of the US food supply and human exposure, which takes place predominantly via consumption of animal fat foods:  dairy products, meats and eggs. 

 

http://www.epa.gov/ncea/pdfs/dioxin/nas-review/pdfs/part1_vol2/dioxin_pt1_vol2_ch03_dec2003.pdf

 

“Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds”, 2003, US EPA

Part I:  Estimating Exposure to Dioxin-Like Compounds; Volume 2:  Properties, Environmental Levels, and Background Exposures; Chapter 3:  Levels of CDD, CDF, and PCB Congeners in Environmental Media and Food

 

p. 191

Table 3-64. Summary of North American CDD/CDF and PCB TEQ-WHO Levels in Environmental Media and Food

 

 

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http://www.epa.gov/ncea/pdfs/dioxin/nas-review/pdfs/part1_vol2/dioxin_pt1_vol2_ch04_dec2003.pdf

 

“Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds”, 2003, US EPA

Part I:  Estimating Exposure to Dioxin-Like Compounds; Volume 2:  Properties, Environmental Levels, and Background Exposures; Chapter 4:  Human Exposure to CDD, CDF and PCB Congeners

 

p. 143

Fig. 4-10. Comparison of Food Contributions to TEQ-WHO Production Data and Dose

 

 

 





 
   

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