[Intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the total diet].

  title={[Intake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the total diet].},
  author={R. E. Kibler and J Lepschy-von Gleissenthall},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung},
  volume={191 3},
The content of six selected indicator polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) congeners (nos 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, and 180) in 159 samples of total diet obtained from 20 different people has been determined by capillary gas chromatography. The congeners most frequently found were nos 138 and 153. The mean daily intake of the sum of the three congeners 138, 153, and 180 was 2.3 micrograms/person. This value compares favourable with a value calculated from PCB content of selected foods and consumption data.