Approach to risk assessment of chlorinated dioxins from Yusho PCB poisoning.


A Japanese was estimated to ingest 3 and 11 pg/kg/day of TEQ from PCDD/PCDFs and coplanar PCBs respectively through foods. A Japanese baby was calculated to consume 100-530 pg/kg/day level of TEQ through breast milk feeding, more than 60% being attributed to TEQ of coplanar PCBs. These intakes of TEQ were compared to the average (154 ng/kg/day) and minimum… (More)