Composition of dioxin-like PCBs in fish: an application for risk assessment.

  title={Composition of dioxin-like PCBs in fish: an application for risk assessment.},
  author={Satyendra P. Bhavsar and R. P. Fletcher and A. A. Hayton and Eric J. Reiner and Donald A. Jackson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={41 9},
It is widely accepted that a congener-specific analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), rather than traditional Aroclor equivalent total PCB analysis, is required for risk assessment. This is based on the fact that environmental processes alter the original distribution of PCB congeners in Aroclors and that toxicity varies considerably among the congeners with dioxin-like PCBs (dl-PCBs) generally being among the most toxic. Using the largest known dl-PCB fish dataset, here we present a… CONTINUE READING


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