Lime as the source of PCDD/F contamination in citrus pulp pellets from Brazil and status of the monitoring program.

@article{Carvalhaes2002LimeAT,
  title={Lime as the source of PCDD/F contamination in citrus pulp pellets from Brazil and status of the monitoring program.},
  author={G K Carvalhaes and Peter Brooks and Caroline Gabriele Marques and Jorge Allyson Azevedo and Marcos Canto Machado and Gisel Carriconde Azevedo},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 9-10},
  pages={1413-6}
}
After an exhaustive investigation, in 1997 the source of the milk contamination in Germany was traced to citrus pulp pellets originating from Brazil. It has been shown that lime was the source of the PCDD/F contamination of these products. After this conclusion, a continuous monitoring program has been performed over a two year period and the results are presented in this paper. Standard isotope dilution techniques were used for all samples, which were analyzed by selected ion monitoring high… CONTINUE READING

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