Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Dioxins and PCBs in Food
Risico beoordeling en risico management van dioxines en PCB's in voeding
29 June 2013, PDF |
40 pages |
Hoogenboom LAP, Kramer HJ, Jansen EHJM, Mengelers MJB, van Klaveren JD, van Dooren M, Traag WA, Kuiper HA, Konemann WH
RIVM Report 613330001
In this report a brief overview is given concerning PCBs and dioxins in food. Background levels and the way PCBs and dioxins enter the environment are described. In the risk assessment part of the report an evaluation of toxicity is given, the way standards for dioxins and PCBs have been determined, which analysis methods are used as well as which levels of PCBs and dioxins have been measured in various food items. Finally, in the risk management part of this report it is tried to make clear what measures have been taken to reduce the risks related to exposure to dioxin and PCB.