The Concentration and Distribution of 2,3,7,8-Dibenzo-P-Dioxins/Furans in Chickens

The concentrations of 2,3,7,8-Cl substituted dibenzo-p-dioxins/-furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) were determined in the edible tissues of whole chicken fryers and compared with the values found in their abdominal fat. The values are presented both on a whole weight basis and on a lipid-adjusted basis for each tissue. While there is a marked difference in the concentration of the 2,3,7,8-dibenzo-p-dioxins in the edible tissues expressed on a whole weight bais, the lipid-adjusted concentrations of the individual dioxins were not statistically different in the various tissues. This validates the use of lipid adjusted concentrations of 2,3,7,8-PCDDs/PCDFs in abdominal fat for the determination of the presence of these compounds in different tissues.

Citation

Ferrario, J. AND C. Byrne. The Concentration and Distribution of 2,3,7,8-Dibenzo-P-Dioxins/Furans in Chickens. Chemosphere 40:221-224, (2000).

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