Department of Biology
Dietary exposure to DDTs in two coastal cities and an inland city in China
Dietary intakes of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethanes (DDTs) of residents from two coastal cities: Guiyu (GY) and Taizhou (TZ) and one inland city: Lin'an (HZ) were investigated by collecting 73 food items (divided into 9 food groups). The oriental weatherfish and white crab (both from TZ) contained higher DDTs (112. ±. 1.81 and 70.1. ±. 1.81. ng/g wet wt, respectively) than the maximum admissible concentration (50. ng/g wet wt) set by the European Union for human consumption. Furthermore, 40% of TZ seafood, 56% of GY and 30% of HZ freshwater fish exceeded the guideline for subsistence fish eaters for DDTs (14.4. ng/g wet wt) defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). The estimated daily intakes of DDTs for TZ (52.1. ng/kg bw/day) and GZ (31.5. ng/kg bw/day) were significantly higher than for HZ (13.0. ng/g wet wt, p. <. 0.05), these values were below the US EPA oral reference dose (500. ng/kg bw/day) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization provisional tolerable daily intake (10,000. ng/kg bw/day). © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
China, Coastal area, DDT, Dietary study, Inland area
Source Publication Title
Science of The Total Environment
Link to Publisher's Edition
Man, Y., Chan, J., Wu, S., Wong, C., & Wong, M. (2013). Dietary exposure to DDTs in two coastal cities and an inland city in China. Science of The Total Environment, 463-464, 264-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.011