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Table 2 Upperbound levels of PCDD/Fs, dioxin-like PCBs and marker PCBs in milk, beef and hay from Engidalur in comparison to control samples

From: Contamination of livestock due to the operation of a small waste incinerator: a case incident in Skutulsfjörður, Iceland, in 2010

Sample no. and type PCCD/Fs DL-PCBs Total TEQ Sum 7 PCBs1 Comment2
   pg WHO-TEQ g/fat ng g/fat  
Composite milk samples      
M1 Engidalur 3.98 3.44 7,42 9.39 Non-compliant
M2 Engidalur 4.91 5.33 10.24 10.3 Non-compliant
M3 Control A 0.17 0.16 0.33 2.0 Compliant
M4 Control B 0.22 0.53 0.75 2.4 Compliant
M5 Control C3 0.14 0.40 0.54 4.40 Compliant
Beef       
B1 Engidalur 4.68 7.63 12.31 21.7 Non-compliant
B2 Engidalur 2.66 2.90 5.56 9.3 Above action level
B3 Control C4 0.18 0.39 0.57 1.85  
Composite hay sample pg WHO-TEQ/g   ng/g  
H1 Engidalur 0.85 0.51 1.36 1.3 Above action level
H2 Control C5 0,11 0,12 0.23 3.9  
  1. 1 PCB number 28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153 and 180.
  2. 2 According the COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs and COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION (EC) No 88/2006 on the reduction of the presence of dioxins, furans and PCBs in feedingstuffs and foodstuffs.
  3. 3 Average of 10 samples.
  4. 4 Average of 3 samples.
  5. 5 Average of 4 samples for the PCDD/Fs and 2 samples for the sum 7 PCBs (the 7 marker PCBs were not measured in two samples). Levels in all hay samples are based on 12% moisture content.