Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306975
Title:
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland.
Authors:
Pratt, Iona S; Anderson, Wayne A; Crowley, Dominique; Daly, Sean F; Evans, Rhodri I; Fernandes, Alwyn R; Fitzgerald, Margaret; Geary, Michael P; Keane, Declan P; Malisch, Rainer; McBride, John; Morrison, John J; Reilly, Alan; Tlustos, Christina
Affiliation:
Rotunda Hospital Dublin
Citation:
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland. 2012, 88 (7):865-72 Chemosphere
Journal:
Chemosphere
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/306975
DOI:
10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.03.095
PubMed ID:
22560976
Abstract:
The 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland resulted in elevated concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Irish pork and pork products, due to the consumption of contaminated animal feed by pigs. In order to investigate any resulting impact on the Irish population, these contaminants were measured in pooled breast milk samples from 109 first-time mothers, collected in 2010. A comparison of the results with similar data from 2002 revealed generally lower concentrations of PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in the 2010 samples, confirming the declining trend reported by many authors. Contaminant concentration levels for both 2002 and 2010 were generally slightly lower than those reported internationally, with a mean combined PCDD/F and PCB WHO-TEQ of 9.66pgg(-1)fat, for an overall pooled sample of milk from 2010. An apparent slight increase in PCDFs was observed between 2002 and 2010 (from 2.73pg WHO-TEQ g(-1)fat to 3.21pg WHO-TEQ g(-1)fat), with the main contributory congener being 2,3,4,7,8-PentaCDF. While it cannot be totally discounted that the slight increase in 2,3,4,7,8-PentaCDF and in the overall PCDF WHO-TEQ in breast milk could be attributable to consumption of Irish pork during the 2008 incident, we consider that it is more likely that this was due to other factors, including the predominantly urban/industrial sampling locations for the 2010 samples, compared to 2002.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFANT NUTRITION; BREASTFEEDING (INFANT)
MeSH:
Adult; Benzofurans; Environmental Pollutants; Female; Humans; Ireland; Milk, Human; Mothers; Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; World Health Organization
ISSN:
1879-1298

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dc.contributor.authorPratt, Iona Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Wayne Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Dominiqueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Sean Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Rhodri Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Alwyn Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Margareten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Michael Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Declan Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMalisch, Raineren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, John Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReilly, Alanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTlustos, Christinaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-17T16:25:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-17T16:25:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationPolychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland. 2012, 88 (7):865-72 Chemosphereen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-1298-
dc.identifier.pmid22560976-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.03.095-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/306975-
dc.description.abstractThe 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland resulted in elevated concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Irish pork and pork products, due to the consumption of contaminated animal feed by pigs. In order to investigate any resulting impact on the Irish population, these contaminants were measured in pooled breast milk samples from 109 first-time mothers, collected in 2010. A comparison of the results with similar data from 2002 revealed generally lower concentrations of PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in the 2010 samples, confirming the declining trend reported by many authors. Contaminant concentration levels for both 2002 and 2010 were generally slightly lower than those reported internationally, with a mean combined PCDD/F and PCB WHO-TEQ of 9.66pgg(-1)fat, for an overall pooled sample of milk from 2010. An apparent slight increase in PCDFs was observed between 2002 and 2010 (from 2.73pg WHO-TEQ g(-1)fat to 3.21pg WHO-TEQ g(-1)fat), with the main contributory congener being 2,3,4,7,8-PentaCDF. While it cannot be totally discounted that the slight increase in 2,3,4,7,8-PentaCDF and in the overall PCDF WHO-TEQ in breast milk could be attributable to consumption of Irish pork during the 2008 incident, we consider that it is more likely that this was due to other factors, including the predominantly urban/industrial sampling locations for the 2010 samples, compared to 2002.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Chemosphereen_GB
dc.subjectINFANT NUTRITIONen_GB
dc.subjectBREASTFEEDING (INFANT)en_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBenzofurans-
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Pollutants-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMilk, Human-
dc.subject.meshMothers-
dc.subject.meshTetrachlorodibenzodioxin-
dc.subject.meshWorld Health Organization-
dc.titlePolychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in breast milk of first-time Irish mothers: impact of the 2008 dioxin incident in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRotunda Hospital Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalChemosphereen_GB
dc.description.fundingOtheren
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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