Clean up strategy for the analysis of PAH in food of animal origin

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well-known environmental contaminants and 15 of which exert both genotoxic and carcinogenic properties. These compounds can be found in food at residue levels, result of a contaminated environment or the type of food processing applied such as smoking or roasting. In addition, Butler et al. has demonstrated that food is the major exposition route of the general population to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P). To protect human health, many competent Authorities has established maximum residue levels in food. In Europe, a MRL is fixed for B[a]P, considered as …

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