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Health risk assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in baby clothes

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    Identifier: imarina:9266896
  • Authors:

    Herrero M
    González N
    Rovira J
    Marquès M
    Domingo JL
    Abalos M
    Abad E
    Nadal M
  • Others:

    Author, as appears in the article.: Herrero M; González N; Rovira J; Marquès M; Domingo JL; Abalos M; Abad E; Nadal M
    Department: Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques
    URV's Author/s: Domingo Roig, José Luis / Marquès Bueno, Montserrat / Nadal Lomas, Martí / Rovira Solano, Joaquim
    Keywords: Textile Tarragona county catalonia Polychlorinated biphenyls Organic cotton Human health risks Dermal absorption textiles textile pcdd/fs organic cotton inhalation human health risks human exposure flame retardants dioxin dietary-intake dermal absorption contact chemicals
    Abstract: Clothes may contain a large range of chemical additives and other toxic substances, which may eventually pose a significant risk to human health. Since they are associated with pigments, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may be especially relevant. On the other hand, infants are very sensitive to chemical exposure and they may wear some contact and colored textiles for a prolonged time. Consequently, a specific human health risk assessment is required. This preliminary study was aimed at analyzing the concentrations of PCBs in ten bodysuits purchased in on-line stores and local retailers. The concentrations of 12 dioxin-like and 8 non-dioxin-like PCB congeners were determined by gas chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry, with detection limits ranging between 0.01 and 0.13 pg/g. The dermal absorption to PCBs of children at different ages (6 months, 1 year and 3 years old) was estimated, and the non-cancer and cancer risks were evaluated. Total levels of PCBs ranged from 74.2 to 412 pg/g, with a mean TEQ concentration of 13.4 pg WHO-TEQ/kg. Bodysuits made of organic cotton presented a total mean PCB concentration substantially lower than clothes made of regular cotton (11.0 vs. 15.8 pg WHO-TEQ/kg). The dermal absorption to PCBs for infants was calculated in around 3.10(-5) pg WHO-TEQ/kg.day, regardless the age. This value is > 10,000-fold lower than the dietary intake of PCBs, either through breastfeeding or food consumption. Furthermore, this exposure value would not pose any health risks for the infants wearing those bodysuits. Anyhow, as it is a very preliminary study, this should be confirmed by analyzing larger sets of textile samples. Further investigations should be also focused on the co-occurrence of PCBs and other toxic chemicals (i.e., formaldehyde, bisphenols and aromatic amines) in infant clothes.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Toxicology Saúde coletiva Química Pollution Nutrição Medicine (miscellaneous) Medicina ii Medicina i Matemática / probabilidade e estatística Interdisciplinar Health, toxicology and mutagenesis Geografía Geociências General medicine Farmacia Environmental sciences Ensino Engenharias iii Engenharias ii Engenharias i Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Ciência de alimentos Biotecnología Biodiversidade Arquitetura e urbanismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: joaquim.rovira@urv.cat montserrat.marques@urv.cat marti.nadal@urv.cat marti.nadal@urv.cat joseluis.domingo@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-4399-6138 0000-0001-6302-8578 0000-0002-0217-4827 0000-0002-0217-4827 0000-0001-6647-9470
    Record's date: 2023-02-23
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749122007205?via%3Dihub
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Environmental Pollution. 307 119506-119506
    APA: Herrero M; González N; Rovira J; Marquès M; Domingo JL; Abalos M; Abad E; Nadal M (2022). Health risk assessment of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in baby clothes. Environmental Pollution, 307(), 119506-119506. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119506
    Article's DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119506
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2022
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Environmental Sciences,Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis,Medicine (Miscellaneous),Pollution,Toxicology
    Textile
    Tarragona county catalonia
    Polychlorinated biphenyls
    Organic cotton
    Human health risks
    Dermal absorption
    textiles
    textile
    pcdd/fs
    organic cotton
    inhalation
    human health risks
    human exposure
    flame retardants
    dioxin
    dietary-intake
    dermal absorption
    contact
    chemicals
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Toxicology
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Pollution
    Nutrição
    Medicine (miscellaneous)
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Matemática / probabilidade e estatística
    Interdisciplinar
    Health, toxicology and mutagenesis
    Geografía
    Geociências
    General medicine
    Farmacia
    Environmental sciences
    Ensino
    Engenharias iii
    Engenharias ii
    Engenharias i
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência de alimentos
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Arquitetura e urbanismo
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