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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl)

Consumption of freshwater fish and PCB contamination: a national study

Updated on 24/08/2016

Keywords : PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl), Fish

Several waterways are known to be polluted by PCBs and maximum authorised concentrations have been exceeded in several species of freshwater fish in various regions. In 2008, ANSES was requested to carry out a study on contamination by PCBs in consumers of freshwater fish in collaboration with the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS). The study objectives and methods are described below. Results were published at the beginning of 2012.

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