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Study of Depletion and Contamination Profile of Dioxins in Duck Intensive Production

DOI: 10.4236/jep.2016.713160, PP. 2056-2066

Keywords: Dioxin, Depletion, Ducks, Fingerprint Analysis, Contamination Profile

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During 2016, following the implementation of a dioxin contamination monitoring in poultry meat (ducks) in a slaughterhouse, a positive sample was found. The investigation identified the wood shavings used as bedding material in the duck farm as the possible source of contamination of these animals. In this episode, contamination profiles of higher and lower concentrations, seem to be very similar, being OCDD, OCDF and 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD responsible for 74.4% of the total contamination of those animals. The study revealed a reduction of poultry contamination after the removal of the source of contamination, with an average daily depletion percentage level ranging between 1.43% and 4.35%.

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