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Food & Feed Research

PRELIMINARY DATA ON POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) IN COWS’ MILK FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA MARKET

DOI: UDK:
547.622:637.12(497.15)
JOURNAL No:
Volume 46, Issue 1
PAGES
45-50
KEYWORDS
polychlorinated byphenils, Aroclor1254, ELISA, milk
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Jasmina J. Djedjibegovic1, Amila A. Turalic1, Naida N. Ajdinovic1, Aleksandra A. Marjanovic1, Elma E. Omeragic*1, Amir A. Causevic2, Faruk F. Caklovica3, Miroslav M. Sober1
1 University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Pharmacy, 71000 Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 8, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Institute for Public Health FBiH, 71000 Sarajevo, Marsala Tita 9, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 University of Sarajevo, Veterinary Faculty, 71000 Sarajevo Zmaja od Bosne 90, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ABSTRACT

In this work, both farm milk samples (n=3), as well as samples of milk from Bosnia and Herzegovina market (n=7), were analyzed to quantify the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls. The PCB content (as Aroclor 1254) was determined in the fat extracts using the PCB ELISA kit, according to the procedure provided by the manufacturer.

The total PCB concentrations (as Aroclor 1254) in individual milk sample ranged from <LoD to 787.74 µg/kg lipid weight (l.w.). The calculated Ʃ6PCB were ranged from <LoD to 187.72 µg/kg l.w.

In one out of ten analyzed samples the presence of PCB higher than maximum limit (ML) was found. However, the absorbance measured for this sample is out of the linear range. In this case the sample can be considered as a suspect and should be analyzed with the quantitative confirmatory method.

In other milk samples the concentration of PCB was in the acceptable range, and far below the ML.




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