Determination of fluoranthene, benzo[b]fluoranthene and benzo[a]pyrene in meat and fish products and their intake by Malaysian
•42 Types of meat and fish products consumed by Malaysian were analyzed for PAHs.•Grilled meat and fish contained high levels of our studied PAHs.•Grilled beef satay showed the highest PAHs (66.28 ng/g) among all food products.•The mean dietary intake of the sum of three PAHs by Malaysian was 297.58 ng/day.•The estimated daily intake of PAHs could be associated with 0.92/106 increased risk.
Forty-two types of meat and fish products widely consumed by Malaysian population were analyzed for three high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) namely, fluoranthene, benzo[b]fluoranthene and benzo[a]pyrene using high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detector. Dietary intake of sum of the three PAHs was then estimated for the population by interviewing 600 respondents aged above 18 years old using food frequency questionnaire. The highest level of individual PAHs was found to be fluoranthene (219.74 ng/g), whereas the lowest level was benzo[a]pyrene (24.33 ng/g). Grilled beef satay showed the highest total PAHs (66.28 ng/g) among the all food products. The mean dietary intake of the sum of three PAHs by Malaysian was 297.58 ng/day.
Journal: Food Bioscience - Volume 1, March 2013, Pages 73–80