Content of pentachlorophenol in liver of cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens

D.R. Lockwood, A.H. Roos, L.G.M.Th. Tuinstra

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Pentachlorophenol (PCP) has been used for many years as an all purpose fungicide and pesticide. Its widespread use, especially in the wood preservation industry, has led to its presence in the food chain. It is therefore necessary to detect and quantify levels present in plants and animals to see if the levels are of concern. Detectable levels of PCP have be found in the liver of pigs in the Netherlands by the Food Inspection Service, Amsterdam in the range 0.01 - 1.2 mg/kg (median 0.06 mg/kg). It was the purpose of this project to measure PCP in the liver of cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen etc.
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Publication series

NameReport / RIKILT


  • pigmeat
  • beef
  • liver
  • chicken meat
  • lamb (meat)
  • pentachlorophenol


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