Residues of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) components in broiler cockerels receiving two Aroclors in three dietary variations

Larry G. Hansen, Dennis W Wilson, Robert L. Metcalf, Michael E. Wellborn

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Broiler chickens were fed three dietary variations containing 20 ppm of the polychlorinated biphenyl mixtures Aroclor 1242 or Aroclor 1254 for an 8-week growth period. The time course of residue accumulation in fat and blood was determined. Fat accumulation reached a maximum of 98 ppm for Aroclor 1242 and 161 ppm for Aroclor 1254. Highest residue levels were found in fat followed by liver, kidney, spleen, muscle, brain, and blood. Differences between tissues in component composition of total residue were examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-261
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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