This transfer model can be used to estimate the concentration of dioxins in egg yolk fat and body fat of the laying hen based on oral exposure to feed contaminated with dioxins. General information on how to use the transfer models on this website can be found under “How to use”. The specific manual for the dioxins (congener-specific) – laying hen can be found here.

Source: van Eijkeren JC, Zeilmaker MJ, Kan CA, Traag WA and Hoogenboom LA (2006a) A toxicokinetic model for the carry-over of dioxins and PCBs from feed and soil to eggs. Food Add. Contam., 23 (5) 509-517.

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