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 and dioxin-like PCBs using the total TEQ levels. For estimations based on contamination levels of individual congeners, the user is referred to the transfer model dioxins (congener-specific) laying hen. 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 (total TEQ) – 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.; Notenboom S, Zeilmaker MJ, van Eijkeren JCH, Hoogenboom LAP, Punt A and Bokkers BGH, Carry-over of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from feed to eggs of laying hens: A congener specific approach – Manuscript in preparation.

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