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Table 1 Dioxin, dl-PCB and PBDE exposure

From: Thyroid hormone metabolism and environmental chemical exposure

  Mean Range Standard deviation 95% confidence interval
Prenatal dioxin (PCDD/F) exposure ITEQ (pg/g lipid in breastmilk), n=32 32.6 9.05-88.8 64.3 25.9-38.5
Lactational dioxin (PCDD/F) exposure ITEQ (absolute quantity in ng), n=32 66.5 4.34-279 64.3 43.3-89.6
Current serum dioxin (PCDD/F) WHO-TEQ (pg/g lipid in serum), n=27 2.2 0.4-6.1 1.6 1.6-2.8
Current serum dl-PCBs WHO-TEQ (pg/g lipid) 2.2 0.04-7.8 2.0 1.4-3.0
Current serum PBDE (ng/g lipid) n=17* 10.5 4.9-22.1 4.6 8.2-12.9
  1. Means, ranges, standard deviation and 95% confidence interval of the exposure to Dioxins, PCBs and PBDE’s.
  2. *Current serum PBDE levels is calculated with exclusion of the outlier (73.6 ng/g lipids)