Canadian Total Diet Study - Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 1992-2015
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of industrial chemicals that were used in a wide variety of applications including transformer oils, paints, and lubricants. PCBs are lipophilic compounds and accumulate in the tissues of biological organisms and bioconcentrate through the food chain. These compounds are thermally stable, persist in the environment and are subject to long-range transport. Canadian regulations related to PCBs came into force in 2008, which limit the release of these chemicals to the environment. PCBs can still be detected at very low levels in the Canadian food supply, particularly higher fat foods of animal origin.
This dataset includes the following years of surveillance results: 1992-1996, 1998, 2000-2003, 2005-2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015.
Learn about the Canadian Total Diet Study (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-nutrition-surveillance/canadian-total-diet-study.html)
Search through Health Canada's food contaminant data on CANLINE (https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/01c12f93-d14c-4005-b671-e40030a3aa2c)
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Health Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Data DictionaryTXTEnglish terminology TXT
Data DictionaryTXTFrench terminology TXT
Canadian Toal Diet Study - Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 1992-2015CSVEnglish dataset CSV
Canadian Total Diet Study - Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 1992-2015CSVFrench dataset CSV