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Project objectives

The aims of the present project are to assess the origin of PFCs in our diet and the diet's contribution to the total human exposure to PFCs.

The project will develop robust and reliable analytical tools for the determination of PFCs and use these to:

  1. qualify and quantify PFCs in our diet;
  2. understand how PFCs are transferred from the environment into dietary items, and
  3. quantify the possible contribution of food/beverage contact materials and food and water processing to the overall PFC levels in our diet.

The newly gained knowledge will enable us to evaluate the possible routes, including their relative importance, of human exposure to PFCs via our diet, to assess the role of the technosphere in the contamination of our food, and to identify ways to reduce the PFC contamination of dietary articles.