This transfer model can be used to estimate the concentration of dioxins (total TEQ) in milk and body fat of the dairy cow 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 (total TEQ) – dairy cow can be found here.  A log with the changes made after the release of version 1.0 of the model can be found here.  

Source: Adjusted to two compartment model based on: Hoogenboom, L.A.P., Zeilmaker, M.J., van Eijkeren J.C.H., Kan, C.A. Mengelers, M.J.B.,Luykx, D. and W.A. Traag (2010) Kaolinic clay derived PCDD/Fs in the feed chain from a sorting process for potatoes. Chemosphere 78 (2) 99-105. ; Derks, H.J.G.M., Berende, P.L.M., Olling, M., Evers, H., Liem, A.K.D. and A.P.J.M. de Jong (1994) Pharmacokinetic modeling of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and furans (PCDFs) in cows. Chemosphere, 28, 711 -715.

Please cite as: "Transfer model dioxins (total TEQ) – dairy cow, version 1.2 (available via" when referring to this model.