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Risk Assessment in the Food Chain of Children

Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series, Paediatric Program v.44

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, United States
Published: 1st Feb 2000
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
Weight: 680g
ISBN-10: 0781724171
ISBN-13: 9780781724173
Barcode No: 9780781724173
Synopsis
his volume presents objective guidelines for assessing the health risks of childhood exposure to food contaminants. Leading experts discuss the complex processes of characterizing hazards in the food chain, assessing exposures, and establishing acceptable intakes. Chapters examine the development of metabolic mechanisms for xenobiotics, the role of the gastrointestinal tract in handling such substances, the susceptibility of children to hepatic toxicity, and the neurologic consequences of perinatal exposure to PCBs and dioxins. Other topics covered include hazards in breast milk, management of pesticide risks in baby food manufacturing, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and public health, and assessment of novel food hazards

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