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The chemical contaminants of foodstuffs and household water

By Finnish Food Safety Authority


The chemical contaminants of foodstuffs and household water are now described in a revised form. The report addresses 40 contaminants or groups of contaminants and, at the same time, provides an overview of the whole problematic. All the chemical compounds selected for the report have in the recent years been included at both national and EU level in deliberations and measures pertaining to the risk management of foodstuffs and/of household water. An abundance of information is available on the majority of chemical hazards; occurrence in foodstuffs, research and intake calculations, health effects and needs related to control and finally a comprehensive literary review. The report is designed to provide easy reference to the properties of various contaminants for comparison purposes, if required. It contains the most recent research results and international risk assessments and lists contaminant level data on particularly domestic foodstuffs. Control authorities can quickly find information about regulations and recommended control action. The suggestions related to control and other risk management efforts have been drawn up in cooperation with Evira’s experts in charge of control

Topics: Finland, Technical Report, contaminants, occurrence, foodstuffs, water, consumption, level, intake, regulations, control, contaminants, occurrence, foodstuffs, water, consumption, intake, regulations, control
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.5281/zenodo.851749
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