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Cover for Recent advances underpinning innovative strategies for the future.

It is instructive to evaluate recent evidence as presented in the preceding chapters of this volume. It is immediately clear that significant advances have been reported on the mainstream biochemistry of all the major families of amino acids in a diverse range of microorganisms. Emerging...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crude oil pollution I. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Deepwater Horizon</i> contamination: human health effects and health risk assessments, a case study.

On 20 April 2010 the Deepwater Horizon mobile oil exploration platform experienced a devastating accident that led to the largest marine oil spill in history. This event led to concern about health risk due to oil-related chemical exposures in oil spill response personnel, including workers and...

Author(s)
Wilson, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biogenic contaminants.

This chapter provides information on the 3 classes of biogenic compounds that regularly occur in aquatic and agricultural ecosystems to contaminate food and water supplies, i.e. algal toxins, mycotoxins and phytotoxins. The toxicological issues associated with microbial and plant metabolism of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Widespread and continuing concerns over food safety.

This chapter highlights the foods (cereals and nuts, vegetables and fruits, seafoods, meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, supplements and additives, and miscellaneous food products such as soya sauce, spices, canned vegetables, olive pomace oil, Turkish helva, dried vine fruits and coffee) that...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins in cereal grains, nuts and other plant products.

This chapter reviews the origin and chemical nature, distribution in foods, toxicology and risk management (regulatory control, preventive strategies, remedial measures) of mycotoxins that are likely to prejudice human health, with particular emphasis on recent evidence indicating continuing human...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food safety: contaminants and toxins.

This textbook covers the recent developments in the chemistry, biochemistry and physiological effects of contaminants that might have an impact on human health and welfare. It also discusses risk management and regulatory issues. It contains 19 chapters that are divided into 4 sections. The first...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polychlorinated biphenyls.

This chapter discusses the chemical and physical properties of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and their distribution in foods. The absorption, metabolism, excretion, toxicity and clinical effects (hepatic, reproductive, teratogenic and immunological effects; carcinogenicity; effects on the...

Author(s)
Arnold, D. L.; Feeley, M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dioxins in milk, meat, eggs and fish.

This chapter discusses the nature of dioxin (polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, PCDDs) and furan (polychlorinated dibenzofurans, PCDFs) and their distribution in milk and milk products, meat and meat products, eggs, fish and fish products, fruits and vegetables, human milk, and animal feeds. The...

Author(s)
Fiedler, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
Book chapter

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