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Cover for Animal-human transmission models.

In this chapter the authors primarily focused on the diseases of the first categories (i.e. without human-to-human transmission or with limited human-to-human transmission), which clearly require an intervention in the animal reservoir and in food safety or improved sanitation in order to interrupt ...

Author(s)
Chitnis, N.; Zinsstag, J.; Fuhrimann, S.; Hattendorf, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Almond.

This chapter provides information on the origin, current areas of production, fruit physiology, crop quality, maturity, harvesting (including shaking and picking) and handling, physiological disorders, pathological problems (including aflatoxin contamination), storage conditions, quarantine issues, ...

Author(s)
Crisosto, C. H.; Silva, S. S.; Connell, J. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
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 <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium avium</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">paratuberculosis</i> in animal-derived foods and the environment.

This book chapter summarizes current evidence for the presence of MAP in animal-derived foods, describes the effect of various dairy processes on MAP survival, and reviews the reservoirs of MAP infection in the environment and the various mechanisms potentially aiding its survival for long periods. ...

Author(s)
Grant, I. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
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 Diagnostic tools for pesticide detection.

This chapter deals with monitoring of pesticide residues in food and feed using various analytical methods, such as QuEChERS (multi-residue method); supercritical fluid extraction; microwave-assisted extraction; SCF chromatography; single residue methods; multi-residue methods; and other diagnostic ...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The sustainability challenge: are we facing a chemical Armageddon?

This chapter discusses the historical role of chemicals in agriculture, the changing role of chemicals in farming today, the concerns about chemical residues in food, and the future for chemicals in farming.

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GMOs: what are we eating?

This chapter demonstrates all the possible ways for transgenic ingredients to get into the food chain, and draws up a list of finished products that potentially contain transgenic ingredients. The genetically modified crops approved for use in food, and the contamination of foods by unapproved...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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