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Probabilistic Techniques In Exposure Assessment

Author : Alison C. Cullen
ISBN : 0306459574
Genre : Medical
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At this time when regulatory agencies are accepting and actively encouraging probabilistic approaches and the attribution of overall uncertainty among inputs to support Value of Information analyses, a comprehensive sourcebook on methods for addressing variability and uncertainty in exposure analysis is sorely needed. This need is adroitly met in Probabilistic Techniques in Exposure Assessment. A host of expert contributors provide a straightforward introduction to the practical tools for addressing variability and uncertainty in support of environmental and human health decision making. 151 graphs, plots, charts, and figures supplement a broad range of detailed and practical examples.
Category: Medical

Occupational And Residential Exposure Assessment For Pesticides

Author : Claire A. Franklin
ISBN : 9780470012208
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This timely publication concentrates on the exposure to pesticides by agricultural workers and residential users of pesticides through inhalation and physical contact. The book discusses more recently discovered risks such as pesticides on indoor carpets and includes new trends in data interpretation. Occupational & Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides complements the other title on pesticide exposure in the series - Pesticide Residues in Drinking Water, by Hamilton/Crossley and is a must for all professionals in the Pesticide Industry as well as academics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Public Health Risk Assessment For Human Exposure To Chemicals

Author : K. Asante-Duah
ISBN : 1402009216
Genre : Medical
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In fact, with the control and containment of most infectious conditions and diseases of the past millennium having been achieved in most developed countries, and with the resultant increase in life expectancies, much more attention seems to have shifted to degenerative health problems. Many of the degenerative health conditions have been linked to thousands of chemicals regularly encountered in human living and occupational/work environments. It is important, therefore, that human health risk assessments are undertaken on a consistent basis - in order to determine the potential impacts of the target chemicals on public health.
Category: Medical

Mycotoxins In Food

Author : Naresh Magan
ISBN : 1855737337
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.33 MB
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Leading researchers in the field are discovering that mycotoxins pose a significant health risk in both animal feed and foods for human consumption. However, the pace of distributing current information on their findings has been lagging until now. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, this book summarizes the wealth of the world's most recent research on how to assess the risks from mycotoxins, detect particular mycotoxins and control them at differing stages in the supply chain. The contributors address risk assessment techniques, sampling methods, modeling, and detection techniques used to measure the risk of mycotoxin contamination and also provide current regulations governing mycotoxin limits in food. They discuss the use of HACCP systems and mycotoxin control at different stages in the supply chain. Chapters include case studies, which demonstrate how these controls work for particular products. The last section of the book details particular mycotoxins, form ochratoxin A and patulinto to zearalenone and fumonisins.
Category: Business & Economics

The Triazine Herbicides

Author : Janis Mc Farland, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780080559636
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Over the past 50 years, triazines have made a great impact on agriculture and world hunger by assisting in the development of new farming methods, providing greater farming and land use capabilities, and increasing crop yields. Triazines are registered in over 80 countries and save billions of dollars a year. The Triazine Herbicides is the one book that presents a comprehensive view of the total science and agriculture of these chemicals. With emphasis on how the chemicals are studied and developed, reviewed, and used at the agricultural level this book provides valuable insight into the benefits of triazine herbicides for sustainable agriculture. * Presents previously unpublished information on the discovery, development and marketing of herbicides * Includes a vital section on the origin, use, economics and fate of triazine herbicides * Covers benefits of triazines in corn and sorghum, sugarcane, citrus, fruit and nut crops * Establishes best management practice and environmental benefits of use in conservation tillage
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Food Safety Governance

Author : Marion Dreyer
ISBN : 3540693092
Genre : Science
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working mechanisms and to develop the overall governance framework in which we operate. Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle Executive Director European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Parma, March 2008 Acknowledgements This book and the General Framework for the Precautionary and Inclusive Governance of Food Safety that it presents and critically discusses have grown out of research undertaken within one of the subprojects (work package 5) of the research project SAFE FOODS, ‘Promoting Food Safety through a New Integrated Risk Analysis Approach for Foods’. The Integrated Project SAFE FOODS has been funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme (April 2004 to June 2008) and coordinated by Dr H.A. Kuiper and Dr H.J.P. Marvin of RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. Subproject 5 of SAFE FOODS has dealt with institutional aspects of food safety governance with a focus on ways (procedural and structural mec- nisms) to improve the implementation of precaution, participation and a politi- science interface, and has been coordinated by the editors of this book. The General Framework and this book have been a collaborative effort of subproject 5 in which all contributors to the first part of this book were involved. We have very much appreciated this exceptionally fruitful cooperation. It has always been both greatly intellectually inspiring (with many intensive, focused discussions) and very pleasant (highly cooperative and reliable).
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Risk Characterization Of Microbiological Hazards In Food

Author : World Health Organization
ISBN : 9789241547895
Genre : Medical
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These guidelines provide descriptive guidance on how to conduct risk characterization in various contexts, and utilizing a variety of tools and techniques. They have been developed in recognition of the fact that a reliable estimation of risk is critical to the overall risk assessment. This volume contains information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers, governments and food regulatory agencies, scientists, food producers and industries and other people or institutions with an interest in the area of microbiological hazards in food, their impact on human health and food trade and their control.--Publisher's description.
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Joint Fao Who Expert Consultation On Risk Assessment Of Microbiological Hazards In Foods

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN : 9251046085
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In continuing their activities on risk assessment of microbiological hazards in foods FAO and WHO convened a joint expert consultation from 30 April to 4 May 2001 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The consultation focused on the finalization of the FAO/WHO risk assessments on Salmonella spp. in eggs and broiler chickens and Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods. This report summarizes the outcome of the meeting including the key findings of the above-mentioned risk assessments. It provides a preliminary response to the risk management questions on these pathogens posed by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene. The report also provides some advice on how these risk assessments can be adapted and used by FAO and WHO member countries.
Category: Technology & Engineering