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Position paper on the use of an “estimated acceptable concentration” (EAC) as basis for a control policy's action level for carcinogens unintentionally present in food

Background In the absence of legal maximum limits, the competent authority may act if high contamination levels that endanger public health are identified. A pragmatic approach to identify whether a value is ...

Risk assessment of nitrate and nitrite in feed

be underestimated due to the absence of data on certain key ingredients in the diets of this species. Due to the limitations of the data available, the CONTAM Panel could not characterise the health ...

Risk assessment of glycoalkaloids in feed and food, in particular in potatoes and potato‐derived products

for α‐solanine and α‐chaconine, mostly for potatoes. The acute dietary exposure to potato GA s was estimated using a probabilistic approach and applying processing factors for food. Due to the limited ...

QuilA-Adjuvanted T. gondii Lysate Antigens Trigger Robust Antibody and IFNγ+ T Cell Responses in Pigs Leading to Reduction in Parasite DNA in Tissues Upon Challenge InfectionImage

vaccine induced the strongest immune response and reduced the parasite DNA load below the detection limit in brain and skeletal muscle tissue in most animals. These findings might inform the development of ...

Risk assessment of chlorinated paraffins in feed and food

SCCP s and MCCP s, respectively. For LCCP s, a reference point relevant for humans could not be identified. Due to the limitations in the toxicokinetic and toxicological database, the Panel concluded ...

Risk assessment of aflatoxins in food

AFB1 can cause hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC s) in humans. The CONTAM Panel selected a benchmark dose lower confidence limit (BMDL) for a benchmark response of 10% of 0.4 lg/kg body weight (bw) per day ...

Potential impact of reduced tobacco use on life and health expectancies in Belgium

from the Belgian Health Interview Survey 2013 were used to estimate smoking and disability prevalence. Disability was based on the Global Activity Limitation Indicator. We used DYNAMO- HIA to quantify ...

Les trajets de soins diabète de type 2 et insuffisance rénale chronique et la qualité des soins (EVACQ)

le diététicien augmentent, mais se limitent principalement à la première année après inclusion dans le TS IRC. Les paramètres du DMI (Hb, DFG e et PA) qui ont été analysés nous montrent une ...

Determinants of persistent organic pollutant (POP) concentrations in human breast milk of a cross-sectional sample of primiparous mothers in Belgium

compounds (p,p′- DDT, p,p′- DDE, HCB and β- HCH) and two brominated flame retardant congeners (BDE-47, BDE-153) were detected at concentrations above the limit of quantification in >50% of the breast milk ...

Immunisation of migrants in EU/EEA countries: Policies and practices.

offered to adult migrants are limited to specific conditions in seven countries. All the vaccinations included in the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) are offered to children/adolescents in 27/28 ...

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