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Prioritizing substances of genotoxic concern for in-depth safety evaluation using non-animal approaches: The example of food contact materials.

Due to the exponentially growing number of substances requiring safety evaluation, efficient prioritisation strategies are needed to identify those of highest concern. To limit unnecessary animal ...

Streptococcus pyogenes infections with limited emm-type diversity in the homeless population of Brussels, 2016-2018.

group (21.4% vs. 3.3%) and mortality was high (10.7%). Limited emm-type diversity was found in this group, with four emm-types (64, 77, 83, and 101) accounting for 76.1% of the infections, and the ...

Monitoring of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in beehive products and derivatives on the Belgian market

were reported for the first time. An extensive sampling of honeys harvested in Belgium was performed (N = 374), the concentration levels were more limited with a maximum of 60 ng/g and the contamination ...

Contribution of chronic conditions to disability in men and women in France

M Cambois Source: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue 1, Number 104 (2019) Keywords: chronic diseases disabilty GALI Global activity limitation Indicator Abstract: Background: Women report ...

Pesticide residues in Tunisian table grapes and associated risk for consumer’s health

chemical compound, exceedances of the European Maximum Residue Limits were found in 94% of the samples. To assess the potential risk of pesticides through consumption of grapes, the acute exposure was ...

Personal exposure to traffic-related air pollutants and relationships with respiratory symptoms and oxidative stress: A pilot cross-sectional study among urban green space workers.

roads with high traffic intensity. Concentrations of PAH s and benzene biomarkers did not systematically exceed the limits of detection. Among smokers, respiratory inflammation increased linearly with ...

Development of a QuEChERS-Based UHPLC-MS/MS Method for Simultaneous Determination of Six Alternaria Toxins in Grapes

and anhydrous magnesium sulfate (0.5 g) was established to recover the six Alternaria toxins. After validation by determining the linearity (R2  > 0.99), recovery (77.8–101.6%), sensitivity (limit of ...

Contribution of chronic diseases to educational disparity in disability in France: results from the cross-sectional “disability-health” survey

Nusselder Source: Archives of Public Health, Volume 77 (2019) Keywords: attribution method chronic diseases DISABILITY educational attainment GALI Global activity limitation Indicator Socioeconomic status ...

Sera from different age cohorts in Belgium show limited cross-neutralisation between the mumps vaccine and outbreak strains

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Vermeire, Tessa; Barbezange, Cyril; Francart, Aurélie; Hamouda, Assia; Litzroth, Amber; Veronik Hutse; Martens, Lennart; Vandermarliere, Elien; Steven Van Gucht Source: Clinical Microbiology and ...

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