Assessing the endocrine activity of PAHs using the DRE-, ERE- and PPARγ CALUX bioassays

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Introduction Mineral oils are a complex mixture of organic compounds, consisting of two main types: the saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and the aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). The occurrence of mineral oil in food has been reported in the past, with concentrations that often reach 0.1% and can even approach 1% in some exceptional cases. These compounds can enter the food chain either intentionally (as an authorized food contact material or additive), or unintentionally (printing inks, recycling, lubricating oils, …). The biggest concern for mineral oil regarding human health is the MOAH fracti…

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