Dietary exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in young children and adults from the Belgian population (PASFOOD)

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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PASFOOD’s first objective was to report occurrence levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) and N-oxide (PANOs) in targeted food items on the Belgian market in order to perform a dietary intake assessment to these natural hepatotoxic protoxins for the Belgian population. Indeed, these contaminants can be transferred to food of vegetal/ animal origin and could become a potential Public Health issue. Therefore, the development of efficient analytical methods was required to detect the presence of PAs at ppb or even ppt levels.   Analytical methods based on analytes extraction and SP

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