Chemical exposure

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2017
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02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food safety Health and diseases
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24 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Students from all over the world will spend part of their summer in Denmark learning how the One Health concept is used to tackle challenges related to the health of people...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Livestock diseases
2016
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23 NOV

Danish produce contains fewest pesticide residues

Danish consumers can ensure a diet containing fewer pesticide residues by choosing fruit and vegetable items that carry the Danish flag. This is the finding of the annual...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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15 SEP

Prize for predicting chemicals’ harmful effects without animal testing

Computer models developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can predict many of the harmful effects caused by different chemical substances...

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05 SEP

Pesticide load still lowest in Danish crops

Danish fruits and vegetables generally have a lower pesticide load than similar imported crops on the Danish market. This is the finding of a study which the National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
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07 JUL

Butylparaben can have several endocrine disrupting effects

Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen – have more endocrine disrupting effects than previously...

Health and diseases
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05 JUL

Special topic portal on chemicals’ harmful effects

Research carried out by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, into the many thousands of chemical substances that people may be exposed, is contributing...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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29 JUN

Compounds in meat may be carcinogenic

Population studies indicate a possible link between intake of meat and cancer. Meat may contain carcinogens, but it is also an important nutritional source of iron. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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01 JUN

Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
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29 APR

Using computers to detect more endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, are developing computer models to predict which of the many chemicals in our food, environment...

Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
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12 APR

New method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs

A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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12 APR

Facts about inorganic arsenic in food

Inorganic arsenic is carcinogenic according to the World Health Organization, WHO. Rice and rice products are a significant source of inorganic arsenic in Denmark and the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2015
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23 NOV

Companies are given new tool to check for harmful chemical substances

New database containing more than 600,000 chemical structures gives companies a unique opportunity to quickly get an overview of the harmful effects associated with substances...

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20 NOV

Still fewer pesticide residues in Danish produce

If you want to minimize your intake of pesticide residues you may want to choose Danish produce which contains fewer pesticide residues than imported produce. This is one...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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15 SEP

Endocrine disrupters can affect breast development

Studies in rats indicate that endocrine disrupters can affect breast development in humans. Their effect on breast development can however be overlooked by current methods...

Food safety Health and diseases
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28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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02 JUL

Toolbox for testing chemical cocktails under development

A new test strategy for mixtures of some of the many chemicals that people are exposed to every day is being developed by 26 partners in a large EU project. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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29 JUN

Computers predict effects of chemicals on human health

Computer models can group chemicals according to their health effects and can contribute to calculating and predicting cocktail effects on human health. These are some...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Computer calculations Biological systems
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03 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
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19 MAR

New knowledge strengthens risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

Denmark's largest research project on chemical cocktail effects in food, spearheaded by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has just been completed...

Food safety Health and diseases
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