Chemical exposure

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07 JUL

New method to determine inorganic arsenic in feedingstuffs

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

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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03 JUN

DTU contributes to new master lists of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the EU

The relevant authorities in five European countries have published master lists of identified and potential of endocrine disruptors. Researchers from the National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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11 MAR

New ways to obtain data on problematic substances in food

Research from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, will make it easier, faster and cheaper to generate data on problematic substances in food.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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04 MAR

Summer course with a focus on how One Health promotes a healthier world

A summer course in Denmark will give students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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15 JAN

Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

An online tool developed at the Technical University of Denmark can assess the risk of a mixture effect occurring when people are exposed simultaneously to several chemicals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2019
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04 DEC

Good compliance with pesticide rules in the Danish food supply

Of the 2,121 food samples that were tested as part of the Danish pesticide control in 2018, six of the samples, which exceeded the permitted limit were considered to be...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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28 NOV

Enough professionals to assess the toxicity of chemicals

A Nordic initiative aims to ensure a sufficient number of professionals in the Nordic countries, who can help protect the health of humans and our environment from harmful...

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08 MAY

No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according to an assessment from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

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26 FEB

Do risk assessments of endocrine disruptors provide sufficient protection?

Risk assessments of endocrine disruptors should take better account of uncertainties relating to harmful effects to ensure the risk is not underestimated.  

Food safety Health and diseases
2018
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06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

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11 NOV

Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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08 NOV

Almost all foods in Denmark comply with pesticide rules

More than half of the 2,009 food samples that were tested in 2017 as part of the Danish pesticide control are free from detectable pesticide residues.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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31 OCT

Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new...

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23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of endocrine...

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01 MAR

DTU to expand its scientific advice to the EU on chemicals in food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed EU Reference Laboratory in the fields of processing contaminants in food as well as metals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2017
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23 NOV

Danish crops are more often free from pesticide residues

The annual Pesticide Report 2016 from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, shows once again that...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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14 SEP

Novel way of identifying chemicals in paper and board packaging

A novel approach to identify problematic chemicals in food contact materials made from paper and board has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

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09 AUG

Monograph on ten veterinary drugs coming up

A toxicologist from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been appointed by the UN’s World Health Organization, WHO, to join a group of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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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
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