Reference : Risk assessment of Belgian adults for furan contamination through the food chain
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/104228
Risk assessment of Belgian adults for furan contamination through the food chain
English
Scholl, Georges mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Center for Analytical Research and Technology (CART) >]
Humblet, Marie-France mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Epidémiologie et analyse des risques appl. aux sc. vétér. >]
Scippo, Marie-Louise mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences des denrées alimentaires > Analyse des denrées alimentaires >]
De Pauw, Edwin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de chimie (sciences) > GIGA-R : Laboratoire de spectrométrie de masse (L.S.M.) >]
Eppe, Gauthier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Chimie analytique inorganique >]
Saegerman, Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires > Epidémiologie et analyse des risques appl. aux sc. vétér. >]
Mar-2012
Food Additives & Contaminants
Taylor & Francis Ltd
29
3
345-353
Yes
International
1944–0049
1944–0057
[en] animal products ; meat ; bakery products ; canned foods ; cereals ; process contaminants ; risk assessment ; GC ; extraction ; exposure assessment
[en] Risk assessment is an interdisciplinary process used to quantify the risk linked to a hazard. In the present paper it is applied to quantify the risk linked to furan ingestion through the food chain for the Belgian adult population. Two approaches, deterministic and probabilistic, were carried out in parallel. The deterministic method relied on a case study, whereas the probabilistic approach involved statistical distributions of contamination and consumption data to calculate a statistical distribution of the daily intake. First, the deterministic method revealed a low estimated daily intake (EDI) for the average population (380 ng*(kgbw*day)–1) and a huge contribution of coffee consumption to the EDI (55%). Increasing or decreasing the daily coffee consumption by one cup can affect the EDI by about 22%. Afterwards, the probabilistic approach showed that the average population has a low EDI (494 ng*(kgbw*day) 1), and that high contamination levels were only registered in a small proportion of the population. Finally, a comparison of the RfDchronic oral showed that less than 10% of the Belgian population had an EDI above the reference dose proposed by the USEPA; the majority of the population had an EDI 20% below the reference dose. The margin of exposure (MoE) approach indicated that the level of risk related to furan intake through ingestion is low, with a MoE>10,000 for more than 10% of the population and no result < 100.
Belgian Federal Public Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/104228
10.1080/19440049.2011.637240
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19440049.2011.637240

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