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Food Risk and Benefit Analysis: Case Study–Fish Consumption

Tirado-von der Pahlen, M C

doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000339554.10740.db
Abstracts: ISEE 20th Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, October 12–16, 2008: Symposium Abstracts

UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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Risk and benefits for health and the environment of food production systems and foods such as fish, genetically modified foods, organic foods etc. have not been properly addressed. The assessment of risk to human health of food substances or nutrients is usually conducted independently of possible health benefits. International risk assessment bodies have been urged to develop guidelines on methodology for risk-benefit assessment. Approaches for conducting a quantitative risk-benefit analysis for food and food ingredients will be presented using fish consumption as a case study.

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