Chemical Hazards in Foods

  • Hasan Tanguler
  • Bulent KabakEmail author


This extensive chapter focuses on chemical hazards that have increased dramatically because of the economic development in various sectors including agriculture, food processing, industry and transport. Chemical hazards in food chain pose a wide range of health risks varying from irritation to chronic diseases and cancer. Moreover, exposure to a combination of chemical hazards may be associated with additive, antagonistic, and synergistic interactions. Thus it is necessary to monitor their concentrations in food and reduce exposure to consumers. The well compiled chapter includes occurrence, detection, legislation, toxicity and risk assessment of a variety of chemicals of both natural and man-made origin.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringNigde Omer Halisdemir UniversityNigdeTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringHitit UniversityCorumTurkey

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