Social Toxicants and Nutritional Status

  • Mark L. Wahlqvist


Throughout history man has been prepared to take some risk with the things he ingests since they have been to him more than nutrition: pleasure, communication, curiosity, and creativity. The functions of food and beverages are several (Table I) (Mead, 1955; Lowenberg et al., 1979; Schack, 1978: Turner 1980). It is the ratio of risk to total benefit that must be borne in mind by nutritionists.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark L. Wahlqvist
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human NutritionDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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