EFSA Journal

EFSA publishes all its scientific outputs, including its scientific opinions, in the EFSA Journal. It also issues a range of supporting publications. See also Definitions of EFSA Scientific Outputs and Supporting Publications.

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Monitoring of Dioxins and PCBs in Food and Feed

Dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are environmentally persistent substances that have been associated with human health effects. Their presence in food and feed available on the European market is monitored. A total of 13,797 samples were asses ...

Lead dietary exposure in Europe

Lead is a natural environmental contaminant, but its use in the past in water pipes, paint and petrol increased its general presence. Food is the major source of human exposure to lead. Lead accumulates in the body and most seriously affects the developin ...

Scientific Report of EFSA
11 July 2012

Perfluoroalkylated substances in food

Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs) are highly fluorinated aliphatic compounds with high thermal and chemical stability, as well as high surface activity. PFASs are used in a range of industrial and chemical applications e.g. textiles, paper, packaging ...

Scientific Report of EFSA
06 June 2012

Cadmium dietary exposure in Europe

Cadmium can cause kidney failure and has been statistically associated with an increased risk of cancer. Food is the dominating source of human exposure in the non-smoking population. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives established a prov ...

Scientific Report of EFSA
18 January 2012

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