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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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
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
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
18 January 2012

Food classification and description system for exposure assessment

The role of EFSA as a central repository for pan-European data from national food control and surveillance programs requires extensive harmonisation. A system for unique and universal identification of food items is essential to provide a common link to d ...

Scientific Report
12 December 2011

Current EFSA exposure assessment procedures for chemicals

The health impact of chemical hazards in food is estimated by comparing dietary exposure to toxicological levels of concern. Exposure assessments combine data on concentrations of a chemical substance present in food with the quantity of those foods consu ...

Scientific Report
08 December 2011