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Our most recent publication summarizes the results on lead exposure from food based on new food consumption data (German food consumption survey).
The manuscript as accepted for publication in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A is available online.

Cadmium exposure from food was estimated using new food consumption data from the recent German food consumption survey (Nationale Verzehrsstudie II – NVS II). Based on these comprehensive data, information on the consumption of 545 individual food items by the German population was derived. With complementary concentrations of Cadmium in foodstuffs compiled from German and European authority programs as well as the published literature, estimates of intake from food were determined.
The manuscript as accepted for publication in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A is available online.

In a research project by the German Federal Environmental Agency FoBiG investigated PBT properties of sPAC, their relevance regarding occurrence, and concomitant need for regulatory action under the European chemicals legislation (REACH) in collaboration with  the Biochemical Institute for Environmental Carcinogens, Prof. Dr. Gernot Grimmer-Foundation. The work will be published in an upcoming edition of the SETAC-Journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management and is currently available as early view.

The Drinking Water Commission advices the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Environmental Agency on all aspects of drinking water hygiene. The honorary members were appointed to the session 2014-2018 on 17 March 2014, among them our colleague Ulrike Schuhmacher-Wolz. Congratulations!

You may find further information on the Commission here.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and -furan (PCDD/F) and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl (dl-PCB) exposure from food were estimated using new food consumption data from the recent German food consumption survey (Nationale Verzehrsstudie II – NVS II). Based on these comprehensive data, information on the consumption of 545 individual food items by the German population was derived. With complementary concentrations of dioxin-like compounds in foodstuffs compiled from German and European authority programmes as well as the published literature, estimates of intake from food were determined. Accordingly, already intake of average consumers is close to a reference value derived by the Scientific Committee on Food in 2001. The complete results as published in Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A may be accessed here.