© 1997

Food Chemical Risk Analysis

  • David R. Tennant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. R. Tennant
      Pages 3-18
  3. Risk Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. D. J. Benford, D. R. Tennant
      Pages 21-56
    3. D. P. Lovell, G. Thomas
      Pages 57-86
    4. G. van Poppel, H. Verhagen, B. Heinzow
      Pages 87-108
    5. P. Judson
      Pages 109-132
    6. C. L. Broadhead, R. D. Combes, M. Balls
      Pages 133-162
    7. D. F. V. Lewis
      Pages 163-194
    8. J. S. Douglass, D. R. Tennant
      Pages 195-218
    9. N. R. Reed
      Pages 219-239
    10. H. Verhagen, C. J. M. Rompelberg, M. Strube, G. van Poppel, P. J. van Bladeren
      Pages 240-266
    11. L. Swirsky Gold, T. H. Slone, B. N. Ames
      Pages 267-295
    12. M. A. Cheeseman, E. J. Machuga
      Pages 296-316
  4. Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. F. F. Busta, C. F. Chaisson
      Pages 331-335
    3. A. C. D. Hayward
      Pages 336-361
    4. M. Postle, D. Ball
      Pages 362-380

About this book


Food Chemical Risk Analysis provides an introduction to the sciences of food chemistry and risk analysis and demonstrates how the potential hazards associated with food chemicals can be assessed and managed. Food scares are never far from the news and particular attention is therefore focused on the consumer perception of risk and risk communication. Leading international experts provide unique insights in the future of food chemical risk analysis. Chapters on alternatives to animal testing show how emerging methods offer the prospect of a more rational human-based approach to toxicity testing. Discussions about relative risks and protective factors highlight the possibility that risks from food can be over-estimated and approaches to avoid such risks are proposed. The science of risk management is presented as more than just a method for translating science into policy by demonstrating how social, psychological, economic ethical and other factors can, and should be taken into account. The book makes it clear that if risk communication is to be effective, an integrated approach to risk analysis must be adopted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Tennant
    • 1
  1. 1.TAS InternationalMalvern, Worcestershire, LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Food Chemical Risk Analysis
  • Authors David R. Tennant
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-72310-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8422-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1111-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 470
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
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