Molecular and Integrative Toxicology

Toxicants in Food Packaging and Household Plastics

Exposure and Health Risks to Consumers

Editors: Snedeker, Suzanne M. (Ed.)

  • International focus on chemical exposure with sections on levels of household exposure to the chemicals from studies globally
  • Regulatory focus for scientists to enhance the awareness and communication between the bench scientist and regulatory agencies
  • Covers chemicals at all stages of investigation to highlight emerging areas and data gaps
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About this book

This book serves as a comprehensive resource on toxicants that can be released from food packaging materials and household plastics. Chapters include sources and levels of chemical exposure, known and suspected health effects and the identification of data gaps with recommendations for further research. In addition, regulatory approaches and risk assessment challenges in the United States and Europe are discussed.

Chapters cover both the more widely known chemicals that can migrate from food packaging (bisphenol A, perfluorinated chemicals), and household plastics (lead, phthalates, brominated flame retardants), as well as chemicals that are just entering use in food packaging (nanomaterials in polymer food packaging) and chemicals recently identified as migrating from food packaging to food stuffs (phthalates, benzophenones, antimony, methylnaphthalene and the alkylphenols nonylphenol and octylphenol). Chapters on phthalates and brominated flame retardants discuss challenges that arise with the use of replacement chemicals. The health effect sections of chapters have drawn on a wide variety of toxicological endpoints and recommend approaches to better assess toxicological risks in vulnerable human populations.

Reflecting the global nature of our food supply and household consumer goods, contributions have been drawn from international experts. A wide range of scientists will find this book to be useful, including toxicologists, environmental health scientists, food scientists, and regulators.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Human Health Effects of Bisphenol A

    Schug, Thaddeus T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Phthalates in Food Packaging, Consumer Products, and Indoor Environments

    Rodgers, Kathryn M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-59

  • Brominated Flame Retardants and Their Replacements in Food Packaging and Household Products: Uses, Human Exposure, and Health Effects

    Shaw, Susan D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-93

  • Nanoparticles in Polymer Nanocomposite Food Contact Materials: Uses, Potential Release, and Emerging Toxicological Concerns

    Pillai, Karthik V. (et al.)

    Pages 95-123

  • The Alkylphenols Nonylphenol and Octylphenol in Food Contact Materials and Household Items: Exposure and Health Risk Considerations

    Snedeker, Suzanne M. (et al.)

    Pages 125-150

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7093-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toxicants in Food Packaging and Household Plastics
Book Subtitle
Exposure and Health Risks to Consumers
Editors
  • Suzanne M. Snedeker
Series Title
Molecular and Integrative Toxicology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6500-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6500-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6499-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7093-8
Series ISSN
2168-4219
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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