Tag : heavy metals

Incinerators emissions and the Public Health

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To conclude, there is a number of toxic emissions from incinerators.

Heavy metals are water soluble and they can cross-contaminate the water and the sea and hence milk and marine organisms.

Dioxins are fat soluble and they can cross-contaminate all fat containing foods, namely milk and dairy products.

Having Irish Cement Factory burning toxic/hazardous waste creates a number of food chain problems.

open ended exam question

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One of the exam questions I have asked my first year undergraduate students in “Introductory Food Science and Health” FT4421 was this one:

If you work as a Quality Assurance Manager for a company producing infant foods containing potatoes and carrots, what actions would you take in the case of raw materials coming from Asopos region? Justify your answer using ‘Precaution Principle’.