Project

Phthalates in food: sources, exposure and risks for the human population – PhD-scholarship Tine Fierens

Acronym
Ftalaten in voeding
Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
risk evaluation phthalates exposure
 
Project description

Phthalates are added to food packaging as softener. It is important to assess the human exposure to phthalates due to health risks. The PhD-research consists of four parts:-Literature study about parameters that influence transfer of phthalates to foods -Perform measurement campaign, analyse the results-Develop exposure model-Calculate exposure and evaluate risks of the population