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Major toxic metals: Mercury

The final toxic metal we will discuss is mercury. Fish is the primary source of dietary mercury. Larger marine fish have higher concentrations of mercury than smaller fish. Fish and …

Major toxic metals: Lead

Next, Prof. Liao will introduce lead. How can lead exist in food? In general, plant foods grown in industrialized areas and near freeways contain significantly higher levels of lead than …

Major toxic metals: Arsenic

In this video, Prof. Liao will introduce major toxic metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. He starts with arsenic. Arsenic in drinking water is a global health issue, and …

Major toxic metals: Cadmium

Next, Prof. Liao will introduce cadmium. Cadmium is capable of traveling long distances with dust and rainwater, being thereafter into the soil, where it can be transported into water and …

Basic knowledge of food additives

This week, Professor Hsiao, I-Lun will introduce five topics: definition of food additives, categories and number systems, common toxicological studies for safety evaluation, evaluating toxicology information to regulate the additives, …

Heavy metals exposureand human health

This week, Professor Liao will introduce heavy metals exposure to human health. There are two parts this week. First, he will show you the definition of heavy metals and toxic …

Common types of food fraud

In this video, Professor Chen will talk about food adulteration in seafood, honey, meat, and milk. Many of the food frauds caused are for economic purposes. He starts to give …