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Dietary exposure to furocoumarins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1771268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Natural furocoumarins, some of which are carcinogenic, are widespread components of the diet which are frequently consumed. Because of the paucity of samples, the wide scatter of analytical values, and other limitations in the data, only broad conclusions can be drawn. Most of the exposure is from limes, with smaller amounts coming from other citrus and umbelliferous food plants. The per capita exposure is estimated to be 1.3 mg per day. Exposure can be reduced through controlling stress in growing plants and stored food products. Because furocoumarins are one class of a large group of chemicals in a defensive system essential to plant survival, their total eradication is not possible. Further research is needed to assess their health risk.
D J Wagstaff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0273-2300     ISO Abbreviation:  Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-27     Completed Date:  1992-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214983     Medline TA:  Regul Toxicol Pharmacol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C. 20204.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Diet / adverse effects*
Environmental Exposure
Food Contamination*
Health Status Indicators
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Psoralens / adverse effects*,  analysis
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