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Safety evaluation of irradiated foods in China: a condensed report.
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PMID:  2590487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight trials, with 439 human volunteers who consumed irradiated foods including rice, potatoes, mushrooms, peanuts, and Chinese sausages, as well as diets composed of multiple irradiated foods (irradiated at dosages of 0.2 to 8 kGy) that accounted for 60-66% of the entire diet, were carried out for 2-3 months according to a unified protocol. No adverse effects on body weight, blood pressure, ECG, hematology, blood enzyme activities, serum lipids or blood or urine 17-hydroxycortisol contents and no chromosomal aberration of peripheral blood lymphocytes were found. It is especially worthwhile to note that there was no change in the polyploidy after consumption of irradiated diets. On the basis of these results and a comprehensive analysis of the physical and chemical characteristics of irradiated foods, temporary hygienic standards for irradiated rice, potatoes, onions, garlic, Chinese sausages, peanuts, and mushrooms were promulgated by the Chinese Ministry of Public Health.
D Yin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0895-3988     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed. Environ. Sci.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-25     Completed Date:  1990-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909524     Medline TA:  Biomed Environ Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Food Safety Control and Inspection, Ministry of Public Health, Beijing, China.
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MeSH Terms
Food Analysis
Food Irradiation / adverse effects*
Food Microbiology
Middle Aged
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