With the aim of evaluating the possible risk to the health of the population derived from the presence of chemical contaminants in food, in the period 2000-2002 the Department of Health launched the first study of chemical contaminants in total diet in Catalonia with the Rovira i Virgili University and the University of Barcelona. The evaluation of the results of this study showed that fish and shellfish are the foods that contribute most significantly to the intake of contaminants through the diet. Given the great variety of fish species consumed in Catalonia, the Catalan Agency for Food Safety considered it important to more accurately characterize the intake of contaminants derived from the consumption of fish and shellfish. This document is part of a series of studies, already carried out and planned, that, promoted by the Department of Health, aim to improve knowledge about the health risks associated with the chemical contamination of food in Catalonia. The data provided undoubtedly serve to help make decisions, on the one hand to the public administrations that manage the risk and, on the other, to the citizens of our country in their consumption habits.
Chemical pollutants; Fish; Seafood; Risk assessment
Castell-Garralda V, Domingo JLL, Gosálbez-Rafel P, Llobet-Mallafré JM, Timoner-Alonso I. Contaminants químics en peix i marisc consumit a Catalunya: avaluació de la ingesta diària. Barcelona: Agència Catalana de Seguretat Alimentària; 2008.
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