Total Diet Studies are a highly useful tool in determining exposure to
various chemical substances due to diet. To this end, it is very useful to
assess risk from food caused by the presence of contaminants in food. It is
also used to evaluate the intake of macro- and micro-nutrients.
A Total Diet Study consists in buying commonly consumed foodstuffs from
retailers, processing them as though they were to be consumed and analysing
them for any content of harmful chemical substances and/or nutrients. It should
also include exposure via drinking and cooking water.
Total Diet Studies
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