Food & Nutritional Toxicology

Food and nutritional toxicology is concerned with the impact of food additives, food containing environmental contaminants or natural toxicants, the migration of chemicals from packaging materials into foods, and the persistence of feed and food contaminants in food products on the human health. It also involves the adverse effects concerning metabolism of food toxicants, nutrient excesses, the impact of contaminants on nutrient utilization, and the relationship of the body's biologic defense mechanisms to such toxicants.