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Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Tamar Lasky (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172638
eISBN:
9780199865727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book details the various ways in which epidemiologic methods can improve food safety. Starting with a history and background of food-borne illness, the book continues by describing the means of ... More


Food Policy: Integrating health, environment and society

Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567882
eISBN:
9780191724121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

For over half a century, food policy has mapped a path for progress based upon a belief that the right mix of investment, scientific input, and human skills could unleash a surge in productive ... More


The cost of meals and budgeting

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of how to find out about the cost of food to help families budget their food expenses. It then considers the cost of nutrients, talking to families about ... More


Metals in the Environment as Risk Factors for Infectious Diseases: Gaps and Opportunities

M. Leigh Ackland, Julia Bornhorst, George V. Dedoussis, Rodney R. Dietert, Jerome O. Nriagu, Jozef M. Pacyna, and John M. Pettifor

in Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

By reducing immune function, trace metal deficiencies may substantially contribute to the global burden of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Human activities may be contributing to trace metal ... More


Conclusion

Mark Lawrence

in Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691975
eISBN:
9780191748806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691975.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The book’s conclusion presents the research investigation’s lessons for food fortification policy and practice. Mandatory food fortification is a recommended intervention for those public health ... More


Food and Agriculture

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on food and agriculture. Topics discussed include health and nutrition, foodborne diseases and food poisoning, food quality criteria, food quality assurance, global food ... More


Advances in Food Safety to Prevent Foodborne Diseases in the United States

Robert V. Tauxe and Emilio J. Esteban

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the United States, the current food supply is broader and far safer than it was 100 years ago. At the start of the 20th century, contaminated foods frequently caused botulism, typhoid fever, ... More


Consumer Perceptions of the Risks and Benefits Associated With Food Hazards

Lynn Frewer, Heleen van Dijk, and Arnout Fischer

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.03
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses both behavioural changes and consumer responses to public health information, and consumer perceptions of risk and benefit associated with specific food choices. These are ... More


Nutritional epidemiology

Walter C. Willett

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239481
eISBN:
9780191716973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Nutritional epidemiology is a relatively new branch of epidemiology which focuses on understanding the relation between diet, and long-term health and disease. Our understanding of biologic ... More


Food Production and Processing

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172638
eISBN:
9780199865727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Agricultural food production and processing is a multi-step process, typically occurring in different locations over periods of time, with numerous points in which hazards may be introduced into the ... More


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