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Kemikalier i livsmedelsförpackningar och dess påverkan på människors hälsa: En studie om migrering av kemikalier från produkter och livsmedelsförpackningar till livsmedel
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the migration of chemicals from products and food containers into food and determine the health issues of those chemicals. The study was made to help make a risk assessment of the chemicals that migrate from the products and food containers. The study was done by researching the internet and books and having interviews with suppliers, producers and resellers of the containers by e-mail or over the phone. The different materials in the food packages and products that were researched had different chemicals that were added to give the material a certain property such as colour, density and flame resistance. The result shows that a lot of our products and food containers contain a variety of chemicals. Some of the chemicals proved to be in direct correlation with the health issues of our hormone- and reproductive systems and others had a direct effect on our bigger organs. The plastic food containers and products proved to have the most additives and health issues from the added chemicals compared to the other materials. The risk assessment that was made ranged from 1 to 4 in which 1 is an indication that the material and/or chemical is toxic, a 2 indicates that it is not sure whether or not the material and/or chemical is toxic, a 3 indicates that the material and/or chemical is not toxic and a 4 indicates that more studies have to be done to be sure of the materials and/or chemicals toxicity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kemikalier, livsmedelsförpackningar, bisfenol A, plaster, ftalater, hälsoeffekter, migrering
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73065OAI: diva2:629271
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Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-06-23 Created: 2013-06-16 Last updated: 2013-06-23Bibliographically approved

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