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Research Publications (Food Safety)

The Food Safety Publications tracks research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. The research publications are tracked across six categories: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, Produce Safety, and Viruses. Articles produced by USDA Grant Funding Agencies and FDA Grant Funding Agencies are also tracked.

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  1. Association Between Gestational Exposure to Toxicants and Autistic Behaviors Using Bayesian Quantile Regression

    • Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:00
    • American Journal of Epidemiology
    • Autism spectrum disorder, which is characterized by impaired social communication and stereotypic behaviors, affects 1%–2% of children. Although prenatal exposure to toxicants has been associated with autistic behaviors, most studies have been focused on shifts in mean behavior scores. We used Bayesian quantile regression to assess the associations between log2-transformed toxicant concentrations and autistic behaviors across the distribution of behaviors.

      • Heavy Metals
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants