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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. The effects of combinations of limited ration and diazinon exposure on acetylcholinesterase activity, growth and reproduction in Oryzias latipes, the Japanese medaka

    • Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:26
    • Journal of Applied Toxicology
    • Environmental contamination can negatively impact fish populations. In addition to acute toxicity leading to death, toxicants can reduce fish growth and lower reproduction. The potential for adverse population level effects of environmental contaminants are estimated to conduct risk assessments from laboratory toxicity tests that most often measure apical endpoints related to growth, survival and reproduction.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  2. A computational insight into the molecular interactions of chlorpyrifos and its degradation products with the human progesterone receptor leading to endocrine disruption

    • Tue, 12/31/2019 - 03:49
    • Journal of Applied Toxicology
    • Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a widely used pesticide effective against a large number of target pests, which is used by farmers to protect food crops. Based on earlier epidemiologic reports, which indicate that CPF might interfere with the progesterone signaling pathway and can affect conception, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the binding interaction of CPF with the human progesterone receptor (hPR).

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  3. Early‐life exposure to low levels of permethrin exerts impairments in learning and memory with the effects on neuronal and glial population in adult male mice

    • Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:15
    • Journal of Applied Toxicology
    • Permethrin, a pyrethroid chemical, is widely used as a pesticide because of its rapid insecticidal activity. Although permethrin is considered to exert very low toxicity in mammals, the effects of early, low‐level, chronic exposure on the adult central nervous system are unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of low‐level, chronic permethrin exposure in early life on the brain functions of adult mice, using environmentally relevant concentrations.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues