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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Genetic toxicology of the diet : proceedings of a satellite symposium of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-22, 1985 /|
|Subjects||Food--Toxicology--Congresses. ; Genetic toxicology--Congresses. ; Nutritionally induced diseases--Congresses. ; Carcinogens--Congresses. ; Mutagens--Congresses.|
|Additional Subjects||Food poisoning--Congresses ; Genetic toxicology--Congresses ; Nutritionally induced diseases--Congresses ; Carcinogens--Congresses ; Mutagens--Congresses|
|Collation||xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genotoxic compounds in the diet represent a truly international problem. This problem was recognized in Japan and the United States of America only a few years ago by the application of in vitro mutagenicity tests to prepared and unprepared components of our diet. Now new discoveries are appearing every day concerning genotoxic compounds in our food supply from all over the world. It seems likely that naturally occurring genotoxic compounds in the diet as well as genotoxic compounds formed during storage, preparation, and digestion of the food are important for the induction of cancer in humans and of hereditary changes in human germ cells. Other scientific data indicate that dietary constituents have the potential to modify the genotoxic effect of these compounds in humans. These findings indicate new possibilities for the prevention of human diseases of genotoxic origin through relevant changes in the composition of the diet. With this background, and due to the rapid accumulation of new data in the field, it was approved by the Board of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies that one of the satellite meetings of the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Mutagens in Scandinavia 1985 should cover the aspects of mutagens and carcinogens in the diet. The satellite symposium on "Genetic Toxicology of the Diet" took place in Copenhagen, June 19-22, 1985. The present volume contains the proceedings of this symposium.