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Facts about food irradiation: Genetic studies

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Abstract

Results published in the mid-1970s from the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in India showed increased numbers of polyploid cells in rats, mice, monkeys and malnourished children fed irradiated wheat products. This fact sheet considers the validity of these results. A large number of independent studies have been subsequently performed, and in none of these have results been obtained that support the NIN findings. The conclusion is that there is no evidence to link the consumption of irradiated food with any mutagenic effect. 3 refs.
Publication Date:
May 01, 1991
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-mf-13053
Reference Number:
SCA: 553004; PA: AIX-23:011211; SN: 92000637811
Resource Relation:
Journal Issue: No. 6; Other Information: PBD: May 1991; Related Information: ICGFI fact series
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; FOOD; IRRADIATION; CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATIONS; LABORATORY ANIMALS; POLYPLOIDY; WHEAT; 553004; FOOD PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION
OSTI ID:
10111181
Research Organizations:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92613577; TRN: XA9130305011211
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
4 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI). Facts about food irradiation: Genetic studies. IAEA: N. p., 1991. Web.
International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI). Facts about food irradiation: Genetic studies. IAEA.
International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI). 1991. "Facts about food irradiation: Genetic studies." IAEA.
@misc{etde_10111181,
title = {Facts about food irradiation: Genetic studies}
author = {International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI)}
abstractNote = {Results published in the mid-1970s from the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in India showed increased numbers of polyploid cells in rats, mice, monkeys and malnourished children fed irradiated wheat products. This fact sheet considers the validity of these results. A large number of independent studies have been subsequently performed, and in none of these have results been obtained that support the NIN findings. The conclusion is that there is no evidence to link the consumption of irradiated food with any mutagenic effect. 3 refs.}
issue = {No. 6}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1991}
month = {May}
}