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Exponent Scientist Publishes Article on Risks of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Food


February 25, 2008

Marie BenKinney, Senior Managing Scientist in our Maynard, MA office, recently authored the cover story for February/March 2008 edition of Food Safety Magazine on “How to Assess the Risks of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Food”. Emerging chemical contaminants are associated with numerous wide-ranging and overlapping environmental issues. Today, governments and process authorities throughout the world are focusing efforts on determining the toxicological implications of human exposure to both known and newly identified chemical contaminants, developing standards for methods and levels of detection, identifying prevention and management strategies for industry, and establishing appropriate regulatory or legislative mandates as necessary. But what are we really talking about?