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    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON CHEMICAL SAFETY

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION



    SUMMARY OF TOXICOLOGICAL DATA OF CERTAIN FOOD ADDITIVES
    AND CONTAMINANTS



    WHO FOOD ADDITIVES SERIES NO. 13






    The data contained in this document were examined by the
    Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives*
    Rome, 3-12 April 1978




    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    World Health Organization



    * Twenty-second Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food
    Additives, Geneva, 1978, WHO Technical Report Series No. 631

    CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION

    THE MONOGRAPHS

         FOOD ADDITIVES

              Amaranth

              Azorubine

              Brilliant black PN

              Maltol

              Ponceau 4R

              Quinoline yellow

              Sorbitol

              Stannous chloride

              Turmeric/curcumin

              Xylitol

         FOOD CONTAMINANTS

              Asbestos

              Lead

              Mercury
    

    INTRODUCTION

          The summary of data contained in this document has been examined
    by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee in Rome from 3-12 April 1978.   
    The report1 of this meeting contains comments and evaluations on the
    substances whose biological data are herein enclosed.

         Any new information and comments on the biological data should be
    addressed to:

         Division of Environmental Health
         Environmental Health Criteria and Standards (Food Safety)
         World Health Organization
         Avenue Appia
         1211 Geneva 27
         Switzerland


























              

    1   Twenty-second Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on
    Food Additives. Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., 631, 1978





















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       Toxicological Abbreviations