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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

An Overview the Toxicology of Benzo(a)pyrene as Biomarker for Human Health: A Mini-Review

  • Open or CloseMuharrem I1,3* and Kaplan IO2,3

    1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Turkey

    2Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Turkey

    3Munzur University Rare Earth Elements Application and Research Center, Turkey

    *Corresponding author:Muharrem I, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Munzur University Rare Earth Elements Application and Research Center, Turkey

Submission: July 06, 2019;Published: July 16, 2019

Volume4 Issue2
July, 2019


Research on food safety is attracting growing interest in the field of human health around the world. Hazardous compounds in foodstuff come from various sources including food processing and environmental pollution. In this mini-review, focus was on benzo[a]pyrene, an important member of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which is mutagenic and cause changes in DNA which may increase the cancer risk. It has been the focus of many studies because of biomarker property [1-6]. All health organizations such as IARC, USEPA, EFSA should continuously control the benzo[a]pyrene formation, especially in foods processed at high temperatures.

Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Benzo(a)pyrene; Biomarker; Food stuff; Food safety; Human health

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