Toxic effects of compounds present in our food are a topic that concerns everyone. But nowadays, people find it increasingly hard to find trustable sources of information, as the internet is seemingly full of conflicting science reports of different sources. As a researcher in this field, I know these problems from first hand. Yes, science IS often conflicting – that’s why we have to look at a single problem from multiple angles, and need different kind of studies for a complete risk assessment.
Inreasingly frustrated by bad science communication, I try to cut the middle man. Thus, in these posts, I am writing about different important and/or interesting toxins, but also try to explain how our discipline actually works:
Organic food – The misconception of healthiness. – Dez. 2017
Coprine: Don’t drink and eat those mushrooms. – Jan. 2018
Some basic concepts of toxicology (The toxicity of aluminum: Part 1) – Mar. 2018
Genotoxicity. – Aug. 2018
Acryamide. Death by coffee? – Nov. 2018