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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 98

Furan in Coffee Products

A Probabilistic Exposure Estimation

Dirk W. Lachenmeier1,2     1Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt (CVUA) Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany     2Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Abstract

Furan is a possible human carcinogen with major occurrence in coffee. This chapter aims to estimate the exposure of consumers to furan. The furan content of coffee was taken from previous chemical analyses. The intake of coffee beverages was taken from the representative second national nutrition survey in Germany, as well as based on estimations for individual coffee consumers drinking one to eight cups of coffee per day. The furan exposure was probabilistically ...

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