Swedes aim to evaluate acrylamide risks

Sweden's national food administration (NFA) today announced plans to try to evaluate risks to human health following its revelation of high levels of acrylamide in certain foods (EED 24/04/02). "We just can't sit here and wait while people are put at risk. It's an ethical problem, and it's our responsibility to extend the research from mice and rats to humans," the NFA's Åke Bruce told ENDS Europe DAILY. The initial plans are to do blood tests, checking haemoglobin for traces of acrylamide. EU funding is being sought. See NFA and acrylamide information pages.

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