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Uran in Trinkwasser

Uran ist ein Schwermetall, das natürlich in unterschiedlichen Konzentrationen und Verbindungen in Gesteinen und Mineralien der Erdkruste vorkommt. In einer Tonne Gestein finden sich meist 2 bis 4 g Uran. Höhere Gehalte sind z.B. in Graniten (4 g pro Tonne) aber auch in Ton- und Sandsteinen zu finden. Es ist in Wasser, Boden und in der Luft weit verbreitet.

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Aflatoxins in Foods

Aflatoxins are mycotoxins that may occur in food and feeds (predominantly in nuts, spices and dried fruit, but also in cereals and maize).

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Questions on Hemp

Hemp (Cannabis) is one of the oldest agricultural and ornamental crops in the world. It is also used as a medicine and (illegally) as a narcotic (marihuana, pot), in addition to its uses as a fibre and oil crop.

 

 

 

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Questions on Hexachlorbenzene (HCB)

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Health commissioned AGES to carry out a risk assessment in connection with the most recent incidents in Carinthia in respect to a hexachlorobenzene contamination of the environment. This risk assessment only refers to food products from the Görschitztal Region.

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Question on Food Safety

Do you have any questions on food safety? Our experts have the answers. Write to: anfragen@ages.at

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Endocrine Substances in Cosmetics

Endocrine disruptors are substances that may interfere with normal hormonal activities. People may be exposed to a wide range of hormonally active substances from many sources, including cosmetic products.

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Questions on Dietary Supplements

Could Dietary Supplements replace vitamins or a balanced diet? Can Dietary Supplements help cure diseases?

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Questions on Animal Diseases

Here you can find questions and answers on various animal diseases, such as Aujeszky or rabies.

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Analogue Cheese

Cheese analogues are cheese-like products that are not made of milk or dairy products.

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Tips on Handling Waterlogged Soil Following Floods

Soils and sludge may be contaminated by viruses, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals and fuel residues following a flood.

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Questions and Answers on Trans-Fatty Acids

Austria will be the second EU country after Denmark to enforce limits on trans-fatty acids in foods. Trans-fatty acids increase the risk of coronary diseases.

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