Agricultural Medicine: A Practical Guide by James E. Lessenger

By James E. Lessenger

Makes a speciality of either therapy and prevention of clinical difficulties in a rural environment complete reference for relations physicians supplying deal with sufferers in rural and agricultural parts offers a practice-based procedure

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Irradiation of food: Helping to ensure food safety. N Engl J Med 2004;350:1811–12. 73. Frequently asked questions about food irradiation. Center for Disease Control. Division of bacterial and mycotic diseases. htm. 74. Ross A, Griffiths MW, Mittal GS, et al. Combining nonthermal technologies to control foodborne microorganisms. Int J Food Microbiol 2003;89:125–38. 75. DeRuiter FE, Dwyer J. Consumer acceptance of irradiated foods: dawn of a new era? Food Service Technol 2002;2:47–58. 76. Dickson JS.

Despite many favorable characteristics of organic farming, one of several criticisms about organic farming is the increased potential for microbial food contamination. , apples and wheat) should be closely monitored. Another major concern is the use of manure as a fertilizer in organic farming. Manure can carry human pathogens and mycotoxins from molds. It is well known that E. coli 0157:H7 originates primarily from ruminants such as cattle, sheep, and deer, which shed it through their feces. In addition, growers must also be alert to the potential contamination of produce growing and handling environments by human or animal fecal material, which is known to harbor Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, and other pathogens.

Mercury. In: Olson KR, ed. Poisoning and drug overdose. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1999. J. Pandya 50. Das HK, Mitra AK, Sengupta PK, et al. Arsenic concentrations in rice, vegetables, and fish in Bangladesh: a preliminary study. Environ Int 2004;30:383–7. 51. Organic farming. html. 52. Guidance for industry. Guide to minimize microbial food safety hazards for fresh fruits and vegetables. html. 53. Ecobichon DJ. Toxic effects of pesticides. In: Klaassen CD, ed. Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology, 5th ed.

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