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Acrylamide Data

The acrylamide data provided is collected, collated and maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) under its Summary Information on Global Health Trends (SIGHT). This portal provides access to a variety of health-oriented databases maintain by WHO, including those of the Global Environment Monitoring System / Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food) i.e., the GEMS/Food international databases include data on contaminants in individual foods or food groups and on contaminants in the total diet.

In regard to searching SIGHT databases, please note that the best strategy for obtaining satisfactory results would be to first select one topic or area of interest from the main menu and then to click on "search". The result will be displayed indicating the number of relevant records in the database. If one then clicks on "refine", the menu again will appear, but only with selection options for which records exist. This means that the menu at this point represents a profile of the various records held as reflected in the selection options displayed. A stepwise approach to further refine the search can be then undertaken or a specific search can be made if the desired selection options are known.


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