Special Issue "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from “Fork” to the Human Health"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 637

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Olga Viegas
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REQUIMTE - Laboratório de Bromatologia e Hidrologia, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, 4099-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: food safety and nutritional toxicology; sample preparation and chromatography
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Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira
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Guest Editor
LAQV/REQUIMTE - Laboratório de Bromatologia e Hidrologia, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, 4099-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: food quality/authenticity; impact of beneficial and harmful compounds on dietary patterns and sustainable foods; chemical contaminants; analytical methods; in vitro gastro-intestinal digestion; sensory analysis; bioactive food compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Exposure to PAHs(Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) through diet is a topic of major concern for human health. Current awareness is focused not only on the compliance of maximum limits determined by food-safety regulations, but also on the impact of co-exposure with other classes of contaminants and the potential modulation of PAHs’ adverse effects by other food diet components.

This Special Issue invites authors to present their challenging experiences with PAHs in different areas of food chemistry and food toxicology. The following topics are especially welcome:

  • PAHs from “fork”: i) occurrence in different food matrices and compliance with food-safety regulations; ii) analytical methods following regulation criteria; iii) mitigation of PAH contamination and formation; iv) simultaneous analysis of other co-occurring multiclass of contaminants; v) mechanism of formation in food matrices and interaction with other food compounds.
  • PAHs and health: i) bioaccessibility/bioavailability of different PAHs in different food/meals and interaction with other food compounds; ii) biotransformation and toxicity of PAHs and mixtures with co-occur contaminants; iii) the role of PAHs in chronic diseases; iv) assessment of diet or components of the diet that prevent against the adverse effects of PAHs.

At completion, this Special Issue will update the risk assessment of PAHs from food, and new dietary strategies will be proposed to prevent their adverse health effects.

Kind regards,

Dr. Olga Viegas
Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • regulatory issues
  • food safety
  • contaminants in food
  • analytical methods
  • pah exposure
  • mitigation strategies
  • combined exposure to multiple chemicals
  • bioaccessibility, bioavailability and biotransformation
  • toxicity and health effects
  • antioxidants and polyphenols
  • dietary patterns
  • risk assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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