Analysis of population health risks in the Russian Federation caused by food products con-tamination

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N.V. Zaitseva


Federal Scientific Center for Medical and Preventive Health Risk Management Technologies, 82 Monastyrskaya Str., Perm, 614045, Russian Federation


Analysis of population health risks related to food products is a most promising sphere for international cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states and economically developed countries. And it is truly vital to harmonize key aspects of the process. Methodology of population health risk analysis is considered to be a basic tool for providing food products safety in the Russian Federation.

Harmonization takes place simultaneously with creation, development, and implementation of all the instruments related to risk analysis components in the Russian Federation: risk assessment, risk management, and informing about risks. In the EAEU countries and in the RF, experts apply evolution mathematical modeling to describe impacts exerted by dangerous chemicals and biological agents on functions of body organs and systems when they assess risks related to food products. Markers of exposure and effect together with epidemiologic models give information grounds for establishing regularities in relationships and calculation of parameters for consequent health risk assessment. Established regularities together with experience that was accumulated due to physiological processes modeling gave grounds for multi-level modeling of health risk evolution. Such models allow to predict negative effects both for critical organs and systems and a body as a whole.

Approaches have been tested when substantiating hygienic safety criteria for some food contaminants. New tasks are set; it is necessary to develop a regulatory basis for assessing health risks related to food contamination and property losses borne by a consumer due to such risks; to speed up development and implementation of harmonized risk-based quality standards as criteria of food safety for health and their application in control and surveillance activities; to improve information basis for health risk assessment and development of international cooperation on issues related to analyzing health risks caused by food products contamination.

risk assessment, risk management, mathematical modeling, food products, safety, cooperation
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