Exposure Routes

Ways in which we can be exposed to Nasty Substances

Common to all of us is Home, Workplace, School, Travel and Leisure. These are all potential Exposure Routes to Toxic Chemicals and other Toxins that enter us via our Breathing, Skin and Gut.

Food | Flavors


  • MAIN CATEGORY: Food
  • SUB CATEGORY: Flavors
  • DESCRIPTION: Included are substances from evaluations of FLAVOURS used in foods the JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) has performed. Each chemical included here is deemed as "acceptable" by the JECFA. It is up to individual countries how they regulate and monitor these substances. Includes all updates up to the 78th JECFA (November 2013).
  • DATA SOURCES: Each Toxin Profile contained within this Exposure Route shows a full list of data sources.
  • LAST UPDATE: 26/04/2018 8:00:14 PM

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Sub-category Exposure Routes

This Exposure Route can also have additional subcategory routes of exposure. The number of nasty chemicals in these sub category exposure routes are shown in orange. Occasional there are no subcategories and this section will be empty.



Substances known to be found within this Exposure Route. Some can be very harmful - check them out below.

Heads Up: This list may be quite long for some exposure routes.


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