University of Idaho foodTOX - Food Toxicology the study of Toxic Substances in the Environment
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Lecture 1 - Introduction to Food Toxicology
Course requirements, motivation for undertaking this course of study.
Tues 8/26
Lecture 2 - History of US Food Regulation
Historical overview of the interface of food and government.
Thur 8/28
Lecture 3 - Concepts of Toxicology
Core concepts in toxicology that form the basis of further study.
Tues 9/2
Lecture 4 - Pesticide Residues in Food
A review and update on the science and regulation of food-use pesticides.
Thur 9/4
Lecture 5 - Dose-Response Relationships
"Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison" -Paracelsus.
Tues 9/9
Lecture 6 - Absorption of Toxicants
Where chemistry meets biology.
Thur 9/11
Lecture 7 - Distribution and Storage of Toxicants
Pathway analysis of intoxication.
Tues 9/16
Lecture 8 - Biotransformation and Elimination of Toxicants
The guys in the white hats fight back.
Thur 9/18
Lecture 9 - Target Organ Toxicity
Neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic...
Tues 9/23
Lecture 10 - Teratogenesis, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis
Toxic reactions with the molecules of life.
Thur 9/25
Lecture 11 - Food Allergy
The basics of food allergens and their effects.
Tues 9/30
Lecture 12 - Food Intolerance and Metabolic Disorders
Idiosyncratic and metabolic disorders affecting some people. 
Thur 10/2
Emailed 9 am PST
Lecture 13 - Food Additive Safety Assessment
The processes involved for the risk analysis and regulation of additives.
Thur 10/9
Lecture 14 - Toxicology of Selected Food Additives
A highlight of selected food additives with more frequent problems.
Tues 10/14
Lecture 15 - Genetically Modified Organisms in Food
A briefing on the science and issues of GMO food.
Thur 10/16
Lecture 16 - Food Irradiation
Background on the processes, promises, and toxicological concerns.
Tues 10/21
Lecture 17 - Natural Toxins in Plants and Fungi: The Ecological Biochemistry of Food
The biochemical warfare of nature.
Thur 10/23
Lecture 18 - Toxic Mold and Mycotoxins
A review of the major classes of food mold and the related toxins.
Tues 10/28
Lecture 19 - Marine Toxins in Food
Seafood safety.
Thur 10/30
Lecture 20 - Naturally Occurring Toxicants as Etiologic Agents of Foodborne Disease
Exploring the linkage between human foodborne toxicosis and foods.  
Tues 11/4
Lecture 21 - Bacterial Toxigenesis
Bacterial endotoxins, exotoxins, and food.
Thur 11/6
Lecture 22 - Animal Drug Residues in Food
Veterinary medicine, food production, risks and benefits.  
Tues 11/11
Lecture 23 - Toxicants Formed During Food Processing
Heat, enzymes, oxidation and food toxicology.
Thur 11/13
Emailed 9 am PST
Lecture 24 - Dioxin and Related Compounds in the Human Food Chain
A review of dioxin-like compounds and their toxicological concern.

Thur 11/20

Lecture 25 - Human Health Risk Assessment of Lead and Arsenic
Heavy metal(oid)s and food.
Tues 12/2
Lecture 26 - Mercury in the Human Food Chain
Environmental mercury, methyl-mercury and human toxicity.
Thur 12/4
Lecture 27 - Frontiers of Food Toxicology
A look to the challenges beyond
Tues 12/9
Course Review  (Informal Q&A) Thur 12/11
Final Exam
Open online 12/14 - 12/16
Tues 12/16


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