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Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COM). (2016) Statement on the mutagenicity of alcohol (ethanol) and its metabolite acetaldehyde. London: Public Health England.

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This statement details the conclusions reached by the COM with regard to the published evidence on the genotoxicity and mutagenicity of ethanol, acetaldehyde and alcoholic beverages from January 2000 to May 2014, including the modifications made to the conclusions drawn in 2000.

It includes a discussion of the role of reactive oxygen species and other metabolites in the genotoxicity and mutagenicity of alcohol.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive
Date
January 2016
Pages
14 p.
Publisher
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COM)
Place of Publication
London
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