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Our polluted food a survey of the risks by Jack Lucas

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English


  • Food contamination.,
  • Food adulteration and inspection.,
  • Environmental health.,
  • Food contamination.,
  • Food-processing industry.

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Edition Notes

StatementJack Lucas.
LC ClassificationsTX531 .L8 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 237 p. :
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5188777M
ISBN 100470552859
LC Control Number75008700

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