Synthetic particles as contaminants in German beers

Published on Jul 24, 2014in Food Additives and Contaminants Part A-chemistry Analysis Control Exposure & Risk Assessment2.34
· DOI :10.1080/19440049.2014.945099
Gerd Liebezeit3
Estimated H-index: 3
Elisabeth Liebezeit3
Estimated H-index: 3
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