Behavioral epidemiology of food additives

B. Weiss, C. Cox, M. Young, S. Margen, J. H. Williams

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Behavioral toxicology in the natural environment can be considered a special branch of epidemiology. Behavioral epidemiology, because it typically relies on complex functional criteria, faces all of the problems of behavior measurement posed by uncontrollable variation, and amplified even further by chemical exposure. Many such issues arose in a study of behavioral responses to artificial food colors in children. Difficulties in employing Applied Behavioral Analysis in such a context run the gamut from selection of retrospective criteria to appropriate statistical models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalNeurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology
Issue numberSuppl. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Embryology
  • Toxicology


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