Cocktail of pesticides in UK fruit (esp.grapes and oranges)

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Cocktail of pesticides in UK fruit (esp.grapes and oranges)

Postby Charles » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:56 am

Analysis of official figures by Pesticide Action Network (PAN), which found 122 different pesticides in the 12 most polluted products

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... 9/cocktail

The list of pesticides includes 47 with links to cancer, 15 “reproductive or developmental toxins” that can have adverse effects on sexual function and fertility, and 17 cholinesterase inhibitors that can impair the respiratory system and cause confusion, headaches and weakness. A quarter of the pesticides found are suspected endocrine disruptors that can interfere with hormone systems, causing an array of health problems including birth defects and developmental disorders.

Every fruit or vegetable on the list contains two or more types of pesticide, with some containing up to 25. Although the levels of individual pesticides are within legal limits, activists fear the combination of multiple chemicals could be particularly damaging to people’s health.

Say no more, other than: eat organic!
Charles
 
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