An Ounce of Prevention against Toxins in the Food System

Palmer, Sharon
November 2010
Environmental Nutrition;Nov2010, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p2
The article presents information on the health risks due to toxins in food system. Since the Second World War around 80,000 chemicals are used commercially in food system. The 2002 study in 'Environmental Health Perspectives' researches reported the contamination of the breast milk due to pollution. Agricultural pesticides are linked to birth defects, cancer and nerve damages in infants. Growth hormones used to boost milk production increases cancer risk.


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