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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:16 AM

High Exposure to Food-Borne Toxins: Preschool Children Particularly Vulnerable to Compounds Linked

Source: Science Daily

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In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and determining how much of these foods were consumed. The researchers found that family members in the study, and preschool children in particular, are at high risk for exposure to arsenic, dieldrin, DDE (a DDT metabolite), dioxins and acrylamide. These compounds have been linked to cancer, developmental disabilities, birth defects and other conditions. However, the study also points to dietary modifications that could mitigate risk.

Researchers assessed risk by comparing toxin consumption to established benchmarks for cancer risk and non-cancer health risks. All 364 children in the study (207 preschool children between two and seven and 157 school-age children between five and seven) exceeded cancer benchmarks for arsenic, dieldrin, DDE and dioxins. In addition, more than 95 percent of preschool children exceeded non-cancer risk levels for acrylamide, a cooking byproduct often found in processed foods like potato and tortilla chips. Pesticide exposure was particularly high in tomatoes, peaches, apples, peppers, grapes, lettuce, broccoli, strawberries, spinach, dairy, pears, green beans and celery.

"We focused on children because early exposure can have long-term effects on disease outcomes," said Rainbow Vogt, lead author of the study. "Currently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency only measures risk based on exposures of individual contaminants. We wanted to understand the cumulative risk from dietary contaminants. The results of this study demonstrate a need to prevent exposure to multiple toxins in young children to lower their cancer risk."

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121113134928.htm

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Coyotl Nov 2012 #6

Response to avaistheone1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:12 AM

1. Any info. on where the fruit and veggies come from?

Imported, or grown in the US?

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Response to avaistheone1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:41 AM

2. Arrrgh! TOXINS!!!!!

Maybe I ought to make sure all my children get coffee enemas!

I can't stand all these toxins. We must all preserve our purity of essence.

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:50 AM

5. I was too young to understand what he was getting at!!!

Now I finally get it!

I laughed so hard!!
:-D

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Response to avaistheone1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:19 AM

3. Eat clean food -- the only answer

Avoid corporate GMO chemical-soaked foodlike 'product' with all its herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and preservatives. That crap is basically a bowl of mutant crap floating in chemical soup.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:24 AM

4. This is why I buy homegrown and organic foods from reputable suppliers.

No major market foods in this household. We pay more but we rest easier.

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Response to avaistheone1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:15 AM

6. In an economic system motivated by individual profits

it is considered reasonable to kill other people to maximize one's own profit

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