ABSTRACT. Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association among serum organochlorine pesticide residues, glutathione S-transferase M1 genetic polymorphism and female breast cancer. Methods: A 1:1 matched case-control study of 140 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and 140 non-cancer female patients who consulted the five largest hospitals in the Tangshan city from September 2006 to October 2007. Results: The result showed higher risk of breast cancer among subjects with higher levels of serum DDT and HCH residue, the OR was 3.18 (95%CI, 1.11 - 9.07) and 5.02 (95%CI, 1.64 - 16.56).The value of ORe associated with single environmental factor DDT high residues, and ORg associated with single GSTM1 deletion genotype were respectively 3.86 (1.20 - 12.47) and 1.34 (0.36 - 5.08). The OReg associated with combined action of two factors was 5.59 (1.63 - 18.90), and the value of interaction parameters (γ) equaled 1.24. The value of ORe associated with single environmental factor ...
Researchers used data collected by the USDA, Consumers Union (CU), and Californias Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) to compare the amount of pesticide residue on organic versus conventional foods.. Organic samples. 23 percent contained at least one pesticide residue.. 27 percent had at least one pesticide residue.. Less likely than conventional samples to contain pesticide residue.. Conventional samples. 73 percent had at least one pesticide residue. Six times as likely as organic samples to contain multiple pesticides.. 79 percent had at least one pesticide residue. Ten times as likely as organic samples to contain multiple pesticides.. Five times as likely as organic samples to contain residues.. Conventional produce with the most pesticide residue ...
The analysis of pesticide residues in fruit, vegetables, rape seed and water has been improved using developments in sample handling and analytical techniques. The method development is associated with analytical difficulties, since pesticides currently used in agriculture represent a variety of chemical classes having very different physico chemical properties. The method development also encounters difficulties when many various commodity classes with different characteristics are studied. The main task in pesticide residue analysis has been to provide multi residue methods, and traditionally GC has been the main analytical technique.. In order to regulate the use of hazardous pesticides, the EU commission introduces strict maximum residue levels (MRL). The need for improved sample handling and detection techniques are, however, high due to handling of lower detection limits, complex matrices and the need of more efficient sample throughput. Of the new techniques introduced as alternative ...
Early buyers will receive 10% customization on reports.. The herbicides segment accounted for the largest share in the pesticide residue testing market in 2015. The market for herbicides among all the types of pesticide residues, accounted for the largest share in 2015. The increased consumption of herbicides in agriculture as a crop protection chemical has resulted in its residue remnants in food products, which in turn requires food testing for safety.. LC-MS/GC-MS segment is projected to be the largest and fastest growing segment, by technology. The liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) is found to be the most efficient technology to separate and detect the pesticide residues with accuracy, speed, and multiple detection. LC-MS/GC-MS technologies segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2022.. The organochlorines segment is projected to be the fastest growing class of pesticides for residue testing. The organochlorine ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel estrogenic action of the pesticide residue β-hexachlorocyclohexane in human breast cancer cells. AU - Steinmetz, Rosemary. AU - Young, Peter C M. AU - Caperell-Grant, Andrea. AU - Gize, Edward A.. AU - Madhukar, Burra V.. AU - Ben-Jonathan, Nira. AU - Bigsby, Robert. PY - 1996/12/1. Y1 - 1996/12/1. N2 - The estrogenic action of some persistent organochlorine pesticide residues may play a role in the progression of hormonally responsive tumors of the breast and uterus. The prototypical xenoestrogen o,p′-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (o,p′-DDT) acts by binding and activating the estrogen receptor (ER). The present study focuses attention on the mechanisms through which another organochlorine compound, β-hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH), exerts estrogen-like effects in human breast cancer cells. Both o,p′DDT and β-HCH stimulated proliferation in a dose-dependent manner in the ER-positive cell lines MCF-7 and T47D but not in the ER-negative lines MDA-MB231, MDA-MB468, ...
Pesticide residues on the food we eat are highly regulated. Although some residues may remain at the time of harvest, residues tend to decline as the pesticide breaks down over time. In addition, as the commodities are washed and processed prior to sale the residues often diminish further. There are several steps consumers can take to further reduce any pesticide residue that may remain on your food after purchase.. Consumers may also choose to purchase organic foods, which are grown and processed without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.. If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at [email protected] ...
Figure 3: Number of confirmed food poisoning outbreaks and affected persons that were causedby consumption of pesticide-contaminated vegetables, 1988 - 2016 (Source: Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health). The outbreaks before 1996 were mainly caused by the pesticide methamidophos, which was a popular pesticide used in leafy vegetables imported at that time due to its availability and effectiveness in controlling chewing and sucking insects. The methamidophos levels that were commonly found in food poisoning cases at that time were about 200 ppm, which was so high that consumption of a small amount of the vegetable concerned would cause acute symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness and blurred vision. Much effort had been made to curb the influx of vegetables that contained dangerous level of pesticide residues. With close liaison with the Mainland authorities and introduction of various control measures, the situation was gradually under control. The setting up ...
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Apples and celery this week. Cilantro a couple back. Stories about pesticide residues on food are making the rounds again. After my umpteenth media call, a blog seemed in order. As I told the LA Times, heres my basic response: Its the farmers, farmworkers and residents of rural communities who are really most at risk from pesticides, not consumers. While these folks are exposed to pesticides from food like the rest of us, they also must contend with pesticide fumes drifting out of fields, exposure from working directly with pesticides, and pesticide-coated dust and dirt tracked into their homes from the fields. Tom Philpott, newly migrated to MotherJones, nails this topic.
The Stockholm Convention on POPs is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife. By the legally bound Government Resolution No. 1572/2005 the NIP of the Stockholm Convention on POPs was taken into a consideration. Short-, mid- and long-term actions are included in the NIP for period of 10 years.
Spens, K. (2003) Community strategy on dioxins, furans and polychlorinated biphenyls and the EU Implementation of the Stockholm Convention and the UN ECE Protocol on POPs. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs ...
For the current study, researchers collected additional information on each womans typical diet, including how often they consumed certain foods, beverages, and supplements over the past year. To measure the impact of pesticide residues in these foods on reproductive success, scientists used the Pesticide Residue Burden Score (PRBS). Using information from the U.S. Department of Agricultures Pesticide Data Program, which tracks pesticide residue on foods sold in the U.S., fruits and vegetables were categorized into distinct PRBS categories, ranging from one -being the least contaminated, to six -being the most contaminated. (See Table 1 in the study, or to the right for the PRBS of each fruit and vegetable.). Results show, after adjusting for a range of confounders, that women who eat more conventional fruits and vegetables (more than 2.3 servings per day) with a score of 4 or above on the PRBS had a 18% lower probability of clinical pregnancy and a 26% lower chance of live birth. However, ...
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Beyond Pesticides, September 7, 2018) As the marijuana industry gears up for exploding markets created by the increasing number of states that permit medical and/or recreational cannabis use, the quality of marijuana products is emerging as an important issue for patients and consumers. Beyond Pesticides identified this concern back in the winter of 2014-2015, and pointed to the importance of organic production practices for the emerging industry.. As of July 1, Californias mandated testing of cannabis became effective, and initial results are in. New Frontier Data CEO Giadha Aguirre de Carcer is pointing to those results as a threat to the medicinal cannabis market. She notes that 84% of 2016 product batches tested were found to harbor pesticide residue; and that in the recent California round of assays, 20% failed established standards due to contamination from pesticides, bacteria, or processing chemicals, and in some cases, inaccurate labeling.. Ms. de Carcer, speaking to attendees at the ...
Dispersive sample preparation, referred as "QuEChERS", is a simple and straightforward sample extraction technique. It can be used for multi-residue pesticide analysis in a wide variety of food and agricultural products. Bonna-Agelas MAS-Q is a well proven, high throughput method. After study of more than 60 of the fruit, vegetable samples (contain 27 of different sample matrix) and honey samples, the recoveries are very well proved for both Bonna-Agelas high quality SPE sorbents and MAS-Q method.. Table 1 Analytes. ...
More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the EUs national authorities. EURACTIVs partner Journal de lEnvironnement reports.. The European Food Safety Authoritys (EFSA) annual compilation of results from studies across the EU on the presence of pesticides in food products held no surprises. Of the 84,341 samples of produce from conventional agriculture analysed, 97.2% contained traces of one or more of 774 pesticides.. Read the full article on Euractivs website here.. ...
Citation: Lehotay, S.J., Son, K.A., Kwon, H., Koesukwiwat, U., Fu, W., Mastovska, K., Hoh, E. 2010. Comparison of QuEChERS sample preparation methods for the analysis of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. Journal of Chromatography A. 1217:2548-2560. Interpretive Summary: Pesticide residue analysis must be done for a variety of reasons, and the most effective and efficient analytical method should be used to achieve the best results in the fastest and most cost-effective manner. The "quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe" (QuEChERS) approach to pesticide residue analysis meets the needs of the application, but the concept is so flexible that three different versions are commonly used by different laboratories. This paper describes a study that is designed to answer the question, "Which version of QuEChERS is best?" The results show that all three QuEChERS methods perform very well, but AOAC Official Method 2007.01 was found to give better overall results. It is also somewhat ...
The high-throughput analysis of pesticides has been hindered by slow and laborious sample preparation. This application note evaluates a new approach using an innovative laboratory tissue homogenizer to extract various pesticide residues from different kinds of plant materials and to identify and quantify active ingredients by LC/MS/MS.
Pesticides are widely used by farmers to control pests, weeds and molds that would otherwise decrease crop production. While this has significantly increased worldwide food productions, these same pesticides pose significant health and environmental risks and are therefore subject to increasing regulation. Since many different types of pesticides can be used on the same food product, multi-residue screening approaches are used. This application note details the Zebron MultiResidue™ col<
A method for the fast identification of trace levels of pesticide residues in agricultural crops was developed using low pressure gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (LP-GC/MS). The finalchromatographic determination took 12 minutes per sample while conventional GC/MS required at least 30...
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Federal Register: December 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 244)] [Notices] [Page 76325-76330] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr20de06-89] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0794; FRL-8109-1] Review of Chemical Proposals for Addition under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; Solicitation of Information for the Development of Risk Management Evaluations and Risk Profiles AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This notice solicits information relevant to the development of risk management evaluations pursuant to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) for the following chemicals which are being reviewed for possible addition to the Stockholm Conventions (hereafter Convention) Annexes A, B, and/or C as POPs: ...
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In the interest of food safety, pesticide residue testing is done in many countries for both domestically produced and imported agricultural products. Baby food is an area of high interest due to the ramifications of exposing infants and young children to toxins, especially during the critical years of brain and nervous system development. Limiting exposure to pesticides is considered critical in maintaining a safe, healthy diet. In the United States, tolerance limits for agricultural products that could be used for producing baby food are set by the USEPA. Testing of these commodities is then performed by the USDA under its annual "Pesticide Data Program" (PDP). Baby food, in particular, has been included in testing conducted since 2010, with the last round conducted in 2013.1 The European Union (EU) has set maximum residue limits of 4 to 8 μg/Kg for several pesticides in baby food, and specifically listed others as prohibited for use entirely in the production of agricultural products ...
In this video, Waters Senior Scientist Lauren Mullin describes how multiple reaction monitoring or MRM transitions can be more effectively managed for more rapid, multi-residue screening and quantification of food and environmental contaminants.
The U.S. Senate is finally preparing to ratify the Stockholm Convention, a global treaty banning persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Legislation now moving through Congress, however, deeply undermines the agreement by allowing the U.S. to ignore international decisions targeting new chemicals under the treaty. Reducing the treatys effectiveness is no way to ratify, tell your Senators to adopt the Stockholm Convention at full strength.. The Stockholm Convention was signed by more than 100 countries in 2001, and has now been ratified by 35 of the 50 nations needed to bring the treaty into effect. The Convention was developed to eliminate a class of particularly dangerous chemicals that are toxic, move great distances via wind and water, persist in the environment and bio-accumulate as they move up the food chain. The treaty will immediately ban 12 POPs, nine of which are pesticides once used widely in the United States.. The treaty includes provisions for taking future action on additional ...
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Citation: Lehotay, S.J., Mastovska, K., Lightfield, A.R. 2005. Use of buffering to improve results of problematic pesticides in a fast and easy method for residue analysis of fruits and vegetables. Journal of Association of Official Analytical Chemists International. 88.pp. 615-629. Interpretive Summary: Pesticide residue analysis of foods is a main function of many analytical laboratories around the world. The current methods used in analysis are time-consuming, laborious, and expensive. A quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) method for analysis of pesticide residues in food was recently introduced to provide a much more efficient way to better meet laboratory needs. However, a few problematic pesticides remained in the method, and this study demonstrates how the use of buffering in the procedure solves the problems associated with sample preparation of these pesticides. Excellent results were obtained for notoriously difficult-to-detect pesticides. This buffered ...
In this study, a fully automated QuEChERS system was used to extract 204 different pesticides from various commodities. The matrices used for this evaluation were cabbage, valencia orange, raisin and purple corn flour. The performance of the Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40 automated QuEChERS platform was evaluated in comparison to a manual sample preparation workflow. Both preparations employed the AOAC 2007.01 unbuffered QuEChERS methodology, where all the samples were analyzed using liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). ...
In this study, a fully automated QuEChERS system was used to extract 204 different pesticides from various commodities. The matrices used for this evaluation were cabbage, valencia orange, raisin and purple corn flour. The performance of the Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40 automated QuEChERS platform was evaluated in comparison to a manual sample preparation workflow. Both preparations employed the AOAC 2007.01 unbuffered QuEChERS methodology, where all the samples were analyzed using liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). ...
EDGE Application Note Abstract The QuEChERS method has been shown to be practical for pesticide analysis on a number of different sample types and is increasingly being employed on more difficult matrices.  Unfortunately, this process is a manual multi-step process that can be time consuming. With so many different types of food matrices and pesticide residues to be analyzed there is a need for a faster simplified extraction method. Furthermore, some matrices either by their nature or their economic value, can be difficult to analyze with just the QuEChERS method alone. In this application note we propose the EDGE™ as an alternative to the QuEChERS method for the extraction of pesticides from food matrices including known difficult matrices. With its patent pending Q-Cup Technology™ the EDGE can extract a difficult food sample, including the dispersive solid phase cleanup, in less than 5 minutes in one automated
In order to assess the trend in the body load of organochlorine pesticide residues in Great Britain, between July 1965 and June 1967 samples of fat were taken during routine necropsies on 247 subjects over 3 years old and on 44 stillborn or premature babies and infants below the age of 3. The levels of the three main pesticides, B.H.C., dieldrin, and D.D.T., were lower than those found in an earlier survey carried out in 1963 and 1964. No marked differences were observed in levels throughout Britain, but the levels in man were higher than those in women. Britain compares favourably with other countries in which similar surveys have been done.. ...
Men who ate fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues--such as strawberries, spinach, and peppers--had lower sperm count and a lower percentage of normal sperm than those who ate produce with lower residue levels, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The Maine vegetable industry is extremely interested in reducing pesticide use while improving or at least maintaining crop quality. This interest derives from market demands for pest-free vegetables; consumer concern about, and regulatory control of, pesticide residue on fresh produce; and reduced profitability due in part to escalating expenses related to the purchase and application of pesticides. Residential development in rural areas has created conflict when vegetable pesticide applications are opposed by neighboring landowners.. All of Maines sweet corn production is for the fresh market. Maine growers make a profit only on sweet corn that can be sold as the highest pest-free quality. Corn that must be sold for lower quality or used for feed may be sold for less than the cost of production.. To produce pest-free quality sweet corn as many as a dozen or more sprays per season may be required, sometimes as often as every two days. The combination of high production expenses and fluctuating ...
The Maine vegetable industry is extremely interested in reducing pesticide use while improving or at least maintaining crop quality. This interest derives from market demands for pest-free vegetables; consumer concern about, and regulatory control of, pesticide residue on fresh produce; and reduced profitability due in part to escalating expenses related to the purchase and application of pesticides. Residential development in rural areas has created conflict when vegetable pesticide applications are opposed by neighboring landowners.. All of Maines sweet corn production is for the fresh market. Maine growers make a profit only on sweet corn that can be sold as the highest pest-free quality. Corn that must be sold for lower quality or used for feed may be sold for less than the cost of production.. To produce pest-free quality sweet corn as many as a dozen or more sprays per season may be required, sometimes as often as every two days. The combination of high production expenses and fluctuating ...
According to a study by Emory University researcher Chensheng Alex Lu, PhD, Organic diets lower childrens dietary exposure to two common pesticides used in U.S. agricultural production.
For people who are concerned about the potential dangers of pesticide residue on produce, the Natural Resources Defense Council, a consumer protection group, suggests the following tips to help
Doctoral thesis (2017). The work presented in this thesis finds its origin in the need to develop ad hoc and novel analytical strategies to screen efficiently targeted pesticide residues in the sector of food control. Our work ... [more ▼]. The work presented in this thesis finds its origin in the need to develop ad hoc and novel analytical strategies to screen efficiently targeted pesticide residues in the sector of food control. Our work intended not only to monitor an increased number of pesticides but also to elaborate a new frame based on Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (IMS-MS) for a confident and reliable use of screening pesticide data. The main part of this thesis was devoted to an investigation of using ion mobility, hyphenated to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-IMS-MS), as a new dimension of separation for small polar organic molecules in complex biological samples without involving exhaustive sample preparation. The first objective of this ...
The Environmental Working Groups Shoppers Guide to Pesticides identifies fruits and vegetables that have the highest and lowest pesticide residues. These 15 fruits and vegetables, which make up their "Clean 15" list, are least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues.. Updated April 2016. Watch: A Farmer on Why He Grows Organic. ...
The Environmental Working Groups Shoppers Guide to Pesticides identifies fruits and vegetables that have the highest and lowest pesticide residues. These 15 fruits and vegetables, which make up their "Clean 15" list, are least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues.. Updated April 2016. Watch: A Farmer on Why He Grows Organic. ...
China will tighten the crackdown on the use of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the State Environment Protection Administration (SEPA) has pledged. The State Council has just approved the setting-up of a national work group to co-ordinate the countrys efforts to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, said Wang Jirong, vice-director of SEPA, at a meeting on Friday to mark the fourth anniversary of Chinas signing of the Stockholm Convention. The 12 priority pollutants addressed in the global treaty include pesticides such as DDT and Mirex, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products such as Dioxins and Furans. The pollutants take a long time to degrade and can be transported by air, water or in the food chain, threatening human health and the environment. The group will be responsible for examining policies, standards, laws and regulations related to pollutant control in China. It is made up of 11 government departments. "The control of these pollutants ...
Pesticides applied to GMOs leave residues that cause health problems. Though nutritionally equivalent, according to the study, the diets of the two groups of rats differed enough that some might question whether genetic modification was the true cause of the health outcomes. After all, the non-GMO group was fed wheat rather than corn and soy, which leaves the possibility that some other factor may be to blame.. GMWatch, which analyzed the study, made proper note of this, concluding based on logic that a diet composed of GM soy and corn is clearly more toxic than one of non-GM wheat. At the same time, there is also the possibility that pesticide residues on GM crops, which was the only other major difference, may have also played a role.. The well-publicized Seralini study involving GM corn fed to rats included this as part of its hypothesis, pointing out that glyphosate contamination from Monsantos Roundup herbicide was present in the GM animal feed. This, along with the GMO content of the ...
... [[[[[[[[ By Elizabeth M. Whelan (3/15/1989) From The Wall Street Journal, 14 March 1989, p. A24:4 [published one day after I printed pp. 2 & 3 of the April AtE issue, where I took a similar stand. Sysop.] Mrs. Whelan heads the American Council on Science and Health (1995 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-5860), a New York group that gets about 10% of its funding from pesticide producers such as Uniroyal Chemicals Co., the makers of Alar. [Kindly uploaded by Freeman 10602PANC] Nutritional terrorists tossed one of their biggest grenades yet with last months Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study claiming that pesticide residues on fresh fruits (especially apples) and vegetables put our children at increased risk of cancer. The media recognized a hot story when they saw one -- and killer applesauce was the topic of the day on numerous TV programs, a few of which [``Today and ``Donahue] featured guest Meryl Streep recommending that we wash our ...
Andrawes (1983) reported that oral administration of radiolabeled acetonitrile to rats resulted in elimination of 65% of the applied dose in expired air, with less than 1% expired as 14CO2. In a similar study however, Huhtanen & Dorough (1976) found that in rats 9.1% of a dose of acetonitrile was eliminated as CO2 in respiratory gases. Two lactating Holstein cows/group were given approximately 0.004, 0.4, 1.4, or 4 mg 14C-thiodicarb per kg b.w. daily for 21 days. Milk and urine were collected twice daily, and blood and faeces were collected at 3- to 4-day intervals. One cow at each dosage level was sacrificed 12 hours after the last treatment, and tissues (liver, kidney, lung, spleen, heart, brain, ovary, udder, tongue, foreleg muscle, hindleg muscle, neck muscle and omental fat) were collected for analysis. The remaining 4 cows (1 at each dosage level) were kept for an additional 7 days after termination of treatment. During this post-treatment phase, milk and urine were collected twice daily ...
This research makes a big deal about anti-oxidants, when there is littl credible evidence that they are that big of a deal for health. Hyping up a term which the general public associates with health but for which there is little evidence is the first clear warning ...
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Biotage QuEChERS products include extraction tubes for the initial extraction and partitioning of analytes from homogenized food samples, and clean up tubes for the dispersive solid phase extraction. All Biotage QuEChERS products come packed in a rack for ease of storage and use on the bench. Additionally, solvent resistant paper labels aid hassle free sample indentification. Biotage supplies pre-weighed extraction and clean up tubes that conform with AOAC1,2 and the EU3 published methods, including those for waxed and highly pigmented fruit and vegetable samples. ...
The active involvement of EFSA in the area of pesticide residues assessment started in 2006 following the adoption of new legislation on maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides in food (Regulation (EC) No 396/2005). EFSA took on a new role as an indep .... ...
Humans are omnivores and will eat basically anything and everything to survive. Of course, if you give humans lots of fat, sugar and processed grains, dairy etc., they will just keep eating it until the lack of basic nutrients and deleterious effects of mass carbs and processing chemical residue kills them. Not to mention habitual intake of nicotine, alcohol or other processed addictive intake. One of the worst is dairy products. Pasteurization kills any beneficial and nutritional aspects of milk/ dairy products and adds a goodly amount of toxic chemical residue. Whole cultures live basically on milk quite successfully, but only because they are too backward to boil it! Being highly civilized of course we mandate by law that all milk must be boiled before being sold to the consumer! You can actually go to jail for selling the real thing in our society! Sad to say, most of us have never tasted real cream or warm milk right from the critter, unless our mamas actually nursed us as ...
According to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed, Member States have to monitor pesticide residue levels in food samples and submit the monitoring results to EFSA and the European Commission. The Stan .... ...
The overriding conclusion of this WHO report is that the microbiological quality of drinking water is paramount and new data have not changed these conclusions. Water treatment processes must be operated to minimise DBP formation but maintaining microbiological quality must be given priority over minimisation of DBP.. A new concern about chemicals in drinking water emerged in the early 1990s with the publication of research findings on the feminisation of male fish. The then Department of the Environment (DOE) had been funding research on inter-sex fish in the River Lea throughout the 1980s. When this work was eventually published, it complemented the findings of other research studies on the environmental impact of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC). These are natural or synthetic compounds that mimic hormones or disrupt the function of the endocrine system, which regulates the production and release of hormones. The DOE research findings showed that natural oestrogens and components of the ...
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The European Commission has lowered the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for 13 pesticide active ingredients banned in the EU, based on new scientific evidence that existing levels are too high to be safe. The new levels were published Friday.
This video is an introduction to the United Nations Environment Programmes Dioxin Toolkit (2013). It offers a brief history of the Toolkit, including its relationship to the Stockholm Convention, and a step-by-step search of the Toolkit for information on identifying sources of dioxins and other unintentional POPs addressed by the Convention.. The presenter in the video is Pat Costner, B.S., M.S., who worked with IPEN primarily via IPENs Dioxin, Waste and PCBs Working Group. Ms. Costner was a member of the Stockholm Conventions Toolkit Expert Group, a Senior Scientist with Greenpeace, and a Science Advisor for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).. ...
Argentina, supported by a number of developing countries, urged governments to agree on international standards for pesticide residues in food, and to apply those standards or justify tougher requirements by supplying scientific evidence. The call was made in the 27 28 June meeting of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Committee, which deals with food safety and animal and plant health and safety. Argentina and its allies said importing countries have announced a number of new maximum residue levels for pesticides, many either setting maximum levels that are more restrictive than internationally agreed standards, or where no standards have been set up. Argentina s paper was circulated immediately before the meeting (and only in Spanish). Several developed countries asked for more time to study the proposals. Among the other issues discussed were Egyptian proposals to strengthen the special treatment given to developing countries, the on-going complaint from developing countries about ...
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Access to high-quality and safe food is a basic need in our community and, consequently, the European Union has defined maximum residue levels (MRLs) for a number of antibacterial compounds. However, despite the obvious demand for quantitative multi-residue detection methods that can be carried out on a rout
EU - A test of different foods by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has shown that more than 97 per cent contain pesticide residue levels that fall within legal limits.
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Waters environmental solutions provide the sensitivity, specificity, and compound confirmation needed for screening and quantifying pesticide residues in agricultural commodities, drinking water, and surface water.
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An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues.
Agricultural workers are exposed to many contaminants and suffer from respiratory and other symptoms. Dusts, gases, microbial products and pesticide residues from farms have been linked to effects on
Bands in the 3-Grain category are either owned by corporations without a serious commitment to organics, or do not contain many organic ingredients. All brands listed under the 3-Grain category have policies not to source genetically engineered ingredients or use ingredients extracted with petrochemical solvents. Consumers should choose products in this category only if they are labeled "organic," since "natural" products could be contaminated with pesticide residues, genetically engineered ingredients, and toxic solvent residues. ...
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The one flavor that was clear? Cherry Garcia.. The levels found were far below the ceiling set by the Environmental Protection Agency.. To put this into perspective, The Health Research Institute Lab calculated that a 75 pound child would have to consume 145,000 eight ounce servings a day to hit the limit set by the EPA. An adult would have to eat 290,000 servings to pose a threat.. Sounds insignificant, but what about long term exposure effects?. According to Scientific Reports, rats that consumed very low doses of glyphosate each day showed early signs of fatty liver disease within three months, which worsened over time.. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for enforcing maximum pesticide residue in food, with the exception of glyphosate.. In a statement, Ben & Jerrys said:. "we understand and share our fans desire to limit the amount of chemicals" in food, but concluded the bottom line is that our products are safe to eat.". ...
Blumenthal told attendees that as matters stand raw materials that are rejected are in almost all cases returned to the broker or ingredient supplier. These materials might be rejected for a number of reasons having to do with specifications, such as having too much heavy metals, having pesticide residues or failing microbial contamination tests.. Or in some cases raw material might be rejected because it is adulterated in some way. Adulteration might be in the form of undeclared plant parts from the same species, such as having leaves in extract that was supposed to be made from the root only. It might take the form of finding material from another species altogether. Or it might be the inclusion of exogenous chemicals, such as added elegiac acid to make the extract look more potent than it actually is.. Whatever the reason for the rejection, Blumenthal said the standard practice today is for the receiver of the goods to reject the lot, get a refund from the supplier, and wash their hands of ...
Apples are a great food to eat while doing a colon cleanse. Not only are they high in fiber, but they are also very low in calories and fat. One apple, with the skin still on it, will give you approximately 20-25% of your daily recommended fiber. They are a great food for anyone to eat, especially if they are trying to lose weight. Apples are usually high in pesticide residue, so be sure to buy organic, if possible. Drinking freshly-squeezed apple juice is another great addition to a cleansing diet, but stay away from juices that are high in sugar ...
Initiative partner CRA PAV deals with the protection of agricultural and forestry plants by biotic agents (bacteria, fungi, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, etc..) and abiotic stress (physiological disorders, adverse climatic conditions). Studies are carried out on the interaction between plants and pathogens, on the epidemiology and characterization of populations of pathogenic organisms using traditional methods and molecular biology to control diseases. Researches focus on the genetic sources of resistance to pests and tolerance, to be applied to the development of varieties / lines resistant through the use of conventional methods and biotechnology. CRA PAV investigates crop protection methods in the context of conventional, integrated and organic practices. Attention is given to methods useful in the diagnosis of disease prevention, to techniques and methods of treatment which may minimize the occurrence of pesticide residues in food and the environment. Applied projects aim at remediation ...
Each year EWG ranks produce for pesticide residue and presents consumers with both the safest and most toxic choices - heres the latest list.
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Eating fruits and vegetables with high amounts of pesticide residue - such as strawberries, spinach, peppers, or grapes - may reduce womens chances of conceiving and bearing children, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
In line with our philosophy, we choose not to use organic fish in our recipes as this must be sourced from fish farms. Instead we choose to source our fish from their natural environment in the deep seas. As with all HiPP baby foods, all the ingredients used are tested to ensure that they contain no harmful chemical residues so you can be assured that this recipe is still the best possible choice for your baby. ...
Laboratory experiments and clinical studies have shown that eating a whole food diet can actually help with weight loss. However, healthy eating is not about cutting off whole food groups like carbs or fats from the diet. They have been part of our diet for thousands of years. The major change that has happened in recent years--concurrent with the rise in obesity--is the highly processed nature of the foods we eat.. Refined flour is one of the most harmful processed foods to avoid. The refining process strips the grains of all the good parts, and leaves us with empty calories, not to mention the chemical residues that come from the refining processes. Many packaged whole grain flours are no better since they are nothing but refined flour to which bran is added later on. Get your carbohydrates from vegetables, fruits and gluten-free whole grains that you can eat with the least amount of processing.. Fats carry some of the most important vitamins and have other structural and functional roles in ...
Were rightly concerned about the potential harm, both to us and the environment, from the products of our technologically advanced society. But people often perceive risks to be far greater than they really are. I have many friends who, in an effort to avoid trace amounts of synthetic chemicals found on "regular" produce, eat only organic. Yet they rock climb, kayak, and ski the backcountry. These activities are far riskier than consuming chemical residues on food ...
Do what feels right for you and your baby. Guidelines suggest that you should wait until your baby is six months old before starting weaning, but if you are unsure or feel your baby is ready before this time then it is recommended you speak to your health visitor for advice.. · Expect and prepare for some mess!. There is no avoiding that weaning is a messy process. Often your baby can end up covered in mess from top to toe. To ensure you are prepared, have plenty of bibs, place plastic mats under highchairs and keep wipes handy such as Dettol Power & Pure Advance Kitchen, which clean leaving no harsh chemical residue and kill 99.9% of bacteria. Hygiene expert Dr Lisa Ackerley advises "It is important to use anti-bacterial products that are suitable for use around baby areas to clean hygiene hotspots, like your babys changing mat and highchair tray.". · Relax and make food fun. Enjoy the time with your child and make food fun! Your baby is getting to know different textures and tastes and ...
We have equipped our NATURAL BASIC line with everything a good mattress needs. No more but also no less! The best, sustainable raw materials are selected and checked for chemical residues and then form the basis for the quality mattresses certified by QUL. They incorporate all our values as to what makes a healthy, good mattress.. High all-point elasticity for effective body contouring and the selection of the appropriate natural materials for a comfortable micro-climate and electro-biological neutrality are the key criteria when it comes to getting the ingredients right for healthy, restful sleep. It is for those people who value all of the above, and who are looking for an attractively priced mattress, that we have developed our NATURAL BASIC line. ...
We have equipped our NATURAL BASIC line with everything a good mattress needs. No more but also no less! The best, sustainable raw materials are selected and checked for chemical residues and then form the basis for the quality mattresses certified by QUL. They incorporate all our values as to what makes a healthy, good mattress.. High all-point elasticity for effective body contouring and the selection of the appropriate natural materials for a comfortable micro-climate and electro-biological neutrality are the key criteria when it comes to getting the ingredients right for healthy, restful sleep. It is for those people who value all of the above, and who are looking for an attractively priced mattress, that we have developed our NATURAL BASIC line. ...
In the weeks after Sept. 11, the lampposts and store windows of lower Manhattan filled with flyers posted by people searching for missing friends and loved ones. Some people are looking for missing children, brothers, friends and fellow travelers, said Lonely Planet spokesman Frank Ruiz. Residents are debating whether to open a controversial third landfill, on the islands leeward side, or start shipping trash to a landfill in Washington state. Wash off any chemical residues from sunscreen or cosmetics before spreading mud from sulfur mud baths on your face -- thats the lesson two English tourists learned recently in New Zealand. The pair were relaxing at the popular Hells Gate resort in Rotorua when, like many other tourists enjoying the areas famous mud pools, they spread mud on their faces. The National Western Stock Show, Rodeo and Horse Show brings more than 15, 000 animals, 22 rodeo performances, bull riders, livestock competitions, horse shows, a parade, concerts and Western-themed
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With the goal of harmonizing the calculation of MRLs across the OECD, the OECD has developed a MRL Calculator. It is made up of a simple to use xls. A User Guide and a Statistiscal White Paper are available to help with the use of the Calculator. ...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has presented new methodology for grouping pesticides that will allow the implementation of cumulative risk assessment for studying the risks posed by exposure to multiple pesticide residues.. The EFSA methodology is based on classifying pesticides into cumulative assessment groups (CAGs) on the basis of exhibiting similar toxicological properties in a specific organ or system. The method has already been used to define groups of pesticides toxic to the thyroid and central nervous systems.. Traditional methods of risk assessment for pesticide residues have looked at individual compounds in isolation, but current EU law now requires that assessments study the cumulative effects of exposure to a range of different pesticides simultaneously. This approach allows possible interactions between pesticides to be included in the risk assessment. The new EFSA method "paves the way" for these cumulative assessments.. The next stage is the gradual implementation of ...
Pesticides are poisons in nature and have harmful effects on human health. They are used for suicide, homicide and for other bad intentions. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the residues of some pesticides in fruits collected from various markets of Lahore. Material & Methods: Eight fruits samples apple, banana, guava, melon, orange, papaya, pomegranate and strawberry from various sale points of the market were collected. Extraction, clean up and analysis were then processed. Concentration of five pesticides including Bifenthrin, Lambda Cyhalothrin, Carbofuran, Chlorpyrifos and Cypermethrin were determined in fruits samples using high performance thin layer chromatography. Spot diameter of pesticide residue of sample was compared with that of standards to determine pesticide concentration. One way ANOVA was applied to determine the significance of difference. Results & Cnoclusion: Significant difference of pesticide presence was identified in some selected fruits ( ...
Buy Pesticide Residues in Foods by W. George Fong at Mighty Ape NZ. Advances in analytical chemistry methodology now allow us to detect the most minute trace amounts of pesticides. As this capacity grows, so does publi...
Characterizing dietary pesticide exposures, particularly for infants and children, has become an essential component of cumulative pesticide risk assessment, as mandated by the 1996 FQPA. Several reports (Lu et al. 2006a, 2006b, 2008, 2009; Schettgen et al. 2002) have clearly demonstrated the significant contribution of dietary intakes to the overall OP and pyrethroid pesticide exposure in children and highlighted the critical need to quantify the health risks associated with the low but chronic daily exposures to those pesticides. As the result of the 1993 NRC report, the U.S. Congress funded the PDP under the USDA to test pesticide residues annually in foods consumed most often by children and, to the extent possible, "as eaten." Since its inception, PDP has tested , 200,000 food commodity samples for an extensive list of pesticides. When pesticide residues reported in the PDP database are combined with food consumption information, such as those surveyed in the Continuing Survey of Food ...
Project LEAF (Limiting Exposures Around Families) is a program developed by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs that seeks to mitigate and increase awareness of take-home exposure risks to farmworkers and their families through a training curriculum and other educational materials. Visit the Project LEAF website. Exit. Pesticide take-home exposure occurs when farmworkers go home bearing pesticide residues that may cling to their skin, clothing, hats, boots, tools, lunch coolers, car seats and any other items in the work environment. Their children may then be exposed to these pesticide residues.. For more information on Project LEAF, contact Ana Rivera-Lupianez ([email protected]), (703) 305-0871. Project LEAF training materials are available in a bilingual, low-literacy format that offers advice on how to reduce or even eliminate the possibility of exposing children to pesticide residues.. You can get one free copy of materials by calling the National Service Center for ...
Stockholm Convention POPs Review Committee assesses hazards of two industrial chemicals nominated for elimination and agrees to prepare guidance on alternatives to pesticide endosulfan
1. Chai Mee Kin and Tan Guan Huat. Comparison of different types of coating in headspace solid-phase microextration for the analysis of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits. 2008. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Science. Vol 12(2). 444-450. 2. Chai Mee Kin, Tan Guan Huat and Asha Kumari. Application of solid-phase microextraction for the determination of pesticides in vegetables samples by gas chromatography with an electron capture detector. 2008. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Science, Vol 12, No 1, Pg 1-9. 3. Chai Mee Kin, Tan Guan Huat and Asha Kumari. Headspace solid- phase microextraction in combination with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the rapid screening of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits. 2007. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry. Vol 9, No. 1, Pg 018-023. 4. Chai Mee Kin, Tan Guan Huat and Asha Kumari. Method development of determination of pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits by using solid-phase microextraction. 2006. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry. ...
Pesticides are widely used chemicals that are impossible for most of us to avoid. Many people are aware that they impact weeds, insects, and fungi - as they are designed to do. But it is widely believed that they are harmless to humans at the low doses that they are exposed to through their diet.. However, a study published last year[1] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that pesticide residues in food may account for a large proportion of the roughly 100,000 unsuccessful pregnancy attempts in fertility clinics across North America.. The women in the study were grouped according to the amount of pesticides they ingested, as indicated by US Department of Agriculture data on average pesticide residue levels found in common foods. The study found that the women in the highest quartile (the 25% of women who consumed the most pesticides) had a 26% reduced chance of having a live birth than women in the lowest quartile, who consumed the least amount of pesticides. These ...
The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, Stationery Office books