Everyday consumers of non-organic foods are ingesting toxic levels
of pesticides, some of which were banned decades ago, says a new
article in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. According
to the report, an average diet consists of 60-70 hits a day of
toxins like DDT, Dieldren and Dioxin. These poisons, known as
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are categorized among a class
of chemicals that are “among the most insidiously dangerous compounds
ever produced”, says the report. The article goes on to say that
an adults eating a balanced diet of conventional foods receives
as much as 90 times the acceptable exposure of POPs. The top ten
foods containing the highest levels of these banned chemicals
are butter, cantaloupe, cucumbers, meat loaf, peanuts, popcorn,
radishes, spinach, summer squash and winter squash.

Read the full article: Toronto Globe and Mail- Oct.15, 2002 http://organicconsumers.org/Toxic/conventional101502.cfm
Also check out OCA’s library of articles on toxic food and food
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