A new study suggests that fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to long-lived contaminants like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). 25 more words
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Bottled water is healthy water — or so marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks; healthy, active people gulping down icy bottled water between biking in the park and a trip to the yoga studio. 852 more words
The European Commission have published a Recommendation which addresses the issue of the maximum permitted levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.
The Recommendation concludes that it would be very difficult to further reduce the levels of cadmium in foods due to the non-uniform nature of the distribution of cadmium levels across foods, depending on soil type, growing conditions, fertiliser type and use, etc. 54 more words