A recent, frightening study indicates even the “average” person is being exposed to cancerous levels of toxins like arsenic, dioxins, and DDE.
Using dietary surveys and toxin content datasets, the scientists were able to determine an estimated toxin level and compare this to the “cancer benchmark” of each compound. (The “cancer benchmark” is a term used to describe the “exposure level that would generate one excess cancer per million people over a 70-year lifetime”, according to NaturalNews.
In both children and adults, cancer benchmarks were exceeded for dioxins, DDE, dieldrin, lead, and arsenic. Children also exceeded the cancer benchmark for the toxin chlordane. In all cases, children had greater exposure margins than adults. When it came to DDE, children exceeded the cancer benchmark level by more than 10 times. For dieldrin, arsenic, and dioxins, their exposure level was 100 times over the cancer benchmark levels.
As reported by NaturalNews, here are the top sources of these food toxins:
Arsenic: poultry, cereal, salmon, tuna, mushrooms.
DDE: dairy, potatoes, meat, freshwater fish, pizza.Dieldrin: dairy, meat, cucumber, cantaloupe, pizza.
Chlordane: dairy, cucumber, meat, popcorn, potatoes.
Dioxins: dairy, meat, potatoes, cereal, mushrooms.
Acrylamide: crackers, fried potatoes, cereal, graham crackers, chips.