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Pesticide chemical linked to food allergies (study); Chemical also used to chlorinate tap water

Pesticide chemical linked to food allergies (study); Chemical also used to chlorinate tap water | Longevity science | Scoop.it

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), dichlorophenol-containing pesticides could be partially to blame.

 

The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, when found in the human body, are associated with food allergies.

 

 

 

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Nutritional Info's comment, December 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees

Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Another reason to eat organic: a dangerous pesticide has been confirmed to kill honeybees. This toxin is entering our environment through factory farming methods.

 

A recent study showed that this EPA-approved GMO insecticide is responsible for killing off honeybees, which is a serious threat to the food supply. This chemical is also helping contaminate the entire food chain...

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Tania Calonge's comment, November 11, 2014 3:26 PM
Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.
Tania Calonge's curator insight, November 20, 2014 10:15 AM

Pese a las ventajas que proporcionan los organismos transgénicos para poder ser resistentes a plagas o a factores ambientales, esa manipulación genética no siempre resulta del todo beneficiosa y puede llegar a tener consecuencias dramáticas. Por ello, la regulación de los organimos transgénicos y su control antes de salir al mercado, es fundamental.