Endocrine disrupting chemicals can be found as pesticide residues in the food we eat. They can also make their way into food when used in metal cans, plastic food packing or containers.
Consumer guide on EDCs found in food
PAN Europe’s consumer guide: Disrupting food: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in European Union Food shows which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of residues, and provides tips on reducing exposure, particularly for vulnerable groups. Available in English, Spanish German and Dutch.
To find out more, read PAN Europe’s new consumer guide: http://www.disruptingfood.info/en/
The Toxic Menus report provides a snapshot of the current chemical contamination present in a typical and nutritionally balanced child’s meal in France.
To read the report published by Generations Futures and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and discover more about the campaign, see http://www.menustoxiques.fr (in French)
Campaign partners Générations Futures and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E) conducted an investigation into strawberries sold in France, originating from the country or from Spain. They found that 70% of fruits contained pesticides which are EDCs, and two samples even contained a banned pesticide.
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