Contaminated Food

Eating the same type of potentially contaminated food (treated continuously with the same pesticide) can increase susceptibility to associated health implications

How to prevent Contaminated Food

  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to minimize the potential of increased exposure to a single pesticide.
  • Thoroughly wash all produce, even that which is labelled organic and that which you plan to peel (ii) wash your produce under running water rather than soaking or dunking it (iii) dry produce with a clean cloth towel or paper towel when possible (iv) scrub firm fruits and vegetables, like melons and root vegetables (v) discard the outer layer of leafy vegetables, such as lettuce or cabbage (vi) Overall, peel fruits and vegetables when possible.

Contaminated Food AUDIENCES

Hospitals

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Children

Young developing children are a product of their environment. And when their surroundings contain dangerous hazards such as Persistent Organic Pollutants, it’s important to educate

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PBDEs & HBCD

At and around your household, you and your family may be exposed to a variety of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) including the Brominated Flame Retardants:

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Pesticides

Whether you are on a farm spraying your crops or at the grocery store shopping for produce, you may be in contact with Highly Hazardous

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UPOPs

In your backyard or even at the dinner table, you may be in contact with Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and not even know it.

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PCBs

If you live or work near sites where PCB oils have been used or stored (such as power generation stations or transformer storage sites) you

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PFOS

There are few contaminants that have been found around the world like Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). Used in many popular consumer goods such as stain-resistant carpets,

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