Consumption of livestock reared on potentially contaminated sites can lead to the indirect consumption of contaminants due to bioaccumulation in animals from grazing:
How to prevent Livestock Contamination
- Trim fat and skin from meat, poultry, and fish to minimize exposure to pesticide residue that may accumulate in the fat.
- Cook meats in a way that allows the fat to drain off to reduce ingestion of lipophilic (fat loving) chemicals such as PBDEs and other POPs. (ii) Do not use the drippings to prepare broth, sauce, chowder or soup (iii) Minimize consumption of high fat meats, high fat dairy products and processed meats
- Trimming fat from meat and consuming low-fat dairy products may decrease the exposure to hazardous compounds a (ii) Adopting a balanced diet (including adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables and cereals) to help avoid excessive exposure from a single source. This is a long-term strategy to reduce body burdens and is probably most relevant for girls and young women to reduce exposure of the developing fetus and when breastfeeding infants later on in life.