Livestock Contamination

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.

Livestock Contamination 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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