50: The Number of Dangerous Pesticides Found in British Food ; Contamination Fears over Sudan 1 Have Been Put in the Shade by the Discovery of Even More Damaging Residues in Our Diet
Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
More than 50 dangerous pesticides contaminate Britain's food, official tests reveal. All have been found to be poisonous or are suspected of causing cancer or having "gender bender" effects by international regulatory bodies.
The revelation - in a survey of official testing results - will heighten concern about food contamination, after the withdrawal of more than 400 products contaminated with the prohibited dye Sudan 1 from shops and supermarkets.
Concern over the dye, normally used to colour petrol, oils, waxes and polishes, centres on its suspected role in causing cancer. But some of the pesticides found in British fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products …
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Publication information: Article title: 50: The Number of Dangerous Pesticides Found in British Food ; Contamination Fears over Sudan 1 Have Been Put in the Shade by the Discovery of Even More Damaging Residues in Our Diet. Contributors: Geoffrey Lean Environment Editor - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: February 27, 2005. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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