health

Banned chemical found in orange juice

Saturday's Dagens Nyheter reports that seven out of eight brands of orange juice contain carbendazim, a pesticide that is illegal in sweden, and which can cause birth defects and reduce fertility.

The levels of carbenzadim in the juices are well below the EU safety level, but according to some researchers the presence of carbenzadim in a range of foods can have a cumulative effect, and raise the amount to a dangerous level.

The findings were made by a French laboratory on behalf of the Testfakta research company.

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