Health authorities around the world do not know what effect the chemicals we come in contact with have on our health. But it is hard to avoid them.
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation says it is a jungle. They say one way to avoid chemicals is to choose organic if you can afford it. "Otherwise you should wash and peel food as much as you can. Then you get rid of the chemicals anyway," Johanna Sandahl, at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, tells news agency TT.
But the European Food Safety Authority says people should not worry about long-term health effects.
"Just because you go over the limit doesn't mean there's a risk to consumers," says Anders Jansson, an inspector at the Swedish National Food Agency.
The products analyzed in the report were sold in the EU, Island, and Norway.