rising levels and it's not the yeast...
· <Two-thirds of bread is contaminated with pesticides with the most frequently found residues being Glyphosate, Chlormequat, Malathion.
· Between 2006 and 2013 the number of breads that tested positive for multiple residues has more than doubled.
· The average amount of non-organic bread contaminated with pesticide residues rose from ~28% in 2001 to ~63% in 2013
Previously promoted as a safe product that can be detoxified by the body.
New evidence shows bio-accumulation in the body.
It has been linked to neurological disease as well as cancer, kidney disease and birth defects
It can be passed via breast milk to babies.
It may hamper or prevent the body’s ability to detoxify other substances.
It may contribute towards the development of ADHD and other similar disorders
In animals in can cause genetic and immune system damage.
A neurotoxin that can inhibit cholinesterase – an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters. Cholinesterase inhibitors at low levels can cause watery eyes and excess production of saliva and muscle spasms followed by death. An example of this is a snake bite containing certain venom, or nerve gas.
Possibly carcinogenic (more research is needed)
Possible endocrine disrupter (more research is needed). Endocrine disruptors can affect the endocrine/hormonal system, reproductive system, neurological system, immune system and produce detrimental developmental effects.
Often used in public recreation areas, landscaping and pest control programs including mosquito eradication.
Causes developmental toxicity in animal studies
There is a need for research studies to investigate if this also occurs in humans