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Orange is the food of greatest contamination by pesticide

Orange is the food of greatest contamination by pesticide

The National Agency of (ANVISA) released a report from the Program for the Analysis of Agrochemical Waste in Foods (PARA), pointing out that orange as the product with the highest risk of causing acute intoxication due to the presence of pesticides.

The analysis was made with 25 classes of food most consumed in the country: pineapple, zucchini, lettuce, rice, banana, potato, beet, onion, carrot, cabbage, beans, guava, orange, apple, papaya, manioc, mango, corn ), strawberry, cucumber, peppers, cabbage, tomato, wheat (flour) and grapes.

The study evaluated more than 12 thousand samples collected between 2013 and 2015 in 27 states and the Federal District. Among the 744 analyzed samples of orange, 12.1% presented a concentration of agrotoxic carbofuran residues above the limits considered safe.

The second food with the highest contamination was pineapple, among the 240 samples were 12 framed in the acute risk, which is equivalent to 5%. In this case, the agrochemical carbendazim was the most found.

Of all types of food analyzed, including cereals, fruits and vegetables, only 134 presented substances with a potential health risk, equivalent to 1% - that is, the the vast majority, almost 99%, did not present this problem.

This is the first time that Anvisa analyzes the immediate health risk due to the presence of these residues. According to the agency, the risk is related to intoxications that can occur within 24 hours after consumption.

In the analysis, food processing factors such as fruit peel removal, washing, among others, were disregarded. "It is important that the consumer also wash the products well to reduce waste, to consume products of the time and to have greater control by the supermarket chains so that they do not buy from producers who use pesticides in an inadequate way," said the director - President of Anvisa, Jarbas Barbosa.


Plateau effect occurs after very low calorie supply

Plateau effect occurs after very low calorie supply

Losing weight has become an emergency treatment. It would be good if there were a UTI - Intensive Care Unit - to meet so many people who are looking for weight loss quickly. Better still if this procedure could be safe and adequate to meet the health demand. Moreover, the ideal would be that the slimming was a treatment only of who really needs, following scientifically based guidelines, without fads and promises of fast results.

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Salt can do the body well if eaten correctly

Salt can do the body well if eaten correctly

Like any processed food, refined table salt is low in nutrients beneficial to the body and toxic to our body. Chemically worked, it contains, among other substances, anti-caking agents, which prevent the salt from being paved, but can cause harm to human health. In excess, common table salt contributes to cellulitis, rheumatism, gout kidney stone, gall bladder and various other problems.

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