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What pesticides are potential cancer causing compounds?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified 64 pesticides as potential cancer-causing compounds. 80 percent of our cancer risk is due to 13 pesticides that are widely used on 15 important food crops. The pesticides are linuron, permethrin, chlordimeform, zineb, captafol, captan, maneb, mancozeb, folpet, chlorothalonil, metiram, benomyl, and Ophenylphenol. These pesticides are used in many crops and animal products, but those of greatest concern, in descending order, are tomatoes, beef, potatoes, oranges, lettuce, apples, peaches, pork, wheat, soybeans, beans, carrots, chicken, corn, and grapes.

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