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Berry wrote:"Yet at the same time, there are many very toxic chemicals that we seem to ignore. If you look at the top 10, or even 50, or even 100 chemicals that are causing health problems and death, do you think MSG would be in any of those lists? Yet, how many things in those lists, especially the top 10, do you think people are ignoring?"
Mr. Novick, you said above when giving answer to another question on your board. will you tell me please what are those top 10 toxic chemicals? where can I learn more about these ignored toxic chemical in our foods?
JeffN wrote: I would be interested to see what anyone else would add to the list.
Nettie wrote:JeffN wrote: I would be interested to see what anyone else would add to the list.
We had a discussion in the Lounge Forum about this a while back. I came up with a list from research on the Internet. May or may not be completely accurate, I suppose, but it's a start.
http://drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic ... icals+life
JeffN wrote:ke, vehicle exhaust, home heating, laying tar, and grilling meat.
I would be interested to see what anyone else would add to the list [of toxins]
AnnaS wrote:If we're talking about chemicals that are often found in food, nitrosamines should definitely be on the list--very carcinogenic, yet found in many processed foods, especially processed meats.
Also, after reading Colin Campbell's "China Study" book I'd want to include casein, though maybe that should go in Jeff's first list of 12 common problematic items.
Also, dispersed through the environment we still have big problems with dioxins, very important health problem and most at risk are SAD eaters, eating at the top of the food chain where the dioxin accumulates.
Shouldn't mercury be on the list along with lead? They are telling pregnant women to limit their intake of canned tuna, for heaven's sake--that's really ominous!!!
JeffN wrote:Mercury may be a concern, but I don't know of it killing anyone in significant amounts and in spite of the popularity of fish, Americans eat very little fish relatively speaking.
AnnaS wrote:JeffN wrote:Mercury may be a concern, but I don't know of it killing anyone in significant amounts and in spite of the popularity of fish, Americans eat very little fish relatively speaking.
I thought that mercury compounds were among the most toxic and dangerous ones around...and since you have lead on the list (which also doesn't usually go around killing people, though it can, especially in compounds) it seemed to fit your list.
I'm sorry, I don't think I understood the question being discussed here.
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