Chemicals in Pesticides and Water May Cause Food Allergies

Chemicals in Pesticides and Water May Cause Food Allergies
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POSTED: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:34am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:14am

Allergists report that high levels of a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water are associated with food allergies.

Scientists analyzed urine sample data from a study of more than 10,000 people. They believe high levels of dichlorophenols may weaken food tolerance in some people, though they say more research is needed.

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