FOOD ADULTRATION pesticides and cancer ,styrene



1. They come from an odious mixture of maida,palm oil, baking powder, old discarded skimmed milk, detergent, bicarbonate of soda and Suphuric Acid. 2. The same sulfuric acid that is found in leadacid batteries, metal cleaners, drain cleaners and anti-rust products. This is boiled till it becomes a semi solid product as paneer.


There must be proper surveillance of the
implementation food laws.
1. There should be monitoring of the activities with periodical records of hazards regarding
food adulteration.
2. There should be periodical training programmes for Senior Officer/Inspector/Analysts for food safety
There should be consumer awareness programmes organized by holding exhibitions/seminars/training programmes and publishing pamphlets.
3. There should be strict actions regarding the punishment for those who are involved in
  food adulteration.
4. There should be help and support from International INGOs for implementation of food laws.

Plastics and cancer

Food and beverage containers, some disposable plates, and toiletry bottles are all
plastic and all are made from chemicals. Research suggests that all plastics may leach
chemicals if they're scratched or heated. Research also strongly suggests that at certain
exposure levels, some of the chemicals in these products, such as bisphenol A
(BPA), may cause cancer in people.


1. BPA is waek synthetic estrogen found in many plastics products .
2. Its estrogen like activity makes it hormone disruptor and can cause breast cancer .
3. Bisphenol S and Bisphenol F are alternatives of BPA,and considered safe .
4. How ever recent studies have revealed that estrogenic activity is same and even greater than BPA.
Low dose BPA Exposure:
A Seemingly instigating carcinogenic effect on breast cancer. Advanced science,
Zhe Wang,Huiyu,Sijjin liu .


Also known as ethenylbenzene, derivetive of benzene colourless liquid .
1. It is used to make latex,synthetic rubber and polystyrene resins .
2. These resins are used to make plastic packaging,disposable cups and containers.

3. Styrene and its metabolites are cacinogenic

Pesticides Cancer

               Pesticides Cancer


Pesticides and Cancer

               1. Three chemicals used as pesticides arsenic, ethylene oxide and lindane are among agents rated as Group 1 carcinogens, or
               conclusive causes of cancer, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), as is the chemical 2,3,7,8-
               tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), which may occur as a contaminant in certain pesticides.

               Pesticides causes Cancer



Take home message

               1. Exposure to environmental carcinogens may contribute significantly to causation of human cancers .
               2. Food adulteration is increasing day by day and it is also one of the reason of increasing incidence of cancer.

               To reduce exposure to BPA:                1. Carry your own glass, steel, or ceramic water bottle filled with filtered tap water.
               2. Reduce how much canned food you eat and how much canned formula your baby uses.
               3. Use baby bottles with labels that say "BPA free."                 Ref:Breastcancer.org
               4. Don't cook food in plastic containers :
               the plastic residues may leach into food when heated in a regular or microwave oven.
               5. Use glass, porcelain, enamel-covered metal, or stainless steel pots, pans, and containers for food and
               beverages whenever possible, especially if the food or drink is hot.
               6. Wash fruits and vegetables in leukewarm water before eating .
               7. Use locally grown fruits and vegetables .
               8. Remove and discard outer layer of fruits and vegetables .
               All of this the answer of ''do pesticides cause cancer''