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Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Contamination

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Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Contamination
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Overall Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Contamination is of lower concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Contamination

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Level of Concern in Food
 
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Known to cause cancer
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance is toxic to the immune system.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Toxicological Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs).
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance causes cancer in animals.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Toxicological Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs).
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance causes birth defects in animals.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Toxicological Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs).
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance causes reproductive damage in animals.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Toxicological Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs).
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance disrupts the endocrine system.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1998. Toxicological Profile for Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs).
Known to cause cancer
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
 

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