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PAN Europe: Criteria for Endocrine disrupting pesticides in food

An analysis made by PAN-Europe based on the monitoring of data by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) shows that European consumers will potentially be exposed to up to 30 different pesticide residues with a risk of adverse health effects. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and apples are the food items with on average the highest dose of endocrine disrupting pesticide residues.

PAN Europe has an information campaign at and consumers are advised to have a look and then choose organic products, especially for the most vulnerable, such as children, as well as substitute the high risk food items. The ‘consumer guide’ gives very simple and practical tips for everyday life.

Visit the campaign consumer guide at:

Originally posted on 20 June 2012

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