New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

December 8, 2012 by  
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Image courtesy of Shutterstock Food allergies have become an increasing concern over recent years, especially for new parents. A study found that between 1997 and 2007, the rate of food allergies rose a full 18%, with Center for Disease Control reporting that 15 million people are now effected—and new research suggests that pesticides in tap water could be a contributing factor. The report, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , found that dichlorophenol-containing pesticides used in water chlorination have a direct link to food allergies in the human body. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Annals of Allergy , Asthma and Immunology , center for disease control , childhood allergies , dichlorophenol , food allergies , Health , pesticides health , tap water , water chlorination

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New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

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