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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Carbendazim in Orange Juice Products

Carbendazim,  is a potential fungicide has been reported to be found in some orange juice products. The levels of carbendazim reported appear to be the result of the application of a pesticide/fungicide on orange trees. The fungicide is approved for such use in Brazil and several other countries, but not the United States.
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The effect of this  fungicide, and its mal effects are still under study.

Chronic effects:

Chronic effects such as Carcinogenicity, reproductive effects, mutagen effects are also under study.
A well established study is given below : http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Actives/Carbenda.htm

Another major study is www.inchem.org/documents/jmpr/jmpmono/v95pr19.htm

So lets wait and see what is the final decision from FDA

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