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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
All of it's below the threshold deemed dangerous, so unless they're violating an existing ban on imports specifically how much can they really do? Was the fungicide banned in the US only in regards to human health, or was there some other concern about it?

Well the orange juice gets mixed into batches from multiple sources, so pinpointing the exact origin could be tricky. Also, it was only recently banned in the last few years.

Wiki says that:
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Studies have found that high doses of carbendazim cause infertility and destroy the testicles of laboratory animals.Carbendazim was included in a biocide ban proposed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency and approved by the European Parliament on January 13, 2009.


According to this article that wiki cites the results of testing were consistent.

Also don't forget that far less than safe levels are required to do harm when multiple toxins produce a synergistic effect. I can't find the article, it was posted here previously, but the main point was that anywhere from as little to 1/25 to 1/100 of the "safe" dosage level was needed to produce harmful effects in humans.

*edit found at least one article that specifically talks about the synergistic effects of Carbendazim. Specifically it causes liver failure. Now let's say someone takes some tylenol and washes it down with some OJ...
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-7843.2011.00831.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+4+Feb+from+10-12+GMT+for+monthly+maintenance
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It DESTROYS testicles?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LD! wrote:
It DESTROYS testicles?

actually it eats them for dinner with a white wine alfredo
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