Traduction en anglais : Pesticide residues in fruit and vegetable products and the carcinogenic risk for consumers.
Fruits and vegetable can contain residues of pesticides used for crop protection.
Pesticides are chemical compounds whose degree of toxicity vary considerably.
Consumers are exposed to the potential adverse health effects caused by pesticides, in particular carcinogenic effects.
In fact, eighty-four out of approximately 370 pesticides authorized in Italy have been classified as probable or suspected carnogenics by at least one of the international institutes as IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), USEAPA (United states Envinromental Protection Agency) and the italian CCTN (National Consultative Commission of Toxicology).
The adopted methodology in this study permits an evaluation of the carconogenic risk resulting from exposure to pesticide residues in food.
This study underlines the importance of the age specific diets and consequently dietary exposure to pesticide residues.
The carcinogenic risk, that is the sum of the risk due to the exposure to each pesticide during a lifespan of 70 ears, was 1,24x10-4 (one tumor on 10.000 inhabitant).
The carcinogenic risk is higher if the exposure occurs during the first 10 years of human life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse risque, Méthode, Consommateur, Pesticide, Résidu, Italie, Europe, Fruit, Légume, Carcinogenèse, Contamination chimique, Horticulture, Produit alimentaire, Carcinogène, Homme, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk analysis, Method, Consumer, Pesticides, Residue, Italy, Europe, Fruit, Vegetable, Carcinogenesis, Chemical contamination, Horticulture, Foodstuff, Carcinogen, Human, Toxicity
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0351845
Code Inist : 002A35B09. Création : 14/12/1999.