KALE WITH CANCER-LINKED PESTICIDE

DACTHAL – CANCER-LINKED PESTICIDE FOUND IN KALE
EWG 7/9/22 EMAIL UPDATE

EWG’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment and is a non-profit and non-partisan organization.

EWG reported that their scientists found cancer-linked Dacthal on nearly 60 percent of kale samples. Furthermore, even after thoroughly washing, 86 percent of kale and other leafy greens contained questionable levels of toxic pesticides.

As EWG noted, “The EPA recently suspended all future uses of Dacthal after its chief manufacturer failed to provide sufficient safety data addressing concerns about Dactha’s potential effect on thyroid function and fetal development. Although the EPA classified it as a possible carcinogen nearly 30 years ago, it is still being used to grow vegetables like kale, collard greens, and more….broccoli, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and turnips.”

It has been banned in Europe since 2009.

This link lets you sign EWG’s petition reminding the EPA that Dacthal is unsafe for human consumption and the environment, and must be banned immediately. (The petition only requires your zip code and email address.)

This link will direct you to EWG’s in-depth report by Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., Toxicologist. It also details other serious health issues to liver, thyroid, lungs, and kidneys.

THIS IS NOT A RECALL