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Alkenylbenzenes in food: How large is the health risk?

Some foods may naturally contain potentially harmful (toxic) substances. These include alkenylbenzenes, for example, which occur as secondary plant constituents in certain herbs and spices, such as basil, fennel and parsley, among others.

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BfR-Corona-Monitor – as to 2–3 August 2022

Proven hygiene measures continue to play an important role in containing the coronavirus. For example, 67 percent of the respondents say they have washed their hands more thoroughly within the last two weeks. 48 percent have also used disinfectants more frequently in the same period.

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Reclaimed wastewater in agriculture: health risk from pathogens on fruit and vegetables?

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) advises against irrigation in certain cases.

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