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Pollutants in foods

Because of the great importance of good nutrition everyone should have an idea what he consumes and to risks of contamination. Let Us know and require protection of the Institutions who spend huge amounts, but so far they only lift smoke. I would like to emphasize that I write about …

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REMAINS OF MEDICATIONS, STIMULANTS AND ANTIBIOTICS

In the livestock production and breeding of bees for honey, it is the use of drugs including antibiotics unavoidable. According to the various animals and diseases are used various preparations, which by overdosing, misuse or downright forbidden pass in the final product and can have a negative effect on consumption …

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NITRATES, NITRITES

The famous and favorite of all authorities in crisis nitrates, are actually present in any food of plant origin. Their presence is determined by fertilization, as it doesn`t matter whether it is an artificial fertilizer or a natural, everything depends on quantity. In general, they are normal components of the …

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CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER

Due to its specificity the contaminants in water are determined by a separate ordinance (№ 9 MH), as some substances were not considered as harmful to other foods, but to water are normalized. For drinking water is characteristic that it participates in the production of all foods and drinks, and …

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TRANS-FATTY ACIDS (TFA)

(TFA) in food are located primarily in hydrogenated vegetable oils used in the manufacture of margarine and hydrogenated fats for cooking needs. Long time was their impact debatable, but the prevalent opinion is that they have an unfavorable effect on the body. On the one hand, they increase the LDL …

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POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)

The polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of organic compounds consisting of 209 components with varying degrees of toxicity. PCBs are a mixture of aromatic compounds and their chemical formula is C12H10-nCln. The first polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) was synthesized in 1864, but their widespread commercial production began in 1929. Their unique …

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DIOXINS

Dioxins are similar to the PCBs compounds, but the link between the benzene nuclei is through two oxygen atoms. This group of compounds is proven carcinogenic and has similar toxic manifestations as PCBs (Remember the poisoning of the former Ukrainian president). They form mainly by burning, which is why they …

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CONTAMINANTS IN SPIRITS

The existence of the Bulgarians is associated with very high consumption of alcoholic beverages. This feature raises the questions about the safety of the consumed drinks and this in most cases, with home or unknown origin. When talking about fake alcohol in Bulgaria everybody thinks of methyl alcohol, but this …

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MYCOTOXINS

The aflatoxins are a group of substances that are part of the so-called Mycotoxins with proven carcinogenic effects and form in the metabolic processes of certain microscopic fungi. Those that are monitored in foods are Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2; Ochratoxin A, Patulin. They are produced in the following foods: …

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PESTICIDES

The name pesticides comes from the Latin words – „pest“ (an organism that causes destruction or damage diseases on plants and animals) and „cido“ (destroy or kill). According to their purpose they are classified as follows: – Insecticides – the largest group of pesticides that are used to control harmful …

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