California’s Children Face Higher Health Risks from Food Contaminants Than Adults

Preschoolers and school-age children eat a large number of contaminants in a variety of foods at levels that have known health effects, according to a study of kids and adults in California. Exposure to the pollutants at the levels identified in the study is associated with a wide array of health effects including cancer, liver toxicity, and damage to the neurological and reproductive systems.

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