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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Meat and dairy are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Did you know that by eating one large steak, you could exceed the daily dioxin limit proposed by the EPA.
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Dioxins are some of the most toxic chemicals known to man.  In fact, the EPA has determined there is no “safe” level of exposure.   Dioxins are the byproduct of many industrial processes, yet humans are exposed mainly through their diet of meat and dairy.  The EPA designed the chart below to show how the North American diet is contaminated by dioxins, as presented in the EPA Dioxin Reassessment Summary 4/94 - Vol. 1, p. 37.

Dioxin exposure has been linked to cancer, birth defects, miscarriage, infertility, endometriosis, diabetes, learning disabilities, immune system suppression, lung problems, skin disorders, lowered testosterone levels and much more.

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