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Common Food Pollution Diseases
Examples of Food Poisoning - Food Pollution Diseases:
Gastrointestinal problems with symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea (due to E. coli in food) are common manifestations of microbial infections caused by toxic bacterial strains;
Nervous system problems involving memory and learning problems may occur especially in children and infants due to consumption of food with organophosphate pesticides which have been shown to be neurotoxin chemicals. Symptoms include: memory and learning problems.
Thyroid dysfunctions can be caused by consumption of perchlorate. Food contaminated with perchlorate has been recorded and this may add to daily perchlorate intake from other sources (such as drinking water) causing thyroid problems and metabolism problems.
Cancers may develop in time due to exposure to low amounts of food pollutants over long periods of time. Many carcinogenic chemicals may pollute food (including chlorinated solvents, benzene, arsenic, etc.) and thus, may contribute to cancer development later on in life.