Spain: Water, soil and food in Europe are contaminated by PFAS chemicals, study finds

Published Mar 1, 2024

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A report by the European Action Network against Pesticides (PAN Europe) and Ecologists in Action has found that 75% of Spanish strawberries contained pesticide residues in 2021. The study also noted a rise in the use of 'forever chemicals' or PFAS pesticides, which pose serious health and environmental risks. Spain, along with other countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, and Greece, is a major producer of PFAS-contaminated food within the EU. Over the past decade, PFAS contamination has surged by 148% in vegetables and 80% in fruits.
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Madrid, February 27 (EFE).- 75% of Spanish strawberries had pesticide residues in 2021, reveals the 'Toxic Harvest' study prepared by the European Action Network against Pesticides (PAN Europe) and the NGO Ecologists in Action , which denounce the increase in the use of "forever chemicals" and the pollution of water and soil in the EU. The report 'Toxic harvest: the rise of perennial pesticides in fruits and vegetables in Europe' points out that foods such as fruits and vegetables are exposed and contaminated by perfluoroalkylated and polyfluoroalkylated pesticides (PFAS) that are sprayed on crops in the form of pesticides, whose use It has "serious" consequences for health and nature. According to the data, Spain, along with the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Portugal and Greece, is one of the main producers of food contaminated with PFAS within the EU. In Spain, between 2011 and 2021, residues of 18 different PFAS pesticides were detected in fruits and vegetables for sale, as ...
Source: Lne
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