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Germany raises awareness of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey and tea

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Few Germans are aware of the health risk posed by natural contaminants such as pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey and tea or arsenic in rice, a report by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) notes. This is because people feel more at risk from synthetic substances that contaminate food, such as mercury in fish and dioxin in eggs, the BfR concluded.


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