Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

'Sources of contamination should be identified for highly contaminated products and remediating measures taken,' say EU researchers. Photo credit: iStock.com / Elenathewise

EC study reveals carcinogenic PAHs in supplements

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Levels of carcinogenic PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in EU supplements vary widely from under safe limits to way over, according to a European Commission study ahead of new regulation on the issue.

There's a thin line between toxic and healthy, say researchers looking at the shifting perceptions of antioxidants

Healthy or toxic? The conflicting images of antioxidants

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Benefit-risk ratios must be established for each antioxidant separately, considering risk groups and dosage, according to researchers reviewing polarised perceptions of vitamin E and beta-carotene.


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