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ACS PressPac -- Dec. 10, 2008
Date:12/15/2008

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  • High pesticide levels found in fruit-based drinks in some countries outside U.S.
  • Advance in the battle against "gray mold"
  • Tiny delivery system with a big impact on cancer cells
  • Tracking community-wide drug use by testing water at sewage treatment plants
  • Healthy make-over: Natural colors replace artificial colorants in foods, beverages

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High pesticide levels found in fruit-based drinks in some countries outside U. S.
Analytical Chemistry

In the first worldwide study of pesticides in fruit-based soft drinks, researchers in Spain are reporting relatively high levels of pesticides in drinks in some countries, especially the United Kingdom and Spain. Drinks sampled from the United States, however, had relatively low levels, the researchers note. Their study is scheduled for the December 15 issue of ACS' Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.

In the report, Antonio Molina-Daz, Amadeo Fernndez-Alba and colleagues note that strict regulations limit pesticide levels in fresh fruits, vegetables, and drinking water. However, regulators have paid less attention to the presence of pesticides in soft drinks made from fruits. Scientists are i
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