On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:46:04 GMT, Sculler wrote on it.salute.alimentazione
Post by Sculler
Per gli Omega3, biosogna assicurarsi innanzitutto che siano ottenuti per
"distillazione molecolare". Già se c'è scritto questo, difficile che il
prezzo sia contenuto. Se non c'è scritto, significa che sono pieni anche di
tanta altra roba, oltre che di Omega3.
A questo proposito...
la notizia non è nuova, ma conferma - mi pare - che, se non è "roba buona",
alcuni rischi effettivamente potrebbero esserci... anche se -dicono
nell'articolo- la situazione starebbe migliorando...
Fish oil supplements withdrawn in UK
24/06/2002 - The UK Food Standards Agency has published the results of a
survey of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in 33 branded fish oil supplements
bought from UK retailers, and has withdrawn two batches from sale after
they were found to contain unlawfully high levels of the cancer-causing
Dioxins and PCBs are chemicals produced by industrial activity which are
thought to cause cancer after long-term exposure. The FSA's survey looked
at 33 products that contained a wide range of concentration of dioxins. The
two products withdrawn contained levels of dioxins that, when taken at the
recommended dosage of fish oil, would provide more than two times the
Tolerable Daily Intake.
The products withdrawn from sale are Superdrug Pure Cod Liver Oil, sold in
bottles of 300ml and with an expiry date of April 2003, and Holland &
Barrett Pure Cod Liver Oil, in bottles of 250ml and expiring in August
Dr Jon Bell, the FSA's deputy chief executive and head of food safety,
said: "While there have been measurable improvements in reducing dioxin
levels in fish oil supplements, there is scope for additional action by the
fish oil supplement industry to reduce levels still further.
"The Agency has initiated discussions with retailers and industry about
ways to continue to reduce levels of potentially harmful dioxins in fish
Exposure to dioxins has decreased by 75 per cent over the past 20 years,
the FSA said, and levels of dioxins and PCBs found in most of the samples
taken in the survey were lower than in previous surveys carried out in 1994
This is good news for supplement makers, since new EU wide dioxin limits
will come into force in the UK on 1 July 2002.
The FSA stressed that consumers should not avoid fish oils as a result of
the survey, since the benefits of the product far outweighed the potential
risks if taken in the right amounts.