Food Allergies? Pesticides in Tap Water Might be to Blame, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Reveals

Published: Dec 03, 2012

Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), pesticides and tap water could be partially to blame. The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, when found in the human body, are associated with food allergies.

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