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Preservatives are added to many processed foods including breads, cereals, and meat. Studies have found additives are a source of headaches, nausea, weakness and difficulty breathing. New research has shown that they may damage human nerve cells. We do not fully understand all of the long-term effects that additives could have on our health because synthetic additives are a relatively new invention. Certain fish contain toxic chemicals called Perchlorinated biphenyls (PCBs-which have been banned but remain in our environment and end up in our food system) or heavy metals such as mercury. PCBs can damage the developing brain and have been linked to behavioural disorders. Heavy metals like mercury may lower IQ and also cause visual or hearing impairment. Food packaged in plastic may contain phthalates or other harmful chemicals . As the chemicals can seep from the packaging into the food itself.
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