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The Top 5 Food Stories of 2011 (Page 6)

America Got Serious About Toxins in Food

5. America Got Serious About Toxins in Food

Just a few years ago, almost no one had heard of things like "BPA," "phthalates" or "dioxins." But a number of studies and investigative reports this year—including EatingWell’s own feature in the September/October issue, "Going Clean"—have pushed this issue into the country’s consciousness. Now it seems like you can’t go a week without an item about toxins popping up in the news. All of this culminated on December 7, when the FDA announced it would make a ruling on the risks associated with BPA. This awareness has contributed to a trend in BPA-free glass water bottles, but it has also caused a great many Americans to take a serious look at the safety of their kitchen and home. Interested in going clean? Here are 7 Simple Ways to Detox Your Diet and Your Home!

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