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The ingredients list never says, but all our food — even organic — contains trace contaminants.

Scientists think it's the single-biggest pathway into our bodies for environmental toxins.

Here's what might be in a typical fridge, from a family with three teenagers, based on tests of the food supply by the Food and Drug Administration and other researchers.

Note: all numbers are in parts-per-billion. One part per billion is roughly equal to a grain of salt among 110 pounds of mashed potatoes.

Disclaimer: Contaminant lists are based on tests of unspecified brand-name and generic foods, and not necessarily the brands shown here.

The FDA's complete "Marketbasket" report: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~acrobat/TDS1byfd.pdf

Sources: U.S. Food and Drug Administration; British Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; T. Schecter, University of Texas


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