First the good. GMOs, dyes, preservatives in the investigated products were identified by the experts. Within the rules was the content of radionuclides and nitrates. Had any comments and to organoleptic. All the chips were with taste and smell typical of this type of production, all crispy.
But turned out to be and many negative findings. So, potato and beet chips some brands contain cadmium and arsenic.
Cadmium is a heavy metal that belongs to the second class of danger, has a strong tendency to accumulate in the body. It accumulates mainly in the liver and kidney, in tubular bones, pancreas, spleen. The period of its half-life of the organism is from 10 to 30 years.
According to head of the Department of processing starch-containing raw materials VNII starch Vladimir Goldstein, mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic, even in small doses lead to the disruption of the normal metabolic functions of the body. These metals enter the plant (in this case potatoes) from the soil.
Also revealed a carcinogenic, like acrylamide. According to the Director of the research Department of Roskoshestvo Ludmila Buslaeva, acrylamide is formed mainly in products that undergo high heat treatment. High concentrations of acrylamide may affect health and to have a carcinogenic effect – usually on the reproductive organs.
Chips were investigated and 420 of pesticides. Four pesticide: chlorpropham, Imidacloprid, propamocarb and pirimiphos-methyl. Pesticides could get into the chips via the main raw material is root crops and cereals.
Chlorpropham – inhibitor development growth. Used to assembled the potatoes did not germinate sprouts. Pirimiphos-methyl and Imidacloprid is the insecticide of insects, their traces are often present in the grain. Propamocarb – fungicide used to fight diseases of the soil, roots, and leaves.