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There was a report some years ago of supermarket apples containing up to 8 parts per million of a cancer inducing insecticide for which the EU limit was 4 parts per million. At twice the legal limit, you would still have had to eat around 50 apples per day every day for your entire life for there to be any significant increase in your risk of developing cancer.It was also pointed out that this insecticide occurs naturally in mushrooms at 800 parts per million.I can't remember the name of this insecticide and my memory of this report is very vague.
I find it interesting that people can kick up a real fuss over this sort if thing - "How can they sell us these apples when they know that they are unfit for human consumption" - and then go and buy a packet of cigarettes. (Or coffee, or alcohol etc etc).