Glycidyl ethers contained in industrial palm oil account for 37% of cancer cases. The statistics were cited at a press conference by the first deputy director of the Scientific and Educational Center for Applied Medicine and Food Safety of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov Dmitry Edelev.
According to him, the danger of glycidol was established during experiments by the Cancer Institute of the World Health Organization (WHO). It turned out that every third cancer occurs in people who consume products with industrial palm oil. That is, the scientist continued, if you put things in order with food regulations in Russia and refuse high concentrations of glycidyl ethers and glycidol, then the incidence of cancer can drop by one third, "RIA Novosti reports.
Glycidyl ethers are formed in vegetable oils and fats, primarily palm, which are processed at high temperatures. About 83% of palm oil contains glycidyl ethers in an amount significantly higher than normal. Glycidol has a carcinogenic effect on all organs of the human body and is one of the reasons for the birth of children with genetic diseases.
Recall that in June of this year Russia increased the import of palm oil to 95 thousand tons, which is significantly higher than the figures for the same period of the previous two years (56-68 thousand tons in 2017-2018), follows from a review of the Milknews Analytical Center. That is, according to the results of 6 months of 2019, the import of palm oil "continues to update the historical maximum." According to analysts, in January-June, 505.3 thousand tons of palm oil were imported into the Russian Federation (an increase of 5% year on year). At the same time, on July 26, the Federation Council approved a law that increases VAT for palm oil from 10% to 20%. The document will enter into force no earlier than October 1, 2019.
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