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Water or soil samples showed detectable levels of arsenic, lead, barium, cadmium, nickel, chloroform, chromium, selenium, mercury, and a substance called bis(2-ethylhexylphthlate) or DEHP.
Mushrooms are also high in antioxidants like selenium and glutathione, or GSH, substances believed to protect cells from damage and reduce chronic disease and inflammation.
Brazil nuts are great sources of selenium, a potent antioxidant as well.
Tahini, made from ground sesame seeds, provides copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, and thiamin.
Chemicals and contaminants in coal ash waste include arsenic and chromium — which are known carcinogens, for example — and selenium, which can be particularly dangerous to fish and wildlife and lead to mutations if unchecked.
One promising development, Muglia said, is the study finding that the micronutrient selenium may be significant in pregnancy.
Arsenic and chromium are known carcinogens, for example, and selenium can be particularly dangerous to fish and wildlife and lead to mutations if unchecked.
Muglia cautioned against adding selenium to a pregnant mother's diet because more study is needed.
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