HEALTH RISK

Check the safety of your honey for consumption!

When beehives are present in highly anthropized environments (urban, industrial or agricultural environments), the question of the harmlessness of the honey produced is regularly raised. Studies indicate that, honey is generally very seldomly contaminated with pollutants collected from the environment by the foraging bees. In fact, bees are mainly contaminated by adsorption and only very rarely by ingestionof contaminants.

However, if you wish to sell your honey or distribute it (to your employees, customers or residents for example), it is highly recommended to confirm beforehand that it can be consumed without any risk to human health.

From a sample of honey, we suggest that you analyze the specific pollutants that it may contain due to the environment the hives have been placed in. The results from such analyses allow to calculate the levels of pollutants ingested by the consumption of such honey, in addition to the average exposure by all ingested food. These data are then compared to the Toxicological Reference Values to verify the harmlessness of honey for both adults and children.



Possible analyses: Metallic Trace Elements, PAHs, pesticides (matrix: bee bread), dioxins / furans, PCBs, mercury, CVO,
fine particles, arsenic, cadmium, nickel
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