The xenobiotics are chemicals that are within the body that were not created naturally. These substances should not be in the body , but they have been added due to the consumption of some products that are full of synthetic compounds.
The synthetic compounds are present in many areas, for example in the field of medicine (medicines and drugs), in industry, in the food and may even be used as toxic agents as pesticides to combat pests in fields of crop .
the xenobiotics have certain characteristics such as degradation by exposure to environmental factors such as oxidation or sunlight, although depending on the compound may have a capacity of fairly extensive duration.
It is precisely this ability to withstand changing environments that can have a negative impact, due to the fact that they do not biodegrade. Some xenobiotics can be polluting to the environment .
30 Examples of Xenobiotics
- Pesticides and herbicides.
- Modern materials
- Hair dye
- Nuclear Products
- Organophosphate pesticide
- Body creams
- Food Additives
Xenobiotics in some foods
There are xenobiotics that even though we do not know it are closer to us than we might think, this is the case of certain foods for veterinary purposes, in some cases they can contaminate certain products that are very vulnerable to this type of compounds such as milk.
This has led to the passing of laws in some countries that regulate the distribution of products that include these compounds, in fact these regulations are applied from the initial stages in which said compounds are started to be produced.