"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children." Native American proverb
February 12, 2013
Worried about pesticides?
Want to know why so many folks prefer organic fruits and veggies?
U.S. Department of Agriculture data show that the average American is exposed to 10 or more pesticides every day, via diet and drinking water.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns us about the effect of pesticides on our children. Both pesticide use and food allergies in children have increased in the U.S. in the last decade. Is there a connection? One study found that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical commonly found in pesticides used by farmers and in chlorinated tap water, may be associated with food allergies.
The EPA tests the toxicity primarily of individual pesticide agents, but there is increasing concern about the combined effects of consuming many chemicals at one time—even in small amounts.
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