It shouldn’t be a surprise that more people are turning to locally grown, organic foods as chemical farming has now become the norm. It has been reported that over 200 different pesticides are currently in use.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) found detectible traces of pesticides in 95% of more than 5ooo Americans tested in a 2009 study. This was done using blood and urine samples through their national biomonitoring program. But there are things we can do to help ourselves.
You can significantly reduce your exposure by avoiding or buying organic fruits and veggies, especially the following since they are the most exposed: Apples, Celery, Strawberries, Peaches, Grapes and Bell Peppers. The least exposed include: Onions, Broccoli, Eggplant, Banana and Cabbage.
This following link highlights what the recent literature is saying about pesticides and their relationship to our health.
Nine Orders Linked to Pesticides