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Mar
13

TLC-Bytes … Toxic food to avoid: Pesticides

Many experts claim that less than 10% of pesticides have been tested. It is said that these ‘tested pesticides’ have very little major effect on humans. Unfortunately this does not take into account that pesticides accumulate in our bodies over time. (99% of mothers’ milk in the United States, for example, contains dangerous levels of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)).

Why do we care?

All of us also have measurable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin, heptachlor, chlordane, aldrin, dieldrin, and other pesticides in our bloodstream. And since our bodies cannot remove these chemicals, over time, they weaken our endocrine, reproductive, circulatory, immune, and central nervous systems. As a result, our likelihood of having heart disease, cancer, and allergies is greatly increased. Pesticide accumulation also undermines our ability to resist infectious organisms, may impair fertility, and contributes to miscarriages and birth defects. And we are also left wondering; what is in the other 90% of pesticides that have not been tested for safety on humans?

What can I do?

Buy organic wherever possible.

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