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Organic Food Reduces Pesticide Exposure in Children

A scientific study published this year by researchers from Emory University in the USA found that eating organic food gets rid of pesticides in children. The scientists stated ‘By substituting organic fresh fruits and vegetables for corresponding conventional food items, the median urinary metabolite concentrations were reduced to nondetected or close to nondetected levels for malathion and chlorpyrifos [organophosphates]

The study also showed that most children are exposed to unacceptable levels of pesticides by eating conventionally farmed food. The scientists concluded ‘The findings from this study demonstrate that dietary intake of OP [organophosphate] pesticides represents the major source of exposure in young children.’

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