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#234828 04/10/07 12:27 PM
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List of fruits and vegetables with their pesticide level

Why Should You Care About Pesticides?
There is growing consensus in the scientific community that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can adversely affect people, especially during vulnerable periods of fetal development and childhood when exposures can have long lasting effects. Because the toxic effects of pesticides are worrisome, not well understood, or in some cases completely unstudied, shoppers are wise to minimize exposure to pesticides whenever possible.

Will Washing and Peeling Help?
Nearly all of the data used to create these lists already considers how people typically wash and prepare produce (for example, apples are washed before testing, bananas are peeled). While washing and rinsing fresh produce may reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Marty #235023 04/12/07 10:20 AM
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Not to mention the hormones in our meat and dairy products. frown Large numbers of little girls in our country and getting breasts and starting their menses in childhood. Earlier and earlier all the time. (My niece had to deal with this at age 9)Little boys are affected as well. Men are showing evidence of lower and lower sperm counts. Diseases associated with hormone imbalances are becoming more prevalent. It's disgusting. I'm glad organic products are becoming more mainstream and can now be purchased at the regular grocery store, instead of just the health food establishments.

Debbie #235025 04/12/07 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Debbie
Not to mention the hormones in our meat and dairy products. frown

Not Belize! You must be referring to the US???

SP Daily #235030 04/12/07 10:38 AM
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Sorry Jesse. Yes, I was referring to the U.S. But meat and dairy is exported to many countries so many are at risk.

Debbie #236106 04/23/07 03:00 PM
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We started eating organic food about 2 years ago. We feel better, and I am not sick to my stomach like I used to be all the time. We do not eat organic meat but we do get hormone free beef. Definately we will never go back to regular food. It tastes better too! :O)

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