27 Dec '13, 11pm

Oldie But Goodie: 6 Ways to Nix Pesticides at Home

Oldie But Goodie: 6 Ways to Nix Pesticides at Home

When talking about limiting kids’ contact with pesticides, I’ve been accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma , allergies , neurological disorders , autism and even cancer —which is now the leading cause of death by disease for American kids. Many people don’t know that most of our children’s pesticide exposure comes from the foods that they eat—but just one day of eating differently can completely remove many pesticides from their bodies . And many more don’t realize that household exposure to pesticides —from pest eradication products and food—is now shown to have the same negative effects on pregnancy as cigarette smoking: lower birth weight and premature birth. Unfortunately, just as doctors 50 years ago didn’t fault pregnant moms for smoking, today they don’t spend a lot of ti...

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