Eating organic to say goodbye to pesticides and enjoy better health? A new study, which will be officially published in the July 2014 edition of the International Journal of Environmental Research, has revealed that following an organic diet for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by nearly 90%.
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Eat organic to say goodbye to pesticides and enjoy better health? A new study, which will be officially published in the July 2014 edition of‘International Journal of Environmental Research, revealed that following aorganic food for just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults about 90%.
Il new study would confirm the results of one research conducted in 2006 according to which organic diets significantly lower pesticide levels in children. The study results have important implications for reducing exposure to pesticides at a time when their use is still very high for the non-organic foods we normally consume.
The study was conducted by RMIT University under the guidance of the doctor Liza Oates, which he had already examined in one previous search the correlation between food and pesticides. The expert found that the urinary levels of dialkylphosphate (DAP) were 89% lower after following an organic diet for seven days, compared to those who followed a conventional diet in the same amount of time.
Participants consumed the 93% organic food, 83% of which were represented by certified organic products, while the remaining 10% was most likely organic, albeit without certification. According to Dr. Oates, the sharp drop in levels of organophosphorus pesticides suggests that the source of most of these substances is food.
However, it acknowledged that there may also be other sources of pesticide accumulation, such asinhalation andabsorption cutaneous. Many of the agents under indictment were originally developed as nerve gases for chemical weapons warfare. Also, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, children with high levels of pesticide residues would be 93% more likely to suffer from ADHD.
According to the latest data communicated byEnvironmental working group, apples they are in first place in the classification of foods with i increased pesticide residues. The best-selling conventionally grown apples in the US are treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a pesticide chemical product that also helps prevent browning and thanks to which these fruits are stored for up to a year in supermarket refrigerators before being sold. .
So here's one more reason for eat organic: prevent unwanted substances, such as pesticides, from accumulating in our body. We choose trusted companies and producers as much as possible and, when we can, we personally and naturally grow fruit and vegetables to bring to our tables.
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