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The Organic Effect- Human Exposure To Pesticides From Food

The Organic Effect

There’s a video making the rounds on social media right now that’s attracting a lot of attention. It seems the Swedish Environmental Research Institute conducted a study that shows what happens when a typical family stops eating conventional, non-organic food and switches to eating only organic.

What happens is this. The parents’ and kids’ bodies, before the switch to organic, test high for pesticides. After the switch to organic? Pesticide levels drop to, well, almost nothing.

If you have friends and family who wonder why you insist on organic (or organically grown, as in pesticide-free), share this video. And remember, children pay the highest price for pesticide exposure.

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