One study compared the levels of pesticides in the bodies of four families in the United States on a non-organic and organic diet.
The study called “Organic diet intervention significantly reduces urinary pesticide levels in U.S. children and adults ”(Organic diet intervention significantly reduces urine pesticide levels in American children and adults) found that an organic diet rapidly and dramatically reduced the amount of pesticides in the bodies in just one week.
The most significant drops, up to 95%, occurred in a class of neurotoxic pesticides called organophosphates. These pesticides are so harmful to children's developing brains that scientists have called for a total ban. The neonicotinoid pesticide clothianidin was reduced by 83 percent, levels of pyrethroids were cut in half, and levels of 2,4-D were reduced by 37 percent.
The study by Carly Hyland a, Asa Bradman, Roy Gerona, Sharyle Patton, Igor Zakharevich, Robert B. Gunier, Kendra Klein, found pesticides associated with cancers, autism, learning disabilities, infertility, Parkinson's, hormonal disorders and more in each competitor.
No one should be exposed to toxic pesticides in the food they eat. And no farmer or farmer should have to sacrifice their health or the health of their children to grow the food that we all eat.
"We all have the right to organic and clean food"
An organic diet was associated with significant reductions in urinary excretion of various pesticide metabolites and parent compounds.
This study adds to the growing body of literature indicating that an organic diet can reduce exposure to a variety of pesticides in children and adults. Additional research is needed to assess dietary exposure to neonicotinoids, which are now the most widely used class of insecticides in the world.
Previous dietary intervention studies indicate that an organic diet can reduce the excretion of the pesticide metabolite in urine, however, they have largely focused on organophosphate (OP) pesticides.
There are gaps in knowledge about the impact of an organic diet on exposure to other pesticides, including pyrethroids and neonicotinoids, which are increasing in use in the United States and around the world.
The science is clear. Organic agriculture can produce enough food to feed a growing world population while protecting our health and the environment.
Full study at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935119300246?via=ihub
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