The average adult who does not eat organic is exposed to between 6 and 12 pesticides each day from food and beverages. Given several recent studies showing the negative impacts of pesticide exposure on human health, we should all be taking action to limit our exposure.
Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of conditions from headaches and skin irritation to asthma, diabetes and cancer. A 2018 study published in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Internal Medicine showed a correlation between dietary pesticide exposure within the range of typical human exposure and a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth.
In 2015, a study published by Harvard researchers linked dietary pesticide exposure with reduced sperm quantity and quality in men. When it comes to our children, pesticides are an especially great concern. Studies have linked pesticides to decreased neurocognitive ability, decreased IQ scores and ADHD in children.
Because organic certification prohibits the use of most synthetic pesticides, buying certified organic food is the only way to minimize your dietary exposure to the toxic and persistent chemicals used in conventional agriculture. At Good Earth we are committed to finding the highest quality, organic products for you and your family to enjoy.
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