Pesticides and Children

Organic-Children-webWe come into contact with so many pesticides everyday, children usually more often than most. In the recent TIME magazine article “Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Parents”, TIME explores the benefits of choosing organic foods for yourself and your families to reduce the exposure to the harmful pesticides that are often in or on your foods.

Organic food is a healthy choice for all of us but especially for kids. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to chemicals, in part because their immune systems are still developing and in part because, pound for pound, they’re exposed to more chemical residues than adults. Another reason is that children and babies tend to eat a lot more of certain foods than adults — think bananas or apples.

This is a really interesting read. See the full article on TIME.com

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