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Avoid Organophosphate Pesticides Food Safety
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
No: Food standards are higher in the usa than in most other countries. ...Read more
Illness, toxicity: These guidelines are to ensure that food is fresh, tasty, not infected or toxic. Violation of these may be innocent, but could lead to certain sicknesses, some in fact lethal and could also disturb the taste of the food. The guidelines are not there by accident. ...Read more
Is eating organic a way to avoid pesticides in produce? Does that mean that organic foods would have more germs without the pesticides?
YES, no more "germs": Pesticides do not protect against germs; they protect plants from being eaten by insects. Organic foods have no more germs than conventional food but much lower levels of pesticides. Organic growers use other techniques including natural pesticides to protect plants. Organic plants also produce more natural defense chemicals and phytonutrients which are healthy to eat. See comment for more: ...Read more
Pesticides in Food: Organic farming generally does not use synthetic chemical pesticides. Toxic residues are the exception, and pesticide cocktails are very rare. For this reason, babies and small children should be given only organic products to eat. Please note that fair trade products are guaranteed organic products only when they are labelled as such. ...Read more
Wash them: All foods should be washed- never assume that the person handling the produce section keeps his/her hands cleaner than you do. ...Read more
Is there any food or supplement that can cleanse your body of pesticides and food related toxins?
No: Put your hand over your wallet. Your body cleans itself out especially if you stay physically fit. All the stuff you read online about 'superfoods' to 'cleanse you' or godawful things you can drink to 'purge / detox' you is made up. Some of these are just money-makers for crooks. Others (especially the terrible drinks) are cruel pranks. There's nothing 'spiritual' about buying into scare tales. ...Read more
Sometimes: In addition to the cyp pathways humans use esterases and dehydrogenases to break down pesticides in the liver. These pathways are used to break down many toxins as well as drugs so one way pesticides cause damage is by overwhelming liver detox capability. ...Read more
Do the pesticides and other chemicals in food cause cancer? What about hormones and pesticides in meat?
Chemicals: If a chemical can kill a bug, it can kill you too. There are not alot of studies on modern pesticides and human cancers. You'll see them in 10-20 years, just like our ddt experience and the near extinction of the bald eagle. ...Read more
Organic Means More!: To be certified organic, a food or fiber must meet strict rules that include being grown without the use of toxic synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial hormones, chemical fertilizers, and genetic modification. And animals must have access to pasture and normal behaviors for their kind. 'pesticide-free' is nice, but not certified. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello,like we wash our veggies to avoid pesticides is there any way to avoid pest in our tea like in green tea of tetley or is it fine?
You can pour some: hot water over the tea leaves to wash them. Drain the water and then add more hot water to actually brew the tea. Peace and good health. This is what is done in China. They even wash and warm the pot and cups this way first. ...Read more
Unknown : What kind of pesticides? Try to find some answers on line with precision question. ...Read more
SLUDGE: Common pesticides attack the muscarinic receptors, causing "sludge:" salivation, lacrimation (tearing), urination, diarrhea, gi-upset and emesis (vomiting). If you are working outside near spraying and experience any of these symptoms, go to the er right away. There are various antidotes, depending on which pesticide you were dosed with but Atropine is a good starting point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: It is unusual but it does happen from time time, . ...Read more
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