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How does organic have more nutrients? Is it because the pesticides and chemicals in spray bug repellents for plants lower the nutrient content?

How does organic have more nutrients?  Is it because the pesticides and chemicals in spray bug repellents for plants lower the nutrient content?

Plants protect by...: A recent very extensive review of over 400 studies found organic produce has significantly higher levels of phytonutrients & minerals & lower levels of heavy metals. Plants produce antioxidant phytonutrients to protect themselves from pests, so conventional produce has less need to produce these. Also, organic farmers use more traditional methods to create healthy soil. See http://bit.ly/1kiaHLS ...Read more

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Bed Bugs (Definition)

Bed bugs are wingless blood-sucking insects that can be transported on clothing, luggage, second-hand furniture, and public transportation. Getting bit by a bed bug can result in skin rashes, psychological ...Read more


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Will pesticides on neighboring farm come across to organic farm?

Will pesticides on neighboring farm come across to organic farm?

Aerosol spread: Pesticides applied as spray will be carried by the wind. The amount of exposure will depend on the direction and intesity of wind and the distance from the site of spraying. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could test fruit for pesticides?

Can you tell me how I could test fruit for pesticides?

Pesticide test: I an not aware of any home tests. Should contact your local agriculture office. ...Read more

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How are "organic" and "pesticide-free" foods different?

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 more

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Is there a cure for pesticide overdose?

Is there a cure for pesticide overdose?

Yes: I am not sure that cure is the appropiate term for an answer, but there are treatments for most any poisoning. I poisoning is suspected, your best bet is the local er. If no local er then call 1-800-222-1222 emergency only. Have the offending agent on hand so you can read ingredients. Do not induce vomitting as vomitting is not the best soloution in some cases dependent upon the agent. ...Read more

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What is the affect of pesticides and herbicides on kids ?

What is the affect of pesticides and herbicides on kids ?

Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Is there a link between pesticides and developing lupus ?

YES: Yes. Pesticides and other toxic chemicals are a major cause of autoimmune diseases including lupus- see http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/rheumatology/arthritis/24625 the autoimmune epidemic by donna jackson nakazawa is a great book on the subject. If you have lupus then minimizing exposure to toxins and working with a holistic doctor to safely detoxify would be wise. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have pesticide overdose?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have pesticide overdose?

Too much poison: Pesticide is basically a type of poison, and an overdose is any level above the recommended safe-threshold. Thus, the simplest terms to tell a child is probably "too much poison" chidlren's skin is thinner and thus absorbs more/faster of the pesticides, and get od much quicker either through skin or accidental oral ingestions. Caution/prevention is key. Consult poison control/doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would accidently ingesting pesticides/herbicides cause any type of health risks?

Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Can intermittent delirium be caused by old head injuries or long-term exposure to pesticides?

Can intermittent delirium be caused by old head injuries or long-term exposure to pesticides?

It really depends: You a military veteran? Sounds like a question common to those patients since certain issues apply under such scenarios. Generally, speaking delirium or encephalopathy is felt to be caused by a metabolic instability not brought on by old head injuries or other factors long since gone as continuous irritants or triggers such as pesticides. Write to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi with more questions. ...Read more

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Is there any food or supplement that can cleanse your body of pesticides and food related toxins?

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

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Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

Diagnosed with PLS in 2012. I have been exposed to pesticides and herbicides pretty much my whole life. Possible cause?

PLS? Elaborate...: PLS is a non-specific acronym that may stand for Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome, Primary Lateral Sclerosis or Protocki-Lupski syndrome so I don't know which you have. But pesticides and herbicides can have significant effects on our nervous system and immune system and trigger autoimmune disease. Avoidance of further exposures and detoxification can only help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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My lover has just been diagnosed with pesticide overdose. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with pesticide overdose. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Be seen: Many pesticides are not harmful to humans, but some are. She should be seen to determine if anything needs to be done, as some will have long term effects that do not show up right away. ...Read more

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Can a pestice have long term absorption if the person was skin exposed 2 years ago.What type of pesticide can stil have effect after years ?

Frankly?: Some of the pesticides can be deadly if you get a big dose, but delayed effects are something that's discussed more by scare-mongers and militants than by physicians. If you're having symptoms, I'd look for another cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Living by golf course exposes to the toxicity of the pesticides absorbed.The body must eliminate that, which lowers immunity = higher sickness. True?

Living by golf course exposes to the toxicity of the pesticides absorbed.The body must eliminate that, which lowers immunity = higher sickness. True?

Uncertain: There does not appear to be a connection between the immune system and golf courses. It would help us to know what kinds of pesticides your neighbor uses and how you are exposed to them. Then we can be better prepared to answer your question about potential effects. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Pesticide (Definition)

It ia any chemical or natually abtained substance that when exposed 2 a pest, it kills it. There r many & if u r going 2 use any for what ever reason, ...Read more