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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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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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I am having headaches from pesticides?

I am having headaches from pesticides?

Get some blood tests: Depending upon the variety of pesticide, it is not unique to get headaches or other problems. Would double check for underlying effects upon neurotransmitters, perhaps evaluate oxygen, carbon monoxide, etc. Would use meds commonly employed in migraine to prevent further events. ...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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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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Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

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

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