You Have Pesticide Residues in Your Body

You Have Pes­ti­cide Residues in Your Body

P.S. — They Might be Caus­ing Food Allergies

It’s scan­dalous.

You can’t choose the air you breathe or even the water you drink.  You’re being exposed to pes­ti­cides (and other toxic chem­i­cals) whether you want to be or not.

Researchers at Albert Ein­stein Col­lege of Med­i­cine pub­lished an arti­cle in Decem­ber, 2012 based on the find­ings of a large-scale national health and nutri­tion sur­vey.   The residues of com­mon pes­ti­cides were found in more than 90% of the urine sam­ples tested.

This mat­ters a lot.  What’s more dis­turb­ing is that we’re only begin­ning to under­stand many of the ways that these chem­i­cals affect us.

The Albert Ein­stein research team dis­cov­ered one sig­nif­i­cant effect of these poi­sons.  The pres­ence of dichlorophe­nols (chlorine-containing chem­i­cals used in pes­ti­cides and in water chlo­ri­na­tion) was asso­ci­ated with the pres­ence of food intol­er­ances.

Years ago food intol­er­ance (or food allergy) was vir­tu­ally unheard of.   Today there’s such an epi­demic of food aller­gies that par­ents feel guilty pack­ing a child’s lunch­box with a peanut but­ter sandwich.

It’s pos­si­ble that, back then, we were just ignor­ing or mis­la­bel­ing all sorts of neg­a­tive food reac­tions that peo­ple were expe­ri­enc­ing right under our noses.

Or it could be that the inci­dence of food intol­er­ance has actu­ally mushroomed.

Is the toxic load of envi­ron­men­tal chem­i­cals begin­ning to catch up with our adap­tive abilities?


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