What is a pesticide?
We talk about them every day and we worry about their effects but a lot of people are so uniformed and have no idea how they actually end up harming us. I did some research to discover what pesticides were made out of, how they modify our foods and what the lasting effects are.
Nearly one billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed every year. These pesticides are not only found in our fruits and vegetables but in the air surrounding farms that use them. These sprays can spread and affect communities near these farms that utilize pesticides.
Methyl iodide is a pesticide that is most commonly used on strawberries and registered for use on tomatoes and peppers. This extremely harmful pesticide has been proven to cause cancer and late term miscarriages.
There are so many other harmful pesticides that bring harm to the nervous system, hormones, skin, eyes etc. Please every one refer back to our previous post about the clean fifteen and the dirty dozen as well as stay aware of previous safety tips we’ve posted.