Recent research published this week in the Journal Pediatrics, has determined a correlation with pesticides exposure and attention-deficit disorder in U.S. children. The kids’ urine was tested for pesticide residue and those with the highest levels had increased chances of having ADHD which is associated with trouble in school and with learning. It isn’t clear whether they were exposed in the food they eat or by environmental factors such as drinking water or air. Pesticides were found in the urine of 94% of the 1,139 children tested.
Previous studies have shown that switching to organic fruits and vegetables drops levels of pesticide compounds in urine to undetectable or close to undetectable levels. I personally feel that more studies should be done that may actually prove causality and not just correlation with pesticide levels on fruits and vegetables that will push the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the levels of pesticide that are deemed expectable in all food. Until then parents in general should be aware of the risks that may be involved when feeding their children non-organic produce and non-filtered water.
Here at Purity Products we established our Organic Brothers line of Certified Organic Triple Greens and Organic Reds Formula exactly because of our concern for this issue. Our customers can feel confident drinking our Reds and Triple Greens knowing they are certified organic by the USDA and QAI. I love when my kids drink our powdered drinks because I know the benefits are tremendous and the drinks are so pure and contaminant free. Also, many of our other powdered drinks although not certified organic contain many organic ingredients as well.
I for one, try to buy as much organic food as I can to make sure my kids have as little pesticide exposure as possible. Reality is we are all exposed to pesticides and chemicals on some level. Why not do what you can to lower the exposure as much as possible especially for our children who are more susceptible due to their growing bodies and relative size?