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Organic Diets Lower Childrens' Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides
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Friday July 28th, 2006
Dr. Joseph Semmes, MD

A group from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia carried out a 15 day study of 23 school age children. This study concluded that an organic diet profoundly reduces children’s exposure to organophosphate pesticides. Organophosphates are ubiquitous in the environment, common in the diet of children, ranked as Class 1 toxins by the World Health Association, and are known to cause neurological effect in animals and humans. The true nature of the risk of chronic low-level toxicity from these pesticides is not known.

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