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.
Prior studies have shown that a switch to organic vegetables and fruits lowers pesticide compounds levels in urine to the point where they are undetectable or close to undetectable levels. I believe that further studies should be done to completely 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 expected to be present in all food. Parents should remain aware of the risks that could be involved when they feed their children non filtered water and non organic produce.
Here at Purity Products, we have created our own Organic Brothers line of Certified Organic Triple Greens and Organic Reds Formula because of our concern for this very issue. We can assure our customers that our products, such as Reds and Triple Greens Drinks, are organic because they are certified organic by the USDA and OAI. I love when my kids drink these powered drinks because I know that they are pure and contaminant free, as provide so many benefits. In addition, many other of our powered drinks contain beneficial organic ingredients even though they are not certified organic.
I always make a point of buying as much organic food as possible so that I can make sure my kids have very little exposure to pesticides. Although I try to avoid pesticides as much as possible, the fact is that we are all exposed to pesticides and chemicals on some level. It is important to do as much as possible to lower pesticide exposure, especially for our kids, since they are more susceptive because of their size and growing bodies.