OP Pesticides in Children’s Bodies: The Effects of a Conventional versus Organic Diet
One of the nasty little secrets about today’s advanced society is that we are exposed to a very large number and variety of chemicals. Of particular concern is pesticides. Here in the good ‘ole USA, as would be expected from our oversight of the drug companies, the determination of pesticide safety is left up to the pesticide manufacturers.
In determining the levels of “safe” pesticide exposure (is there such a thing?) most would be sure that there are studies after studies done to determine safe. Not quite. The pesticide manufacturers determine what would be expected to be a “normal” exposure to a typical human, and that becomes the safe level. Not too rigorous when it comes to scienitific method, huh?