You may have heard about agrochemicals, home bug sprays and lawn treatments, the truth is they could all be causing chronic illnesses for you and your family. It may sound crazy, but pesticides are designed to kill living organisms, although the mode of action use to put the stranglehold on pests varies, and all diminish mineral levels in food.
1. Food allergies
There is a strong association between food allergies and the levels of a pesticide breakdown product in urine. People are more likely to suffer allergies to milk, eggs, seafood, and peanuts.
2. Memory loss
The levels of pesticides, such as those considered safe for farmworkers who are exposed on a daily basis, cause significant damage to cognitive function, especially memory; the speed at which you process information, and your ability to plan for the long term can be affected.
Tolyfluanid, a fungicide used on farm crops, creates insulin resistance in fat cells, overweight people with higher levels of organochlorine pesticides in their bodies also face a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Cancer has been linked with pesticides in more than 260 studies, including lymphoma, leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, and brain, breast, prostate, bone, bladder, thyroid, colon, liver, and lung cancers, among others.
5. Autism and other developmental diseases
Children with organophosphate pesticide breakdown materials in their urine were far more likely to live with ADHD
Some agrochemical pesticides act as hormone disruptors, meaning they act like a fake version of a naturally occurring hormone in your body, they block important hormone communication pathways in the body, or they interfere with your body’s ability to regulate the healthy release of hormones.
Atrazine, a common chemical weed killer used heavily, increases miscarriage and infertility rates and other pesticides cause a plunge in male testosterone levels too.
8. Parkinson’s Disease
There is a huge connection between pesticides and neurological diseases, especially Parkinson’s.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE FOODS THAT CONTAIN THE MOST AND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PESTICIDES: