Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fear Of #Pesticides May Be Harming Us

Bruce Ames of the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute in California has put forward the contoversial theory that people's fear of supposed harmful chemicals lingering on produce could be causing some to avoid fruit and vegetables, especially those on low incomes who feel they can't afford to buy organic alternatives. Though there is a lack of information about the effects of certain chemicals so no one knows for sure exactly how pesticides affect human health at various levels.  However any health risk posed by pesticides on produce may be much smaller than that of not eating enough fruit vegetables. Ames agues that while many people blame pesticides for cancer it just as likely that common nutritional deficiencies from lack of fruit and vegetables are far more likely to accelerate aging and lead to cancers and other diseases.

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