A Glass of Pesticides?

They are what they eat! This is definitely not hot off the press BUT it I still think it is important for parents to think about what their weaner’s are eating (and drinking!).  The Environmental Working Group published an article in 1999 about the levels of pesticides in produce and how those pesticides present themselves in juice.

Check out the article here: http://www.ewg.org/files/kidseat.pdf

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  1. June 12, 2010

    Just came across this article on the Inhabitots site!
    http://www.inhabitots.com/2010/06/11/85-of-kids-drinks-snacks-could-contain-high-levels-of-lead/

  2. June 14, 2010

    Hey Melissa, the article you mentioned does not state any concrete numbers regarding the pesticide concentrations in food products. It just states crude figures without any explanation of the methodology and the control setup that was used to come up with these figures, Its just all crazy hype.

  3. June 14, 2010

    Hey Celebrity Hunter-You are right that the article does not mention any concrete numbers. It focuses on the concerns about children consuming pesticides. For more concrete numbers and studies check out these articles:
    This article published in Spain examines pesticides in fruit based soft drinks in over 15 countries: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/ac8012708
    Amongst study results this article also has a great timeline: http://cmuj.chiangmai.ac.th/cmujvol6_1/One%20Chapter/43-48.pdf
    Here is a report from 1996 that does a addresses the specifics of some of the pesticides as well as shows the results of testing: http://health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=da&did=10017393&pid=1053662008