When I speak to locals here in Hillsboro, Oregon, including my family and friends, I try to encourage them to shop for organic foods. Locally produced if possible. In response, I often hear, “Oragnic foods are just too expensive” or “that’s just an excuse to charge people more money for the same thing.” But is it? What is the REAL cost of not eating organic?

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This study was funded by a Swedish grocery store chain.

Can Two Weeks Of Eating Organic Make a Difference?

“The initial test showed that each family member had a variety of agriculture chemicals in their urine, which all but disappeared after just 14 days of changing what they ate. While their exact diet isn’t made clear, the video, which shows the family being served mac and cheese and sausages for a meal, isn’t exactly a juice cleanse.

Buying Organic to Avoid Pesticides? Science Confirms You Have the Right Idea.

Still, even eating a strictly organic diet doesn’t guarantee a body free of pesticides, as a more extensive study of 4,400 individuals, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in February, showed. People who ate organic were found to have significantly less organophosphate—one of the most commonly used classes of pesticides—than those who did not, though they still had some residues.” (source: Take Part)

It is well known that direct exposure to organophosphates can be highly dangerous.  Studies on farm workers and famers have shown decreases in life span and an increase in other life threatening ailments.  These pesticides have been linked with some cancers and can disrupt the endocrine system. It is currently unclear what problems long-term, low-level exposure to these chemicals could cause, but their safety has been in question for a long time.

Want to learn more about removing chemicals from your home and family?

Contact Kari Rouse for more information.

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