These toxic pesticides are found in up to 70% of produce
Up to 50 million Americans could be drinking from groundwater potentially contaminated with pesticides
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
Today's top story is an unsettling report about the toxic chemicals leeching their way into our food supply.
According to the article:
One billion pounds of conventional pesticides are used in the US each year... Residues are in up to 70% of produce sold in the US... Up to 50 million Americans could be drinking from groundwater potentially contaminated with pesticides...
So why does all that matter?
Well, these chemicals are "intrinsically TOXIC."
A 2013 report commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority reviewed 600 research studies on pesticides and found the strongest associations with certain cancers, asthma, childhood leukemia and Parkinson’s disease.
Look, you don't have to be a PhD biochemist to understand what's going on.
It's really quite simple.
If we start spraying down our food with toxic chemicals that destroy millions upon millions of living things...
Well, we're living things, too!
And it's pretty damn simple to think we're being harmed as well.
Fortunately, there are a few steps we can take to protect ourselves.
That full story from The Guardian is right here.
In other health news, a children's hospital kept performing pediatric heart surgeries despite doctors' concerns about the program's performance.
This unsettling story highlights the need to get multiple opinions and ALWAYS be skeptical...
Even if you're dealing with a prestigious hospital and respected surgeons.
That full story is right here.
And finally, as the cannabis floodgates open, more and more research is coming out.
One of the more interesting recent studies is all about the effects of cannabis on seniors.
And it turns out cannabis may be a safer option than the majority of drugs seniors are already taking.
That full story from Medscape is right here.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now