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Organic diet can drastically eliminate pesticide residues in urine, UC Berkeley study finds

UC Berkeley researchers recently found that an organic diet can dramatically decrease the presence of pesticide residues in urine.  The study — co-authored by campus doctoral student Carly Hyland, campus environmental health science professor Asa Bradman and assistant researcher Robert Gunier in collaboration with researchers from UCSF — was made available online Feb. 12 on ScienceDirect.  Hyland said in an email that she hopes the study will better inform consumers about pesticides and the foods they eat. She added that while the study results predict better health outcomes for those who eat organic foods, there are other ways people can avoid increased pesticide intake.  Read more...

 

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