The Truth Behind Pesticides We Eat:
Simply washing produce under the tap is not effective enough at removing significant amounts of pesticide residues. Many types of pesticides are used on the same produce for example:
-Chlorpyrifos: is an organophosphate pesticide that attacks the nervous system and has been proven to damage children's developing brains. It's one of the most widely used pesticides during the growing phase of produce. This neurotoxin kills insects and rodents, but the EPA estimates that babies are exposed to 5 times more of it than what has been deemed safe.
-Dichlorvos: An organophosphate, also one of the most widely used pesticides for the storage of produce. Dichlorvos attacks an important enzyme in the nervous system of insects and humans alike. Early symptoms of overexposure in people include headache, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing, and can impair normal brain development and function if exposure occurs early in life.
Long term effects of exposure to pesticides include many developmental issues, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many types of cancers.
The most common removal methods such as rinsing under tap water or using produce washes have proved to be limited in effectiveness. Unless you grow your own food, we've all been accumulating pesticides in our bodies on a daily basis. But now, there's a game changing purifier designed specifically to remove common pesticides at a super high efficiency.