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Organic Foods

Organic foods are grown without the aid of artificial chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides and (for animals) antibiotics or growth hormones. They are better for health than non-organic foods, which even with thorough washing and cooking, contain residues of these chemicals.

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Farmers Exposed to High Levels of Pesticide More Likely to Have Poor Sense of Smell
Exposure to high levels of pesticide can lead to poor sense of smell among farmers, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in th.....
Pesticide Exposure Ups Heart Disease Risk
Among Latino workers, exposure to pesticides was found to increase risk for cardiovascular disease, stated study published in the journal Heart.
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New Topical Gel to Prevent Pesticide Toxicity Developed
Finding a solution to prevent farmer's exposure to toxic pesticides is the need of the hour. InStem researchers came up with a new topical gel to addr.....
Organic Food Consumption Associated With Reduced Cancer Risk
Highlights:
  • Regular consumption of organic food can reduce the risk of cancer
  • Effect of con.....
Link Between Pesticide Exposure and Parkinson’s Uncovered
New study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people's risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The study from the University of G.....


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