Organic food is the best way to avoid pesticides. However, not all of us can afford it as organic foods are more expensive than the standard vegetables and fruits.
The issue with our food nowadays is that it is sprayed with pesticides which are poisonous substances that can cause harm to our health. It is challenging to buy organic fruits and vegetables in big cities since most of them are imported and of suspicious origin. The best way to buy organic foods is by visiting a street market and talk to farmers there.
The connection between pesticides and human health
Pesticides have been connected to many conditions like nausea, headaches, vomiting, cancer, and endocrine disruption. There are side effects caused by pesticides like headaches, eye irritations, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. They can be dramatic and fatal. What’s even worse, the chronic health effects may occur even years after being exposed to pesticides.
According to some studies, there is an increased risk for autism disorders in children if the mother was exposed to pesticides. Children live in an environment rich in pesticides and they have two times greater chances to develop brain cancer.