Residual Effect

A new study shows how eating organic foods can reduce your exposure to pesticides, reports Civil Eats:

“Curl and colleagues analyzed participants’ urine samples for evidence of [organophosphates], then they compared these results from a subset of 720 people to the USDA’s measurements of pesticide residues on the fruit and vegetables the participants reported eating. They found that people who ate conventionally grown produce had high concentrations of OP metabolites in their urine, while people who reported eating organic produce had significantly lower levels. In fact, those who ate the least organic produce had as much as twice the pesticide levels as those who ate organic the most frequently.”