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More organophosphates please, Mom!
People may know that organic produce is a better bet - for our heath and the environment, yet only about 2% of U.S. food sales are organic. Yes, a paltry 2 percent.
Since pesticides are (literally) designed to kill, and eating fruits and veggies with residues is one way we're all exposed, it makes good sense to eat organic whenever possible and, when it's not, to use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides, which tells you which fruits and veggies have the most (the dirty dozen) and the least (the clean 15) pesticide residues.
In this 4-minute clip from The Today Show, MSNBC's chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, explains a recent study in the journal Pediatrics linking kids' pesticide exposures to behavioral problems: