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Pesticide Residues

Pesticide Residues
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Overall Pesticide Residues is of moderate concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Pesticide Residues

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports some pesticides are toxic to the nervous system.
 
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pesticide Programs. 2012. Pesticides: Health and Safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports some pesticides cause cancer.
 
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pesticide Programs. 2012. Pesticides: Health and Safety.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports some pesticides disrupt the endocrine system.
 
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pesticide Programs. 2012. Pesticides: Health and Safety.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports long term exposure to certain pesticides may be associated with Alzheimers disease
 
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US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2004. Fact Sheet: Pesticides.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports long term exposure to certain pesticides may be associated with Parkinsons disease.
 
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US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2004. Fact Sheet: Pesticides.
 

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