EPA Bans Fruit & Vegetable Pesticides

EPA Bans Fruit & Vegetable Pesticides

In August 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency made a truly historic move by banning certain uses of two organophosphate pesticides commonly used on fruit and vegetables in order to protect children! In the past, environmental safety considerations have been based on adults even though children are often more vulnerable.

With pesticides, not only do children get higher concentrations because of their size, but these potent toxins are even more dangerous to developing nerves and brains. Our children’s safety should become the standard!

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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