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If you say you have no time to take care of a kitchen garden, remember it will take less time than in hospitals for treatment. If you say you don’t have money to invest in a kitchen garden, remember it will cost much less than medical bills.
Pesticides and other poisonous chemicals used in growing fruit and vegetables could be putting young children at risk of developing cancer in later life, say scientists. The chemicals found in food included the metals arsenic, lead and mercury, pesticides chlorpyrifos, permethrin and endosulfan, persistent organic pollutants dioxin, DDT, dieldrin and chlordane and the food processing byproduct acrylamide.
Pre-school children are in particular danger of exposure to the dangerous compounds, a U.S. study found. A study of children found safety consumption benchmarks were exceeded for arsenic, dieldrin, DDE and dioxins. Pesticide exposure was particularly high in tomatoes, peaches, apples, peppers, grapes, lettuce, broccoli, strawberries, spinach, dairy, pears, green beans and celery. Study leader Dr. Rainbow Vogt said: ‘We focused on children because early exposure can have long-term effects on disease outcomes. The results of this study demonstrate a need to prevent exposure to multiple toxins in young children to lower their cancer risk.‘
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