Effect of Organic Diet Intervention on Pesticide Exposures in Young Children Living in Low-Income Urban and Agricultural Communities


Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskanazi, et al, Leslie Quiros-Alcala


children, Mexican Americans, organic diet, organophosphates, pesticide ingestion, pesticides expose, rural communities, urban communities


Environmental Health Perspectives

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Policy Summary

This study breaks new ground with its focus on diet and pesticide exposure among rural and urban (rather than suburban communities, specifically among Mexican American children. An organic diet significantly decreased urinary organophosphates with a temporary switch to organic foods. This is important as it emphasizes multiple pathways for pesticide exposure, including ingestion.

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