Bicarbonato de sódio retira até 96% dos agrotóxicos, diz estudo






A água sanitária não é a maior aliada na hora de lavar as frutas. Um estudo mostrou que o bicarbonato de sódio misturado com água é o método mais eficaz de remover agrotóxicos ou pesticidas de frutas. O teste foi feito por pesquisadores da Universidade de Massachusetts, nos EUA, em maçãs. Segundo a revista Time, as maçãs estão no topo da lista de frutas com os maiores níveis de resíduos de pesticidas do Grupo de Trabalho Ambiental (EWG, na sigla em inglês).

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Pesquisadores de MG criam espuma que absorve agrotóxicos dos alimentos e da água






Que o plástico é um problema ambiental seríssimo, todos sabemos. Mas suas complicações vão além da poluição e já temos até pesquisas sobre o material estar dentro do nosso corpo. Em uma pesquisa da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, a UFMG, cientistas buscavam formas sustentáveis para substituir o plástico e acabaram desenvolvendo uma espuma capaz de reconhecer e absorver herbicidas dos alimentos e da água.

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Every day we are exposed to toxins from our environment. We may ingest lead and copper from drinking water, phosphate from processed food and soda, various synthetic chemicals from plastic food containers, and pesticides from fruits and vegetables. Both natural heavy metals and man-made chemicals disrupt hormones and brain development. The brain, especially the developing brain, is very vulnerable to contaminants because of its large size (relative to total body weight) and its high concentration of fats which serve as a reservoir for toxicants to build up. This article will explain the role that heavy metals and environmental toxins play in ADHD.

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Most Popular Tea Bags Contain ILLEGAL Amounts of Deadly Pesticides (avoid these brands at all costs)



Pesticides are everywhere. They are sprayed in school playgrounds and public parks, and can even be found on the produce we buy from the grocery store.

We do everything we can do avoid contact with these pesticides, from washing our produce before we eat them, to buying organic or homegrown fruits and veggies. Yet somehow it always manages to find a way into our home.

One of the more recent examples of this includes the discovery of incredibly high levels of pesticides in some of the world’s most popular tea brands including Lipton, Tetley, and Twinings.

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The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.

Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.

Last month, more research brought concerns about chemical exposure and brain health to a heightened pitch. Philippe Grandjean, Bellinger’s Harvard colleague, and Philip Landrigan, dean for global health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, announced to some controversy in the pages of a prestigious medical journal that a “silent pandemic” of toxins has been damaging the brains of unborn children. The experts named 12 chemicals—substances found in both the environment and everyday items like furniture and clothing—that they believed to be causing not just lower IQs but ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. Pesticides were among the toxins they identified.

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Why the «Organic» Label Doesn’t Always Mean Your Food Is Healthier

When you see the word “organic” on your food, you assume it’s healthier and not made with scary chemicals. As this video explains, neither of those are totally safe assumptions.

As we’ve talked about before, the “Organic” label isn’t always as meaningful as it seems. The only products that area actually made with zero synthetic ingredients are the ones labeled “100% organic.” Everything else can have anywhere from 5% synthetic ingredients (labeled “certified organic”) up to 50% synthetic ingredients (labeled “containing organic ingredients”). Leer Más