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How to Protect Your Children from Food Pesticides?

Updated on September 22, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

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Pesticides are Everywhere, So Beware!

Pesticides are found in all sorts of food items from restaurant foods to grocery foods. Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of pesticide poisoning from packaged foods and to fresh fruits and vegetables that are store bought.

The first place to start is with the vegetables and fruit you feed your children! Make sure your child's food is pesticide free by purchasing organically grown vegetation or grow your own fruit and vegetables in your backyard. Make certain you don’t ever use weed killer and lawn spray. Instead, pull the weeds out manually to ensure the growth of healthy, edible vegetation and plant herbs that are known to shun bugs like a lemon tree.

Pesticides Are Even Found in Organic Fruit and Vegetables

Even when you purchase organic fruits and vegetables, you must certify you wash your produce with white vinegar and running water, or a veggie wash to remove all traces of pesticide and dirt contaminants.

When you put together already prepared foods from meal packages, read its individual ingredients, and don't buy foods that are treated with pesticides or Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO, and food coloring. Many foods that are not organically grown will highly be treated with pesticides, so beware of these dangers, unless they intuitively say 'not treated with pesticides'.

Wash Your Children's Clothes and Hands Often

Remember to keep your children safe even when they're at a playground, in a public building, on an airplane, in a garden and at school from pesticide residues by washing their clothes and hands often. Kids can easily ingest pesticide particles when they put their frail hands in their mouths and touch rugged toys that have been lying around outside and in their home.

Pesticide residues will drastically affect a child's fragile nervous system that's still developing by creating needless agitation, insomnia, forgetfulness, irritability, confusion, and depression. You may misinterpret these unfortunate ills and insist your child take prescribed medication to calm their fears when all you really needed to do is remove all traces of pesticide poisoning in their tender bodies by giving them sanitary whole foods to eat.

Whole foods are more nutritious and will keep kids healthier and more vibrant. They'll learn more in school and get sick less often.

There Are No Safe Pesticides

Reduce Your Child's Exposure to Chemical Poisoning by Keeping Your Home Insect, E. Coli and Contaminate Free

Reduce your child's exposure to chemical poisoning by keeping your home clean and insect free. If you must use a roach or ant spray, make sure to ventilate your home, by opening windows. Protect your children from poisonous exposure by keeping them out of the house that day. You can painstakingly choose to use bait stations to kill nasty insects instead. So you must remember to limit your exposure if you are pregnant too. Your unborn child will thank you for developing into a robust and vibrant personality without your exposure to known contaminants.

Besides pesticides, you must, in addition, be aware of industrial contaminants, such as dioxins, PCBs, mercury and E. Coli that adversely affect a child’s health. These are normally found in common foods, such as cookies, cakes, and pies including pizza boxes and bread. These deadly poisons are notorious for developing degenerative diseases, including cancer. It is imperative you learn how to protect your children from ingesting these poisons to prevent an ill-timed illness, and breakdown of their delicate immune system.

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Vary Your Children's Diet Every Few Days to Reduce Exposure

Pound per pound children, in general, eat more than adults. That makes them further susceptible to chemical poisoning. One way to reduce their exposure is to vary their food intake, by having your children, eat a diversity of foods every four days.

Every few days change your child’s diet and expose them to a different food group. Instead of having them eat cereal and French fries with hamburgers or chicken nuggets or the same thing every day vary their diet with colorful fruits and vegetables with different types of authentic dishes you prepare at home from scratch. This way you can be in charge of all the ingredients that go into your children's meals.

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© 2012 Sheila Craan


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  • Jean-ette profile image


    7 years ago

    Thanks for this article. It is so important to be aware of this. Organic is more expensive but I think it is definitely worth supporting.

  • Craan profile imageAUTHOR

    Sheila Craan 

    7 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Acaetnna! More needs to be done, because there are too many chemical runoffs in the typical foods children love to eat, and parents must demand the FDA to stop this practice.

  • acaetnna profile image


    7 years ago from Guildford

    Thank you so much for allerting us to the dangers of pestisides in our foods. Children are so particularly vunerable.


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