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Weekly Green Tip

In Uncategorized on February 16, 2009 at 2:31 am

Buy Organic!

“Laboratory studies show that pesticides can cause health problems, such as birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time” (www.epa.gov).  Pesticides accumulate in animals and residues are often left on washed produce.  Pesticides pollute air, water, and harm wildlife.  To minimize your exposure to harmful chemicals and protect natural ecosystems… buy organic foods when possible.  The foods with the most pesticides are: peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, and strawberries (www.foodnews.org).  This week, buy at least one food item that was organically grown.

To get involved with Arcadia’s Environmental Network, contact Steph at sclymer@arcadia.edu

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