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Toxic Pesticides Found in Drinking Water — and Other Pesticide-Related News

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  • Only 15 percent of all food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them
  • Atrazine is the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., and the most common water contaminant. Recent testing also found three neonicotinoid insecticides in treated drinking water
  • EPA chief rejects petition to ban chlorpyrifos, the most commonly used organophosphate insecticide, and USDA has suddenly dropped its plan to test food for residues of glyphosate

By Dr. Mercola

Modern agricultural practices have led to ever-increasing amounts of chemicals being used on our food, and whether we're talking about pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, most have deleterious effects on health.


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