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Do pesticides actually serve their purpose?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

In the U.S., more than 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on or added annually to our crops. Although pesticides are designed to work against insects and other organisms, experts estimate that only two percent of pesticides actually serve their purpose, while more than 98 percent are absorbed by the air, water, soil, or food supply. Most pesticides in use are synthetic chemicals of questionable safety.

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