ATOUCH Reader Pesticides Detection

Pesticides contamination in Vegetables, Fruits.

Pesticides used in agriculture can runoff after rainfall into rivers, streams, and lakes. This runoff can contaminate animals such as fish with pesticides. In other meats like beef, pork, and poultry, animals are exposed to pesticides through the crops they are fed. Pesticides accumulate in animals over time because many of them are stored in fat tissue.  the latest Pesticide Data Program Summary for the year 2011, showing that pesticides still contaminate fruits, produce, fish, and water. The levels of pesticides in fish and meat were lower than government limits, but this only means that a single exposure will not lead to morbidity or death. Long-term chronic exposure to pesticides is linked to conditions such as cancer, depression, neurological disease, and brain abnormalities