Pesticides :: A Public Problem
Whats On My Food? 2.5
Whats On My Food? now tracks bee-toxic pesticide residues alongside the ones with human health implications — and has updated government toxicology data. Other updates include a widget and more intuitive graphics.
Note: Our residue data now includes the 2012 datasets, USDA's latest as of May, 2014.
…on our food, even after washing;
…in our bodies, for years;
…& in our environment, traveling many miles on wind, water and dust.
What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable.
How does this tool work? We link pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable for the first time.
pesticides are a public health problem requiring public engagement to solve.
Use the tool, share it with others: we built it to help move the public conversation about pesticides into an arena where you don’t have to be an expert to participate.
At Pesticide Action Network (PAN), we believe that pesticides are a public health problem requiring public engagement to solve. We want you to have the information you need to take action based on a solid understanding of the issues. What’s On My Food? builds on PAN’s 28-year tradition of making pesticide science accessible.
Find Out :: What's on your food?
Baby Food - Applesauce
Baby Food - Carrots
Baby Food - Green Beans
Baby Food - Peaches
Baby Food - Pears
Baby Food - Peas
Baby Food - Sweet Potato
Black Beans, Canned
Garbanzo Beans, Canned
Green Beans, Canned
Green Beans, Frozen
Kidney Beans, Canned
Pear Juice Conc./Puree
Pinto Beans, Canned
Plums, Dried (Prunes)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet Corn, Fresh
Sweet Corn, Frozen
Sweet Peas, Frozen
Winter Squash, Frozen
Learn More :: ADHD & pesticide residues
A new study out of Harvard shows that even tiny, allowable amounts of a common pesticide class can have dramatic effects on brain chemistry. Organophosphate insecticides (OP’s) are among the most widely used pesticides in the U.S. & have long been known to be particularly toxic for children. This is the first study to examine their effects across a representative population with average levels of exposure. Finding :: Kids with above-average pesticide exposures are 2x as likely to have ADHD. Read the full report »