Hopkins Q&A: Pesticides and Children

BALTIMORE - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently reported that apples, as well as some other fruits and vegetables, are so contaminated by pesticides that parents should consider substituting foods known to be less tainted. The EWG analysis followed a similar report by Consumer Reports magazine about pesticides in foods. According to EWG, more than a quarter million American children ages one through five ingest a combination of 20 different pesticides every day and, overall, 20 million American children five and under eat an average of eight pesticides every day. InteliHealth spoke with Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH, about these reports and what parents should do. Dr. Goldman, a pediatrician, is a visiting scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as well as Principal Investigator for Children's Environmental Health at the Pew Commission on Environmental Health.
Hopkins Q&A: Pesticides and Children