June 27, 2011
It is common knowledge that conventional produce contains a whole list of questionable chemicals and harmful pesticides. Linked to birth defects and lower IQ in children, conventional pesticides are known to be health disruptors. But what about organic produce? Perchlorate, a pollutant and powerful endocrine disruptor that is a key ingredient in rocket fuel, has been found in 32% of organic produce.
If you would like to read more here is the link.
by the way this is no laughing matter.
If you read the studies referenced in the article the exposure even in organically produced vegetables is 10% of the EPA reference dose of 0.0007 g/kg/day.
"A reference dose is a scientific estimate of a daily exposure level that is not expected to cause adverse health effects in humans."
So yes, it's bad for you, but it's a minute amount and it appears to be in everything (even drinking water).