According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been an 18% increase in food allergy cases between 1997 and 2007. Peanut allergies tripled between 1997 and 2008. The most common food allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish, and shellfish. There should be no doubt in your mind that there is something dramatically wrong for these stats to be rising at this speed. According to a new study published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), pesticides and tap water could be to blame.
The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, when found in the human body, are associated with food allergies.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology writes:
“Our research shows that high levels of dichlorophenol-containing pesticides can possibly weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergy,” said allergist Elina Jerschow, M.D., M.Sc., ACAAI fellow and lead study author. “This chemical is commonly found in pesticides used by farmers and consumer insect and weed control products, as well as tap water.”
“Previous studies have shown that both food allergies and environmental pollution are increasing in the United States,” said Dr. Jerschow. “The results of our study suggest these two trends might be linked, and that increased use of pesticides and other chemicals is associated with a higher prevalence of food allergies.”
Einstein defined insanity as continuing to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. If we want the next generation to have a shot at good health we MUST make changes. The mere thought that dichlorophenols is used as a pesticide AND to chlorinate our tap water should be enough to wake the dead on this subject and it should be totally unacceptable to consumers.
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