Pesticides are poisons used to kill pests that can eat plants. They are often used on vegetables and fruits that we buy and eat. Pesticides have been thought to play a role in many conditions, especially those affecting children. ADHD and birth defects are two areas where pesticides are being studied as possible factors. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pesticides are used, whether they may be harmful, and much more.
USDA Says What Is and Isn't Organic
Ever wondered exactly what the differences are between organic and conventional foods? And are often-pricier organic groceries worth the expense? Well, things should be a bit clearer now that the government has provided some guidelines.
Know What's Organic
New national guidelines could mean better standards for organically grown food, but not necessarily better health.
Tips on How to Eliminate Built-up Toxins in the Home
Do you have a sick house? Lead paint, pesticides, and pollution can contribute to sick house syndrome. Here are 10 things you can do to keep your house, and you, healthy.
Schools are spraying herbicides and pesticides on their grounds to control pests from yellow jackets to ants. But who's paying attention to the harmful effects these chemicals have on the nation's schoolchildren?