Pesticide Residue in Fruits and Vegetables Posing Health Risks for Kenyans

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Kenyans are increasingly affected by the toxic pesticides in their fruits and vegetables and are exposed to several health problems. The vegetables and fruits so far which have heavy use of pesticides are tomatoes, amaranth,(managu) kales/collard greens ( sukumawiki) and mangoes mostly sold in both open air markets and supermarkets are affected. The areas mostly affected are Machakos, Nairobi and Nakuru. According to the study by joint research carried out by the Strathmore University  and University of Nairobi, Titled : Education of the safety of selected fruits and vegetables sold in the domestic markets of Kenya, the pesticide residues found in the samples were above the recommended maximum levels by the WHO ( world Health Organization. To learn more about pesticides read article on PTCCB Pesticide Residues

Research shows that, pesticides when and if consumed over long periods of time can cause serious health problems such as birth defects, nerve damage and even cancer. Please be informed of where you food comes from, how it is planted and also consider the way the food is handled to avoid contamination. We over here always encourage you to grow as much food as you can by yourself. Find out more: here PTCCB-Pesticide-Residues

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