When we were using DDT for our crops were more people getting sick from not washing their veggies?



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    The short answer is yes. In the mid 1950’s when DDT was widely used as a pesticide, it appeared that there was no effect on humans because there was no effect on the skin, but in 1968, a study confirmed that Americans were consuming a small amount of DDT.

    When DDT enters the body, it connects to fatty organs such as the adrenals, testes, and thyroid. It can also have some effect on liver and kidney function. It would also store in human milk, therefore passing it to the next generation.

    There is still debate over whether or not DDT can increase a woman’s chance of breast cancer.  


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