I loved having a dog growing up because I would be able to sneak my gross carrots and peas under the table and they would miraculously disappear. Or I would one by one hide them under my plate so they would appear as though I was eating them. Needless to say I am not a very healthy eater even to this day. However, when I was growing up my mother made an effort to make sure that all of our fruits and vegetables were organically grown. She was always skeptical when pesticides were used or genetically modified products.
I remember reading an article in The Washington Post from three years ago discussing the “Hidden hazards in fruits and veggies.” The article mentions a study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal and Harvard University that suggest even low levels of these chemicals are associated with an increased risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. They discovered that very nominal exposure to organophosphate could negatively impact children’s behavior and cognitive function. However, they are not saying that it is a definite correlation between eating fruits and vegetables with pesticides you will develop ADHD, but there seems to be some relationship between the two.
This article was specific to ADHD as an affect of pesticide consumption, however, I am sure there are other health risks that are found to be associated with these chemicals. I believe it to be dangerous to be putting something so unnatural into ones body. It is important as the buyer of a household to be aware of how the produce you are buying was farmed. Although, these are just studies and not proven facts, it is still a possibility that something like this may rise from these chemicals that are not natural.
Youtube video of Karen Roth explaining the problems with pesticides in our food.