Organics are everywhere these days. There are organic foods, clothing, bedding, mattresses, etc. In these economic times where most people are watching their spending it can be difficult to make the switch to organics. Which organics are worth the extra money and which organics aren’t necessary?
Fruits and vegetables vary in the amount of pesiticides that are found in them. If you had to choose just a few foods to buy organic I would definately choose peaches, apples, and strawberries be purchased organically. I wouldn’t purchase produce that has a tough/thick outer skin organically since the pesticides don’t leach into the actual fruit as easily. Examples would be bananas, kiwi, pineapples and avocados.
What about organic fabrics in clothing, mattresses, and bedding? Most of these are more expensive than the non-organic options. I would recommend purchasing natural fabrics (such as cotton) over products that are man-made (such as rayon and polyester) if you can’t purchase the organic products. It’s hard to find the organic clothing unless you find it at a specialty store. As for other fabrics (such as bedding) I would consider purchasing organic fabrics if they are going to be used near your face (such pillow cases). And what about organic mattresses? I was reading up on why you should choose organic mattresses for babies recently and didn’t realize how much PVC was found in traditional mattresses. PVC is one of the most toxic plastics in use today. Do you want to sleep on something that is toxic? I wonder if this is why my asthma is worse at night?
Only you can decide what is most important for you and your family. I know that this year I’m going to start focusing on the important organics…those fruits and vegetables that have high levels of pesticides in them.
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