DDT – Why I’m Keeping My Backyard Chickens But Throwing All My Eggs Out

Posted on Sep 2 2020 - 8:27pm by Sustainable Pulse

Backyard chickens are all the rage, but there are some situations that can arise making their eggs less desirable to eat. Finding a persistent banned pesticide DDT breaking down in your soil and inside your backyard eggs would be an example of that. So how do you go about finding out if your land is contaminated with toxic persistent pesticides AND if those pesticides are getting into your backyard eggs?…

DDT chickens

Pesticide Hair Test Led to Testing my Soil & Then Backyard Chicken Eggs

This year I participated in a study by The Detox Project looking at Americans and the types of pesticides we are exposed to. I sent a sample of my hair to a laboratory and got results back months later and I was dumbfounded. They found a pesticide in my hair that is so toxic, it’s banned in most countries around the world.

Leah Segedie’s Hair Sample DDT Results:
4,4′-DDD–not detected
4,4′-DDE– 4.5 ppb (high range for this specific chemical according to the lab)
4,4′-DDT–not detected

What do these results mean? Well, it means that I’m being exposed to DDT, but not DDT exactly, it’s DDE, which is what DDT breaks down into over decades in the soil.

Read the whole story here on Mamavation!


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