Pesticides are often found in the blood and
urine of children, what does this mean?
It is normal to find trace amounts of many chemicals in tissues or fluids when an individual has been exposed to them. However, exposure does not mean there will be any associated negative health effects, particularly if the levels are very small as they most often are. With the advancement of technology, these measurements are commonly assessed in the parts per trillion.

To put this into context: one part per billion is the equivalent of 1 second in the span of 32,000 years.

The presence of a trace amount of any chemical or compound, whether it is from cosmetics, tap water, soaps and shampoos or herbicides like 2,4-D, is very common and does not necessarily equate to any potential health consequences.