It’s a fact. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and according to the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA), pesticides are a part of the reason why. “From childhood cancers to birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise, and public health experts tell us we have a “silent pandemic” of learning disabilities and disorders” they suggest. But these pesticides aren’t just affecting children, their impact is far-reaching, affecting all of us. On average, Americans are exposed to between 10 and 13 pesticide residues on their food and drink every day.