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Archive for March, 2016

A Generation in Jeopardy: How Pesticides Are Undermining Our Children’s Health and Intelligence—came out in 2012 and will get republished this spring with added information. Not only will the 2016 version have updated data, incorporating newer scientific studies, it will also examine environmental effects from agricultural chemicals in rural areas.
Practice the Precautionary Principle before using any pesticide or chemical when children may be exposed.

The latter report—A Generation in Jeopardy: How Pesticides Are Undermining Our Children’s Health and Intelligence—came out in 2012 and will get republished this spring with added information. Not only will the 2016 version have updated data, incorporating newer scientific studies, it will also examine environmental effects from agricultural chemicals in rural areas.

Practice the precautionary principle when using chemical pesticides when children may be exposed. Read the SDS Safety Data sheet to determine if the chemical is safe nit “relatively safe” by completely safe if children are in the area and may be exposed .

Developing and vulnerable Children most susceptible agricultural pesticides, residue on produce By Evan Tuchinsky. The Pesticide Action Network seeks to spread awareness of the environmental health risks of agricultural pesticides.

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The lead crisis in Flint, Mich. has drawn national attention to deadly and often underreported risks in the public water supply. Thanks to the chemical, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, and antiquated water systems, Americans are imbibing a witch’s brew of drugs and chemicals often without realizing it. https://www.organicconsumers.org/essays/drugs-drinking-water-dont-ask-and-officials-wont-tell by Martha Rosenberg  contributing writer to the Organic Consumers Association

These contaminants get into the water through human drug waste in sewage, medicines flushed down toilets, agricultural runoff and the wide use of endocrine disruptors like pesticides, flame retardants and plastic-related compounds like phthalates and BPA. (BPA has ironically been used in bottled water that people drink to avoid tap water risks!)

When it comes to pharmaceuticals in the water supply, both drug industry and water treatment professionals say traces are so small they probably pose no public health risk. Yet they also admit that testing has begun so recently that no one really knows the long-term effects.

“There’s no doubt about it, pharmaceuticals are being detected in the environment and there is genuine concern that these compounds, in the small concentrations that they’re at, could be causing impacts to human health or to aquatic organisms,” noted Mary Buzby, director of environmental technology for Merck. Free–and unwanted–drugs in the drinking water

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The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu.  Andre Leu challenges conventional farming methods by refuting the myths that surround the use and understanding of pesticides.

In his new book The Myths of Safe Pesticides, Andre Leu  exposes the dangers of these chemicals. The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions?

Lecturer André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present the peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.
André Leu challenges conventional farming methods by refuting the myths that surround the use and understanding of pesticides. He exposes the dangers of these chemicals. http://www.acresusa.com/the-myths-of-safe-pesticides

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The most convincing evidence that pesticides are carcinogens comes from epidemiological studies. Farmers who frequently use 2,4-D have a six-fold increase in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  Pesticides and Cancer by Gwen Petreman (more…)

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