Friday, October 23, 2009
More "Modern" Pesticides Ruled Highly Toxic
Think the ban on DDT represented a shift away from life-threatening chemicals spread throughout the land, draining into our water, floating on the dry wind? Think again, Yet another class of widely used synthetic pesticide has proven to be deadly. Endosulfan has been linked to mental retardation and death among farm workers," as well as kindey failure and reproductive system damage according to a study done by an international group of scientists (http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6299#).
Not to mention the synthetic pyrethroid pesticides that are sprayed in neighborhoods to kill mosquitos. Pyrethroids are neurotoxins!! Symptoms of permethrin poisoning include tremors, incoordination, liver damage, elevated body temperature, increased aggressive behavior and disruption of learning. This poison also inhibits immune system activity, causes chromosome aberrations, hormone disruption and is listed as a known carcinogen.
It's time to stop the chemical pollution of our land, our air, our water, and our bodies . . . NOW!!!