The Evils of Pesticides

A pesticide is “a chemical preparation to destroy pests, but also called a biocide, which is “any chemical that destroys life by poisoning.” (non-naturally occurring) chemicals poison and impair the health of the entire Earth, including man himself.

Pest against man has been a war from the very beginning. There are many references to plagues and invasions in history – even the hieroglyphic cave drawings show frustrations with pests. We are here after thousands of years and scientific breakthroughs, and the war is still on.

Most pesticides used today It is modeled after nerve gas technology developed during World War II. These synthetic chemicals are neurotoxins that attack the central nervous system and affect internal communication with the brain.

Some pesticides affect reproduction, others affect the ability to eat, but the most common are those that affect voluntary and involuntary movements. The frightening truth about these man-made toxins is that because they are not natural, they persist in our bodies and water and become concentrated as they move up the food chain.

Swiss Chemist Paul Mueller discovered DDT for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1948. DDT was widely used until the truth came out. The deadly effects of DDT focused on the point where many species are on the verge of extinction, especially our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. So in 1972, DDT was banned in the United States. But is the danger gone? Not even close.

Research into new synthetic pesticides has been to provide faster results, longer persistence (the pests stay around to keep killing), and as a result, higher levels of toxicity. New chemical poisons are in demand as pesticides lose their effectiveness due to Pesticide Resistance, a fascinating biological phenomenon. When a pest population is exposed to a pesticide, a certain percentage will survive. When they reproduce, they pass this immunity to their offspring. Because pests often have multiple generations in a short time, eventually the entire population becomes immune and the pesticide once used for control is no longer useful.

The solution has been to spin different toxic synthetic chemicals with more frequent applications, but the same Pesticide Resistance is emerging. These pests are now immune to multiple pesticides and are therefore even more difficult to control. No matter how lethal the dosage or mode of action is, Pesticide Resistance will always occur when synthetic pesticides are used. That’s why we’ve created super pests that are immune to controls, but bioaccumulate the poisons used to treat them.

The United Nations has adopted an environmental treaty known as the Stockholm Convention, which calls for global action to eliminate 21 of the deadliest chemicals on the planet, defined as “chemicals that remain in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web and are at risk of causing death”. negative effects on human health and the environment”. One of these poisons is Lindane. Inexplicably, there are ‘exceptions’ to some of the chemicals on this most toxic list, and the exemption for Lindane is: A human health drug for head lice control. So one of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet is my child’s can it spread over the head?

Where is our protection? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the government agency tasked with protecting us and our environment, but they receive no government funding. What? Instead, the EPA’s 17,000 employees are funded by large chemical companies that require their products to be registered with the EPA. How’s that for Fox protecting Henhouse?

Many people mistakenly believe that if a product is EPA-registered, it is safe. This is absolutely wrong. The ONLY products that the EPA registers are those whose active ingredients are known poisons, toxins, or carcinogens. If a product is safe, it is exempt from registration. Make no mistake – if a product has an EPA registration number, it is dangerous.

Chemical companies pay the EPA hundreds of thousands of dollars per product to set the maximum acceptable levels of exposure to the toxic active ingredient. Exposure levels are based on a 180-pound man. These maximum safe exposure levels – so anything above this level can cause harm. Therefore, exposure of a developing child is not taken into account, but adult exposure is included in the safety levels.

Here’s the scariest part – the inert, other, or inactive ingredients listed on a label have not been tested. even documented. These are considered ‘trade secrets’ and no one has any idea what they are used for. These ingredients can be much more dangerous than the active ingredients! They vary with market conditions, so if your dog has been using Frontline for years and after one treatment he suddenly gets chemical burns, respiratory distress, seizures or even death – everyone is confused – how could that be? It is due to ‘other’ components that could be $0.02 cheaper per barrel during production.

What effect do pesticides have on us today? It’s simple – the disease.

Pesticides can affect the reproductive endocrine system. Breast and Prostate Cancer diagnoses have increased. Pesticides can affect the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnoses of colon cancer, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome have increased. Pesticides mostly affect the brain function of victims. Diagnoses of autism (500% increase), ADHD (381% increase), and Alzheimer’s (300% increase) have skyrocketed over the past few decades. Chemical companies deny these claims, saying they’re due to an aging population, a larger population, more cases, and more comprehensive diagnostic tools. However, science has proven otherwise. The EPA reported a direct link between ADHD and pesticides, and the US Department of Defense acknowledged that Gulf War Syndrome was attributed to chemicals, including pesticide exposure. Because research is funded by manufacturers, little research has been done on the potential harms of the long-term, cumulative effects of pesticides, as it can bring negative realities to light.

The reason we get sick from pesticides is because they can’t be metabolized – they stay in our tissues. Synthetic pesticides for the human body are like plastic in the landfill – they never degrade. They bioaccumulate in our tissues, so we are constantly increasing our own toxicity levels. We breathe, absorb and swallow pesticides in many forms, from the food we eat, the products we use, and the odorless, tasteless fumes of the lethal chemicals applied in our schools, workplaces, restaurants, markets and even hospitals. Let’s go back to the example of using lindane to treat head lice, meaning one of the deadliest substances ever identified on Earth is rubbed into the scalp (the body’s largest organ), skin filled with pores and hair shaft openings, for a toxic chemical. enter the body… and stay in the body.

The use of natural, organic, or green pest control has been dismissed as nothing more than goodwill, and the stronger the chemical and the more frequent the application, the better. This is especially true for businesses that produce or apply pesticides. Recognizing that a natural product is competent goes hand-in-hand with the goal of selling synthetic chemicals for profit. And these gains are huge.

The Pest Control Service Industry is a $6.5 billion per year industry (2008) in the United States and is expected to double by 2015. This is impressive when compared to pesticide manufacturers – $34 billion per capita producing these pesticides. year industry. The top six manufacturers are Bayer, Syngenta, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto and DuPont, and the last three are US-held companies. Put it all together and our world uses more than $40 billion in pesticide revenue every year.

As awareness of being ‘green’, ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ grows, many people deserve praise for their role in looking after the Earth. However, it is taken advantage of by those who are new to their consciousness, seeking healthy gains. For example, the next time you go to the grocery store, look for products to repel pests. Most of the labels are green with pictures of happy children with small pets or healthy couples hiking in Nature. The buzzwords ‘safe’, ‘green’ and ‘natural’ prevailed and the artwork became simpler to denote simpler products. Yes that’s true. Perception is real, so consumers are tricked into thinking they are making wise and environmentally responsible choices. Look at the labels and you’ll find the EPA registration number, the small percentage of active (or lethal poison) ingredients, and a large percentage of ‘other’, ‘inert’ or ‘inactive’ ingredients with major toxic unknowns.

What is known is that pesticides are poisons that bioaccumulate in living tissue. Because of Pesticide Resistance, pests become immune, so pesticides need to become stronger and added to concentrations in our body. The EPA registration process is meant to prevent tolerable toxin levels from being exceeded, rather than promoting safe options. Manufacturers are allowed to use inactive ingredients of their choice without guidelines or supervision. Pesticides affect insect reproduction, the gastrointestinal and nervous systems of insects, and there has been a spike in human disease in these target areas over the past few decades. Large pesticide manufacturers and exterminators enjoy huge revenues and profits based on the sale and application of toxins. Extensive lobbying and advertising presences continue to extol the virtues of synthetic chemicals while at the same time rejecting truly natural products as ineffective and pure.

There has Options. Natural options that work, are non-toxic, do not cause disease and become pest resistant. Nature has proven far superior to Man’s attempt to control it and assume that Man can create something better.

Get educated, learn and talk. Insist that your child’s school does not use traditional toxic pesticides. Demand that your food sources be organic and that your pest control company uses a genuine ‘green’ product. Definitely make changes in your own home to control pests safely and with better results. At the very least, learn the eradication schedule in the areas where you live and work to prove to yourself how prevalent Pesticide Evils are in your daily life. Slowly poisoning ourselves and the environment is a disaster fueled by greed, and it’s up to humans to stop the runaway train.

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