Monday, January 31, 2011

A Small Dose of Pesticides

Learn about the hazards of pesticides. 

Most people are not aware of the thousands of pesticides and their formulations that are in use today, some of them in huge volumes and on huge acreages worldwide -- acaricides, algicides, antifoulants, avicides, bactericides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, molluscicides, nematicides, piscicides, rodenticides, virucides, and the related plant and insect growth regulators; chemosterilants; bird, mammal and insect repellents, insect pheromones and other attractants. Product formulations may contain more than one active ingredient, as well as synergists, “safeners”, and other ingredients formerly so-called “inerts”.

Watch An Introduction to the Health Effects of Pesticides
PowerPoint Presentation (also available in Acrobat format)

Watch “Humanity Disrupted.”  This series of eight short videos explain how endocrine disruptors disrupt your life even in infinitesimal quantities.
What is an endocrine disruptor?
What do they do to my body?
How do I come into contact with them?
How to prevent this problem?

See: TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.), the only organization that focuses primarily on the human health and environmental problems caused by low-dose and/or ambient exposure to chemicals that interfere with development and function, called endocrine disruptors.

It was founded by Dr. Theo Colborn, co-author of Our Stolen Future,
a book that examines the ways that synthetic chemicals interfere with hormonal messages involved in the control of growth and development, especially in the fetus.