Tag Archives: toxicological
Updated: 1 August 2014.
“More people have died because of chemicals than during
World War II” (Ollivry 2013).
2.0 ERRONEOUS INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL IMPERATIVES
a/ long-term TOXIC outcomes and
3.1 WE (THE PEOPLE) DIDN’T THOROUGHLY KNOW
• lead in paint;
• Agent Orange;
• flouride (see: http://dianabuckland.webs.com/);
• mercury fillings
• NSAIDs or Advil/Aleve/Ibuprofen/Naproxen, Cox-2 Inhibitors or Celebrex/Celecoxib (Collins 2011);
• Vioxx, etc.
For example, the European Union recommends the use of a commonly-used safety factor of 100.
But, says Kefford, the latest evidence suggests that this safety factor is too small (Salleh 2012).
* decreased short term memory,
* poor concentration,
* altered emotional states (emotional lability, often oscillating between anxiety and depression).
3.2 WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW
3.2.1 BURIED PROBLEMS
Why did the discipline of toxicology have to change in recent years?
The next part of this same quote is wrong:
The new toxicology regime will involve:
Or, in more detail:
In the US:
In Tasmania (Australia):
Small wonder that the following is typical of our chemical experience:
Clearly, the armchair idealogues working with the FSC have bastardized the science (Tomkins 2013).
Or, put slightly differently, the Precautionary Principle:
So, how does Big Biotech manage to sideline the Principle?
“There’s no conclusive link” means… We don’t want to know, we don’t want YOU to know.
3.3 THE SLOW, CONSISTENT DEATH PLAN/STRATEGY IN IT’S MANY FORMS
3.3.1 META TREND: BACKGROUNDER
3.3.2 META TREND: TOXIC AG’S BAD SCIENCE & BAD BEHAVIOR
Another 200 chemicals are known to cause clinical neurotoxic effects in adults. [p.2167]
And the failures have not just occurred in India:
compromised by the introduction of GM crops. Now, the Government wants to find out what levels of contamination are acceptable.
And from the actual report, this:
And when farmers and farms fail, it is easier to come in and grab the land:
Corporate fangs dripping blood… And, even more to the GMO point:
And, even MORE to the utterly irresponsible and corrupt conflicts of interest GMO dynamic:
Continuing the above quote:
And, even MORE to THE health authority and corporate link theme:
And the wider environment consideration:
AND, EVEN MORE TO THE GMO POINT:
3.3.3 META TREND: INDUSTRIAL TOTALITARIANISM
And, in consideration of how fascist the new Biotech is becoming:
Shell and Chevron are in the spotlight this week, with shareholder meetings and a historic trial.
What does Monsanto DO? What are its characteristics, it’s ‘legacy’?
• Aspartame or NutraSweet, Equal (causes 94 health issues)
• Roundup (toxic) • Petroleum-Based Fertilizer (destroys soil integrity)
• Polystyrene (5th worst generator of hazardous waste)
• Saccharin (carcinogenic)
• PCBs (Cancer: Monsanto knew about PCB dangers from 1956 on…)
• DDT (toxic) • Dioxin (toxic)
3.3.4 META TREND REFORMATION?
3.3.5 CAN A BAD META TREND PRODUCE ANYTHING OTHER THAN BAD THINGS?
Despite the above, isn’t GMO technology just simply somehow “better” in some way?
Lower yields not a problem for you on your farm? Look at your children, and then read this:
3.3.6 THE DEATH PLAN SPREADS… DEATH!
3.3.7 A BRIEF CURE
What type of farming should we ultimately strive for?
3.4 A NEEDED SAVING FAST CHANGE EVENT (THE MEANING OF EVIL)
The math is straight forward. One in four will perish.
Could it get any worse? What about an ‘enhancement’ of the current global HIV pandemic storm?
for one with its destruction of the ecosystem, chemical intoxication of the population and
reliance on immune-suppressing medications and food additives.
creates a “perfect storm” for the spread of infectious disease. (Adams 2014)
4.0 GOOD CONNECTIONS USED BADLY BY PESTICIDE TECHNOLOGIES
Ultimately, pesticide/herbicide use:
6. Creates monstrous disease scenarios via increased use through herbicide tolerant GMOs:
5.1 NATURE INVASION, GENETIC ‘ENHANCEMENT’, PATHOGEN/TOXIN RELEASE & EXPOSURE, & ACCIDENTS
5.1.1 NATURE INVASION
And, please slowly absorb this quite spectacular assessment:
As a preface:
engineered eucalyptus tree.
gum. Each “transgenic” cell has already re-generated into a young river red gum, growing
in sterile conditions in a laboratory.
scientifically confirmed genetic transfer into the river red gum.
Forestry and Plant Industry is simply a “marker” to show that the technology works.
(Eucalyptus nitens and globulus) both of which are important commercial plantation trees
in Australia. (Keating 1992)
5.1.2 GMO ATTACK
On the third point above, please note:
If the above is bad, then this is much worse because numerous experts:
Now, let us contrast GMO transgene escapes to pesticide:
5.1.3 EXTENDED GMO SPECIFICS: ENDOTOXIN & OTHER ATTACKS
18.104.22.168 ENDOTOXIN, PARTICULATE/POLLEN, GASEOUS & FUNGAL BIOAEROSOLS
The analogue of the above occupational exposures in an open/external environment could be:
• Storms and high winds (including trees blown down or branches snapped off)
• Harvesting operations
• Post harvesting cleanup
In regard to the last point, please note:
…stomatal opening also influences the emissions of a range of terpenes…
And, by extension, the above particulates will contain GMO endotoxin that will escape AND pollute:
crops are currently practised to control infestations of crop-eating insects. The
increasing use of these biopesticides could lead to an increase in Cry1Ab endotoxin in
both terrestrial and aquatic environments (Douville, et. al. 2005).
endotoxin represent an increasing health problem (Togbe, et.al. 2007:768).
Note further GMO Accident #2:
1.Horizontal gene transfer at plant-surface sites
Comment by Ignacio Chapela, Berkeley/TromsÃ¸
And here is an EXTREMELY interesting comment:
How widespread are industry exposures?
Why should we really worry?
Further, in terms of ecological attacks, it is known that:
Thirdly, and a little more specifically:
Put another way:
And in terms of tree plantations:
All the above means nothing less than mass transgene ESCAPE:
And here’s an indication of toxicity to Multiple Chemical Sensitive individuals (like me):
I am one of the MCS “some people”.
22.214.171.124 POLLEN INCLUSIONS
126.96.36.199 PESTICIDE INCLUSIONS
And a little more specifically:
188.8.131.52 BIOSOLIDS, RUNOFF, DUST & HUMAN EXPOSURES
184.108.40.206 HORIZONTAL Bt GENE TRANSFER ON THE HEELS OF TRANSGENIC MANIPULATION
Bt and CpT I genes can result in persistence of Cry1Ac and CpT I proteins and
negatively affect soil microbial and biochemical properties (Chen, et. al. 2011:67).
5.1.4 EXTENDED GMO GENERALITIES: BROAD PANDEMIC POTENTIAL & MASTER CONSPIRACIES
220.127.116.11 PANDEMIC POTENTIAL
And, in terms of GE trees:
18.104.22.168 MY SYMPTOMS
including sensitivities to a broad range of environmental chemicals such as solvents,
paints, terpenes, glues, cleaning chemicals, chlorine and chlorinated products, plasticisers,
fragrances and more. Of particular concern at present is Mr Thompson’s adverse
reactions to the specific terpenes found in Eucalyptus nitens plantations and the surrounding
area. His health has deteriorated markedly with worsening of his respiratory
and joint/muscle inflammation and pain. (Donohoe, Medical Letter, May 12, 2014)
22.214.171.124 COMMERCIAL CONTRIVANCES & PREDICTABLE OUTCOMES
deaths] there had been a helicopter crash carrying pesticides and herbicides in the
upper catchment, apparently aerial spraying trees. And this was the first that
Id heard about plantations in that area. When we started to look at the size of the
plantations it became apparent that here was a very large source of potential toxic
chemical (Scammell 2010).
126.96.36.199 THE HUMAN HEALTH BIO-TERRORISM EXPERIMENT: GMO MASTER CONSPIRACIES
188.8.131.52 BACTERIAL-ENDOTOXIN TESTING
1. be inhaled by animals and humans,
2. be underestimated in enumeration,
None of this is good news for GMO .
184.108.40.206 BRIEF: PLANTATIONS & ASTHMA
New Zealand’s incidence of asthma is similar to Australia’s…
Figure 6.01 shows a map of high asthma areas…
The areas in the North Island correspond with the forestry areas especially (Gibbs 2006:267-268).
2. the additional monumentally ignorant rush for assumed genetic superiority…
5.2 ECOLOGICAL RAPE & POLITICS
The politics of the matter:
pesticides: the Duck, Inglis, Bird, Jordan, Montagu, Prosser, Rubicon, South Esk,
George, Little Swanport, Macquarie, Great Forrester, Brumby Creek, Derwent and Liffey …forestry plantations are now growing in 44 of the States 48 water catchments. …Water testing by our state government is done sporadically and pesticide detections
rarely result in investigations to find their source
6.0 PESTICIDES’ MISAPPROPRIATED DESTINATIONS: SPRAY DRIFT & MIGRATION
Also, from Australia:
And following up after the above comment, an email:
Spray drift damaging a neighbor’s crops?
Drift and migration?
The source of phenoxy herbicides at control sites is unclear… (ibid.:49).
6.2 CHEMICAL MIGRATION INTO WATER PIPES
6.3 CHEMICAL MIGRATION INTO & THROUGH BUILDINGS
7.0 HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEEDS
8.1.1 CHEMICAL TOXICITY & PANDEMICS
And, more generally:
• multiple individual exposures to different chemicals (additive effects),
• exposures occurring over extended time,
• Tiny exposures adversely affecting those with MCS.
• Genetic AND epigentic effects from exposure
On the last point, note:
Back to glyphosate generally:
It is the human slate-wiper, the invisible ultimate death, the filovirus named Ebola…
And, what happens when superbugs are already resident in the hospital that you need to visit?
8.1.2 CHEMICAL PERSISTENCE & MOBILITY
Note the literature on glyphosate persistence and mobility:
The PERSISTENCE of glyphosate (and its consequent buildup over repeated sprayings) is supported:
8.1.3 OTHER HERBICIDES: PESTICIDE TOXICITY, MOBILITY & CONTAMINATION
Note the following:
220.127.116.11 Haloxyfop-R methyl ester in Verdict 520 Herbicide
Basic Tox of Haloxyfop: Risk of Serious Damage To Eyes
or haloxyfop-P methyl ester or with neat substances. The toxicokinetic studies
indicate that absorbed methyl ester will rapidly be hydrolysed to the parent acid and
the S-form haloxyfop present in racemic haloxyfop will instantaneously undergo
stereochemical inversion to haloxyfop-P. Therefore, the various compounds used for
testing are assumed to elicit the same systemic effects following administration and
these effects can be attributed to haloxyfop-P. The absorption is rapid (> 80%) and
the excretion extensive. The acute oral toxicity is moderate i.e. LD50 is around 300
mg/kg bw and the dermal toxicity low LD50> 2000 mg/kg bw, proposed classification of
Xn, R22 “Harmful if swallowed”. No acute inhalation toxicity studies are available.
Neither racemic haloxyfop nor haloxyfop-P methyl ester was irritating to skin and
haloxyfop-P methyl ester was not a sensitizer. Haloxyfop-P methyl ester is not
irritating to the eye whereas racemic haloxyfop induced signs of irritation in the
conjunctival sacs and iris and caused corneal opacity covering up to 100% of the
cornea in all animals. Signs of irritation (corneal opacity) persisted for 21 days in
un-rinsed eyes racemic haloxyfop is therefore irritating to the eye and the
classification of Xi; R41 “Risk of serious damage to eyes” is proposed. The relevant
short term NOAEL is 0.5 mg/kg bw/day based on the 1-year dog study which would also be
said to cover the effects observed in the 90-day studies in the dog and monkey at 2
mg/kg bw/day (EFSA Journal 2009:3).
AOEL (Acceptable Operator Exposure Level)
respectively. The AOEL is exceeded (169%) according to the UK-POEM even with PPE
(coverall) but is below according to the German model if PPE (coverall and gloves) is
applied (12%). The estimated worker and bystander exposure is below the AOEL (ibid.).
Risk Assessment for Herbivorous and Insectivorous Birds and Mammals
values above the Annex VI trigger indicating a low risk. For medium herbivorous and
insectivorous mammals the acute risk is considered to be low, while a first tier high
long-term risk was identified. The Member State experts in EPCO 22 did not accept a
proposed refinement using a higher endpoint from a 16-week dietary study. It was
agreed to use the endpoint of 1 mg/kg bw/day from a 2-generation reproduction study.
Furthermore, since the half-life for residues in vegetation was observed to be longer
than the default value, residue decline data for each crop should be used in the risk
assessment. The resulting TER values were foreseen to be below the Annex VI trigger
indicating a high risk… (ibid:5).
They may also cause liver and kidney damage…
ethoxyethyl from days 6 to 16 of pregnancy reduced the number of live offspring per
litter and caused vaginal bleeding in the mother…
between days 6 and 16 of pregnancy caused developmental abnormalities in the
offspring’s urogenital system and death to the fetus…
pregnancy caused delayed bone formation in the offspring…
adult rats (8). Doses of 0.6 mg/kg/day for 2 years in mice caused reduced body weight
gains and increased liver weights in mice. In dogs, 5 mg/kg/day causes a significant
decrease in serum cholesterol, as well as a decrease in thyroid weight… (Extoxnet
The USEPA put it this way:
F1/F2b generation (USEPA 2012).
Aquatic Organisms Risk
sensitive group of organisms (EFSA Journal 2009:6).
0.54 mg/l for fathead minnows, 0.28 mg/l for bluegill sunfish, and 1.8 mg/l for
rainbow trout. The LC50 (48 hours) for Daphnia is 4.64 mg/l (6) (Extoxnet 1996).
18.104.22.168 Clopyralid 750g/kg (Group I) in Clomac Forestry Herbicide and Other Products
Environmental Efects: Toxic to some beneﬁcial insects. It is very persistent and
moves quickly through soil…
…is slightly toxic to birds…
Changes to liver and kidney weights as well as, hyperplasia of the stomach lining were
found in rats fed moderate to high doses in a 2-year study… A one year study with
dogs showed increased liver weights and decreased red blood cell count at all but the
lowest dose tested… Another study found that weights of rabbit fetuses decreased at
both low and high doses of clopyralid. Skeletal abnormalities were also observed in
these fetuses at all doses and at the highest dose, accumulation of excess fluid
around the brain was evident, which resulted in small brain and enlarged skulls…
species that are vulnerable to clopyralid, including five species of rare cactus…
not readily bind to soil and is highly soluble in water. As a result, it is very
mobile in soil and has the potential to move towards groundwater and contaminate
surface water. Clopyralid has even been found in soil water samples taken at depths of
6 feet, up to 30 days after initial surface treatment… Since microbial activity
decreases with depth, clopyralid has the potential to persist longer at lower soil
depths. Persistence of clopyralid in vegetation was evidenced by the contamination of
composts from harvested lawn and grass clipping sprayed with clopyralid. Clopyralid
has been detected in vegetation 365 days after initial treatments…
compost and manure in Spokane, Washington. Upon investigation it was found that high
concentrations of clopyralid were present in composts made from lawn clippings,
straw, and leaves collected by curbside programs… The Spokane area had a large
residential population that utilized lawn care services, most of whom applied
clopyralid as part of their weed control scheme. Clopyralid, which does not breakdown
during the composting process, stunts the growth of crops such as potatoes, tomatoes,
peas, beans, leuce, pepper, alfalfa and sunflowers at very low levels- even as low
as 1ppb… Organic farmers were also severely affected since they rely of manure and
composts to supply soil fertility. In 2002, the state of Washington banned the use of
clopyralid on lawns and turf in order to keep the chemical from contaminating compost
supplies… That same year, California found that 65% of the composts samples tested
positive for clopyralid, which led to the cancellation of residential uses for
clopyralid in the state (Beyond Pesticides / NCAMP, no date).
inhalation of ambient air, and ingestion of drinking water (Toxnet 2013).
8.2.2 STEAM & FLAME
8.2.3 CORN GLUTEN MEAL (CGM)
For excellent research on CGM, see: http://www.hort.iastate.edu/research/gluten.
8.2.4 KITCHEN RECIPES
8.2.5 ORGANIC HERBICIDES 1: OIL-BASED HERBICIDES
8.2.6 ORGANIC HERBICIDES 2: INCLUDING CLOVE, CINNAMON & COTTONSEED OIL
8.2.8 STEAM ON STEROIDS
9.0 TRUE SCIENCE
We cannot coexist with PESTICIDES and GMOs!
We’re fighting for our right to live! (Emmerich & Devlin 1996)
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1. The amazing power of Chemical Diffusion:
2. Note the article: “Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers”:
Bacteria were reduced by 14%. The total microbial biomass was reduced by 8.9%.
3. Note, in terms of a urine and water test for glyphosate:
4. How uncontaminated is your water?
HUMAN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL IMPACTS OF PESTICIDES IN GENERAL, & ORGANOPHOSPHATES IN PARTICULAR, INCLUDING ROUNDUP
HUMAN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL IMPACTS OF PESTICIDES IN GENERAL, & ORGANOPHOSPHATES IN PARTICULAR, INCLUDING ROUNDUP
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, University of Western Sydney)
1.0 HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS
1.1 Pesticides Affect Health & Behavior
Pesticides promote the classic symptom of abdominal pain in children (Dr. B. Grabau, 2005, pers. comm.), or, “non-specific abdominal gastric pain” (Dr. B. Grabau, 2005, Private Medical Report). This means that many aches and pains children get may not simply just be “normal”.
This represents a significant problem with regard to herbicide and pesticide use in that mild to moderate pesticide poisoning symptoms can be easily misdiagnosed as stomach-flu, bronchitis or asthma (Reeves, Schafer, Hallward & Katten 1999:17).
“Even severe pesticide poisoning in infants has been misdiagnosed as aneurysm, head trauma, diabetic acidosis, severe bacterial gastroenteritis, pneumonia and whooping cough” (Reeves, Schafer, Hallward & Katten 1999:17, citing Solomon & Mott 1998; Zweinerd & Ginsburg 1988).
Further, pesticide poisoning impacts on the mind. It can lead to aggressive behaviour and delinquency in teens (Hatherill, 1999; Tvedten, 1999, 2002:2). We should here consider pesticides’ contribution to road rage and other attacks, along with the influence of pollution in general on, particularly urban societies.
1.2 Pesticides Are Deadly & Deforming
“Hundreds of thousands of people are dying around the world each year from the effects of the use, or misuse, of pesticides” (Konradsen, et al., 2003).
And when death is avoided, we still find crippling impacts in the form of cancer, foetal death, miscarriages, and premature births (NCAP, 1999:3; Bonn, 2005; Cox, 2004).” In fact, pesticides are strongly linked to birth defects (Montague, 2001).
1.3 Rising Rates Of Disease
“Doctors at a weekend conference in Winnipeg say there is a disturbing trend when it comes to the rising rate of certain cancers. They say pesticides are to blame for the increase – especially in childhood cancers” (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Winnipeg CBC News – June 7, 2004).
“Exposure to herbicides (weed killers) before the age of one is linked to a more than four-fold increase in childhood asthma” (BeyondPesticides.org 2008, citing Boise, et al. 2004).
However, cancer and asthma is not enough for this blighted form of chemical technology: “Pesticide exposures seem to give rise to Parkinson’s (REHN #635) – a horrible degenerative disease of the nervous system. Pesticide exposures diminish children’s memory, physical stamina, coordination, and [the] ability to carry out simple tasks like drawing a stick figure of a human being. (See REHN #648.) Pesticide exposures seem to make children more aggressive. Pesticide exposures seem to contribute to the epidemic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that has swept through U.S. children in recent years (See REHN #678.)” (Montague 2001). See: https://poisonedpeople1.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/what-the-hell-are-we-doing.jpg for an image depicting the toxics our children are exposed to.
1.4 Pesticide, Agriculture, Glyphosate & Human Disease/Neurobehavioral Deficits
A “study showed there was approximately [a] 2-fold greater risk of having a
stillbirth if the mother lived within 1 mile from an agricultural area which used
organophosphate – pyrethroid – carbamate – or chlorinated pesticides” (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Bell, et al., 2001).
And, further, in terms of organophosphates: Glyphosate… is a non-selective, systematic herbicide. This organophosphate compound is the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup (Royal Society of Chemistry 2009).
“Many organophosphates are also associated with irritation of the skin and upper respiratory tract… There have been reports of deficits in memory and abstraction on test batteries and subclinical decreases in vibrotactile sensitivity in
workers recovering from organophosphate poisoning… Among workers who apply organophosphates but have not suffered poisoning episodes, some studies have shown similar types of subclinical neurobehavioural deficits and subclinical electroencephalographic abnormalities…” (O’Malley 1997).
Further, Glyphosate can have high acute inhalation toxicity (extoxnet.orst.edu 1996), can cause diarrhoea, shortness of breath, vomiting and weakness (pesticideinfo.org 2010), and has teratogenic (monster-making) effects in animals (Paganelli et.al. 2010).
“Two separate studies in Sweden have linked exposure to Glyphosate to Hairy Cell Leukemia and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. These types of cancers were extremely rare, however Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the Western world. It has risen by 73% in the USA since 1973. Another study has found a higher incidence of Parkinson disease amongst farmers who used herbicides, including glyphosate” (Leu, 2007 citing Cox, 1998; Lehmann & Pengue, 2000; Nordstrom, et al., 1998; Hardell & Eriksson, 1999).
“Various epidemiological studies have demonstrated that individuals exposed to a single large toxic dose, or to small subclinical doses, of organophosphorus compounds have developed a chronic neurotoxicity that persists for years after exposure and is distinct from both cholinergic and OPIDN effects… Our review of the literature indicated that these studies describe a nervous system disorder induced by organophosphorous compounds which involves neuronal degeneration and subsequent neurological, neurobehavioral, and neuropsychological consequences” (Abou-Donia, 2003).
“OPs can persist in the environment for long periods of time. Indeed, OPs are detected in soils years after application… conditions can occur in soil where OPs are preserved and transferred to humans through food. A review of the literature shows that OPs are highly toxic and that human exposure is undesirable. Evidence suggests that OPs are mutagenic and teratogenic and that a large number of modern-day diseases of the nervous and immune system of mammals can be linked to these pesticides. These include BSE (mad cows disease), CJD, Gulf War syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, arguing for a thorough examination of the environmental fate and toxicology of OPs as well as their use” (Ragnarsdottir 2000).
“Other studies show that glyphosate and commercial herbicides containing glyphosate cause a range of cell mutations and damage to cell DNA. These types of changes are usually regarded as precursors to cancer and birth defects” (Leu, 2007; my emphasis).
Roundup causes genetic mutations in cell tests (NCAP, 2000:2, citing Vigfusson & Vyse, 1980; Kale et al., 1995; Rank et al., 1993) and is linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Cox, 2004; Vachani, 2007), miscarriages and Attention Deficit Disorder (Cox, 2004).
Roundup contains surfactants that are acutely toxic to humans and animals, even potentially causing death in humans (Cox, 1993:4, citing Sawada, et al., 1988; and Talbot, 1991).
It is “a known carcinogen, neurotoxin, irritant, and has been found to kill human embryonic cells, and can cause kidney and liver damage” (BeyondPesticides.org 2012).
“Now the Lymphoma Foundation of America has pulled together and summarized in a 49-page booklet all the available studies of the relationship between lymphoma and pesticides… Of the 99 human studies, 75 indicate a connection between exposure to pesticides and lymphomas… The Lymphoma Foundation’s booklet lists 12 ways that most of us are routinely exposed to pesticides in our daily lives even if we use no pesticides in our homes: routine spraying of apartments, condos, offices (and the associated lawns), public buildings and public spaces (parks, green spaces alongside highways, power line rights of way), and in motels, hotels, and restaurants…” (Montague, 2001).
2.0 ENVIRONMENTAL & ANIMAL-DISEASE IMPACTS
2.1 Pesticide Spray Drift Waste & Damage
“Glyphosate spray drift from both ground and aerial applications has been measured from 400 to 800 meters from the target site… Drift that is one thousand times less than the usual application rates has been shown to damage surrounding vegetation, including the killing of wild plants. This is an important reason why it should not be used in national parks and environmentally sensitive areas for weed control” (Leu 2007).
2.2 Glyphosate Environmental Toxicity
Glyphosate [Roundup] is persistent (NCAP, 2000:2, citing US EPA, 1993-2) and may last up to 3 years (NCAP, 2000:2, citing Torstensson et al., 1989), while its metabolite, AMPA [aminomethylphosphonic acid], may persist even longer, “with a half life in soil between 119 and 958 days” (Buffin & Jewell, 2001, citing WHO, 1994).
Glyphosate is toxic to fish, aquatic organisms, soil life (including earthworms, mycorrhizal fungi, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, micro-organisms and arthropods), plants (through disease susceptibility), and beneficial insect species (Leu, 2007; van der Werf, 1996). As well, “Glyphosate is also harmful to the environment, particularly aquatic life and water quality and has been linked to intersex frogs, and is lethal to amphibians in concentrations found in the environment” (BeyondPesticides.org 2012).
“Studies show a reduction in the species that build humus, thus [glyphosate] contributes to the decline in soil organic matter” (Leu 2007).
2.3 Roundup Leading The Way Into An Era Of Animal/Plant Pandemics & Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
Roundup has been heavily implicated in thyroid, liver and pancreatic tumours in test animals (Cox, 1993:4, citing Dykstra & Ghali, 1991). Roundup is also now shockingly linked to Mad Cow’s Disease (Rotella 2003), and to an increase in plant diseases (gmwatch.org 2010).
As if these issues were not problem enough: “Leading weed scientists are urgently appealing to Australia’s farmers to switch to an integrated weed management (IWM) system as the country records its third glyphosate-resistant weed” (ScienceAlert 2008, citing CRC For Australian Weed Management 2003). Our convenient herbicide “magic bullets” have turned back on us!
“The current massive reliance on glyphosate, which has been promoted by the rapid adoption by U.S. farmers of genetically engineered (GE) corn, soybeans and cotton, is a key factor in this epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds. A report released in November of 2009, for instance, found that since the first 13 years of commercial use of GE crops, they have been responsible for an increase of 383 million pounds of herbicide use in the U.S. (1996-2008)”.
“In Southern states, horseweed, ryegrass and pigweed are a concern for soybean farmers, while horseweed and volunteer Roundup Ready soybeans have become problem weeds for Mississippi rice. In Australia, weed scientists have now documented cases of glyphosate resistance in rigid ryegrass across large areas and are encountering it in other weed species in different parts of the world” (BeyondPesticides.org 2012).
Pesticides in general and organophosphates and Roundup in particular are unqualified slate-wipers of normal life processes in soil, in plants and in humans and, as such, represent a chemically-mediated EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT. We are all being poisoned slowly into oblivion. See: http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people for my particular intersection with pesticides and its impact on my and my son’s lives.
Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney) (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au; http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net; email@example.com)
Bell, et.al (Bell, E.M., Hertz-Picciotto, I., & Beaumont, J.J., Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland) 2001 [Online], ‘Fetal Deaths Linked to Living Close to Agricultural Pesticide Use During Weeks 3-8 of Pregnancy’, http://www.chem-tox.com.pesticides (original source: Epidemiology, 12(2), March 2001); accessed: 16 July 2008.
BeyondPesticides.org 2008, FACTS AND FIGURES CHILDREN, PESTICIDES, AND SCHOOL,
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/sepa/SEPA_fact&figures.htm; accessed: 18 July 2008.
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Cox, C. 2004 [Online], ‘Herbicide Factsheet: Glyphosate’, Journal Of Pesticide Reform/ Winter 2004, Vol. 24, No. 4, Northwest Coalition For Alternatives To Pesticides/NCAP, P.O. Box 1393, Eugene, Oregon 97440 USA / (541)344-5044 / http://www.pesticide.org; accessed: 2005.
CRC For Australian Weed Management 2003, Search: glyphosate?resistant weed; http://www.weedscrc.org.au/index_flash.html; accessed: 20 Sept. 2008.
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gmwatch.org 2010 [Online], “Brazil battles spread of “mad soy disease””; Source: http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/1-news-items/12554-brazil-battles-spread-of-qmad-soy-diseaseq, accessed: 21 Sept. 2012.
NCAP (Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides) Landscaping To Reduce Herbicide Use’ 97440 USA.
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Rainier, S., Bui, M., Mark, E., Thomas, D., Tokarz, D., Ming, L., Delaney, C., Richardson, R.J., Albers, J.W., Matsunam, N., Stevens, J., Coon, H., Leppert, M. & Fink, J.K. 2008, ‘Neuropathy Target Esterase Gene Mutations Cause Motor Neuron Disease’, The American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 82, Issue 3, 780-785, 28 February 2008, doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2007.12.018;
http://www.cell.com/AJHG/abstract/S0002-9297(08)00143-2; accessed: 26 June 2009.
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http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20082608?17859?2.html; accessed: 20 Sept. 2008.
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SIDE-EFFECTS OF PROFIT-BASED FOOD PRODUCTION & POPULATION CONTROL: THE UNEXAMINED GENOCIDE OF EVERYTHING BY INDUSTRIALISTS
SIDE-EFFECTS OF PROFIT-BASED FOOD PRODUCTION & POPULATION CONTROL: THE UNEXAMINED GENOCIDE OF EVERYTHING BY INDUSTRIALISTS
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, University of Western Sydney)
Essay URL: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/
Short link: http://wp.me/p2DVqC-3t
Varieties of localized and empire-extended civil and military dictatorships have typically ruled over peoples in times past and still do today, despite the fairly recent aberration of government that many of us in the West have grown up with: ‘democracies’ that pretend to be genuine democracies. However, times do change. Corporate industry now boasts vast financial resources, and it uses that new world power to play God in the re-structuring of the entire agricultural, business, population and ecological morphology of this Planet.
A New World Order sees vaccine intrigues, stampeding GMO and herbicide innovations and monolithic and draconian factory farming at the heart of excruciatingly fascist corporate notions of world domination. And these main causes and effects produce side-effects, with one of the most notable being global GMO and pesticide pollution and poisoning on an unimagineable scale. What we are witnessing in this modern era is the forcible alchemic turning of an entire Planet into a profit-based Holocaust experiment: a global pesticide gas chamber and massive Frankenstein genetics waste receptacle.
So, what does this mean to all of us locally? “New European pesticides legislation (article 3, paragraph 14 [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:309:0001:01:EN:HTML]) now recognises that residents living in the locality of sprayed fields are “subject to high pesticide exposure over the long term” (Downs 2012).
Also: “Things are worse than Rachel Carson might ever have dreaded and will certainly get worse yet before there is any hope of improvement. Will any of us have the quiet, dignified, deeply intelligent courage that lay behind her work? Capitalism cannot change track. It is condemned to measuring success and failure in terms of profit and loss” (Don 2012). That being profit and loss that is interpreted in a global market and workforce context and planned for in terms of a New World Order. It is a regime where, it is assumed, power can generate predictable order and profit. Strangely though, those elites who worship at the feet of this power do not appear to understand that utter chaos is the inevitable outcome of every forcing of that anti-Nature governmental, legal, military and, especially, TECHNOLOGICAL control (all for the sake of that faithless anti-Nature sense of control).
And so, while the globalists connive, while industry advertises, and while we still bask in a somewhat unsettling reflected trust in all things science (when we trust in science, the scientists, industries and governments smile back at us…), the slate-wiping effects of science continue: “Hundreds of thousands of people are dying around the world each year from the effects of the use, or misuse, of pesticides” (Konradsen, et al., 2003).
How many? “…Georgina Downs from Sussex who has run a vigorous campaign for over a decade to highlight the dangers of pesticides… estimated in a 2008 World Bank report to kill 355,000 people worldwide each year” (Metcalf 2012).
“So, 50 years on from Silent Spring, why has there been such a lack of action on pesticides?” (Downs 2012). Is it partly because we are too busy living at the speed of life? And working and paying out for what technology says we must own? That we are anesthetized in a type of mesmerized awe at the tangible and “goodies” boon end of technology? That all this distracts us so effectively that we can easily and weakly accept an almost silent capitulation to a largely invisible pesticide horror? And, given that the persistent barking of advertising confronts us with ever more “improved” techno goodies and technological fixes, can’t that easy distraction, forgetfulness and capitulation even extend our dreamstate further into an utter obscenity of apathetic characterlessness, the worst possible waste of a human mind other than conscious and wilfull evil? And on that broad point of the wilfull denial of the truth of toxicant cause and effect (whether the aberration be man-made pesticides and direct human poisoning or man-induced tick over-population through the disturbance of Nature via environmental replacement) I can apply this generously wise quote originally applied to Lyme disease: “one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease” (Liegner 2010).
BHOPAL: a gas leak disaster in India, “one of the world’s worst industrial disasters”. Potentially, “3,787 deaths related to the gas release”.
THREE-MILE ISLAND: “a partial nuclear meltdown…” that occurred “in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania”, USA.
CHERNOBYL: “a catastrophic nuclear accident…” contaminating “much of Western USSR and Europe… [where] long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for”.
MEXICAN GULF OIL SPILL: “An oil spill… which flowed unabated for three months in 2010, and may be continuing to seep… It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry…” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/)
GMO WHEAT AND BARLEY: An altered protein GM wheat variety could cause serious liver problems, according to some scientists. Enzyme inhibition in the two crops could translate into glycogen inhibition in humans, and could lead to death by age 5 in children born without this enzyme working (Huff 2012).
GMO SOY: Hamsters fed on a GM soy diet suffered growth problems, high pup mortality and sterility, with the third generation growing hair inside their mouths (Smith 2010).
GMO CORN: Rats fed GM corn and trace amounts of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup suffered huge tumours, organ damage and premature death (Adams 2012).
And Fukushima; and 911; and the Exxon Valdez oil spill: “25 to 32 million US gallons” of oil spilled in some estimates (and the Torrey Canyon and Amoco Cadiz).
And the Piper Alpha North Sea oil platform disaster.
And the “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City” in 1911 (more than 100 died).
And the “Kader Toy Factory fire” in Thailand in 1993 (188 workers died, mostly young women).
And the 1906 “Courrières mine disaster in Courrières, France” which killed 1,099 workers.
And the “Benxihu Colliery disaster in Benxi, Liaoning, China” which killed 1,549 workers.
And the “Baia Mare cyanide spill” in Romania which is considered “the worst environmental disaster in Europe since Chernobyl”, released “100,000 tons of cyanide contaminated water”.
And the Oppau fertilizer explosion in Germany in 1921 “killing 500–600 people and injuring about 2,000 more”.
And the 1947 Texas City Disaster where ” minimum of 578 people lost their lives and another 3,500 were injured”.
And the 1976 Seveso disaster in Italy where “due to the release of dioxins into the atmosphere and throughout a large section of the Lombard Plain, 3,000 pets and farm animals died and, later, 70,000 animals were slaughtered to prevent dioxins from entering the food chain”.
And the 1986 “Sandoz disaster in Schweizerhalle, Switzerland, releasing tons of toxic agrochemicals into the Rhine”.
And the 2012 Karachi, Pakistan industrial disaster that saw 289 people die (“workers were suffocated or burnt alive”).
And the Port Chicago munitions explosion of 1944.
And the 1962 Centralia, Pennsylvania coal mine fire (still burning today!).
And Challenger, and the faulty levees of New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/).
And when waste dumps leak (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Toxic-Chemical-Leakage-Outside-Waste-Depot.pdf).
And… my son’s and my (http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people) pesticide poisoning.
And everyones else’s pesticide poisoning (“HUMAN HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL IMPACTS OF PESTICIDES IN GENERAL, AND ORGANOPHOSPHATES IN PARTICULAR, INCLUDING GLYPHOSATE” at https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/).
Further, and even more insidiously than our above-noted dreamstate, is the fully conscious and willful LEGAL (see: http://indiegogo.com/the-good-samaritan), MEDICAL, CORPORATE and GOVERNMENT hiding of real knowledge that would help to protect us from toxic dangers! These irresponsible authorities, corrupted as they are by industrial vested interests, cannot imagine fully identifying our techological woes for what they are, so utterly intertwined with the modern fabric of life are they! Our “protectors” see the repudiation of bad technology and a full accounting of our insidious techno impact on our natural environment as an introduction to smaller paypackets, and perhaps even some form of immediately uncomfortable and undesirable social chaos (large protests over the discovery of the extent of the toxic coverups?).
Deception and ignorance are commodities that are historically “chaos in the bank”, accruing a very deadly form of degenerate ‘interest’ that typically plays out at the end of civilizations: “History shows that degeneration of the criminal justice system contributes greatly to the downfall of states, and is a sign of rot within a political system” (Aulich 2006).
So, we continue to embrace (and are encouraged to embrace) what is also strangling us. And in so completely embracing technology, natural dynamics have been muted and cast far away from us. We have therefore lost ourselves on the treadmill of science. Further, as blatantly obvious our loss of a direct communion with Nature is to so many, and as blatantly catastrophic as the cascade of techno nightmares that confront us is, we still — given the “sins of omission/neglect” deficiencies of Human Nature and the “sins of commission” deceptions of industry and government — tend to ignore the catastrophes in favour of a now tattered hope in scientific salvation. Such are the repetitions of human thought at the ends of ages.
A degenerating civilization indeed: we the people are so paralyzed by our contradictory and conflictual relationship with technology that “we are monitoring our own extinction” (Prof. Stuart Hill, University of Western Sydney 1999, pers. comm.).
But it is time now for us to grow up and be mature and wise and understand that our now dull hopes in toxic technology are funded by mis-information from luminaries that are stationed at our radio, in our governments and regulatory bodies, inside our legal and medical systems, on our TVs and throughout the Internet by corrupt and civilization-destroying industrial vested interests.
Adams, M. [Mike] 2012 [Online]. “New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of females die early”, Alex Jones’ InfoWars.com, September 19, 2012. Source: http://www.infowars.com/new-gmo-study-rats-fed-lifetime-of-gm-corn-grow-tumors-70-of-females-die-early/; accessed 20th Sept. 2012.
25th April 2010.
Don, M. [Monty: gardening broadcaster & Soil Association president (http://www.soilassociation.org/aboutus/whoweare/president)%5D 2012 [Online]. Quote in Leo Hickman’s article: “What is the legacy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring?”, The Eco Audit with Leo Hickman, The Guardian, Thursday 27 September 2012. Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/blog/2012/sep/27/rachel-carson-silent-spring-legacy; accessed: 2 Oct. 2012.
Downs, G. [Georgina (UK Pesticides Campaign: http://www.pesticidescampaign.co.uk/)%5D 2012 [Online]. Quote in Leo Hickman’s article: “What is the legacy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring?”, The Eco Audit with Leo Hickman, The Guardian, Thursday 27 September 2012. Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/blog/2012/sep/27/rachel-carson-silent-spring-legacy; accessed: 2 Oct. 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 2012 [Online], Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_industrial_disasters; accessed: 3 Oct. 2012.
Huff, E.A. [Ethan, Staff Writer at Natural News.com] 2012 [Online]. “Children born to parents who eat GM wheat may DIE before age five, warn scientists”; Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/037261_GM_wheat_liver_failure_fatalities.html#ixzz28mmKFkht; accessed: 9 October 2012.
Liegner, K.B. [Kenneth] 2010 [Online]. “LYMEPOLICYWONK: Speaking Truth to Power: Dr. Liegner Lays it Out for the IOM”; LymeDisease.org. Source: http://lymedisease.org/news/lymepolicywonk/554.html; accessed: 5 Oct. 2012.
Metcalf, M. [Mark] 2012 [Online]. “Masking the truth – are residents of Billinge being made ill by pesticides in crop spray”; Fighting Talk by Mark Metcalf, published: WEDNESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2012; Source: http://writemark.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/masking-truth-are-residents-of-billinge.html?spref=fb; accessed: 5 Oct. 2012.
Smith, J.M. 2010 [Online]. “Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters”, HUFF POST GREEN (The Huffington Post, April 20th 2010). Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/genetically-modified-soy_b_544575.html; accessed: 3 Oct. 2012.
TITLE (Note: This is an online Campaign)
The Human Right To NO PESTICIDE POISONING!
Short link: http://wp.me/p2DVqC-3o
The ‘legal’ right to freely enforce pesticide applications (without fear of prosecution and charges of negligence and disability discrimination) is currently being stitched up globally, and particularly and perversely in Western nations under the political influence of Big-Pharma. These legal dynamics demonstrate “rot within a political system” (Aulich 2006) and clearly describe the closing stages of a corrupt and technology-obsessed civilization that puts the convenience of pesticides ahead of its literal future.
What Do We Really Want?
Note: “Most tragically, suffering, illness and disease surround us today in a way we would not have imagined a half century ago. We have banished some diseases only to have them replaced by a grumbling yet profound toxicity which is stripping our children of their rightful future” (Donohoe, 1998:38).
Also: “…pesticides are strongly linked to birth defects… science will not solve this problem for us. Isn’t it time to consider a human rights approach, an ethical challenge to the poisoners?… The old science-based strategy has failed us. Perhaps a new, precautionary path can get us where we need to go. The precautionary principle says, ‘When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically’ ” (Montague, 2001).
“Now the Lymphoma Foundation of America has pulled together and summarized in a 49-page booklet all the available studies of the relationship between lymphoma and pesticides. It is an impressive piece of work by Susan Osburn, who directed the project, and a scientific review panel of 12 physicians and lymphoma researchers. The booklet summarizes 99 studies of humans and one study of pet dogs (see REHN #250) in relation to pesticide exposures. Of the 99 human studies, 75 indicate a connection between exposure to pesticides and lymphomas… The Lymphoma Foundation’s booklet lists 12 ways that most of us are routinely exposed to pesticides in our daily lives even if we use no pesticides in our homes: routine spraying of apartments, condos, offices (and the associated lawns), public buildings and public spaces (parks, green spaces alongside highways, power line rights of way), and in motels, hotels, and restaurants… We might well ask, where did these corporations get permission to violate our well-established human right to personal security? And why do we allow these toxic trespasses into our bodies to occur without our informed consent? In other words, we might begin to view pesticide exposures not as a scientific question, but mainly as a question of morals and ethics, a question of human rights… Pesticide exposures seem to give rise to Parkinson’s (REHN #635) – a horrible degenerative disease of the nervous system. Pesticide exposures diminish children’s memory, physical stamina, coordination, and [the] ability to carry out simple tasks like drawing a stick figure of a human being. (See REHN #648.) Pesticide exposures seem to make children more aggressive. Pesticide exposures seem to contribute to the epidemic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that has swept through U.S. children in recent years (See REHN #678.)” (Montague 2001).
My Son & I Poisoned
My son (at age 8) and I were both poisoned (me severely) when we had two pesticide treatments forced on us by the New South Wales Department of Housing (see: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au). I, the pesticide injury victim, was blamed wholly by Housing’s Barrister in my trial for our poisoning! See: http://www.indiegogo.com/poisoned-people.
What Do We Need To Do?
We, the people, need to demonstrate true character and tell our politicians that we fiercely object to the present corruption of our legal and political systems in their protection of authorities and government departments from claims of negligence. We want fairness in the assessment of such claims, and we want our basic Human Rights back.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the U.S. in 1948, says (Article 3), “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.” Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution obligates the federal government to protect the citizenry against “domestic violence” which arguably includes modern forms of personal physiological invasion (domestic violence) such as toxic assault/injury and chemical trespass. See
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/Constitution/article04/, or http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#A4Sec4.
The Paris Appeal
“We call upon national decision-makers, European Authorities, international organizations, and specifically the United Nations Organization (UNO), to take the following measures:
Measure # 1
Banning all products that are certainly or probably carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMRs) for human beings, as specified by competent international scientific authorities and organizations, and therefore applying to these products the principle of substitution; exceptionally, whenever implementation of this principle is not feasible and the use of the product concerned is considered unavoidable, limiting its use to a minimum with particularly stringent measures of fixed quotas,
Measure # 2
Applying the precautionary principle to all chemicals that, regardless of toxicity characteristics specified in Measure # 1 (refer to §9 and §13), and because they are persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB), constitute an allegedly serious and/or irreversible danger for human and/or animal health, and more generally the environment, without waiting for the definite proof of an epidemiological link, so as to anticipate and avoid serious and/or irreversible sanitary or ecological damage,
Measure # 3
Promoting the adoption of toxicological standards or international thresholds to protect people, based on the assessment of risks for the most vulnerable, i.e. mostly children and the embryo.
Measure # 4
With respect to the precautionary principle, adopting programs with scheduled deadlines and targets in precise figures so as to achieve elimination or strictly regulated reduction in polluting substances emissions and in the utilization of marketed chemicals, such as pesticides, modeling the reduction in use implemented in Sweden, Denmark or Norway…” (IDEA, 2006).
What Do We Really Want? Health & Perpetuity!
We want our children to be safe from the transnational chemical giants-sponsored, anti-Duty of Care, anti-Precautionary Principle, unexamined and utterly irresponsible, CRIMINAL and worldwide love-affair with toxic and reproductive capacity (fertility)-destroying chemicals. We want this Extinction Level Event stopped! Think this statement is too crazy? Note:
“We’re monitoring our own extinction” (Prof. Stuart Hill, University of Western Sydney 1999, pers. comm.).
“Hundreds of thousands of people are dying around the world each year from
the effects of the use, or misuse, of pesticides” (Konradsen, et al., 2003).
A “study showed there was approximately [a] 2-fold greater risk of having a
stillbirth if the mother lived within 1 mile from an agricultural area which used organophosphate – pyrethroid – carbamate – or chlorinated pesticides” (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Bell, et al., 2001).
“§9. Whereas, regarding toxicology, a number of these substances or chemicals are hormone-disrupting chemicals (endocrine disrupters), that can be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMRs) for human beings, and therefore susceptible to induce cancers, congenital malformations and/or infertility; whereas some of these substances or products can be, among other effects, allergenic resulting in chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma; whereas some are neurotoxic chemicals, leading to degenerative diseases of the central nervous system in adult[s]… and to intellectual impairment in children; whereas some are immunotoxic, leading to immunodeficiency, particularly in children, causing infections, especially viral infections; whereas pesticides are deliberately spread in large amounts in the environment, while a great number are toxic… for animals and/or human beings and for the environment…
§10. Whereas children are the most vulnerable and exposed to contamination by these pollutants…
§11. Whereas these polluting substances or products can induce diseases in children population, such as those listed in §9; whereas one out of seven children in Europe suffers from asthma, whereas asthma is made worse by city and home pollution; whereas incidence in pediatric cancers has been on the rise for the last 20 years in some industrialized countries; and whereas these considerations all lead to the fact that Children are now in serious danger…” (IDEA 2006).
Pesticides promote cancer, foetal death, miscarriages, and premature births
(NCAP, 1999:3; Bonn, 2005; Cox, 2004).
“Doctors at a weekend conference in Winnipeg say there is a disturbing trend when it comes to the rising rate of certain cancers. They say pesticides are to blame for the increase – especially in childhood cancers” (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Winnipeg CBC News – June 7, 2004.
WE ARE KILLING OFF OUR OWN CHILDREN! Most CERTAINLY, we humans are engineering the dumbest Extinction Level Event in the long history of this Planet!
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IDEA (Irish Doctors Environmental Association) 2006, THE PARIS APPEAL: International Declaration on Diseases Due to Chemical Pollution,
http://www.ideaireland.org; accessed: 10th October 2007.
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THE ‘LEGAL’ AND ‘SCIENTIFIC’ DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, PUBLIC HEALTH & PLANET EARTH
Even today, with a revolution occurring in the discipline of Toxicology (that includes the recognition that tiny and cumulative exposures to toxins add up ultimately to “toxic overload”), authorities and legal/justice systems everywhere are not only continuing to deny this expanding truth, but are elevating and magnifying their avoidance of basic toxicological fact and the essential human rights that come immediately into play when chemical use causes injury (http://www.indiegogo.com/poisoned-people).
In other words, Western society, in its aberrant and headlong flight away from the truth of chemical poisoning (and potential accusations of negligence or worse), is becoming more intrinsically and subversively fascist and totalitarian in its absolute demand for total freedom in the use of chemical substances.
There are those who either willfully or by tragic omission fail to read the trends of history and understand the nature of corporate and instutionalized perverse thinking inside an over-ripe civilization. They are the people who are attuned to the OCD of profit, convenience and freedom from the need to reference Human Rights. They are the corporates, the legals, the governments and the businesses that have decided to abandon all appreciation of context-dependent and wider human health and environmental concerns in favor of the deathly shroud of short-term convenience.
Particularly in terms of their use of degenerate scientific jargon and legalese, they either entirely side-step the fundamental recognition of the plain truth or they hide behind selfish, manipulative and minimized re-engineerings/interpretations of definitions such as “health”; “odours”, “odour goals” and “the potential impact of odour” (Holmes Air Sciences 2005, “Fox Studios Cumulative Impact FINAL”, page 3); “air quality”; “toxic”; “exposure”; “orthodox” (as in “orthodox pesticides”); “conservative”; “emissions” and “air pollutants”; “nuisance”, “threshold” and the like.
In their wholehearted embrace of convenient lies, these corporate and legal intellectuals have failed to recognize their starring roles in the inevitable destruction of, not just their own civilization as per its fading slide down into toxicological and public health chaos, internal self-destruction and even potential invasion and supplantation, but the now industrial-revolutionized and cumulative poisoning of an entire Planet.
“History shows that degeneration of the criminal justice system contributes
greatly to the downfall of states, and is a sign of rot within a political system” (Aulich 2006).
Whether criminal or civil, the hiding of the truth of chemical poisoning behind insubstantial legal and scientific jargon represents the establishment of a planet-wide death spiral.
CHEMICAL POISONING A GREATER THREAT TO HUMANITY THAN CLIMATE CHANGE
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)
Chemical poisoning is a far greater threat to human health than even Climate Change. While Climate Change will alter weather patterns, displace peoples, bring about droughts and floods and famines, increase the magnitude of storms, increase ocean temperatures and increase sea levels (all of which are certainly EXCEPTIONALLY bad), chemical poisoning (positioned inside our homes by technology, imposed on us by pesticide spray applications, and also released and spread by those destructive storms and floods) is adversely affecting human and animal/environmental fertility at its core.
We can move location if prolonged or permanently situated drought forces us to. We would then be somewhat like war refugees, and in too many cases that would certainly be, especially for the poor, a matter of deathly outcomes. The First World can also adapt to changing weather patterns in some measure by the use of continuously amplified and forced technology, BUT WE CANNOT TURN BACK OR REVERSE DESTROYED REPRODUCTIVE CAPACITY, once it has happened to us via the crucible of chemical poisoning. My sperm were damaged by two pesticide applications forced on me by the New South Wales Department of Housing (see: http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people) in Sydney, and I am certain that I have been permanently damaged and should NOT reproduce further. When you see studies showing an increased presence of cancers in the children of those using pesticides commercially, you become deeply aware that the weakening and sickening of future generations is a creeping dynamic.
Climate Change, however painful and destructive (see: http://www.readersdigest.com.au/seasick-alanna-mitchell-exclusive-extract), forces at first largely external changes and demands for alterations in all manner of human activities (though, granted, this may well be an under-estimation). However, chemical poisoning, once established, represents an internal, genetic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and metabolic MORBID change in all aspects of human physiological and mental competence and reproductive capacity. This scales up the intrinsic impact of pesticides and other chemicals, therefore, to the level of a dominating, all-pervasive and clinging EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT, one of greater significance than even the burgeoning terrors of the Climate Change that will turn the whole world upside-down!
DEGENERATE WESTERN LEGAL SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE ARE CASHING IN ON PEOPLES’ PAIN
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)
Essay URL: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/degenerate-western-legal-systems-worldwide-are-cashing-in-on-peoples-pain/
Short link: http://wp.me/p2DVqC-35
Western legal systems worldwide are cashing in on peoples’ pain because they’ve been mistakenly made COMMERCIAL. Legal systems have been set up as BUSINESSES where company reputations ride on wins and losses. As such, the legal dynamic — thus perversely founded — focuses on playing the duel legal games of:
1. “we can litigate better than you” (or, “we’ve got more experts for the trial than you”) and
2. taking in revenue.
Western legal systems have become corrupted. They are Big business, and they inspire too much litigation which pits people against each other, while draining their bank accounts. The legal process takes too much funding to feed, and the litigation process itself takes too long, and this becomes abusive. As such, and given their favoring of the chemically negligent over the little people of the chemically-injured majority, the legal systems of this world are and have become negligent themselves: negligent of duty of Care, of the Precautionary Principle, of Disability Discrimination and Human Rights. They waste time, lives and bank accounts. They are, therefore, destructive and form a major portion of the degenerate internal dynamic of any civilization in decline. Note:
And then there are the trials themselves: “We can’t avoid the fact that the adversary system of jury trial does make justice a game, in which sometimes the worst team wins, because it has a dream team of lawyers, or because there’s something gone wrong in the jury room, or because the judge is biased” (Geoffrey Robertson QC, 1998).
A base problem is that LAWS have been configured and the legal systems themselves have been “stitched up” such that the LAW allows unscrupulous ‘legals’ to constantly impose fees throughout the legal process. Thus, you have to PAY for a monied form of justice. Everywhere you look, legals of one variety or another are appearing within legal structures, and processes are being constantly padded out to feather lots of tiny little nests and some really big nests. It’s a big, dirty, perverse, couriered and sub-contracted BUSINESS.
See: http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people for details on a specific case of pesticide/solvent poisoning. See also http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/essays/essay2-legal-process-abuse.pdf for an Essay on that poisoning injury further ‘enhanced’ by an abusive legal process.
See also: http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people, http://www.communityrun.org/p/poisoned-people and http://indiegogo.com/the-good-samaritan for a plea to legal systems to stop favoring big business and government AGAINST and CONTRARY to public health imperatives and interests.
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25th April 2010.
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