"Common pesticides used in homes and lawns are now being shown in medical research to accelerate aging of the immune and nervous system, resulting in serious health problems years after exposure. Research has linked varying degrees of human exposure to chemical pesticides with an increase in miscarriage, birth defects, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, and some types of cancer. Pesticide exposure may play a role in the development of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), multiple sclerosis (M, and multiple chemical sensitivity as well.
Studies have found higher rates of cancer in children and dogs living in households that use pesticides in the home and garden.
A human DNA molecule contains over 30,000 genes. Over 4,000 genes remain active at this moment, controlling all aspects of health from the brain to the immune system. When these genes are weakened or damaged by chemical exposures, health problems surface.
Certain herbicides have been shown to be directly toxic to birds (eg. 2,4-D). Agent Orange is an herbicide. Herbicides have been proven to cause cancer, birth defects, endocrine disruption, other chronic effects. Sixty percent of the total pesticide use in the U.S. is used to kill "pest" weeds – more than is used to grow food. Herbicide applications pollute our waterways, marshes, valuable drinking water resources, and the air we breathe."( http://www.chem-tox.com/pesticides)
Among other sites offering research findings is www.agentorangecanada.com/killme.php
FOR THE SAKE OF ALL YOU LOVE---Through our individual and collective voting for a government that truly cares for its citizens and environment, and through our consuming, we are empowered to demand the ban on chemical spraying and claim our inherent right to clean air, clean water and clean food.