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Is Your Body Contaminated with Pesticides?

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Is Your Body Contaminated with Pesticides?

More than 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States and multiple studies show that they are finding their way into the bodies of the average person.

One pesticide, chlorpyrifos (CPF), was found in eighty-two percent of urine samples from a broad range of Americans aged twenty to fifty-nine.

In a Canadian study, the herbicide 2, 4-D, was found in fifty percent of the semen samples of men. That’s a scary proposition when one considers that semen carries the genetic material of a possible fetus or child and we know little about the effects of pesticides on developing brains and bodies.

These are just two examples of the approximately 900 pesticides and herbicides registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. Research into the long-term effects of pesticides is still in its infancy.

Currently, The World Health Organization estimates that one-half of the ground and well water in the United States is contaminated with pesticides. Pesticides travel via groundwater and in the air and can be carried by wind to destinations miles away from the application site. Pesticides are washed into our streams, lakes, rivers, and underground aquifers that supply our drinking and bathing water, and these poisons are making their way into our bodies.

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5:10AM PST on Feb 24, 2012

If more and more people stop suing the herbicides and pesticides, then that will help the situation -- less demand equals less supply.

1:30AM PDT on May 23, 2011

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4:57AM PDT on Sep 4, 2010


7:16PM PDT on Jul 11, 2010

Good ideas, thanks. I hope everyone will follow them.

1:29PM PDT on Jul 9, 2010

we're all contamined

1:01AM PDT on Jul 6, 2010


9:31PM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

I been reading about chlorothalonil causing problems for the frog population. Horrible chemicals. I grew up on a farm where chemicals and spraying was common and not handled carefully.

5:30AM PDT on Jun 9, 2010

Very interesting, thanks.

12:33AM PDT on May 28, 2010

Sadly, it's the way things are. The best way to deal with this reality is to do a periodic bowel cleansing to get rid of the toxic substances that accumulate in our bodies.

11:40PM PDT on May 24, 2010

wow. this never occurred to me. thanks or the post.

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Good advice, thanks.

I wonder how wrinkly their cheeks are under their fur.


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