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Pesticide Used By UK Farmers Is Linked to Long-Term Brain Damage


Environment  (tags: pesticides, healthconditions, protection, humans, nature, environment, ecosystems, destruction )

Cal
- 707 days ago - theecologist.org
A new study suggests an alarming link between low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides - the most widely used insecticides in the world - and long-term brain damage.



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 14, 2012, 3:57 pm
Noted , thanks !!
 

John B. (158)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:25 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the Tom Levitt article. With the results of this study I see no reason not to ban OPs worldwide. Read and noted.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday December 14, 2012, 10:09 pm
Why is this even an issue?

BAN THAT STUFF!
 

Sheila S. (66)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:51 pm
This is really sad and frightening. There is no mention of victims being compensated - something our military had to fight long and for after exposure to Agent Orange.
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:54 pm
I hope organophosphate pesticides are not going to be used.
 

Dave C. (224)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 7:23 pm
I suspect its happening here in the states, too......the only thing I can explain our increasing stupidity with sometimes.....
 

Danuta Watola (1210)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:55 am
noted
 

Veronique L. (215)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:12 am
Terrible news :-(
 

Yvette S. (34)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:14 am
Thanks for the info
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:38 am
Seems like politicians have been energetically sniffing this stuff as well!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:40 am
All these studies revealing 'alarming' truths that really aren't that alarming given the nature of what they deal with. Regardless, it will still require legislations and laws and bureaucracy and red tape and general jumping through hoops to ban the stuff.
 

katie edwards (1)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:11 am
hmmm
 

katie edwards (1)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:12 am
thnx for this
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:13 am
If the farmers health was caused by this and they know it now then they should all get compensation but it wont give them a new brain will it Governments just do what they like without knowing the consequences of chemicals No chemicals can be good
 

Patricia H. (454)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:28 am
noted
 

Julie E. (370)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 10:48 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:28 pm
Farmers have long been told the these chemicals are safe even though it is known that they are not. Thank you for this post Cal. My grandfather and grandmother who were farmers here in New Jersey both got cancer from the chemicals they were talked into using. They were told that the chemicals were safe : (
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:31 pm
shared
 

Sheila D. (26)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 1:23 pm
Yes, everyone has been told, over and over, how safe these chemicals are. Just as we are now being told how the GMO food we eat is safe. Can't quite wrap my head around how people don't get that poison is poison, and eventually it all catches up with us. Thanks Cal.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:29 pm
Sadly noted
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 2:30 pm
Sadly noted
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:11 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info, Cal. I didn't know about organophosphates.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:06 pm
Noted & posted
 

Christine Stewart (132)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:38 pm
Killing ourselves along with all the "pests" and unintended targets as well....
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:53 pm
We are rarely told the truth about exposure to poisons and chemicals. Chemical companies and governments hide the truth from us as long as they can, greed and $$$, they don't care about human life or the environment including animals. The problem of global warming is to be blamed on industrialists and governments worldwide, to them only the bottom line and their pay cheques matter. The health of our planet comes last for them and they should be held accountable before it is too late.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:39 pm
That's tragic.

It is sad that back in the day it was kind of "macho" to use chemicals and unmanly to question their use -- perhaps that is still true in part today.
 

Joy McR (137)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:46 pm
So why make it... noted, thank you..
 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:51 pm
No words fit for print!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:37 pm
Why can't they stop using these pesticides? There's nature way to fight bugs off. They know that these do harm to animals and humans and they keep using them?.. Where are their brains???? Thanks Cal
 

Monica D. (580)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:24 pm
Noted.
 

Julie W. (21)
Monday December 17, 2012, 1:55 am
Where is the whole article? Can't see how to read it.
 

John Gregoire (259)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:42 am
Thanks for posting!
 

Christine Linley (11)
Monday December 17, 2012, 11:43 am
Link not working :(
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:50 am
What a shame.....
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:40 pm
Could not see it all :(
 

Debra B. (24)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:06 pm
Sick
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:33 am
Perhaps it is this beleaguered planetís way of trying to slow down the growth of the most destructive (and self-destructive) organism ever to blight the surface of our beautiful and unique world.
 
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