5 Facts and Fiction About Pesticides and Alternative Solutions
Today my friends I would like to discuss pesticides, some of the facts via fictions and some questions that you might have. Pesticides have some extremely potentially dangerous chemicals in them that can affect our health physically and mentally. I just want to make sure that you are aware of the toxic dangers, the facts, and your options. There are so many health risks to you and your family involved and I feel that it is very important that we educate ourselves. Pull up a chair and listen up!
Questions and Answers to some of the concern about Pesticides:
1. Question: Is a pesticide safe if the technician follows the directions on a toxic pesticide label?
Answer: NO! There is no safe way to apply an admittedly unsafe toxic synthetic dangerous poisonous pesticide chemical that is designed to kill living organisms indiscriminately. To put it quite clearly – if you are killing bugs by using a toxic chemical then it can also harm you, your family and even your pets.
2. Question: If the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approves the pesticide then does that mean it must be safe for my family?
The EPA does not approve pesticides. They just register the pesticide for use after the manufacturer pays a large fee which can be a million dollars or even more. The EPA does not require the manufacturer of the toxin pesticides to disclose the hundreds of lethal chemicals that are part of the ingredients.
3. Question: Are Pyrethroid pesticides safe if they based on the chrysanthemum plant?
A pyrethroid is a synthetic chemical compound similar to the natural chemical pyrethrins produced by the flowers of pyrethrums (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, and C. Coccineum). Manufacturers of Pesticides would have you believe that pyrethroids are safe and harmless, but pyrethroids are toxic to fish and the EPA has listed most pyrethroids as suspected carcinogens; such as Bifenthrin.
A 2011 study found a significant association between delayed mental development at 36 months and piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and common additive and synergist that makes pyrethroid pesticides more lethal.
According to the (WHO) World Health Organization While pyrethroids are synthetic version of an extract from chyrsanthemum plant, they were chemically engineered to be more toxic with longer breakdown times, and are often formulated with synergists which increasing potency and compromising the human body’s ability to detoxify the pesticide. They interfere with ionic conductance of nerve membranes by prolonging the sodium current, the nerves to discharge repeatedly causing hyper-excitability in poisoned animals. Synthetic pyrethroi are neuropoisons acting on the axons in the peripheral and central nervous system by interacting with sodium channels in mammals and insect. Click her to check this information out.
4. Question: When the toxic synthetic pesticide dries will it be harmless to people and pets?
Pest control companies either directly or indirectly imply that once their toxins dry, that they will not be harmful. NOT TRUE! There are list 300 medical and university research documents and links that prove otherwise (Click here). A dried toxin is invisible but definitely not Harmless, In fact it is even more harmful because you can no longer see the chemical tracks of the volatilizing pesticide liquid.
5. Question: Are all pesticides pretty much the same?
Synthetic pesticide toxins are man-made and have no counter part nor counter balance in nature. No part of the synthetic pesticide is ever extracted or distilled from plants. Insects develop resistance to synthetic toxins due partly because of the poisons persistence in the environment and repeated low dose exposure that residual insects encounter. They actually become immune to the toxins. Synthetic pesticides usually carry a warning on the label such as Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Keep Away From Children, Not Safe Around Pets, or Poison!
Botanical pesticides are all made from plants such as trees or flowers with natural insecticidal properties that target insects only. These insecticidal properties are naturally occurring defense mechanisms of plant species. Therefore, insects do not evolve and breed tolerance to natural plant defenses that were put here by God as natural defense. 100% botanical insecticides made from federally exempt chemicals are 3 usually labeled “Safe around Children and Pets” and therefore no harm or threat to people, pets, water, wildlife, plants, or air. It just gets rid of those nasty bugs.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. It is so important to your health and your family’s health, not to mention the ultimate health of our environment. So let me just add—-there is one product that I know of that is non-toxic, completely organic, natural, and a safe pest control and that is Always Eco. Click here to check out their products. I have used this product myself and I can guarantee that they do their job and get rid of bugs without harm or danger to your health, your pets, and family!
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