8-06-14 – Dr. Hildy® – PESTICIDES: Then, Now and Their Transition into Artificial Biology
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This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and show producer Shoshanna Allison discuss a topic that has had a lot of attention lately: pesticides, and the possible dangers they possess.
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Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill a variety of pests, such as weeds, insects, rodents, and fungi. They can be characterized on the basis of function—insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, fungicide, and others—and on the basis of chemical class. Insecticides accounted for nearly 25% of reported pesticide use in California in the late 1990s.
Though there many classes of pesticides, organochlorines such as DDT and dieldrin, are largely banned for use in the U.S., although some are still used. Widely used in the 1960s and 1970s, organochlorines are acutely toxic and very persistent in the environment. Many have been shown to be carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, or both.
The recent push towards organic and “safe” foods has been partly due to a backlash of citizens concerned about the toxicity of these pesticides and how much of that is unintentionally getting into the foods they are designed to protect.
Additionally, pesticide use raises a number of environmental concerns. Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including non-target species, air, water and soil. Pesticide drift occurs when pesticides suspended in the air as particles are carried by wind to other areas, potentially contaminating them. Pesticides are one of the causes of water pollution, and some pesticides are persistent organic pollutants and contribute to soil contamination.
Pesticide use also reduces biodiversity, reduces nitrogen fixation, contributes to pollinator decline, destroys habitat (especially for birds), and threatens endangered species. Pests can develop a resistance to the pesticide, necessitating a new pesticide. Alternatively a greater dose of the pesticide can be used to counteract the resistance, although this will cause a worsening of the ambient pollution problem.
Join Dr. Hildy and Sho this week as they discuss the dangers of pesticide use on One Cell, One Light Radio!
DR. HILDY NOTES:
FROM MY Book – the Comprehensive Handbook of Hazardous Materials: Regulations, handling, Monitoring and Safety
The benefits of pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, and other economic poisons are well known. They have done much to spare us from the ravages of disease, crop infestations, noxious animals, and choking weeds. Over the past 4 decades, however, beginning with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, there has been a growing awareness of the hazards as well as the benefits of these chemicals, which may be harmful to man and the balance of nature. The first regulation for the regulations of pesticides was the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Ingredients Used in Pesticide Products | US EPA – UPDATE – July 31-2014
Pesticides_and_Human_Health .pdf – See Page 6 for definitions
===THERE IS A GOOD NEWS SECTION BELOW this Bad News!===
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Frackers Spill Olympic Pool’s Worth of Hydrochloric Acid in Oklahoma
Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie – NYTimes.com
KCCI: Heavy appearance of algae keeps people off water | Citizens for a Healthy Iowa – Biohazard
Hartz Victime Forum: One More Victim is One Too Many – Flea and Tick Remedies Killing Pets
Bug spray poisoning: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
The Dangers of DEET & How You Can Safely Repel Mosquitoes Instead
Release of Mosquitoes Experiments in Several States including CA, New York
Photoacoustically-guided photothermal killing of mosquitoes targeted by nanoparticles – Foster – 2013 – Journal of Biophotonics http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbio.201200199/abstract
European Glyphosate Reassessment Is Corrupt – Seattle GMO | Examiner.com
‘Superweeds’ choke Iowa Farms
The Alarming Impact of Pesticides on Our Children’s Brains PICTURE HERE
GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts | Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-usa-gmo-labeling-idUSKBN0FY1J720140729
Banned Pesticide DDT with Lingering Residues Again Linked to Obesity and Diabetes
Pesticide linked to three generations of genetic damage
Bee-harming ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides also hurt bird populations: study
Scientists Release Landmark Worldwide Assessment Detailing Effects of Bee-Killing Pesticides | EcoWatch
Your Bee-Friendly Garden May Be Killing Bees—and Here’s What to Do About It
Lunacy: EPA to Allow MORE Butterfly & Bee-Killing, Toxic Pesticides
Are Honey Bees Our Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?
Is Monsanto Making Us Sterile? Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm
….New research (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668914001227 )released earlier this month out of the University of Caen, France, found that animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide, Roundup, experienced an increased impairment in sperm structure and reproduction.
Herbicides: Are They Killing Us Slowly? Interview: Dr. Stephanie Seneff – Part 1
Herbicides: Are They Killing Us Slowly? – Part 2
US Experts Push Congress to Reject Toxic Herbicide Mix
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4-30-14 – Hr 2 – Dr. Hildy® and Dr. Don Huber – TOXIC: GMOs, RoundUp, Glyphosate Dangers
4-30-14- Hr 1 – Dr. Hildy®-Dr. Marvin Anderson – END AUTISM NOW …Strategies
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China Turns To Sorghum As Replacement for GMO Corn
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Propazine, along with 2, 4-D, which is likely to be approved for use soon, are toxic herbicides. Propazine is in the triazine class of chemicals that can cause reproductive failure. This is in the same class as the controversial atrazine, Syngenta’s best-selling chemical which causes frogs to switch genders and become sterile.