Pesticide Genocide

In 1939, the first synthetic "miracle pesticide" DDT was developed. As our WWII service personal were being shipped home, they received DDT dustings to remove lice and other pests that carried harmful diseases. More than 600,000 tons of DDT was applied on US soil before the Endangered Species Act of 1972, banning its use. DDT doesn't break down in water. It stays active in the soil. DDT still is contaminating our foods. As far back as 1945, scientist raised concerns of the harmful DDT accumulation in humans.

Recent research has shown that DDT modifies the switching, on or off, of genes in DNA, of the original persons exposed. These modified genes are passed down to the next generations, perpetually, bringing about an increase of lymphoma, breast cancers and reproductive problems. DDT it is stored primarily in fatty organs, adrenals, testes, thyroid, liver and kidneys.

What is the difference between the pesticides used today, to shield us from mosquitoes, and the pesticides used to kill ants, roaches, and spiders? The dosage of poisons used in the formulas of these products. These chemicals are absorbed into our bodies and cause toxic reactions.

What are the warning signs of a toxic reaction? Rashes, hives, headaches, slurred speech, screaming, involuntary writhing, seizures, low blood pressure, convulsions, confusion and death. At special risk are people with any kind of skin abrasions or cuts. Infants are at the greatest risk because they have undeveloped immune and liver functions and should be used sparingly with all children.