More Toxic Chemicals In Our Body Linked to Autism
|March 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under Health|
A 2014 excerpt of Common Dreams, Feb 25.
A class of insecticides known as pyrethroids is increasingly found in the human body.
Children in particular are still widely exposed to an insecticide that was banned for household use over a decade ago—chlorpyrifos.
Pyrethroids are sprinkled over lawns, soaped onto pets, sprayed on offending vermin, and applied to our own persons in the form of lice-killing shampoos or mosquito repellents. They’re also used in fumigating drives against mosquitoes and in agricultural crops and nurseries.
Over 60 percent of people examined in the study tested positive for having pyrethroids in their system.
A possible health effect is endocrine disruption and autism; mothers of autistic children had shampooed their pets with antiflea and antitick shampoos during pregnancy.
Ed. Notes: Of course manufacturers should have to prove their products are safe, not toxic chemicals, before selling them, something they now don’t have to do adequately. In fact, the entire cozy relationship between business and government should be broken up. All society should raise the bar for moral behavior.
We should consense on paying land dues, rather than mortgages, and pay our neighbors or community, rather than sellers or banks. With such dues in place along with fees for social services, we should then abolish taxes. Taxes make us feel like serfs, like people who do not deserve justice, including the justice of safe, healthy products. And businesses will be in no position to complain, since they won’t have to pay taxes on their fair earnings, their employees, or their material goods.
Let’s replace this selfish outlook of profit at any cost with a fair return for honest effort.