in Homes & Lawns Showing Serious Health Risks -
Common pesticides used in homes and lawns are
now being shown in medical research to accelerate aging of the immune and nervous system resulting in serious health
problems years after exposure. Companies which use these
chemicals include TruGreen - ChemLawn - Orkin and others. Of
significant concern, agriculture and consumer use pesticides are not
currently required to be tested for subtle neurological effects (i.e.
memory, depression, behavior) - child learning disorders - pregnancy
developmental studies and immune system effects (i.e. lower white blood
counts - increased infection rates and autoimmunity). New research
summaries have been added showing how pesticides are now being found to mimic natural
hormones in the body (i.e. testosterone, progesterone, estradiol), thereby,
damaging hormone controlled processes of brain development in children and normal aging
Bed mattresses found to emit toxic chemicals
Today's modern beds are now constructed from a wide range of petrochemical
products such as vinyl and polyurethane foam. The latest research
shows the petroleum chemicals used to make these materials are being
emitted into the breathing zone of the sleeping child. Since the
chemicals found are known carcinogens and respiratory irritants - parents
of children with cancer or asthma should be particularly concerned.
Learning Disabilities - A.D.D on the
Rise - Pregnancy Warnings
A growing number of scientists are providing strong
evidence as to why we are seeing more and more children with learning and behavior
disorders over the past 30 years. Their conclusions are straight forward - exposure
of the developing child to even small levels of common everyday chemicals can result in
learning or behavior problems evident throughout life. This information is
a result of a 1997 Graduate Research Project from University of South Florida
investigating environmental and "chemical" causes of Learning Disabilities.
New research on the dangers of the mosquito control pesticides DIBROM (Naled)
and the pyrethroid pesticide PERMETHRIN are reported from six medical journals.
Health risks found include genetic damage - cancer potential - neurotoxic dangers to
unborn children - and harm to marine life. Researchers also find pesticide
applications appear to be dramatically increasing the incidence of encephalitis carrying
mosquitoes. Theories regarding this include immune system damage to wildlife and
genetic damage to the mosquitoes inherent defenses.
Toxicity of Malathion
Malathion is a medfly and mosquito control pesticide which has
been shown to have serious health effects upon humans.
Observed effects include weakening
of the immune system (thereby resulting in increased colds, flu and infections), birth
defects, genetic damage, accelerated aging of certain body organs, increased neurological
damage to the elderly and serious harm to wildlife. This report shows
how the public is being misled by this very dangerous pesticide.
Vaccination Health Problems
While the medical community touts
vaccinations as being important for child health, the research shows this is
not necessarily the case and the risks appear far greater than the benefits.
When quality articles and letters are submitted to newspapers, journals or
scientific magazines for publication, yet rejected for no apparent reason,
attention needs to be brought to this problem. As corporate industry
gains more influence over mainstream media from magazines to newspapers,
there is a gradual silencing of voices from scientists and
"thinkers" who do not agree with their desired point of view.
Child Cancer & Relationship to Modern
Evidence demonstrating how chemical exposures occurring in and around the home can greatly
increase the risk of brain cancer, neuroblastoma & leukemia. Also
"NEW" research on immune system defects found in cancer children which can
determine if "remission" is likely to occur.
Immune Systems Under Attack
Research on how the human immune system is damaged or weakened by exposure to pesticides,
plastics and a variety of chemicals in common consumer products. Strong evidence for
explaining the observed increases in immune related disorders from viral/bacterial
infections to child cancers.
Case histories - pesticides and immune system damage.
Termite Pesticide Problems
Important health information for people living in homes built before 1988. Evidence
suggests an epidemic of health problems caused by daily breathing of this low dose
- Miscarriage Research Studies
Hundreds of hours of work went into this project of locating and summarizing research showing how infertility increasing and is an environmentally induced condition.
- Evidence for an Environmentally Induced Illness
formation is a painful disease that occurs when the bile (going from the
liver to the gallbladder) becomes super-saturated with cholesterol.
This page describes dietary factors found to worsen this condition and
discusses evidence that improper liver function is unable to emulsify the
bile, thereby encouraging gall stone formation.
the Human Body Ages
Understanding how chemicals and pesticides contribute to accelerating the aging
process of various body systems requires understanding of how and why the aging
process actually occurs. Research from the Department of Biology, University of California
explains how our yearly one-half to 1% loss of "Genes" within our
DNA is the culprit.
Chemical Illness Report Page
Petroleum based chemicals
can cause serious health problems over time. Research shows this can
occur from exposure in the workplace - home and also from many consumer
products. Because of the time delay in exposure and symptom onset, as
well as complexity of processes involved (individual liver enzyme
detoxification efficiency - gradual attrition to neurological defenses,
etc.), these illnesses are often overlooked, diagnosed incorrectly - or
denied (by physicians representing the chemical or insurance industry). If you
or someone you know has developed health problems from chemical exposure
please let us know by clicking this link. Anyone to input their information
and have it immediately posted to this web site. Also, please
report any circumstances of illegal or unsafe chemical use or disposal.
WEB SITE - This toxicology site from the National Library of
Medicine has an excellent database of health effects and hazards occurring
from petroleum chemical exposure. After going to this site, type in at
least two search terms - one with the chemical and the other with a related
health term (i.e. neurotoxic - immune - liver - kidneys - cancer - etc.).