• SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides


see also pesticides and children,  pyrethroids

University of Iowa research ties pesticides to heart-disease deaths    'We're in some ways ground zero for a lot of these pesticides'      Use Raid anyone? or mosquito coils? clothing or mosquito nets treated with pyrethroids? About synthetic pyrethroids, which have replaced more toxic insecticides on the home and general market. In spite of pyrethroids having been known to cause allergies and a variety of other health problems, widespread contamination,.as well as being the number one group of pesticides reported to the EPA as causing adverse health effects, they are generally considered by regulatory agencies as safe.   '“There is very little out there where people have actually looked at the cardiovascular system as a target of toxicity for these kind of compounds”. This study correlates urine levels with death occurrence. As many more people have heart disease than die from it, the proportion of people affected by pyrethroids is likely a lot more than 'three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those with low or no exposure.'   'New University of Iowa research out this week associates higher exposure to commonly used insecticides — including those in use across Iowa — with an increased risk of death from all causes, specifically cardiovascular disease — even as the market share of that potentially deadly pesticide grows.    That swell in use, according to UI assistant professor of epidemiology and study author Wei Bao, means the rate of deaths related to the chemical exposure likely has increased as well — although he urged more investigation.'

Exposure to pesticides can raise blood pressure in kids    (Sara Middleton, staff writer, NaturalHealth365, June 26, 2019)   'The innocent children’s exposure to harmful chemicals like organophosphates – which are already linked with hypertension according to the National Institutes of Health – caused them to develop hypertension, especially soon after toxin exposure.  To make matters even worse, the affected kids also demonstrated diminished self-control, attention, visuospatial processing, and sensorimotor function! ' with link to the scientific article about pesticides. The article also discusses natural ways of lowering blood pressure.

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Pesticide Exposure  (Beyond Pesticides, December 17, 2018)    As Science Daily reports, “After taking account of potentially influential factors, including lifestyle and workplace factors, exposure to pesticides was associated with nearly six-fold higher odds of atrial fibrillation, while exposure to metals was associated with nearly four-fold higher odds.”...'A 2016 meta-review of research by Azizah Wahab, et al., and published in the International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, concluded that, “individual pesticide evaluation revealed significant association with non-fatal myocardial infarctionOrganochlorine pesticides are significantly associated with peripheral arterial disease and stroke. In severe poisonings, the general impression is that cardiac abnormalities are common. This systematic review suggests that pesticide exposure is associated with increased risk of CVD and CVD mortality.”'