• Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides


see also pyrethrins 

Exposure to Widely Used Bug Sprays Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis   (Beyond Pesticides, October 5, 2022) Exposure to widely used synthetic pyrethroids, present in many mosquito adulticides and household insecticides like RAID, is associated with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to research published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research. This is the latest pesticide-induced disease associated with this dangerous class of chemicals.    Results generally find that higher levels of 3-PBA are associated with a rate o 23%.icrease in fRA. 23%. One of the most significant associations between urinary metabolites and RA is for individuals aged 40 to 59, who have an 82% increased risk of developing the disease. Synthetic pyrethroids are one of the most frequently detected chemicals in Americans’ bodies. Prior NHANES data shows that 78% of adults and 79% of children have some level of 3-PBA in their urine.(a degradation byproduct).

Inhaled Pollutants May Inflame More Than the Lungs (2010)   (By Janet RaloffScience News, Web edition: May 7, 2010, Print edition: May 22, 2010; Vol.177 #11 (p. 16))  Scientists have known that air pollution can impair airways and blood vessels. The emerging surprise is what it might do to the brain. Increasingly, studies have been highlighting inflammation-provoking nanopollutants as a potential source of nerve cell damage. PAULE's NOTE: Research into Multiple Chemical Sensitivities has long indicated that pollutants crossed the blood-brain barrier. It has also shown through SPECT and other brain scans that areas of the brain can shut down upon exposure to substances one is sensitive to, In other words, blood circulation to the brain would be shut down or reduced for hours at a time. Research in nano-particles has recently shown that they are small enough to enter cells. In the meantime, other research indicated that it's not only the size of a particle that is important but also what it is. Pesticide applications often produce very small particles in the nano-particle range. Nothing surprising for those of us who have MCS and have been following the research. I am however horrified to see these measurable effects widespread to all children exposed to polluted air. Full article:  http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/58906/title/Destination_brain. Information accessible to paid subscribers only.Try accessing a library. 

Insecticides Linked to Inflammatory Disease (Beyond Pesticides, December 23, 2004) about sarcoidosis. (Sarcoidosis: In Search of the Cause.  by Anthony Newman Taylor and Paul Cullinan. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2004; 170: 1268-1269 Full Text )