A post in the AllergyMenu  caught our attention. It purports that arsenic pollution is rampant in the rice we consume. The obvious question is: Does buying organic rice protect you? TheAllergyMenu claims that organic farming does, quoting them: “…Foods grown organically are your best choice since the land is …Read the Rest
Category Archives: Pesticides
MND: What mayhem can phtalates do? For this we giving you this link to this article from the University of Taiwan “Phthalates: Toxicogenomics and inferred human diseases” where the authors conclude: “…The top three phthalate toxicity categories were found to be cardiotoxicity, hepatotoxicity[liver] and nephrotoxicity [kidneys], and the top 20 …Read the Rest
MediNewsDigest: There are two possible approaches in dealing with pesticides and the like: Prove that it is harmless Prove that it is harmful Agrobusiness is asking the green groups that they prove that their pesticides are harmful, while the green groups are asking agrobiz to show their pesticides are harmless… …Read the Rest
A Jane Symons (Dailymail) compendium linking specific pollutants to the part of the body they damage
MediNewsDigest: Good list, but sources are not quoted. This Jane Symons column in the dailyMail from the UK is obviously for mass distribution. Jane list body organs or function (such as the immune system) and their pollutants threats, particilarly in the home.
MediNewsDigest: The Beyond Pesticides organization did an amazing job of matching common vegi/fruits products, the pesticides used by the agro industry in growing them, and linked health effects. The database can be found at beyondpesticides. The material is well presented and easy to read. MediNewsDigest: Granted, people are not dropping like …Read the Rest
MediNewsDigest: Bee pollination way down: Causes:Pesticide Contamination! See beyondpesticide blog and the plosone full article. Because of “High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries”, bees are not doing well, and consequences could be serious for the food chain.
MediNewsDigest: The subject of pesticides is very controversial. Ignoring philosophical or cultural issues, MedinewsDigest has investigated the possible health issues raised from the scientific community. For the first of this series, we choose to look at the organophosphates, because of their prevalence. Possible relationship of Organophosphates and ADHD in children: The American Association …Read the Rest