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Quercetin protects against toxic effects of pesticides

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(NaturalHealth365) Currently, over one thousand different chemicals are used as pesticides in the United States. Funneled into at least 20,000 different products, these pesticides are utilized not only for crops, but for lawns, gardens, homes, parks and schools as well. Research has linked excessive and prolonged pesticide exposure to cancer, endocrine disorders, respiratory problems, birth defects, and organ failure – ... Read More »

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Pesticides cause up to 41 million people to suffer from adverse reactions and 200,000 deaths a year

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(NaturalHealth365) The UN has released a report that condemns the use of toxic pesticides – and attributes over 200,000 deaths per year, worldwide, to their use. The report also attacks the claim of agrochemical manufacturers that the use of pesticides is essential to address global hunger – and highlights the “systemic denial” of the companies regarding deaths and injuries from ... Read More »

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Toxic pesticides: The difference between conventional and organic foods

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(NaturalHealth365) As more and more consumers discover the nutritional benefits and peace of mind supplied by organically grown produce, the organic food industry is enjoying popular support (like never before) – and healthy profits. Perceiving this success as a threat, some agribusiness groups have gone on the offensive with a “smear campaign” over the use of pesticides. In addition to ... Read More »

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Death of 4 children due to toxic pesticides on their house

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(NaturalHealth365) Four children have died in Amarillo, Texas as the result of illegal use of toxic pesticides.  Aluminum phosphide, classified by the EPA as a “restricted use pesticide,” was applied on January 3, 2017 under a mobile home in which 10 people were living. When people in the home complained of feeling sickened, a family member tried using water to ... Read More »

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Government advises airlines to spray pesticides on passengers

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(NaturalHealth365) Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it’s jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again!  You might have been exposed to an insecticide, pesticides or other toxic chemicals – deliberately used by airline staff. I think airline passengers should be outraged to know that poisonous chemicals are now being sprayed ... Read More »

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9 diseases linked to pesticides

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(NaturalHealth365) The scientific evidence is unmistakable: exposure to pesticides is associated with elevated rates of some of the most significant – and potentially deadly – diseases of our lifetime. Yet, there continues to be a huge disconnect between the very high – and in some cases, epidemic rise of these diseases and the need for tighter controls (or elimination) of ... Read More »

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Systemic pesticides in food cannot be washed off

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(NaturalHealth365) Most people who purchase conventionally grown produce know the importance of washing fruits and vegetables before consuming them. Naturally, you would think that rinsing crop foods would help remove some of the pesticides and chemicals applied to their exterior, making them safe to eat. But, unfortunately, no amount of washing or peeling can make these foods safe. A different ... Read More »

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Pesticides in food linked to asthma in children

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(NaturalHealth365) Although the past decade has seen a decrease in the number of deaths related to asthma, The American Lung Association reports that the prevalence of the disease has been rising continuously. In fact, their data indicates that the incidence of lifetime prevalence have increased by an average of 2.7 percentage points every year since 1997, and attack prevalence has ... Read More »

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Pesticides linked to asthma, allergies and nerve damage

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(NaturalHealth365) If you suffer from asthma, allergies or experience some kind of nerve damage – you may be filled with unwanted pesticides from your immediate environment. Pesticides are chemicals that kill unwanted molds, rodents, insects and plants and are used in a variety of settings including homes and schools. The most recent data available shows that 45% of ‘pesticide poisoning ... Read More »

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25 powerful breast cancer fighting foods

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(NaturalHealth365) With the odds of developing breast cancer standing at 1 in 8, the disease is currently the leading cancer among women in the United States – claiming the lives of over 40,000 women in 2013 alone. Epidemiologist Dr. Hannah Weir of the CDC predicts that by 2020 breast cancer will be second only to prostate cancer in leading the ... Read More »

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Head of EPA rejects conclusions of EPA scientists, allows neurotoxic residue in food

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(NaturalHealth365) A recent action by the head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures that residue from a toxic pesticide can remain on food. Just under the deadline mandated by a federal appeals court, the new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt reversed a tentative 2015 decision to revoke food tolerances of chlorpyrifos – an insecticide linked with cancer and ... Read More »

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Colorado court rules pesticide drift is trespassing against adjacent landowners and people with health sensitivities

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(NaturalHealth365)  This is a major pesticide warning for all farmers.  It took nearly six years in the Colorado court system, but justice has finally been served. Rancher James Hopper must pay a $7,500 fine and spend two days in jail for spraying pesticides that drifted onto his neighbor’s property. This “trespassing” of pesticides is in violation of a 2012 court ... Read More »

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