Many applicators are just as conniving and deceitful, using statements like “absolutely cannot harm children or pets” and “perfectly safe for the environment” to mislead the public. The New York State Attorney General’s Office sued Dow Elanco chemical company when they claimed that Dursban shows “no evidence of significant risk to the environment” when right on the label is stated “this pesticide is toxic to birds and extremely toxic to fish and aquatic organisms”Some pesticides remain active for years after application. DDT is still showing up in higher rates in women’s breast milk than the government permits in cow’s milk.(4) Fat soluble pesticides accumulate over time in our bodies, then are released at potentially toxic levels when illness or stress results in our fat reserves being metabolised. A large portion of a woman’s lifetime exposure to such pesticides is released in the breast milk for her firstborn child.
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