HOW CAN CHEMICAL SPRAYS HURT YOU?
Is Most Apt to Develop Illness from the Chemical Exposures?
Chemicals, such as pesticides, are most apt to harm the unborn fetus
of a pregnant mother, infants, the elderly, those who have allergies
such as asthma, other allergies or autoimmune diseases (fibromyalgia,
lupus, multiple sclerosis etc).
Anyone with a weakened immune system from cancer treatment or radiation
is more at risk.
Those who have never had symptoms from pesticides can possibly develop
these either immediately or in a few days after a chemical exposure.
Once this happens they can be what doctors call chemically sensitized.
From then on, whenever they are exposed to even the most minute amount
of any chemical in the future, it is possible for the original symptoms
to recur. Those who already have a known chemical sensitivity can
become mildly or very seriously ill. Some can be totally incapacitated
and their symptoms can last for weeks to years. They often tend to
flare repeatedly with each additional chemical exposure and this exquisite
sensitivity can last for many years. The rare person with an inordinate
chemical sensitivity can die from one single unavoidable miniscule
What Symptoms Do Chemicals Typically Cause?
The typical acute or chronic symptoms from chemicals can include burning
in the nose or throat and burning or numbness on the face or extremities,
nose bleeds, weakness, extreme fatigue, dizziness, headaches, muscle
aches, tender skin spots, problems walking, seizures, sudden rages
or unexplained episodes of crying, depression, irritability or aggression.
It is not uncommon to notice an inability to think clearly or write
normally because the brain can be so severely affected.
What Are the Characteristic Symptoms from Pesticides Such as
Pyrethroids, Pyrethrums with Piperonyl Butoxide ( Anvil)?
In minutes, but maybe in a few days, pyrethroid-like pesticides have
been reported to cause some combination of the following: a respiratory
illness, sudden severe asthma, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, hay
fever, extreme weakness and skin problems (burning, numbness, rashes and
hives), eye irritation, an increased sensitivity to sound and touch,
depression, heart failure, a lowered sperm count (in animals the testis
also shrink), reproductive sex hormone problems, thyroid disease,
tremors, miscarriages, preterm deliveries, and kidney, liver, intestinal
and nervous system damage and circulatory difficulties, such as an
irregular heart beat. It is possible for pregnant women (or animals),
to have a brain-damaged or developmentally-delayed offspring.
This can occur if the unborn are exposed to a most minute amount of
toxic chemicals. especially early in their pregnancy. The EPA has
reported that pyrethrins can be likely carcinogens because in animal
tests they can cause thyroid tumors and farmers who use them have
a higher risk of leukemia than normal.
the Characteristic Symptoms from a Malathion or an Organophosphate
Organophosphates can extensively hurt the human body,
potentially damaging the lungs, intestines, bladder, heart, muscles,
nerves and brain. They also affect the behavior of both humans and
animals. Malathion is admittedly a low level cause of cancer. Studies
indicate farmers develop lymphomas, apple growers, leukemia and flour
mill workers using organophosphate chemicals develop cancer, cotton
workers have defective infants and exposed children can develop myopia
or eye defects. It is most alarming to learn recently that Maricopa
country has been spraying toxic malathion for some time and most of
the community did not seem to be aware of it.
Examples of Organophosphate Dangers:
It has been reported that mothers who use an organophosphate flea
shampoo (dichlorvos) on their pet during their pregnancy double the
chances of a brain tumor developing in the baby they are carrying
by the age of five years. Prenatal or infant exposure to organophosphate
pest strips unquestionably increases the risk of leukemia in young
children. Could this or other chemicals be related to the 30% increase
of brain cancer and the 10% increase in leukemia that is unfortunately
evident in todays children? We must start to ask such questions.
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