The children and adults who will be most prone to either a West Nile
infection or harm from dangerous pesticides such as Anvil, basically
can be the same individuals. In addition, some of the symptoms from
both illnesses are similar. If precautions to protect against either
the mosquitoes or the pesticide sprays are not sufficient and you
have suspicious symptoms, check with your traditional or alternative
physician. Consider other medical options, if you are not helped.
If you are seriously ill, be sure to discuss your symptoms with a
physician and obtain the necessary other laboratory documentation.
It may be required in the future for medical or legal evaluations.
Remember, a West Nile viral infection is unlikely but possible. Sensitization
to chemicals is much more apt to occur, especially if you have allergies
or a weak immune system, and once this happens, you can be ill the
rest of your life with flares of your original illness occurring after
any future chemical exposures. We should not have to fear possible
chemical poisoning in your own city and home from local governmental
decisions. The treatment should never be worse than the disease and
the benefit/risk ratio must always be in favor of continued good health.
For more details about any of the above, read
1. Our Toxic World, A Wake Up Call, How chemicals affect your
body, brain, behavior and sex, Chapter 8, by Dr Rapp,
(1 800 787 8780, www:drrapp.com) or Amazon.com)
2. Is This Your Childs World (or Yours )?by Dr Rapp,
call 800 787 8780 (for discount) or see Amazon.com. (See Chapters
3, 13, 15)
3. Natural Detoxification by J. Krohn and F. Taylor (bookstore,
4. Detoxify or Die by Sherry Rogers, M.D. (bookstore, Amazon.com)
5. Natural Cures for Killer Germs by Cass Ingram, 800 243
5242, Knowledge House, 2000. A practical book on herbal remedies.
6. Billie Sahley, Ph.D., Heal
With Amino Acids contains helpful information to improve brain and
nervous system function.
7. An organic liquid nutrient, Quantum Max, 888 212 6999, Foods Endo
Research, North Reading MA.
8. SuperSilver, International Health, 480 429 0021.
Key Pesticide Articles (with peer reviewed references)
J of Pesticide Reform, Spring 2002, Vol. 22, No 1. pg 14.
Toxicology and Environmental Fate of Synthetic Pyrethroids,
Journal of Pesticide Control, fall, 1990 Vol 10, No 3, Pg
Pesticides and You 2004, Vol. 23, No.4., Pg 6-7
1.) Natural Does Not Mean Non-Toxic pg 2
2.) Infant Exposures Linked to Elevated Asthma Rates,pg 6
3.) NYC Mosquito Spraying Lawsuit, a Second Chance, pg 6,7
4.) Getting the Drift on Chemical Trespass, pg 16
5.) State Laws: Pesticide Notification Laws, pg 22
6.) Dog Owners: Beware of Lawn Pesticides, pg 24
Duke Pharmacologist Says Animal Studies on DEETs Brain
Effects Warrant Further Testing and Caution in Human Use.
Experimental Neurology, 2001, Vol. 172, pg 153-71
Abou-Donia, MB et al., Increased neurotoxicity following concurrent
exposure to pyridostigmine bromide, DEET, and chlorpyrifos. Fundamental
Applied Toxicology, 1996, Vol 34, No. 2, Pg 201.
Inert Ingredients in Pesticide Products EPA, OPP-361490; FRL-3190-1
Go, Vera, et al., Estrogenic Potential of Certain Pyrethroid Compounds
in MCF-7Human Breast Cancer Carcinoma Cell Line. Environmental
Health Perspectives, 1999 Vol. 107, No3.
Key Medical and Legal Resources
Check with www.clin.org for packages
with detailed information about MCS, brain scans, school and hospital
accommodations, perfume, tobacco smoke and formaldehyde toxicity,
objective evidence of injury, various federal, state and local agency
rulings, the fair housing acts, social security and disability claims,