Appeal to your representative Senators!

Toxic chemicals surround us. We envelope ourselves and our children in toxic perfumed laundry detergents; we smear our bodies and hair with untested creams, gels and shampoos. We further damage our health with pesticides used in lawn and garden care, and in agriculture. It is time for legislation to replace the never adequate and very outdated Toxics Substances Control Act. To view each entry, just click on the title or link(s) within each entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Roundup, Killer of Weeds and Destroyer of Human Health

Roundup sounds like a smart, efficient and safe product. It is made to kill "weeds" but it is being proven to kill more than those horrible plants in your garden and yard-- you know, the dandelions and plantains. Oh, and clover which some call a "weed" but really, all three are quite good for soil health. Agreed that crab grass is not lovely but it can be pulled by hand or crowded out by over-seeding with a mix of grasses and clover-- yes, there's that nasty word again. But, this isn't about clover; I write about the fact that exposures to Roundup are being connected with a terrible terrible disease-- Parkinson's-- far worse than any "weeds"! Please, read the above link. New research, published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, indicates a connection between a component in Monsanto’s Roundup and Parkinson’s disease. Glyphosate is said to induce cell death, with frightening repercussions.