Pesticide Safety – Children Are NOT At Risk – Residues Are NOT A Concern – 2012 02 09

 

 

It Is SAFE For Children To Play
On Pesticide-Treated Turfgrass

Pest Control Products DEGRADE RAPIDLY,
and DO NOT BUILD UP RESIDUES

 

FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  ―  MEDIA RELEASE
RESPONSE TO GHOST-WRITER USING THE NAME COTTAM
NANAIMO DAILY NEWS
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Misguided Writing About Imaginary Danger

Cottam’s ASSERTIONS and MISGUIDED WRITING about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products entering the body via inhalation or the skin are RIDICULOUS.

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape are ROUTINELY EXCRETED THROUGH THE URINARY TRACT IN AN UN-REACTED FORM.

 

Toxicology Database

Cottam COULD NOT EVEN BE BOTHERED to have used the EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASE that is available from Health Canada.

This makes Cottam not only SCIENTIFICALLY IGNORANT, but also LAZY and OBTUSE.

Health Canada’s EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASE CLEARLY PROVES that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada ! 

Health Canada requires each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value, and costing about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

Consequently, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

Children Are NOT At Risk

Contrary to Cottam’s ALLEGATIONS, there are NO valid reports of problems with CHILDREN, and there is NOT ONE KNOWN ILLNESS or DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

Children across Canada, even in those jurisdictions with NO pesticide bans, are all protected since these products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES and represent NO THREAT TO CHILDREN.

The SAFETY ASSESSMENT of pest control products by Heath Canada takes into consideration CHILDREN’s physiology, behaviours, and habits WHILE PLAYING ON TREATED GRASS.

 

For more information about CHILDREN, go to the following web-page  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

Exposure to Pest Control Products

Cottam’s MOCK-CONCERNS about EXPOSURE to RESIDUES of pest control products are PREPOSTEROUS.

This concern CONTRADICTS Professor Bruce Nathan Ames, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. 

Ames has stated that IN ONE WEEK, an average person digests MORE NATURAL CHEMICALS on a diet of vegetables than IN A LIFE-TIME of EXPOSURE to pest control products.

Ames found that people eat about 1.5 grams of NATURAL PESTICIDES per person per day, which is about 10,000 times more than they eat of SYNTHETIC PESTICIDE RESIDUES.

 

Residues of Pest Control Products

Cottam’s MOCK-CONCERNS about RESIDUES remaining in the Urban Landscape are LUDICROUS.

This issue has been addressed by Doctor Solomon.

Doctor Keith R. Solomon, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Biology at the University of Guelph. 

Solomon is also Director of the Centre for Toxicology.

According to Solomon, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DEGRADE RAPIDLY, and DO NOT BUILD UP RESIDUES during the length of the season.

There is NO accumulation of pest control products in the environment.

In fact, pests come back fairly quickly, within a few short weeks.

For example, 2,4-D Herbicide must be applied AT LEAST TWICE PER SEASON, otherwise the weeds come back.

The half-life of 2,4-D in soils is a matter of weeks.

Another herbicide, glyphosate ( a.k.a. Roundup ) is no longer biologically active WITHIN HOURS of being sprayed on soil.

Pest control products are known to DISSIPATE EXTREMELY RAPIDLY.

Overall, there is no accumulation over time of pest control products, and NO RESIDUES to be concerned about.

 

For more information about SOLOMON, go to the following web-page  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-the-solomons/

 

Organic Farming

There is NO significantly rising number of so-called Organic Food Growers.

Organic Food has been a DISMALLY BOGUS FAILURE.

ALLEGATIONS by Cottam that Organic Pesticide-Free Food will someday replace conventional food are LUDICROUS.

Even MORE LUDICROUS is the expectation that pest control products will someday and somehow no longer be necessary for agriculture.

According to Dr. Norman Borlaug  …  ANY RESTRICTION on the use of pest control products would result in a SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN HARVESTS and a related SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN FOOD COSTS, LACK OF AFFORDABLE FOOD, HUGE INCREASES IN STARVATION, and tens of thousands of additional DEATHS among the poor of the world.

Even if you could use all the organic material that you have ( i.e. the animal manures, the human waste, the plant residues ), and get them back on the soil, YOU COULD NOT FEED MORE THAN FOUR BILLION PEOPLE.

If all agriculture were organic, you would have to INCREASE CROP-LAND AREA DRAMATICALLY, spreading out into marginal areas and cutting down millions of acres of forests.

Organic farming, with no use of conventional pest control products, CANNOT MATCH THE PRODUCTION OF CONVENTIONAL FARMING.

Organic farming is INCAPABLE of feeding the entire world.

Dr. Norman Borlaug ( 1914 – 2009 ) was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the man credited with saving millions of lives through his development of the Green Revolution.

 

For more information about ORGANIC FOOD, go to the following page  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/organic-food-dismally-bogus/

 

Who Is Cottam ?

COTTAM is actually a designation for a group of Anti-Pesticide Ghost-Writers designed to DECEIVE the public ANONYMOUSLY.

This group DECEIVES THE PUBLIC about the COTTAM name, just as they DECEIVE THE PUBLIC about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products.

The REAL Cottam is an 82-year-old divorced chronologically-gifted computer-challenged non-expert ostracized octogenarian. 

With her advanced years, her basic skills are severely limited, to a point where she has complained having problems opening pdf documents.

Sadly, because of her age and diminished capacity, ANONYMOUS Anti-Pesticide Activists have been using the COTTAM name as a SHIELD AGAINST IMMINENT LEGAL REPRISALS FOR FRAUD AND CONSPIRACY.

Using the COTTAM name rather than their own allows them to LIE and MIS-INFORM with IMPUNITY, just like SCREECHING MONKEYS.

 

For more information about COTTAM, go to the following links  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/cottam-ghost-writers/

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/letters-to-the-editor-responding-to-screeching-monkeys/

 

WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.

We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR  ―  scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.

HUJE are enviro-lunatics, anti-pesticide activists, and lawn-haters, who particularly DESPISE the golf industry. 

There is NO RECOURSE but LITIGATION against these HUJE.

Another RECOURSE is to SEEK the CANCELLATION of GOVERNMENT GRANTS and REVOCATION of the TAX EXEMPT STATUS of their organizations.

HUJE should Get OFF Our grASS, and they should Roast In Hell.

NORAHG manages the Library Force Of Nature Reports and References, which is a VAST ARCHIVE of DOCUMENTS, AUDIO CLIPS, and VIDEOS on ALL Anti Pesticide Terrorist Acts of Subversion.

The purpose of this ARCHIVE is to provide information that will lead to a SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION against Anti-Pesticide Vermin.

All names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for the intention of eventual CRIMINAL CHARGES.

When CRIMINAL CHARGES for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !

For The Pesticide Truths Web-Site that contains History, Links, Audios, Videos, and Media News Reports right off the press, go to the following link  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/

For The Complete Library of Force Of Nature and A Look At Reports & References, as well as Litigation Information, go to the following link  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/

For more information about NORAHG Letters to the Editor, go to  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/letters-to-the-editor-letters-of-complaint/

 

 

For a copy of the original Letter to the Editor, go to the following link  …

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2012-02-09-Cottam-Ghost-Writer-Residues-Ames-Solomon-Nanaimo-BC-RESPONSE-pdf.pdf

 

 

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