Pesticides Are Scientifically Safe – Less Lethal To Humans Than Caffeine – 2014 02 27

 

Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Pest

 

Control Products

 

Are Safe To Use

 

 

 

 

 

February 27th, 2014

 

Letter To The Editor

 

The Sun

 

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

 

In response to [ a ] recent editorial about the health risks associated with pest control products, here are the following factual information and thoughts  ―

 

It is time to STOP SPREADING A MESSAGE OF FEAR, and instead take a leadership role in educating the public on the SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS.

 

The supporters of legislation requiring more stringent monitoring and reporting of the use of pest control products are scared because they believe that pesticides are dangerous.

 

But, THEY DO NOT HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE OR THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THEIR THEORIES.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health both RECOMMEND THE USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS to prevent diseases like Malaria, West-Nile Virus, Asthma, Dengue Fever, and other illnesses.

 

The facts are that the pest control products that professional pest control operators use are LESS LETHAL TO HUMANS THAN CAFFEINE.

 

Pest control products today are engineered based on insect biology, and are meant to KEEP US SAFE when used correctly.

 

As a matter of fact, some of the pest control products used today HAVE NO WARNING LABEL AT ALL, UNLIKE THE SUBSTANCES KEPT UNDER KITCHEN SINKS.

 

 

Brian Schoonmaker

 

Executive Vice President

 

Maryland State Pest Control Association

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (4)

 

 

 

 

 

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NORAHG Response  ―  Short Version

 

Pest Control Products CAUSE NO HARM

 

 

INDISPUTABLE and CONCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH shows that, as reported through EPA’s and Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used according to label directions.

 

The RISK ASSESSMENT of pest control products indicates that they are PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, especially when used in the Urban Landscape.

 

There is NOT ONE KNOWN DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

There are THOUSANDS OF KNOWN DEATHS per year from KNOWN HIGHLY TOXIC SUBSTANCES such as nicotine, and LIFE-STYLE CHOICES such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, excess body weight, alcohol consumption, and over-exposure to the sun.

 

Pest control products are GOVERNMENT-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

For more information, go to The Pesticide Truths Web-Site.   http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry, and the well-being of our communities.

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (7)

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

From An Independent Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Pest Control Products Are SELECTIVE

 

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape will SELECTIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY CONTROL disease, insect, and weed pests, but are COMPLETELY SAFE for other non-target organisms  ―  they DO NOT INJURE TURFGRASSES, and have NO persistence beyond season of use.

 

These products can be USED SAFELY because the amount required to affect human health is SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER than any potential level of exposure.

 

The concept that a low level of exposure to a substance will not adversely affect human ties directly into the fundamental principle of toxicology  ―  the study of negative effects on living systems  ―  that « the dose makes the poison ».

 

People are exposed daily to numerous MAN-MADE AND NATURAL SUBSTANCES that may impact human health, but are CAUSE NO HARM in small doses ( example, low levels of naturally-occurring cyanide in almonds ), and conversely, ORDINARY HARMLESS SUBSTANCES that can be HIGHLY TOXIC OR DEADLY if not used properly or over-consumed ( example, water ).

 

The RISKS of pest control products are EXTENSIVELY ASSESSED by Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) and Health Canada to ensure that they are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE when used properly.

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (5)

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Risk Assessments Prove That Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE

 

 

INDISPUTABLE and CONCLUSIVE RISK ASSESSMENTS show that, as reported through EPA’s and Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used properly.

 

Pest control products are GOVERNMENT-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

Most pest control products, such as 2,4-D herbicide, especially when used in the Urban Landscape, are NO MORE DANGEROUS THAN HOUSEHOLD ITEMS LIKE TABLE SALT  ―  IN THEIR CONCENTRATED FORM ( i.e. the product in its form prior to mixing with water ).

 

The RISK ASSESSMENTS of pest control products indicate  …

 

These products are PRACTICALLY NON-TOXIC.

 

These products are LESS TOXIC THAN TABLE SALT.

 

These products are LESS TOXIC THAN ASPIRIN.

 

These products are LESS TOXIC THAN BAKING SODA.

 

These products are LESS TOXIC THAN CAFFEINE.

 

These products are LESS TOXIC THAN TYLENOL.

 

These products have LESS IMPACT THAN SOAP.

 

The RISK ASSESSMENTS of pest control products indicate that they are PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC, especially when used in the Urban Landscape.

 

In order to prove that these products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, their RISK ASSESSMENT can be measured in the laboratory.

 

In order to evaluate RISK ASSESSMENT, toxicologist measure a product’s Median Lethal Dose Value, LD50 ( abbreviation for the « Lethal Dose, 50 per cent » ), which represents the dose that is fatal for 50 per cent of an experimental group of laboratory animals, in most cases rats. 

 

THE HIGHER THE LD50 VALUE, THE LEAST TOXIC THE PRODUCT.

 

THE LOWER THE LD50 VALUE, THE MORE TOXIC THE PRODUCT.

 

The LD50 VALUE has been measured as ACUTE ORAL TOXICITY ( LD50, rat ) for all conventional pest control products, as well as so-called green alternative pesticides, and household items as well.

 

From the LD50 VALUE, the RISK ASSESSMENT for these products and items are ranked with the following statements  ―  Relatively Harmless, Practically Non-Toxic, Slightly Toxic, Moderately Toxic, and Highly Toxic.

 

All LD50 VALUES for green alternative pesticides and conventional pest control products can be obtained from material safety data sheets.

 

Overall, LD50 VALUES have indicated that most green alternative pesticides and household items are NOT SAFER when compared to conventional pest control products.

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE and CAUSE NO HARM.

 

RISK ASSESSMENTS PROVE that pest control products can be SAFELY USED, and the public should feel comfortable if they choose to use them.

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (3)

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Relatively Harmless Products & Items

 

Acute Oral Toxicity LD50 15000 +, Rat

 

 

 

29700
 

table sugar ( sucrose ), edible food additive, household item

 

 

15000 +

Deltagard SC ( deltamethrin ), conventional product concentrate for insect control in turf

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Practically Non-Toxic Products & Items

 

Acute Oral Toxicity LD50 5000 – 15000, Rat

 

 

 

11900

vitamin C ( ascorbic acid ), edible nutrient, household item

 

 

7060

ethanol ( ethyl alcohol ), edible beverage constituent, household item

 

 

5000 +

Safer’s TopGun ( fatty acids ), green alternative herbicide concentrate

 

 

5000 +

Snail & Slug Bait ( ferric phosphate ), green alternative molluscicide

 

 

5000 +

Fiesta Lawn Weed Killer, ( FeHEDTA iron ), green alternative pesticide concentrate for weed suppression in turf

 

 

5000 +

Killex Turf Herbicide ( 2,4-D, mecoprop, & dicamba ), conventional herbicide product concentrate for selective weed control in turf

 

 

5000 +

Safer’s Trounce ( potassium salts of fatty acids & pyrethrins ), green alternative pesticide concentrate for insect suppression in turf

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Slightly Toxic Products & Items

 

Acute Oral Toxicity LD50  500 – 5000, Rat

 

 

 

5000

Horticultural Oil ( mineral oil ), green alternative pesticide concentrate for insect suppression on trees

 

 

5000

Microscopic Sulphur, green alternative pesticide concentrate for disease suppression on trees

 

 

4220

baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate ), household product

 

 

4000 +

Dipel ( Bacillus thuringiensis ), green alternative pesticide concentrate for insect suppression on trees

 

 

3900

Arena 50 WDG ( clothianidin ), conventional product concentrate for insect control in turf

 

 

3000

table salt ( sodium chloride ), edible food additive, household product

 

 

2660

Boric Acid, green alternative pesticide for indoor insect suppression

 

 

2598

Tordon 101 ( 2,4-D & picloram ), conventional herbicide product concentrate for non-selective roadside vegetation control

 

 

2591

Merit Solupak ( imidacloprid ), conventional product concentrate for insect control in turf

 

 

2000 +

Sarritor ( Sclerotinia minor ), green alternative pesticide for weed suppression in turf

 

 

1994

Tylenol ( acetaminophen ), analgesic, household item

 

 

1270 ( males )

cannabis, recreational drug, household item

 

 

730 ( females )

cannabis, recreational drug, household item

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Moderately Toxic Products & Items

 

Acute Oral Toxicity  LD50 50 – 500, Rat

 

 

 

200
 

Aspirin ( acetylsalicylic acid ), analgesic, household item

 

 

330

ZeroTol ( hydrogen peroxide ), green alternative pesticide concentrate for disease suppression in turf

 

 

192

Caffeine, edible beverage constituent, household item

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Highly Toxic Product & Item

 

Acute Oral Toxicity LD50 1 – 50, Rat

 

 

 

50
 

nicotine, tobacco constituent, household item

 

 

16

strychnine, conventional ingredient for rodent control

 

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (8)

 

 

 

 

 

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Read  …  FORCE OF NATURE And PESTICIDE TRUTHS  ―  The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective

 

 

Discover What Anti-Pesticide And Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists Are Doing And Saying About Subversively Imposing Their Life-Style Choices Against Our Society

 

 

Read  …  REPORTS FROM FORCE OF NATURE & PESTICIDE TRUTHS  ―  The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective.

 

Go to THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE ( ARCHIVE OF REPORTS )  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED and RAPED by LUNATICS who ARBITRARILY AND RECKLESSLY IMPOSE PROHIBITIONS against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape, and by other ACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM.

 

We are living in the 9|11 Era of Anti Pesticide and Environmental Terrorism where at least ONE SUBVERSIVE ACT OF TERROR is perpetrated EVERY SINGLE DAY by LUNATICS.

 

A LUNATIC is a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme recklessness.

 

The RECKLESS ACTS OF SUBVERSION by these LUNATICS has led to the ARBITRARY IMPOSITION of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in several jurisdictions throughout North America.

 

The result was CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE !

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, provinces like Ontario now have a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, a MORE DANGEROUS OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT, and a BLACK MARKET IN PESTICIDES.

 

Only TRUE LUNATICS would wish to create a TRAIL OF ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES DESTROYED and THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK.

 

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

 

An informed public is better able to protect itself and its communities and businesses from so-called activists ( a.k.a. LUNATICS ) who are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products or the environment.

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry, and the well-being of our communities.

 

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

 

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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 PESTICIDE FREE FAILURES, as well as the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

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NORAHG responds on behalf of the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of the public that DOES NOT WANT PESTICIDE BANS, and SUPPORT those who work in the Professional Lawn Care Industry, the Golf Industry, and the Agriculture Industry.

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2bo

 

NORAHG is opposed to PESTICIDE FREE jurisdictions where LUNATICS have DOOMED CHILDREN to SUFFER INJURIES since Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION inevitably leads to public and residential green spaces that become DANGEROUS AND PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-44g

 

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NORAHG is concerned that, because of PESTICIDE FREE MAINTENANCE of parks and sports fields, CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF SUFFERING INJURIES with the creation of HAZARDOUS SLIPPING AND TRIPPING CONDITIONS.

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha

 

NORAHG pledges to deliver comprehensive reports that are worthy of peoples’ time and of peoples’ concern, reports that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.

 

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.

 

Force Of Nature was launched by NORAHG for CONTINUOUS transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009   ―   however, the VERY FIRST Stand-Alone FORCE OF NATURE Report was issued on September 19th, 2008.

 

On March 15th, 2010, Uncle Adolph independently launched The Pesticide Truths, an easy-to-use Web-Site that collects relevant reports of information right-off-the-press.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

Pesticide Truths and Force Of Nature, in some ways, are like Google for everything concerning the SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES of Anti-Pesticide and Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists.

 

For The Complete Library of reports from FORCE OF NATURE, and PESTICIDE TRUTHS, go to the following archives  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Here Are Encore Reports About PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS, Just In Case You Missed Them  …

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE  –  PESTICIDES ON FOOD ARE SAFE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Whelan-ACSH-2012-01-18-UNMASKED-Agriculture-Pesticides-On-Food-Are-Safe-pdf.pdf

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE  –  CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK WITH PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2ha

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE  –  POSTERS  –  OUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE WHEN PESTICIDE BANS ARE STOPPED  –  2012 10 11 ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-5ni

 

 

 

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Pesticides Are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE (6)

 

 

 

 

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

The Whole Truth Can Be Found  …  On The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE  –  ARCHIVE OF REPORTS ( Home Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/05/25/pesticide-bans-are-a-farce-killex-for-sale-to-everyone-2012-05-25/

 

BEE-KEEPERS ARE KILLING BEES, AND NOT INSECTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/bee-colony-collapse-disorder/

 

REAL TRENDS AGAINST PESTICIDE BANS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/victories-against-terrorists/

 

ENEMIES LIST IN THE 9|11 ERA OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/09/13/on-the-anniversary-of-911-do-anti-pesticide-basterds-celebrate-the-success-of-their-terrorist-colleagues-the-architects-of-anti-pesticide-prohibition-enemies-lists-2013-09-11/

 

CARNAGE CREATED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Main Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-catastrophic-anti-pesticide-prohibition-main-web-page/

 

THE EXORBITANT COST OF PESTICIDE BANS ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-leading-to-stunningly-exhorbitant-costs/

 

ATTACKS AGAINST GOLF FACILITIES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/03/25/the-golf-industry-collision-course-examples-of-attacks-against-golf-facilities-2013-03-25/

 

MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES  –  LEADING SCIENTIFIC HEALTH AND POLICY EXPERTS ( White Paper )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/11/15/the-myths-about-banning-pesticides-part-2-white-paper-report-on-pesticide-bans-2012-11-15-reports/

 

2,4-D HERBICIDE ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/24-d/

 

COMPLAINT CHANNELS  –  COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/complaint-channels/

 

PESTICIDE LINKS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/pesticide-qa-links/

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/table-of-contents/

 

 

 

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