Pesticides Contribute To
Lower IQs In Children ….
Or Do They ?!?!
August 30th, 2016
Selected And Adapted Excerpts
Pest control products DO NOT cause lower IQs in CHILDREN !
The authors of a SINGLE study had a hypothesis, and then found the results to validate their idea.
While the study may have correlated the use of some pest control products with lower IQs in CHILDREN, correlation is NOT causation.
Nonetheless, the study was EXPLOITED AND POLITICIZED with an ON-LINE POSTING by an anti-pesticide & environmental-terrorist organization named Eco Child’s Play, which mis-represented what the results said.
These Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics were hopeful that their ON-LINE POSTING would get the attention of the main-stream media.
These fanatics also hoped to ALARM AND INTIMIDATE the public into believing that PROHIBITION against pest control products is somehow necessary.
This situation is NOT surprising since, for years, Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics have been DESPICABLE in their use of CHILDREN as « WEAPONS OF COERCION AND ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR » in order to promote PROHIBITION against pest control products.
Nevertheless, PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LOWER IQs IN CHILDREN !
The risk assessment of conventional pest control products indicates that they are scientifically-safe, and, when used properly, will NOT cause harm to children, people, animals, or the environment.
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Pesticides Contribute To Lower IQs In Children …. Or Do They ?!?!
A curious study was published today in an ON-LINE POSTING named Eco Child’s Play [ an anti-pesticide & environmental-terrorist organization ] .
The ON-LINE POSTING cited a study published in the July 2016 edition of the academic journal Environmental Health Perspectives, which was entitled …
« Pre-Natal Residential Proximity To
Agricultural Use Of Pest Control Product
And IQ In 7-Year-Old Children »
The author of the ON-LINE POSTING alleges that the study concludes that ..
Pregnant Women Living Near Farms Put Their
Babies At Risk For Lower IQs Resulting From
Exposure To Pest Control Products [ ?!?! ]
The ON-LINE POSTING further states that almost 300 mothers and children were examined in Salinas, California.
The families lived within one kilometer of a farm that used pest control products on its crops.
Among the five potentially NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] PESTICIDE GROUPS included in the study are organophosphates [ OPs ], carbamates and ( you guessed it ) neonicotinoid insecticides.
One of the two key paragraphs lifted from the ON-LINE POSTING cites to make their case states ―
We observed a nearly UNIVERSAL TREND [ ?!?! ] of lower IQ scores for all domains with greater use of individual OP [ organophosphate ] pesticides and other potentially NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] PESTICIDE GROUPS within 1 km of the maternal residence during pregnancy.
After a review of the study, there are key issues in it that the author of the ON-LINE POSTING did not to mention were that INVALIDATES THEIR CLAIM ―
People living in agricultural communities are exposed to a complex mixture of many individual pesticide active ingredients and also POTENTIALLY NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] ADJUVANTS included in the formulation.
BETTER METHODS ARE NEEDED for toxicity-weighting across NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] PESTICIDE CLASSES.
TO IMPROVE PESTICIDE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT BASED ON PUR DATA, EXPOSURE MODELS SHOULD BE OPTIMIZED USING MEASURED PESTICIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN AIR OR HOUSE DUST SAMPLES.
The document goes on to say in its conclusion ―
We observed an INVERSE ASSOCIATION between PRE-NATAL RESIDENTIAL PROXIMITY to agricultural use of OPs [ organophosphates ] and other NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] PESTICIDES and COGNITION in children at 7-years of age.
[ COGNITION is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. ]
The results of OPs based on PUR data remained significant when including PRE-NATAL urinary maternal DAP concentrations in the model, and the effect estimates of nearby OP [ organophosphates ] use and urinary DAPs were of similar magnitude.
[ DAPs, or DiAlkyl Phosphates, are bio-markers of organophosphates. ]
The association also remained after adjustment for PRE-NATAL exposure to other NEUROTOXIC [ ?!?! ] CHEMICALS.
Agricultural use of individual pesticides and classes of neurotoxic [ ?!?! ] pesticides were HIGHLY CORRELATED, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC PESTICIDES DRIVING THESE ASSOCIATIONS.
In other words, the authors of this SINGLE study have a hypothesis and have found results to correlate their idea.
However, THERE ARE STILL MORE STUDIES TO DO BE DONE since, as the authors admit, this is the FIRST EXAMINATION to evaluate the relationship between IQs in children and the use of pest control products near pregnant women.
Until more studies are done, even the authors of the study still remain unsure that is indicated in this paragraph found early on in the discussion section where a study of the same subject was conducted but the relationship was INVERSE for POST-NATAL EXPOSURE ( i.e. the opposite results occur ) ―
A recent study conducted in Spain that used RESIDENTIAL PROXIMITY to agricultural fields as a proxy for pesticide exposure observed an INVERSE RELATIONSHIP between POST-NATAL, but NOT PRE-NATAL, hectares of crops near the residence and Full-Scale IQ, Verbal Comprehension, and Processing Speed in children 6 – 11-years of age ( Gonzalez-Alzaga et al. 2015 ).
Pesticides Contribute To Lower IQs In Children …. Or Do They ?!?!
Fanatics Exploit Children On The On-Line Posting !
The ON-LINE POSTING is YET ANOTHER ATTEMPT by Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics TO EXPLOIT AND POLITICIZE SCIENCE BY MIS-REPRESENTING WHAT THE STUDY SAYS AND THE INTENT OF THE SCIENTISTS ARE.
[ Enviro-Fanatics Have Been
Despicable In Their Exploitation
Of Children As Weapons Of
Coercion And Ultimate
Environmental Terror ! ]
While they were able to correlate the use of pest control products with lower IQs in kids, CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION.
[ CAUSATION is the relationship between an event or situation and a possible reason or cause. ]
This isn’t the first time Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics have MIS-REPRESENTED, or OUTRIGHT LIED, about the results of the study and, unfortunately, it will not be the last.
Pesticides Contribute To Lower IQs In Children …. Or Do They ?!?!
Fanatics Ignore The fact that Children Are Not At Risk With Pesticides !
The Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics’ intent is clear if one understands the context of their activities with regard to pest control products and a host of other issues.
Use an ON-LINE POSTING to publish a story about a study in hopes of it getting the attention of the press, and then use the publicity as a means to SCARE THE PUBLIC INTO SUPPORTING PROHIBITION.
The consequence of fewer is less effective means for people to fight off insect attacks on agricultural crop yields.
This, in turn, results in not only reduced crop production for farms that will mean less food in circulation to feed humans resulting in death by starvation.
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California’s Pesticide Use Reporting ( PUR )
California’s Pesticide Use Reporting ( PUR ) program is recognized as the most comprehensive in the world.
In 1990, California became the first state to require FULL REPORTING OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE USE in response to demands for more realistic and comprehensive data concerning the use of pest control products.
Under the program, ALL AGRICULTURAL USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS MUST BE REPORTED MONTHLY to county agricultural commissioners, who in turn, report the data to California Department of Pesticide Regulation ( DPR ).
California has a broad legal definition of AGRICULTURAL USE so the reporting requirements include applications of pest control products to parks, golf courses, cemeteries, rangeland, pastures, and along roadside and railroad rights-of-way.
In addition, all post-harvest treatments with pest control products of agricultural commodities must be reported along with all treatments in poultry and fish production as well as some livestock applications.
The primary exceptions to the reporting requirements are home-and-garden use and most industrial and institutional uses.
Fanatics Exploit Children !
EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN & BABIES ! ― For years, Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics have been DESPICABLE in their EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN AS WEAPONS OF COERCION AND ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR ! These fanatics EXPLOIT CHILDREN in order to promote PROHIBITION against pest control products. They EXPLOIT CHILDREN to ALARM AND INTIMIDATE the public into believing that Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow necessary. Even BABIES have been used to COERCE, INFLUENCE, STIFLE and INTIMIDATE POLITICIANS. BABIES were FORCED to function as WEAPONS OF COERCION AND ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR. NO ONE WANTS #@!!% FANATICS WHO EXPLOIT CHILDREN AND BABIES AS LOBBYISTS !
EXPLOITATION OF BABIES ! ― For example, some Enviro-Fanatics, like Rick Smith, have admitted to EXPLOITING BABIES TO DELIBERATELY STIFLE AND SILENCE PUBLIC DEBATE. In his 2009 book « Slow Death By Rubber Duck », Rick Smith boasts how he organized meetings and photo-ops with RENT-A-CROWD MOMS, STROLLERS, AND, OF COURSE, GURGLING, CRYING AND DIAPER-WETTING BABIES. And then, as Smith blatantly states ― « content with a good day’s work, the babies went home for their afternoon naps. » This confirmed what observers have known for years ― that Enviro-Fanatics, like Rick Smith, routinely STIFLED AND SILENCED PUBLIC DEBATE THROUGH THE USE AND ABUSE OF BABIES. Who is Rick Smith ?!?! Rick Smith has operated as a MERE Hired-Gun Lobbyist ( a.k.a. Paid Anti-Pesticide & Public Policy Activist ) for organizations like Environmental Defence and New Democratic Party. In view of his ACTS OF SUBVERSION, Rick Smith and his organizations DO NOT deserve public support and donations. NO ONE WANTS #@!!% FANATICS WHO EXPLOIT BABIES AS LOBBYISTS !
EXPLOITATION OF SICK CHILDREN ! ― For example, some Pesticide-Hating Fanatics, like Paul Tukey, are often HYPOCHONDRIAC PARENTS who FALSELY ALLEGE that pest control products are somehow responsible for the poor health of their children. These HYPOCHONDRIAC PARENTS EXPLOIT THEIR SICK CHILDREN TO VALIDATE UNPROVEN AND NON-EXISTENT DANGER with pest control products. They do so to SCAM and DECEIVE the public into believing that Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow necessary. These Fanatics know NOTHING about pest control products ( and raising children ), but knows lots about EXPLOITING THEIR CHILDREN for MINDLESS, SENSELESS, AND FRAUDULENT FEAR-MONGERING ! NO ONE WANTS #@!!% FANATICS WHO EXPLOIT SICK AS LOBBYISTS !
Children Are Not At Risk With Pesticides !
CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE OF PROHIBITION ! ― CHILDREN ARE AT RISK FROM DANGEROUS PEST-INFESTED PLAYING SURFACES WHICH ARE CREATED BY #@!!% PESTICIDE BANS ! NO ONE WANTS THIS #@!!% DANGEROUS BAN NONSENSE THAT PLACES CHILDREN AT RISK !
CHILDREN ARE SAFER WITH PESTICIDES ! ― Left-Wing Pesticide-Hating Enviro-Fanatics are WRONG ! Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, and WILL NOT CAUSE HARM TO CHILDREN. Allegations about the imaginary danger to children are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to ALARM AND ENRAGE THE PUBLIC FOR MERE MONEY AND PROFIT given to anti-pesticide & environmental-terrorist organizations. The risk assessment of conventional pest control products indicates that they are scientifically-safe, and, when used properly, will NOT cause harm to children, people, animals, or the environment.
CHILDREN ARE SAFE ON A PESTICIDE-TREATED LAWN ! ― Leading scientific experts, like Dr Katherine von Stackelberg, say they would NOT hesitate to let their children play on a lawn where lawn care products have been used as long as the products were applied according to label directions.
CHILDREN ARE SAFE WITH 2,4-D ! ― According to another leading expert, Dr James S Bus, there is NO evidence that common lawn herbicides like 2,4-D cause cancer or any health problems in children. Dr Bus has also stated that there is NO regulatory agency in the world that regards pest control products like 2,4-D as a threat to children’s health.
2,4-D IS SAFE FOR KIDS ! ― According to yet another leading expert, Mr William Jordan, Deputy Director, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), parents do not need to worry as long as a pest control product is used correctly. The EPA has spent a lot of time looking at products like 2,4-D, and has concluded that it is SAFE FOR KIDS.
CHILDREN ARE NOT SAFE WITH PROHIBITION ! ― Any form of prohibition actually HARMS CHILDREN and REPRESENTS A DANGER TO CHILDREN ! Because of prohibition, CHILDREN ARE FORCED TO PLAY ON #@!!% DANGEROUS AND PEST-INFESTED GARBAGE DUMPS !
CHILDREN CANNOT PLAY BECAUSE OF PROHIBITION ! ― In Hamilton, Ontario, children CANNOT PLAY ON THE GRASS because of the PROLIFERATION OF WEEDS. In 2007, Hamilton IMPOSED a PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. NO ONE WANTS THIS #@!!% DANGEROUS BAN NONSENSE THAT PLACES CHILDREN AT RISK !
CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER BECAUSE PROHIBITION ATTRACTS BEES ! ― In jurisdictions like Wallingford, Connecticut, there is a FEAR OF LITIGATION with pesticide-free playing surfaces which have been infested with weeds, like clover and dandelion, that have been ATTRACTING BEES. What if children get stung and what if they are allergic ?!?! Clover attracts bees that can harm children and kill people. Clover attracts killer bees. For people who are allergic to bee stings, a sting may trigger a dangerous anaphylactic reaction that is potentially deadly. Additionally, honey bee stings will release pheromones that prompt other nearby bees to attack. NO ONE WANTS THIS #@!!% DANGEROUS BAN NONSENSE THAT PLACES CHILDREN AT RISK !
PESTICIDES ARE SAFE ! ― The risk assessment of conventional pest control products indicates that they are scientifically-safe, and, when used properly, will NOT cause harm to children, people, animals, or the environment.
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