MYTH-BUSTING – PESTICIDE BANS – THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Long Version )

 

 

 

Expert Activists ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists know what they are talking about  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

There is NOT A SINGLE LEGITIMATE HEALTH EXPERT who demands Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

Not surprisingly, NOT A SINGLE Anti-Pesticide Activist has ANY recognized background, training, or experience in matters concerning pest control products, making their opinions FLAWED, DISTORTED, VALUELESS and WORTHLESS.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists and their organizations have NOT SPENT A SINGLE PENNY to research pest control products.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists HAVE NEVER conducted a serious scientific study  …  evidently because they are NOT COMPETENT OR MOTIVATED to do so.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists CANNOT EVEN BE BOTHERED to use the EXTENSIVE TOXICOLOGY DATABASE that is available from Health Canada and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

They are 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 !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists and their organizations are WASTING THE PUBLIC’S MONEY because pest control products are, in fact, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, and PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.

 

ALLEGATIONS Anti-Pesticide Activists about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to alarm and enrage the public and enhance the BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW and PROFIT of Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists have NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF that pest control products cause cancer.

 

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

 

It is a MYTH to believe that pest control products somehow cause cancer.

 

There is NO direct link between pest control products and cancer.

 

Pest control products CAUSE NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT !

 

 

 

Pesticides Are « Bad »

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION somehow gets rid of « bad pesticides »  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists DECEIVE the public by claiming «  it’s a no-brainer  …  pesticides are bad  ».    [ ?!?! ]

 

Ostensibly, Anti-Pesticide Activists want the Government of British Columbia to IMPLEMENT a NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

How did Anti-Pesticide Activists arrive at the conclusion that products used in Professional Lawn Care somehow are « bad » ?!?!

 

Was the activists’ ASSESSMENT based upon their vast scientific knowledge of pest control products ?!?!

 

NO ! 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists have NO background, training, or education on matters concerning pest control products.

 

Did activists ASSESS these products after spending time and money carefully studying their effects on health and environment ?!?!

 

NO ! 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists operate with FUND-RAISING organizations, or mere gardening clubs, that have NO EXPERTISE in science or research.

 

What regulatory system do activists base THEIR assessments on ?!?!

 

NONE !  

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists conveniently consider the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.

 

Are Anti-Pesticide Activists COMPETENT to give ANY advice concerning pest control products ?!?!

 

NO !

 

In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable that activists leave the interpretation of scientific research about pest control products to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada.

 

Can Anti-Pesticide Activists BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY ?!?!

 

NO !

 

Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada ! 

 

Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

The ASSESSMENT proving that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE is a process that can take up to TEN YEARS and COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Only those pest control products that pose NO UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment become HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED and FEDERALLY-LEGAL. 

 

Canada has one of the MOST STRINGENT REGULATORY APPROVAL SYSTEMS in the world.

 

What regulatory system do activists base THEIR assessments on ?!?!

 

NONE ! 

 

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.

 

How many tests did activists perform for THEIR assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

NONE ! 

 

However, some activists have often been compelled to make public appearances in a WHITE LABORATORY COAT to give the public the impression that they are, somehow, researchers or scientists.

 

TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS represents two-hundred MORE tests than activists EVER used to back up ANY of their statements AGAINST pest control products.

 

And the cost to manufacturers to get a pest control product from the lab to store shelves is about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

How much money did activists spend for THEIR assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

NONE ! 

 

Consequently, Anti-Pesticide Activists CANNOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

 

Government Officials are no longer as easily coerced into agreeing with Anti-Pesticide Activists since they have been warned in advance ! 

 

Government Officials have seen what has been happening in Eastern Canada ! 

 

Government Officials are also aware that the Province of Alberta WILL NOT legislate Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

On August 9th, 2011, the Government of Alberta stated that it STRONGLY SUPPORTS the use of SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE when assessing pest control products.

 

Moreover, the Government of Alberta WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information about PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/province-of-alberta/

 

 

 

Other Jurisdictions Have PROHIBITION ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Pest control product must be PROHIBITED, just like in Eastern Canada.  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists PROCLAIM that Eastern Canadian provinces have imposed some form of PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

What they DO NOT TELL THE PUBLIC is  …

 

●   The Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS in Eastern Canada are CONTRIBUTING TO GREAT CONFUSION, and are leading to MAJOR PROBLEMS with compliance and enforcement.

 

●   The BASIS FOR ACTION taken in Eastern Canada was CONFUSING and INCONSISTENT.

 

●  Recently, the Government of Quebec was UNABLE TO VALIDATE its Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, and was HUMILIATED into making a STATEMENT saying that pest control products like 2,4-D DO NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment.

 

●   Recently, the Government of Alberta announced that it WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists also DO NOT TELL THE PUBLIC that there have SIGNIFICANT VICTORIES AGAINST PROHIBITION, particularly in Western Canada.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information concerning the PROVINCE OF ALBERTA, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/province-of-alberta/

 

For more information concerning VICTORIES, go to the following web-page  …

 

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

 

 

 

Positive Effects ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in British Columbia would somehow have a positive effect on health, environment, and economy  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

It is truly amazing how Anti-Pesticide Activists attempt to DISTRACT everyone from the CARNAGE that has been wrought by PROHIBITION on the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Because of PROHIBITION, Anti-Pesticide Activists have DESTROYED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry. 

 

Anti-Pesticide CONSPIRACIES led to NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

The PROHIBITION of pest control products led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, inflicting TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION on THOUSANDS of hapless victims throughout the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists give the FALSE and FRAUDULENT impression that the public is being exposed to cancer-causing agents whenever a pest control product is used in the Urban Landscape.   

 

This is WRONG !

 

In fact, scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists SPREAD FEAR and ANXIETY because of theirs FABRICATIONS, INNUENDOS, and INTERNET RUMOURS concerning pest control products.

 

In fact, the principal mandate of Anti-Pesticide Activists and their organizations is to attract MORE MEMBERS, MORE DONATIONS, and MORE PROFIT by SCAMMING THE PUBLIC with the CONCOCTION of FRAUDULENT LIES and UNPROVEN threat of pest control products.

 

Ultimately, the legacy of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is  …

 

●   ANXIOUS children and adults ALARMED AND ENRAGED because of FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR

 

●   DANGEROUS playgrounds maintained like GARBAGE DUMPS

 

●   DARK AGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE

 

●   DESTROYED economies because of BUSINESS FAILURES and BANKRUPTCIES

 

●   LOST JOBS and HARDSHIP for people because of DISINTEGRATING customers and PLUMMETING revenues

 

●   SQUANDERED GRANT MONEY on BOGUS companies

 

●   WASTED MONEY on BOGUS Pesticide-Free Maintenance

 

●   WEAKENED communities with NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information concerning the CARNAGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-anti-pesticide-prohibition/

 

 

 

Danger to Children ?!?!   ―   Children Are NOT At Risk

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION will somehow eliminate a danger to children  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists are GREATLY MISTAKEN by ALLEGING that, as a result of the PROHIBITION of pest control products, fewer children will be exposed to some IMAGINARY DANGER.

 

What DANGER !?!?

 

Experts have NO problem with their children playing on a dried treated surface after a pest control application.

 

Pest control products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES, and DO NOT PRESENT A CONCERN to people  …  even to CHILDREN.

 

Moreover, after a pest control product DRIES ON THE LEAF, it is difficult, if not impossible, to dislodge these residues off the leaf surface.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists SCAM and DECEIVE the public by blurting out HOLLOW and DESPICABLY-ALARMIST expressions like « children at risk » and « serious illness » and « cancer » and « birth defects » !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists OUTRAGEOUSLY COMPARE the use of pest control products with Russian Roulette, and suggest we should protect the lives of those we love.

 

ALLEGATIONS about the IMAGINARY DANGER TO CHILDREN are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to ALARM AND ENRAGE the public for MONEY AND PROFIT given to Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

Pest control products DO NOT HARM CHILDREN !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are DESPICABLE in their use of CHILDREN as WEAPONS OF COERCION and ULTIMATE TERROR in order to promote PROHIBITION.

 

The ASSESSMENT of pest control products by Heath Canada takes into consideration sensitive groups, such as CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

CHILDREN’s physiology, behaviours and habits WHILE PLAYING ON TREATED GRASS are CONSIDERED when determining the safety of pest control products.

 

EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS are applied by Health Canada to protect CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM TO CHILDREN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

In fact, PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

In fact, children are AT RISK WITH PROHIBITION.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance creates GARBAGE DUMPS and DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES   ―   ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN !

 

PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of somehow protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

There are NO valid reports of pest control product problems with children.

 

Furthermore, Anti-Pesticide Activists are willing to COMPROMISE ON THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN who need a CUSHION OF HIGH-QUALITY TURFGRASS when playing and running and falling.

 

Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin, and yellow, and OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED.

 

Turfgrass pests DISRUPT THE UNIFORMITY OF THE TURF and MAY AFFECT THE SAFETY and PLAYABILITY of the playing surface for footing, ball bounce, etc …

 

Without pest control products, playing surfaces become GARBAGE DUMPS, and are a DANGER for children to play on. 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT CHILDREN who use these DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED, THICKER, GREENER, and PEST-FREE outdoor playing surfaces, like home lawns, public green spaces, and sports fields, have MANY PRACTICAL BENEFITS.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass playing surfaces act as a NATURAL CUSHION. 

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass is also an EFFECTIVE SPONGE for rain water.

 

A playing surface OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and INFESTED WITH INSECTS provides NONE of these benefits.

 

They are OVER-RUN by Dandelions and other weed pests, and are DESTROYED by INFESTING insect pests like European Chafer.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance represents a HAZARD TO ANYONE USING PLAYING SURFACES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.

 

When it rains, pest-infested playing surfaces become SLIPPERY MUD BOGS.

 

When dry, pest-infested playing surfaces become AS HARD AS CONCRETE.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance actually HURTS kids.

 

Falling on SLIPPERY MUD or BAKED SOIL is the direct cause of BROKEN BONES, TWISTED ANKLES, and SKINNED KNEES.

 

Any trend favouring Pesticide-Free Maintenance will lead to GARBAGE DUMPS, DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES, and HURT CHILDREN.

 

TURFGRASS QUALITY and SAFETY are generally IMPROVED when pest control products are used judiciously to control pests that can’t be controlled in other ways.

 

Pest control products ENHANCE the Urban Landscape, and makes playing surfaces SAFE FOR CHILDREN.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Cancer ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ―

 

It is a MYTH to believe that pest control products somehow cause cancer.

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

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

 

By comparison, there are THOUSANDS OF DEATHS per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol. 

 

International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC is part of the United Nation’s World Health Organization ) lists VERY FEW PESTICIDES as carcinogenic, or as probable or possible carcinogens, and NONE of these can be found among « cosmetic » pesticides used in Canada.

 

The largest long-term study ever undertaken on pest control products  ―  the U.S. Agricultural Health Study  ―  showed an INVERSE CORRELATION between the use of 2,4-D Herbicide and colorectal cancer.

 

In 2007, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada issued a ruling that 2,4-D IS NOT CANCER-CAUSING IN HUMANS.

 

The World Health Organization only lists the common pest control product 2,4-D in the SAME CANCER-RISK CATEGORY AS PICKLED VEGETABLES AND CELL-PHONES.

 

United States Environmental Protection Agency and Health Canada conducted a review of the scientific literature and concluded there was NO EVIDENCE OF A LINK BETWEEN CANCER AND 2,4-D.

 

Anti-Pesticide Lunatics SPREAD FEAR-MONGERING by ALLEGING that « clusters of cancer cases » will occur wherever pest control products are used.

 

This is FALSE !

 

As do so many Anti-Pesticide Activists, they associate any problem with ANY pesticide ( even if only perceived and not proven ) with ALL pesticides.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists believe, with NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF, that pest control products cause cancer.

 

Anti-Pesticide CONSPIRACIES to PROHIBIT pest control products has not prevented a single case of cancer. 

 

Nor has there been any reduction in birth defects and neurological illness.

 

Moreover, it is DOUBTFUL that ANYONE can correlate pest control products used in the Urban Landscape  with cancer.

 

This is because pest control products DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

 

Only pest control products that DO NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK OF CANCER in humans are registered for use in Canada.

 

Furthermore, there is NO growing body of evidence connecting pest control products and cancer.

 

There is NO peer reviewed-research showing links between pest control products and cancers in children, and even pets.

 

There is NO direct link between pest control products and cancer.

 

Pest control products CAUSE NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

In fact, NO cause-and-effect relationship between pest control products and cancer has been established scientifically.

 

Pest control products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES, and DO NOT PRESENT A CONCERN to humans, even to CHILDREN.

 

IRONICALLY  …  both Daffodil Production for Canadian Cancer Society and the Professional Lawn Care Industry use the SAME ingredients that are needed to control insect and weed pests. 

 

IRONICALLY  …  both the Agriculture Industry and the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry use the SAME ingredients that are needed to control insect and weed pests. 

 

In food, REDUCING OUR EXPOSURE to TRACES of dietary synthetic pest control products is expensive and will NOT PLAUSIBLY REDUCE CANCER RATES.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

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

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/cancer/

 

 

 

Medical Problems ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Without Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, there will be serious medical problems  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

We say  …  SHOW US THE BODIES  …  Nobis Corpus ( Latin ).

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are UNABLE To Provide Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.

 

The public must be warned that the issues concerning pest control products are CONTROVERSIAL only because they were CONCOCTED by Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that so-called « inconvenient studies » or « secret evidence » are somehow withheld by manufacturers from ALL the regulatory agencies in the world.

 

Unfortunately, Anti-Pesticide Activists are UNABLE to provide bodies, bodies, bodies.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS that have been DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY REFUTED AND DISCREDITED.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS that have NEVER been made available for independent review.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS intended to DISCREDIT the work of REAL experts, such as Health Canada.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT « secret evidence » or DEBUNKED REPORTS.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT « secret evidence » from disgruntled former government officials who were terminated from employment and suddenly became anonymous « whistle-blowers » with UNVERIFIABLE stories.

 

More specifically, medical records, medical records, medical records.

 

More specifically, PROOF that studies are being somehow with-held from the ENTIRE WORLD.

 

Who are, or were, those people ALLEGEDLY harmed by pest control products ?

 

Where are the medical records ?

 

Where are the so-called « inconvenient studies » ?!?!

 

Make them available for public review.

 

We say  …  SHOW US THE BODIES.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists say that there are so-called issues with pest control products.

 

Surely they can produce ONE medical record.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists MUST STOP using « mythical growing bodies of research reports » that DO NOT EXIST.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists MUST STOP using « secret evidence » and DEBUNKED REPORTS.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists MUST STOP using TOTALLY FALSE and UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to alarm and enrage the public and enhance their BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW, PROFIT, or CELEBRITY.

 

Unfortunately, Anti-Pesticide Activists are UNABLE to provide bodies, bodies, bodies.

 

We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRORISM where science is trumped by FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR.

 

 

For more information about RESPONDING TO ACTIVISTS, go to the following web-pages  …

 

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

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/letters-to-the-editor-responding-to-lunatic-jihadists/

 

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

 

 

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is necessary because Ontario College of Family Physicians reported that pest control products are somehow associated various types of cancer  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

«  He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts  …  for support rather than illumination.  »   ―   Andrew Lang, Poet

 

Similarly, Ontario College of Family Physicians uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts  …  for support rather than illumination. 

 

In 2004, Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ) CONCOCTED a Literature Review of pest control products.

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians is a DISCREDITED RADICAL Anti-Pesticide Organization.

 

The review was BOGUS, BIASED, DISGRACEFUL, FALSE, MISLEADING, and SUBVERSIVE.

 

The Anti-Pesticide Literature Review is merely a deceptive Anti-Pesticide JUNK-SCIENCE DOCUMENT that simply is a CHERRY-PICKING of some of the most recklessly negative reports regarding pest control products.

 

The Anti-Pesticide Literature Review has absolutely NO CREDIBILITY in the legitimate scientific community, and has been DISCREDITED, DEBUNKED, and REFUTED.

 

The Anti-Pesticide Literature Review has absolutely NO CREDIBILITY since none of its authors and reviewers has ANY recognized expertise, training or background in matters concerning pest control products

 

Moreover, among the authors and reviewers of the OCFP-Review  …

 

●   there are doctors who were found guilty of professional mis-conduct over sexual activities

 

●   doctors whose license was suspended

 

●   doctors who deny having reviewed the document

 

Internationally, the Anti-Pesticide Literature Review was DISCREDITED as  …

 

●   inadequately addressing the issues 

 

●   inconsistent 

 

●   over-interpreting studies 

 

●   superficial in its approach 

 

●   unclear 

 

●   weak quality

 

The Anti-Pesticide Literature Review was INTERNATIONALLY DISCREDITED by THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION.

 

The review was also REFUTED by Health Canada.

 

In light of the public interest in the Anti-Pesticide Literature Review, Health Canada issued a media release on August 4th, 2004.

 

Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) is the federal regulatory body responsible for the regulation of pesticides in Canada.

 

«  As the OCFP report notes, some population groups, such as children and pregnant women, may be more susceptible to potential effects of pesticides.

 

This is why PMRA assessments include the application of EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS to ensure that the most sensitive sub-populations are protected.

 

For example, the PMRA PAYS SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE UNIQUE EXPOSURES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN, ensuring that factors such as their unique behaviours, different diets and lower body weights are considered.

 

The OCFP report is a review of epidemiology studies selected from the public scientific literature.

 

There are many such studies published which suggest that there MAY OR MAY NOT be associations between adverse health effects and pesticide exposure.

 

As the report acknowledges, EPIDEMIOLOGY STUDIES ARE HARD TO INTERPRET because of BIASES AND CONFOUNDING FACTORS that make it very difficult to either establish or definitively rule out links between pesticide exposures and effects.

 

For example, other chemical and physical environment effects are usually encountered at the same time as pesticide exposures and biases in the exposures remembered by study participants may affect the result.

 

Without an actual exposure calculation, it is difficult to assess whether pesticides could have been responsible for an adverse health outcome.

 

When determining the acceptability of a pesticide, PMRA scientists CRITICALLY EXAMINE THE TOTALITY OF THE SCIENTIFIC DATABASE for pesticide active ingredients and end-use products, including the types of studies in the OCFP report.

 

When new studies in the public literature are released, the PMRA examines them to determine if further regulatory action is required on the pesticides mentioned in the study.  »

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information about ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/ontario-college-of-family-physicians/

 

 

 

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is necessary because an article in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health ( April, 2006 ) reported pest control products are somehow linked to health issues  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

What Anti-Pesticide Activists DO NOT SAY is  …

 

The April 2006 article was published in the Journal Paediatrics & Child Health which is the journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.

 

Canadian Paediatric Society REFUTED the April 2006 article.

 

It was NOT written by Canadian Paediatric Society, and does not reflect the opinion of Canadian Paediatric Society.

 

Canadian Paediatric Society does not have ANY position statements on the use of pest control products.

 

Canadian Paediatric Society has stated that it SHOULD NOT BE CITED with this article.

 

Canadian Paediatric Society has communicated this position to Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

The authors have ABSOLUTELY NO competent expertise, recognized training, or background, in matters concerning pest control products. 

 

Their opinions were TOTALLY VALUELESS and UTTERLY WORTHLESS in matters concerning pest control products. 

 

Moreover, the authors have NO affiliation with Canadian Paediatric Society.

 

Furthermore, the April 2006 article was an ASSESSMENT ( i.e. a judgement based upon Anti-Pesticide motivation ).

 

It was NOT the result of ANY scientific research.

 

Not surprisingly, the two primary authors of the April 2006 article were/are PERSONALLY ALLIED with Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

What Anti-Pesticide Activists DO NOT SAY is  …

 

The April 2006 article was far from being independent and unbiased.

 

It was the result of Anti-Pesticide JUNK SCIENCE.

 

Finally, the April 2006 focused ONLY on the herbicide 2,4-D. 

 

It DID NOT focus on ALL pest control products used by the Professional Lawn Care Industry in the Urban Landscape.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information about CANADIAN PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Reference-Culprit-Forman-2006-04-00-Canadian-Paediatric-Society-RESPONSE.pdf

 

 

 

Business Growth ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow an opportunity for business growth, and has allegedly been well received by Professional Lawn Care companies because of its supposed positive effects  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

 Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, DAMAGES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry were EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.

 

Because of PROHIBITION, Professional Lawn Care businesses, which at one time provided a good living and some equity for eventual sale for retirement, became WORTHLESS ! 

 

Many multi-vehicle Professional Lawn Care businesses were FORCED TO DOWN-SIZE THEIR OPERATIONS to a single truck.

 

There was a GLUT OF USED-EQUIPMENT-FOR-SALE because of the DOWN-SIZING AND EXODUS of Professional Lawn Care businesses.

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES WERE FORCED TO EXIT FROM THE MARKET AND DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION. 

 

Professional Lawn Care businesses were simply ABANDONED  ―  no one was able to buy or sell a Professional Lawn Care business.

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, the owners, employees, and families dependent on Professional Lawn Care businesses faced TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION.

 

There were NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH.

 

In the Province of Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS.

 

In Ontario, Professional Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees  ―  UP TO 12,500 BECAME UNEMPLOYED.

 

Observers are expecting 780 BUSINESS FAILURES OR BANKRUPTCIES.

 

In Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

The SAME fate awaits other jurisdictions like British Columbia.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information concerning the CARNAGE OF ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION, go to the following web-pages  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-anti-pesticide-prohibition/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/ontario-living-in-environmental-infamy/

 

 

 

Green Alternatives ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow an opportunity for companies to develop so-called non-toxic  Green Alternative Pesticides  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Overall, Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, INEFFECTIVE, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !

 

There are NO viable, efficacious, economical, or low-risk alternatives to replace conventional pest control products. 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are BOGUS and DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK and they are NOT INNOVATIVE products.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are NOT SAFER, NOT BETTER, and NOT MORE EFFECTIVE.

 

A well-maintained conventional lawn and landscape can ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH CONVENTIONAL pest control products and fertilizers.

 

Fortunately, CONVENTIONAL pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, and LOW-RISK.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides and even Organic Fertilizers often CONTAIN LIVING PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, FERMENTED MATERIALS, OR METALS THAT MAY BE DEEMED UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

In many cases, Green Alternative Pesticides are questionably HIGHER IN TOXICITY, and pose HIGHER ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information, go to the following web-pages  …

 

Green Alternative Pesticides  …  BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternatives-bogus-dismal-failures/

 

CORN GLUTEN MEAL HERBICIDE … Dismal Failure !

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/corn-gluten-meal-herbicide-dismal-failure/

 

FIESTA HERBICIDE … Dismal Failure !

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/fiesta-herbicide-dismal-failure/

 

NEEM OIL  …  VIOLATING Federal Law

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/neem-oil-insecticide/

 

PHOMA MACROSTOMA HERBICIDE  …  False Expectations

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternative-phoma-macrostoma-herbicide-false-expectations/

 

WEED-BURNING FLAME-THROWERS  …  Just Like NAPALM !

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/weed-burning-flame-throwers-just-like-napalm/

 

 

 

Water Quality ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION would somehow improve water quality, with the Province of Ontario used as an example  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape will somehow lead to lower concentrations of herbicide in our stream water.

 

This is WRONG !

 

This allegation is FALSE, MISLEADING, and CONTRADICTS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH.

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers.

 

Moreover, the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape will NOT improve the water quality of our streams and rivers.

 

It is a MYTH to believe that ANY PROHIBITION protects the environment.

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape somehow leads to lower concentrations of herbicide in stream water. 

 

The PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape does NOT, and WILL NOT, improve the water quality of our streams and rivers.

 

On the issue of the Province of Ontario, the 2009 PROHIBITION of pest control products DEFINITELY DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.

 

For more than ten years, well BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION, there were CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

ALMOST UNDETECTABLE LEVELS of pest control products were found in Ontario streams EVEN BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION.

 

Both before and after the 2009 PROHIBITION, the presence of pest control products were measured in the PARTS PER TRILLION RANGE and WELL BELOW water quality guidelines.

 

In fact, previous studies have shown that, for more than ten years, there have been CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

The 2009 Ontario PROHIBITION did NOT protect the environment.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information concerning WATER, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/water-quality/

 

 

 

Resident Support ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow supported by most residents  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are DECEIVING the public into believing the tide of public opinion is somehow strongly in favour of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in British Columbia.

 

This is FALSE.

 

Since 2008, several Anti-Pesticide Organizations have commissioned several small Enviro-Polls across Canada.

 

These Enviro-Polls were ORCHESTRATED by Canadian Cancer Society and other known Anti-Pesticide-Organizations.

 

These Enviro-Polls were ORCHESTRATED by Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian Cancer Society, and other known Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

These Enviro-Polls were conducted with SMALL GROUPS of residents.

 

Enviro-Polls BOUGHT AND PAID FOR by Canadian Cancer Society and other Anti-Pesticide Organizations CANNOT possibly be considered as legitimate.

 

Not surprisingly, these Enviro-Polls were declared as BOGUS since they PREDICTABLY indicated that most people favoured a PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products  ―  BIG SURPRISE !

 

Canadian Cancer Society in particular has INCESSANTLY CONSPIRED to PROHIBIT pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Sadly, these polls were commissioned by MISAPPROPRIATING AND SQUANDERING PUBLIC MONEY THAT WAS NOT DONATED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

 

Each poll cost OVER FIFTEEN-THOUSAND-DOLLARS.

 

Observers estimate that ANTI-PESTICIDE ENVIRO-POLLS cost OVER 750,000 DOLLARS.

 

Unfortunately, Anti-Pesticide Organizations are WASTING MONEY AND RESOURCES since pest control products are HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, and PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.

 

A MORE LEGITIMATE POLL, conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in 2011, indicated that the VAST MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS ARE OPPOSED TO THE PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products.

 

According to the MORE LEGITIMATE POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in British Columbia  …

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents FAVOUR the continued use of pest control products around their homes and in public green spaces

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents said « yes » to conventional pest control products

 

●   Residents are CONFIDENT they can SAFELY USE pest control products

 

●   Residents see the BENEFITS of pest control products

 

●   There is a MISPERCEPTION that most residents want the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape

 

●   84 PER CENT of residents WANT INSECT CONTROL on their lawns if products are applied by a Professional Lawn Care company

 

●   70 PER CENT of residents WANT WEED CONTROL on their lawns if products are applied by a Professional Lawn Care company

 

●   Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products

 

●   25 PER CENT of residents WANT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS NO MATTER WHAT

 

●   Residents want to continue to have the option to use pest control products

 

●   Residents SUPPORT THE CONTINUED USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS in the Urban Landscape

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information about The Wisdom of CANADIAN CONSUMER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-canadian-consumer-specialty-products-association/

 

 

 

The Environmental Factor ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was beneficial to companies like The Environmental Factor company which allegedly had a 400 per cent increase in sales  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists often use the story of a company called The Environmental Factor.

 

ALLEGEDLY, this company enjoyed a 400-per-cent increase in sales and manufacturing during the first six months of PROHIBITION in Ontario.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are WRONG !

 

The story of Environmental Factor is NOT a good example of BUSINESS GROWTH under the PROHIBITION of pest control products.

 

Environmental Factor is a supplier of Green Alternatives to conventional pest control products, such as the herbicide Corn Gluten Meal.

 

It also operates a handful of lawn care company franchises.

 

This company did NOT have a SUSTAINED 400 per cent increase in sales.

 

Its so-called growth was ARTIFICIAL because of an infusion of GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

Unfortunately, Environmental Factor’s BUSINESS GROWTH SEVERELY DETERIORATED because demand PLUMMETED for Corn Gluten Meal  ―  this product does NOT control ANY weeds under ANY circumstances.

 

Furthermore, several Environmental Factor lawn care franchises fell into BANKRUPTCY or BUSINESS FAILURE.

 

Ontario Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was NOT positive for ANYONE, except when they received FREE MONEY from the government.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information about THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR, go to the following web-page  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-environmental-factor/

 

 

 

Halifax ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in Halifax Regional Municipality, in Nova Scotia, allegedly led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of Professional Lawn Care companies  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

In 2000, Halifax IMPOSED, over a three-year period, the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

This Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to HARDSHIP AND LOSSES for the Professional Lawn Care businesses because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products. 

 

Customers DISINTEGRATED BY OVER 50 PER CENT, and REVENUES PLUMMETED BY 40 PER CENT.

 

The number of businesses DID NOT GROW WHATSOEVER !

 

 

 

Organizations ?!?!

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is supported by Anti-Pesticide Activists that are somehow more knowledgeable than Health Canada  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

Are Anti-Pesticide Activists more knowledgeable than Health Canada ?!?!?

 

NO ! 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists have conveniently considered the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.

 

In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable leave the interpretation of scientific research about pest control products to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada, and NOT Anti-Pesticide Activists.

NO pest control product can be sold or used until Health Canada’s scientists have evaluated ALL the existing evidence to determine whether the product meets stringent health and safety requirements. 

 

Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada ! 

 

Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

Instead of increasing the public’s awareness of the largest known preventable causes of cancer, such as smoking and diet, Anti-Pesticide Activists prefer SCAMMING, DECEIVING, and ALARMING the public into believing there is some IMAGINARY DANGER with conventional pest control products.

 

Rather than providing information for improving the lifestyle choices of the public that could, without a doubt, actually save lives, Anti-Pesticide Activists prefer CONCOCTING MYTHS, DECEPTIONS, FEAR-MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES about conventional pest control products.

 

 

The NORAHG Library of Reports & References  ―

 

For more information, go to the following web-pages  …

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  Subversive, Contemptible, and Radical

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-cancer-society/

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY  –  References For LITIGATION

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/canadian-cancer-society-references-for-litigation/

 

DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION  –  Dangerous, Hypocritical, and Insatiable

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/david-suzuki-foundation-dangerous-hypocritical-and-insatiable/

 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR  –  Profiting from Prohibition

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-environmental-factor/

 

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS  –  Discredited, Radical, and Scientifically Ignorant Mad Scientists Who Were Lazy & Stupid

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/ontario-college-of-family-physicians/

 

THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION  –  Subversive Financial Supporter of Anti-Pesticide Terrorism

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-ontario-trillium-foundation/

 

 

 

Using Thalidomide is CHEAP FEAR-MONGERING

 

 

MYTH  ― 

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION will somehow eliminate tragedies like Thalidomide  ―  WRONG !

 

 

THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE  ―

 

ANY comparison of Thalidomide to pest control products is a CHEAP form of FEAR-MONGERING.

 

Thalidomide has NOTHING IN COMMON with conventional pest control products.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists use the Thalidomide tragedy in order to CONCOCT ALLEGATIONS about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products.

 

Comparing Thalidomide to pest control products leads to TOTALLY FALSE and UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to alarm and enrage the public into PROHIBITING pest control products.

 

Thalidomide was a sedative used by pregnant women to combat many of the effects of morning sickness. 

 

It first became available in Canada in sample form in 1959, and was licensed for prescription use on April 1st, 1961.

 

Thalidomide was WITHDRAWN in 1961, but continues to be used as an immune-modulatory agent used primarily in combination with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma.

 

Thalidomide was supposed to be a harmless sedative for expectant mothers, but instead it caused BIRTH DEFECTS in thousands of babies around the world, including more than a HUNDRED in Canada.

 

The Thalidomide tragedy led to STRICTER ASSESSMENTS of drugs and even pest control products before they can be registered.

 

Today, pest control products are among the MOST STRINGENTLY REGULATED PRODUCTS  ―   virtually no other consumer product has been subject to the same level of scientific scrutiny and regulatory oversight as pest control products.

 

As a result of the Thalidomide tragedy, virulent debates within our society ensued with the Birth Control Pill, the Saccharin food additive, the Fluoride water additive, and, of course, DDT. 

 

With the Thalidomide tragedy, Rachel Carson, the FIRST Anti-Pesticide Activist, disseminated her ideas in her 1962 book SILENT SPRING into a society that was already HIGHLY SENSITIZED AND GREATLY RECEPTIVE about chemicals versus health issues.

 

JUNK SCIENCE was used by Miss Carson to attain her ideological motives and her obsession to explain her fate with death. 

 

Most of her claims using scientific data, research, and analyses, were BOGUS. 

 

Her INFAMOUS and INACCURATE book SILENT SPRING manipulated public opinion for decades  ―  its claims often could not be justified under the scrutiny of SOUND SCIENCE.

 

With SILENT SPRING as the ultimate guide to JUNK SCIENCE, the emerging Anti-Pesticide Movement began to use POLITICIZED SCIENCE to discredit and eliminate one of the most impressive chemicals of the Twentieth Century  ―  DDT. 

 

 

 

Prohibition IS NOT Necessary

 

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

ALL PROHIBITIONS are 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.

 

Anti-Pesticide Government Officials and Activists DECEIVE the public into believing they have somehow researched the issues concerning pest control products  …  this is FALSE.

 

Conventional pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, LOW-RISK, and SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and NO HARM WILL OCCUR when they are used according to label directions.

 

The ASSESSMENT proving that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE is a process that can take up to TEN YEARS and COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Only those pest control products that pose NO UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment become HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED and FEDERALLY-LEGAL. 

 

Canada has one of the MOST STRINGENT REGULATORY APPROVAL SYSTEMS in the world.

 

NO pest control product can be sold or used until Health Canada’s scientists have evaluated ALL the existing evidence to determine whether the product meets stringent health and safety requirements. 

 

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 the cost to manufacturers to get a pest control product from the lab to store shelves is about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

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

 

By comparison, there are THOUSANDS OF DEATHS per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol. 

 

In fact, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Furthermore, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape  …

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

In other jurisdictions, PROHIBITION has led to CARNAGE.

 

In jurisdictions like Ontario, PROHIBITION led to the DEATH of an elderly man who was forced to hand-pull TOXIC NOXIOUS WEEDS.

 

In jurisdictions where PROHIBITION has been IMPLEMENTED, the Professional Lawn Care Industry has SUFFERED IMMENSE LOSSES, in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Moreover, because of PROHIBITION, green spaces are OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they look like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has compiled even more information about Myth-BUSTING on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

The Pesticide Truths Web-Page

Myth-BUSTING  –  General

Includes The NORAHG Library of Force Of Nature Reports ( link )  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/myth-busting/

 

 

 

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