Although the cancer society claims cosmetic pesticides are the danger and Agricultural Pesticides are required for health and safety reasons.
In Reading the studies they reference as proof pesticides are cancer causing, you quickly realise all the studies are from the agriculture industry.
With Precautionary Principle in hand, shouldn't it be time to ban pesticides for Agriculture?
Oh yes we have Jerilynn Maki from CCS stating this already, the "Agriculture Industy is NEXT" Ban Agricultural Pesticides
There has been an on going study with Farmers and Pesticides, the findings will amaze you. http://aghealth.nci.nih.gov/results.html:
Pesticides are used to control pests that can affect our health, safety or food supply. This use of pesticides is called non-cosmetic because it’s needed for public health and safety.
Pesticides are also used to make lawns, gardens and other green spaces look better. We call this use cosmetic because it’s not needed for health and safety.
Studies show that there may be a connection between pesticides and cancer in adults and children. That’s why you should reduce – and even eliminate – exposure to pesticides where possible. Our view about pesticides depends on what they are being used for. We discourage the cosmetic use of pesticides.
Pesticides are a group of chemicals that include:
- insecticides – for insect control
- herbicides – for weed control
- fungicides – for control of disease caused by fungus
- rodenticides – for rodent control
- fumigants – a gas or vapour used to control insects
- all other types of pesticides – for example, microbials or chemicals to control algae, slugs and insect eggs
How you are exposed to pesticides
Pesticides and cancer