Pesticides are everywhere. Often in places that you wouldn’t expect. Many have reproductive effects. Renée Sharp Environmental Working Group
Maximum number of pesticides found on 1 sample ofbell peppers in government tests 11
Average number of pesticides found strawberries in government tests 2.3
Eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables will expose a person to about 14 pesticides per day, on average. Eating the 12 least contaminated will expose a person to less than 2 pesticides per day.
Suburban lawns and gardens receive more pesticideapplications per acre than agriculture. (3.2-9.8 lbs vs. 2.7 lbs per acre on average)
Children ages 6-11 have higher levels of lawn chemicals in their blood than all other age categories.
Acephate Triclopyr Glyphosate 2,4-D Atrazine ZiramTriadimefonManeb Chlorothalonil MCPACarbarylDisodium MethanecarsonateChlorpyrifosTrifluralin DichlorvosPendimethalin Dicamba Malathion Trichlorfon
pure arsenic 22%
Each piece of treated wood contains between 0.25 and 2.5 pounds of CCA per square foot.
New studies suggest that arsenic and chromium may be reproductive toxins as well as carcinogens.
low birth weight congenital malformations reduced fertility increased rates of spontaneous abortion reduced sperm count abnormal sperm
More than a billion dollars a year are spent on flea and tick products every year.One study found that 1/2 of households surveyed reported using insecticides to control fleas and ticks on pets.
Many flea control products on the market contain organophosphateinsecticides.These chemicals act by interferingwith transmission of nerve signals in the brains and nervous systems of insects.
Alco, Americare, Beaphar, Double Duty, Ford’s, Freedom Five, Happy Jack, Hartz, Hopkins, Kill-Ko, Protection, Rabon, Riverdale, Sergeant, Unicorn, Vet-Kem, Victory, Zema
“This review raises concerns that exposure to OP pesticides at levels currently regarded as safe adversely affect human reproductive function and survival.” Peiris-John RJ, Wickremasinghe R. 2008. Impact of low-level exposure to organophosphates on human reproduction and survival.Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Mar;102(3):239-45. Epub 2008 Feb 1.
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Triclosan&Triclocarban antimicrobial agents with long-standing concerns about bacterial resistance
Triclosan + Chlorinated Water= Chloroform CA Department of Public Health: “There is a high level of developmental/ reproductive toxicity concern over chloroform”
Triclosan & Triclocarban:new kind of endocrine disruptors? rather than blocking or decreasing hormone effects, new studies show that they may increase hormone effects
Most commonly found in agricultural streams:atrazine, metolachlor, and cyanazine Most commonly found in urban streams: simazine, prometon, and tebuthiuron