Saturday, April 27, 2013

Roundup weed killer is now turning up in rain and the air. And that has potentially devastating impacts on our health.

Now we are being rained down upon by Monsanto's weed killer...Roundup... What happens when that mixes with other chemcials... Like Dioxin...which is pumped out of smoke stacks, and already in our soil? It takes 100 years for dioxin to degrade in soil...Add glyphosate to dioxin and like magic we have Agent Orange... 
I have recently been informed by the Dept. of Health that where I live has 2-4 times the "safe" amount of Dioxin and Arsenic in the soil. The Wailuku Sugar mill pesticide mixing building was here.  
I am pretty much stunned...

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" United States Geological Survey (USGS), which is now detecting glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, in streams, the air, and even rain. "If we go out to the streams or air, we see it. There's a broader off-field exposure. The significance of that, I don't think we really know."
Pesticide-exposure expert Warren Porter, PhD, professor of environmental toxicity and zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, did the math. He took the air exposure numbers from the USGS study and found some reason for concern. His calculations showed that the levels found in the USGS survey could lead to accumulated levels that could alter endocrine mediated biochemical pathways, leading to obesity, heart problems, circulation problems, and diabetes. Low-level exposure to hormone disruptors like glyphosate (Roundup's main ingredient) has also been linked to weakened immune function and learning disabilities. "This study is just looking at a single day of exposure," he says. "If you consider that our body hormones work in the parts per trillion and you disrupt normal endocrine function, which tends to alter biochemical pathways, you may be flipping biological switches that have long-term impacts. No one has explored whether Roundup has epigenetic impacts which alter gene expression, possibly for a lifetime."
Roundup weed killer, a best-selling pesticide used on lawns and in farm fields, is now turning up in rain and air.

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