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The Case Against Chlorpyrifos

The Long Battle Over Pesticides, Birth Defects and Mental Impairment

The recent number of articles in the popular press concerning loss of intellect among children exposed to chlorpyrifos is important in the case of this pesticide. Although in-home use of chlorpyrifos was restricted in the U. S in 2000, it is widely used in agriculture, and is a serious risk to health and intellect for people working and living in proximity to fields. Detectable levels of chlorpyrifos detected in New York City children, raises the question of exposure via food.

Across the U. S. we learn that students are doing poorly in school, often blaming the teachers and their unions. Are teachers no longer competent to teach or have children been “dumbed-down” by exposure to this neurotoxin?


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by Stephen Sandy

Chlorophyll C-55 H-72 N-4 O-5 Mg
differs from human blood
only by substitution of one
atom of magnesium
In philodendron
for the single atom of iron
in Keats.

New Yorker magazine
p. 57,  Oct.29. Nov. 5, 2012

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Dr. Sherman Interviewed by Martha Rosenberg Regarding Health Effects of Pesticide Exposure

Dr. Sherman discusses the health effect of exposure to a common pesticide including brain problems, sexual deformities and paralysis. While banned for use in homes, Dow’s pesticide Dursban is still being sprayed on food despite health threats. The agricultural version called Lorsban is used on crops like apples, corn, soybeans, wheat, nuts, grapes and citrus fruits.

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