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In the past we have concentrated on the positive aspects of the natural organic program. Now itís time to add to that message. We have become aware that many people donít realize the danger of the toxic chemicals. This part of the blog will now highlight the bad stuff. Starting with malathion and 2,4-D, details will be given about these products (pesticides and fertilizers) and we encourage your comments and input.

Poison of the Week


Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0101-02.htm
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/pubs/effects.htm
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/pcbs/index.htm
http://www.foxriverwatch.com/human_health_pcb.html
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/hlthhaz/fs/PCBlink.HTM


Arsenic
http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs ... ations.cfm
http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs ... /index.cfm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1637422/
http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/De ... _Beverages
http://www.foodinsight.org/Blog/tabid/6 ... Apple.aspx
http://dodreports.com/pdf/ada538819.pdf
http://www.naturalnews.com/030811_terro ... upply.html
http://www.onenewspage.us/news/World/20 ... om-FDA.htm
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostersh ... 0799.story
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/ch ... ic-eng.php


Dryer Sheets

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry-generated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from the 1990s, the following is a list of chemicals in fabric softener products, most in untested combinations. Liquid fabric softeners additionally may contain formaldehyde.
Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer.
Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant.
Ethanol: On the EPAís Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders.
Limonene: Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant, Immunotoxicant,
Kidney Toxicant, Neurotoxicant,
Respiratory Toxicant, and Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant.

A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage.
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPAís Hazardous Waste list.
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders.
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic.
Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders.
Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.

To hide the chemical smell, companies load dryer sheets full of chemical fragrances, which are potentially carcinogenic.

Dryer sheets are designed to stay on clothing for a long period of time and slowly release their chemicals throughout the day, which leads to prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals.

The toxins in dryer sheets and their chemical fragrances enter the body both through inhalation or are absorbed through the skin.

Some of the symptoms experienced from prolonged exposure to the chemicals in dryer sheets include headaches, nausea, vomiting , dizziness, central nervous system disorders, blood pressure reduction, fatigue, difficulty breathing, skin irritation, difficulty concentrating and remembering, cancer, irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract, and liver damage.

Alternatives point to successfully substituting vinegar in the rinse water of the laundry cycle. Weíve received quite a few comments from our readers finding this approach works well. There are also a number of alternative products on the market. Read our article Fabric Softener: Easy Greening.

Fabric softeners are static cling busters, mostly. One easy way to avoid using them is to use natural fibers.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dinged ... z1XdomxiFL

Dangers of Monsanto
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/feat ... anto200805
http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/mons ... fied-corn/
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/02/04/ ... rigerator/
http://www.newfrontier.com/asheville/bad_seed.htm


Imprelis herbicide
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/15/scien ... wanted=all
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/chemicals/pe ... relis.aspx
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/chemicals/pe ... relis.aspx
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=283
http://www.lawnsite.com/archive/index.php/t-353005.html
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=353005
http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/article/i ... evergreens
http://compostingcouncil.org/?news=new- ... e-compost/
http://www.motherearthnews.com/grow-it/ ... 1zrog.aspx



Food items that can Poison your Dog
See topic in this forum
toxic-foods-and-your-dog-people-foods-that-can-poison-do-t14380.html


Electromagnetic Radiation
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... ation.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromag ... and_health
http://www.scribd.com/doc/5624396/Hidde ... ellphones-

http://www.cellphone-health.com/cellphonedangers.htm

http://www.shareguide.com/radiation.html


Pesticides and Learning Disiabilities

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/health/ ... mental.htm
http://pesticidereform.org/downloads/pestandlearn.pdf
http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting- ... 43401024/1
http://www.chem-tox.com/pregnancy/pregpest.htm
http://www.understanding-learning-disab ... hools.html


Metaldehyde

http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Actives/Metaldeh.htm
http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Metaldehyde
http://bobmckee.com/Client%20Info/Poiso ... ehyde.html
http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2008/10/0 ... und-in.htm
http://www.cat-world.com.au/snail-bait- ... ng-in-cats
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/metaldehyd ... page1.aspx


Nitrates
http://www.ewg.org/chemindex/chemicals/23535
http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/f ... rateFS.htm
http://www.nitrates.com/
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/crops/00517.html
http://www.nitrate.com/nitrate2.htm
http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/07/0 ... d-them.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=3843

Hexavalent Chromium
http://www.ewg.org/chemindex/chemicals/23521
http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/home?contamcode=1080
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hexchrom/
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hexavalentchromium/index.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/0 ... 44520.html
http://www.ewg.org/chromium6-in-tap-water/findings


Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story ... .htmlToxin
http://127.0.0.1:4664/cache?event_id=15 ... P7LHgSa5aE
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/BTgen.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... ets/Bt.pdf

Phthalates
http://www.ewg.org/chemindex/term/480
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/newscien ... alates.htm
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmen ... a-47091707
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/ ... 6892.shtml

Organizations:
Phthalates in building products:
Healthy Building Network, http://www.healthybuilding.net
Contact: Bill Walsh, 202-232-4108, bill@healthybuilding.net

Phthalates in cosmetics:Coming Clean, http://www.come-clean.org
Contact: Bryony Schwan, 406-543-3747, swan@womenandenvironment.org

Phthalates in medical devices:Health Care Without Harm, http://www.noharm.org
Contact: Stacy Malkan, 202-234-0091, ext. 14, smalkan@hcwh.org

Phthalates in nail polish:Environmental Working Group, http://www.ewg.org
Contact: Mike Casey, 202-667-6982, mcasey@ewg.org

Phthalates in toys:Greenpeace
Contact: Lisa Finaldi, lisa.finaldi@dialb.greenpeace.org
Websites:

For more information on phthalates, see: The Our Stolen Future website

For more on the health effects of phthalates and evidence of body burden, see:
Recent report on phthalates from Health Care Without Harm and
The 2001 Centers for Disease Control report on body burden monitoring [http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/]

For more on phthalates in cosmetics, go to:
Recent report on phthalates in cosmetics and
http://www.ewg.org/pub/home/reports/bea ... chap3.html

For more on phthalates in medical devices, go to:
http://www.noharm.org/library/docs/Use_ ... Medica.pdf
http://www.noharm.org/library/docs/Goin ... e_Medi.pdf

For more on phthalates in vinyl toys and home furnishings, go to:
http://www.myhouseisyourhouse.org



Clothianidin
http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/200 ... llinators/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... redspecies
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=157
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC40063


Copper Sulfate
http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/ex ... e-ext.html
http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/coppersu.htm
http://www.hydro-gardens.com/PDF%20File ... ulfate.pdf
http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/ ... lfate.html
http://pesticideinfo.org/Summary_Chemic ... Id=PC33539



Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) better known as Teflon\''
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/teflon.htm
http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2270.html
http://perdurabo10.tripod.com/id622.html
http://www.theherbprof.com/InfoTeflonPoisoning.htm
http://www.quakerville.com/features/teflon.asp
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... -four.aspx
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/2134/


Mercury (Thimerosal)

http://www.vaccine-tlc.org/mercury.html
http://ctd.mdibl.org/detail.go?type=chem&acc=D013849
http://extoxnet.orst.edu/faqs/foodcon/mercury.htm
http://www.ehow.com/about_5376461_foods ... rcury.html
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/sep2009 ... 01-092.asp
http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccin ... /ucm096228


Soy is it healthy?
http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/soy.htm
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/toxic-c ... anola.html
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... ealth.aspx
http://hiddensoy.com/
http://www.quantumbalancing.com/news/soy%20dangers.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPY6rcgoTs
http://rawnatureboy.ning.com/profiles/b ... ers-of-soy
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/soy-milk-dangers.html


Aminopyralid Herbicide
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic- ... z1H5cDQmBi
http://mainstusa.blogspot.com/2008/06/b ... icide.html
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic- ... z1H5boUBX9
http://scienceblogs.com/moleculeoftheda ... bicide.php
http://www.allotment.org.uk/garden-diar ... ing-crops/
http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/factsheets/aminopyralid.pdf
http://www.the-compost-gardener.com/picloram.html
http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/aminopyralid/ ... id_pdf.pdf
http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/safe_use.asp?id=2926
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/compost/
http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/sage/herbici ... kRent=true

High Nitrogen Synthetic Fertilizer

http://www.nitrate.com/nitrate3.htm
http://hubpages.com/hub/Artificial-Nitr ... laying-God
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/fertilizer-dangers.html
http://www.gardenguides.com/122121-dang ... lawns.html
http://www.gardenguides.com/100818-harm ... e-gro.html


RoundUp 2nd time around.

More research:
http://farmandranchfreedom.org/gmo-miscarriages
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/02 ... riages.php
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/PNAI/p ... .php?id=37
http://www.wellsphere.com/general-medic ... lls/730485
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/glyphosatePoisonsCrops.php
http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6444.pdf
http://het.sagepub.com/content/10/1/1.abstract

Fake Blueberry Investigation Click first link for video.

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=7EC06D27B ... 8483025962
http://www.thedoctorstv.com/forums/137- ... Food-Dyes-
http://arksoaper.wordpress.com/2008/10/ ... od-dye-40/
http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/ca ... afety.html
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... -dyes.aspx



Perfluoroakyls
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... blood.aspx
http://patientsville.com/toxic/perfluoroalkyls.htm
http://findinfoworld.com/search/perfluoroalkyls/
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/tox ... ?toxid=237
http://www2.fluoridealert.org/Pollution ... due-Oct-30

Retenone
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... tenone.pdf
http://caligula.bcs.deakin.edu.au/bcs_a ... tenone.pdf
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35133
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/news/da ... _08_04.htm
http://www.fasebj.org/content/18/6/717.full
http://www.fasebj.org/content/18/6/717.full.pdf

Compound 1080
http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/We ... ZM7CX?open
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_fluoroacetate
http://www.predatordefense.org/1080.htm
http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/69/2/439.full

Cypermethrin
http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/ ... permethrin
http://www.fastcompany.com/1709815/why- ... the-market
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35735
http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/cypermet.htm
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/cypermethrin.pdf
http://www.fastcompany.com/1709448/inte ... sticide-co

Antibacterial Soap
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=155
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=4523
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no3_supp/levy.htm
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/antibact ... ngers.html
https://secure.eznettools.net/D305742/X ... -soap.html
http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/0602 ... l_soap.htm
http://www.everydayhealth.com/jillian-m ... 7Aod2mMeKQ

Microwave Ovens
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/micr ... ngers.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dangers- ... waves.html
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/micr ... ation.html
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... zards.aspx
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... pcorn.html

Irradiation
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseasei ... iation.htm
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodIngredients ... 135143.htm
http://www.organicconsumers.org/irradlink.cfm
http://www.naturalnews.com/irradiation.html (20 articles)

BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin
http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodcooki ... atives.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/transfo ... olicy/?p=5
http://www.aplus-flint-river-ranch.com/ ... ?win=small
http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-ang ... of_bha.htm
http://articlesadv.com/topic/bht-bha-ethoxyquin/
http://www.viewpoints.com/Kirkland-Dog- ... 7934/quote

Clorox / Bleach
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=696
http://www.ehow.com/about_5373556_dange ... leach.html
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/chlori ... aners.html
http://hubpages.com/hub/Dangers-of-Using-Bleach
http://www.watertechonline.com/news.asp?N_ID=7541
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/eh/chemfs/fs/chlorine.htm

Moth Balls/Naphthalene
http://npic.orst.edu/hottopic/mothball/index.html
http://www.ehow.com/about_5381817_dange ... balls.html
http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1900829
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... halene.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/news/da ... _02_01.htm
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Occupational ... -fumes.htm

DEET
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... on/id/552/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/127/
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC33407
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/consultations/ ... fects.html
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmen ... ent-460607
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... s/deet.pdf

HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/2423/
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-f ... up/AN01588
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/food ... all-112003
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natu ... p-dangers/
http://www.knowthelies.com/?q=node/1409
http://www.naturalnews.com/024466.html
http://www.180degreehealth.com/high-fru ... syrup.html

Fluoride
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoser ... ndards.pdf
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/3131/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1277/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1824/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/3255/

Over 100 Links on this site. http://www.lovethetruth.com/truth_about_fluoride.htm

CCA Treated Lumber (Copper, Chromates and Arsenic)
http://www.origen.net/ccawood.html
http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/arsenic/routes.html
http://www.ecologycenter.org/factsheets ... _wood.html
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/photost ... eek_40.htm
http://www.origen.net/ccawood.html

Advantage and Frontline Pet Poison
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoser ... PRONIL.HTM
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35768
http://www.ehow.com/about_5448397_dange ... tline.html
http://www.dogster.com/forums/Dog_Health/thread/484006
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... 3&aid=1370
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/pestcontrol.htm
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35730
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... loprid.htm
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/imidacloprid.pdf
http://www.beekeeping.org/intoxications ... d_nptn.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=71

Pyridine Carboxylic Acids
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/progra ... ryover.pdf
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/199/
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/2909/2909-1413/2909-1413.html
http://www.pesticides.montana.edu/Refer ... edsoil.pdf
http://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/files/librar ... ryover.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... cloram.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... clopyr.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... oxypyr.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... yralid.htm

Grant Funding - Poison
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/197/

Imidacloprid (Merit)
http://www.flora.org/healthyottawa/meri ... e-grub.htm
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35730
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... loprid.htm
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/imidacloprid.pdf
http://www.beekeeping.org/intoxications ... d_nptn.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?cat=71


GMO Genetically Modified Organism
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/57/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/137/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/55/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/195/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/192/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/191/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/14/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/170
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=4349
http://www.non-gmoreport.com/index.php
http://www.non-gmoreport.com/sample_articles.php (Over 100 Articles at this link)

Diazinon
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/30/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... azinon.pdf
http://www.panna.org/resources/specific ... phosphates
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides
Diazinon Articles: http://tinyurl.com/23y3vre

Dursban
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/30/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1341/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/2600/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... ursban.pdf
http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/1 ... nviron.htm
http://www.safe2use.com/health/dursban-casestudy.htm
http://www.panna.org/issues/pesticides-profit

Atrazine
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/1762/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/3662/
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Che ... Id=PC35042
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pestici ... razine.pdf
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... razine.htm
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/atrazine.php
http://www.nrdc.org/health/atrazine/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16967834
http://www.mindfully.org/Water/Atrazine ... Likely.htm

Pyrethroids
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/2490/
http://www.anapsid.org/pyrethroids.html
specifically-pyrethrum-t4075.html
http://www.anapsid.org/pyrethrin2.html
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... thrins.htm

Urea
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/187/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/3645/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... n/id/3646/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/174/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/186/
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/1994/94JD00268.shtml
http://www.pnas.org/content/86/21/8185.full.pdf

Acephate
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/185/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... ephate.htm
http://www.panna.org/search/node/acephate
http://www.pesticide.org/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org

Roundup
Click on the following links for articles, research and fact sheets on Roundup.
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/184/
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/gateway ... hosate.htm
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/50/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... rch/id/60/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/110/
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garde ... ch/id/172/
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