Low dose pesticides

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Low dose pesticides

Postby JFH » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:11 am

Here's an interesting discussion from the BBC's Farming Today This Week programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/fttw

You hear a contributor, a lady with MS, describing a cluster of people, 5 in all, from a small village in the South of England each of whom contracted MS. She attributes this to the use and drift of pesticides locally. [I'm not convinced maybe a correlation but not necessarily a cause.]
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Postby TheSleeper » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:04 am

Some pesticides were chemically similar to nerve gases. I don`t know if they still are, but contact with pesticides is something to avoid, they can harm people too.
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Postby oregoncowgirl » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:41 am

when I was child I picked all kinds of produce and nuts and there were many times that a crop duster would be spraying negihboring feilds I rmemeber it being really hot and feelingthe spray come over the field we were in I have always wondered if this affected my contractin MS??????????
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:31 pm

wow ocg, even if ur ms is not from that (i wouldn't know) it still sounds dreadful. i once read silent spring by rachel carson - she had absolutely nothing good to say about pesticides 'specially on youngsters.

i went to oregon once and loved it, u there now?
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