Can't resist contributing to this topic. Maybe it is, at least, an MS and other disease factor.
My alternative doc has a stack of brochures from this org. in my state. Lots of info and links:
And, robbie, this is a dairy farm site, with a link to the health problems, attributed to DDT, experienced by one of the owner's sons. He was treated at the Cleveland Clinic, and changed their farming production protocol because of it. I used to buy their milk when I lived in Ohio:
Also, last weekend, on a tour of the National Holocaust Museum; I was astounded to learn that the gas used in gas chambers was made from pesticide pellets previously used in the concentration camps to kill rodents. I never knew this and stared in dismay at these large pesticide pellets that they have on display.
That Holocaust Museum sure triggers my "it could always be worse" mantra on the MS issue and all else, Holocaust-related, of course! Would highly recommend visiting it, for anyone feeling too sorry for themself. There are displays of how those with incurable disease were the first to be hauled off to be killed and/or experimented on. That's likely what might have happened to those of us with MS, had we been living in Nazi Germany. Yes, "it could always be worse!"