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Garden Gleanings - Pesticide and Parkinson's evidence keeps on coming.

Posted Monday, April 27, 2009, at 6:50 AM

I have a very close friend who has been battling Parkinson's Disease for over 10 years now. At least that is when it was diagnosed. He built his landscaping business from scratch but eventually had to give it up and is now unable to work at all.

Here is another report on the link between pesticides and Parkinson's. Even though the studies were done here, it is a link from the United Kingdom.


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I totally believe this, my father did two tours in Veitnam and he ended up with Agent Orange poisoning. He had Parkinson's disease, naropathy, and cancer all caused from the Agent Orange. The goverment "took care" of him, but he died a painful early death as did his brother, my uncle from the Agent Orange also.

Russell was in the navy and they transported that crap.

He died of cancer and kidney failure, goverment also said agent orange.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Apr 27, 2009, at 4:44 PM

I've heard of a lot of cases of neurological damage due to "chemical sensitivity".

Pesticides,exfoliants,dyes,cleaning agents,etc. have all been linked to cancer,breathing difficulties,immune disorders and psychological problems.

Whether it comes from exposure during military service,the workplace or just being "allergic to the twentieth (now twenty-first) century",people are becoming ill in great numbers with severe and chronic ailments.

Cancer,birth defects,Parkinson's Disease,etc. are bad enough but there have been people plagued with depression,Gulf War Syndrome,Chronic Fatigue.learning disabilities and other disorders that may have been triggered or worsened by chemical exposure.

Whether the main causes were heredity,environment,a virus or bacteria or what,the problems weren't invented by malingerers and hypocondriacs who just wanted to be sick and complain.

It's taken so long for any of these links to be officially acknowledged,one wonders how much greater the extent of the problems really are if they're admitting this much.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Apr 27, 2009, at 6:14 PM

What bothers me is that this stuff is used on food crops. We are constantly reassured that it is OK to eat small amounts of poison every day as the 'safe' limits have been determined for us. What they don't tell us is that combinations of pesticides are now proven to cause health issues. It really is about time this madness stopped.

-- Posted by orgcol on Tue, Apr 28, 2009, at 3:01 AM

My allergist finally gave up and said that I have non-allergic rhinitis from "unknown" irritants. At he last he did not try to string me on.

The organic movement has been trying to argue the 'combined effect' of pesticides and herbicides. We were always labeled "kooks" but they started acknowledging the combination's could have adverse results a few years back, or at least that is when I started hearing it.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 29, 2009, at 8:51 PM

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