Going toxic free

 

CHEMICAL INSECTICIDES WORK… BUT ARE DANGEROUS TO HEALTH

In effort to protect your family from dengue and other diseases are caused by pests, you have to be careful what you choose as there’re about 30 million of household products that consist of pesticides that harms us. Research has shown that up to 84% of cancers are linked to our lifestyle choices, only about 27% genetic based!

 

Insect repellent is a booming industry, selling chemicals to kill and repel the insects and bugs that get into kitchens, bathrooms, hitch a free ride on pets, and annoy us while we're outside camping or firing up the barbeque. But along with most insecticides comes a price: these chemicals are toxic, causing symptoms like headaches or nausea and long-term problems such as allergies, cancer and birth defects.

 

While chemical insecticides may be effective at getting rid of pests, certain ingredients such as pyrethrin may trigger allergic reactions including acute asthma attacks in humans, according to one case report.

 

Therefore the use of pyrethrin in products such as natural insecticides and shampoos increases the likelihood of toxicity in mammals that are exposed. Medical cases have emerged showing fatalities from the use of pyrithrin, prompting many organic farmers to cease use. One medical case of an 11-year-old girl who used shampoo containing only a small amount (0.2% pyrethrin) to wash her dog. Prolonged exposure aggravated her respiratory tract cause by the compound in the shampoo, causing the girl to suffer from an acute asthma attack, from which she died two-and-a-half hours after first exposure to the shampoo.

 

Recent reports show that accidental poisoning rates have steadily been increasing since the use of natural pyrethrins, prompting some countries to ban their use altogether. In the USA, the use of pyrethrum in home bug sprays (ie. RAID) was banned in 2012 shortly after cases of fatalities in children emerged, prompting an investigation by the FDA.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrin

 

Pyrethroids 

which is the name of a group of synthetic analogues of pyrethrin.

 

  • Allethrin

  • Bifenthrin

  • Cyhalothrin, Lambda-cyhalothrin

  • Cypermethrin

  • Cyfluthrin

  • Deltamethrin

  • Etofenprox

  • Fenvalerate

  • Permethrin

  • Phenothrin

  • Prallethrin

  • Resmethrin

  • Tetramethrin

  • Tralomethrin

  • Transfluthrin

 

 

 

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