Eating Poison Everyday (Part 2) : Pesticides 1-2 / 天天都在吃毒(第二部): 农药篇 1-2

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When poison is being added in the food, the initial stage is through the use of chemical fertilizers & pesticides (such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides).

More than 400 types of chemical substances are used as pesticides to kill weeds & bugs in agriculture — Most of them had NOT been tested for efficacy & safety (e.g. 36 types of different pesticides could be sprayed for more than 16 times on conventionally grown apples).

Consequences of Exposure to Pesticides

A study at Harvard showed: Even a “tiny amount” of Organophosphate, a common pesticide, can have dramatic effects on the “brain chemistry”.

Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Immune & Neurological Disorders, Infertility, Disrupted Male Hormone, Birth Defects, Malformation, Autism, ADHD, Stunted Growth, Low IQ, Obstruction in Study & Kinetic Functions, Strange Behaviors…… are all related to “exposure to pesticides”.

Pesticides Found in Blood & Urine Tests

Among the Americans being tested, 95% were found in the blood to contain Organophosphate (OP level in children blood samples were twice as much as the adult ones); 93% were found in the urine to contain Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic insecticide.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) banned “combination” use of different types of pesticides, which will resulted in new & highly toxic compounds; but among the tested food products, 62% were found to have mixtures residues of at least 3 types of different pesticides!

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Children are Especially Poisoned

The toxicity of most chemical substances to the children is “10 times” of the toxicity to the adults (depending on weight).

Laboratory tested the products from 8 baby food enterprises and discovered 16 types of pesticides residues, included 3 types of carcinogens!

Among the blood samples of 2-4 years old children, pesticides residues in the blood of children who ate “conventional” fruits & vegetables, are 6 times higher than those who ate “organic” ones!

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We may think it’s ok to consume just a little bit of pesticides.

Please Don’t Take Chances

Many pesticides are “Endocrine Disruptors” — When the timing is right , can do life-changing damage to human body even with extremely low doses which interfere with the hormone system. Moreover, people now-a-day are usually consuming more that just a little bit of pesticides.

The results of being poisoned by pesticides could be acute or chronic.

Pesticides are Not Able to be Washed Off

Not just fruits & vegetables, the processed food products & meats also contain pesticides — because animals are also eating feed that contains pesticides.

When USDA tested the residues of pesticides, they washed the fruits & vegetables before testing, yet the test still found large amount of pesticides — which is to say: Pesticides are not able to be washed off! Even Ozone treatment cannot remove pesticides “embedded” inside fruits & vegetables.

Horrible Amount of Pesticide Residues

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  • Apple: 42 types of pesticide residues found — 7 known or probable Carcinogens, 19 suspected Hormone Disruptors, 10 Neurotoxins, 6 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins, 17 Honeybee Toxins
  • Cabbage: 51 types of pesticide residues found — 12 known or probable Carcinogens, 29 suspected Hormone Disruptors, 9 Neurotoxins, 10 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins, 21 Honeybee Toxins
  • Cucumber: 35 types of pesticide residues found — 9 known or probable Carcinogens, 25 suspected Hormone Disruptors, 12 Neurotoxins, 9 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins, 16 Honeybee Toxins
  • Milk: 12 types of pesticide residues found — 5 known or probable Carcinogens, 8 suspected Hormone Disruptors, 4 Neurotoxins, 4 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins, 4 Honeybee Toxins
  • Wheat Flour: 16 types of pesticide residues found — 3 known or probable Carcinogens, 9 suspected Hormone Disruptors, 5 Neurotoxins, 4 Developmental or Reproductive Toxins, 7 Honeybee Toxins

Note

  1. Milk & wheat flour are the ingredients for a lot of “processed food”.
  2. We may assume fruits & vegetables from Australia & New Zealand are safe; however, one of the world’s top 10 pesticide corporations, Nufarm, is an Australian Company! As for New Zealand, a survey done in 2010 showed that: 94 % of fruits & vegetables samples contained traces of pesticide.

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Edited version, based on the articles in my blog: “U-Turn of Creation

To be continued……


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食物被“下毒”的过程中,起先的阶段是透过使用杀虫剂、灭草剂、除菌剂等等农药及化学肥料。

超过400种化学物被用于一般农业中,作为杀死杂草和害虫的农药 — 大部份的功效和安全性“没有”被检验过(例如:苹果可以用到36种不同农药、进行多达16次喷洒)。

接触农药的后果

哈佛一项研究显示:即使剂量很少,Organophosphate(一种常用农药)也会对“大脑化学反应”造成巨大影响。

癌症、老人痴呆症、哮喘、帕金森氏症、糖尿病、肥胖、免疫及神经系统疾病、不育、破坏男性荷尔蒙、胎儿缺陷、畸形、自闭、缺乏注意力与过动、发育迟缓、智商低、学习及运动功能障碍、行为异常……皆和“接触农药”有关联。

血液和尿液验出农药残余

在受验美国人当中,95%的血液验出 Organophosphate(儿童血液样本的OP值是大人的2倍);93%的尿液验出 Chlorpyrifos(一种毒害神经的杀虫剂)。

美国农业部(USDA)严禁不同类型农药的“混用”,因为会结合成新的、高毒性的化合物;但在受验食品中,有62%被测出含至少3种不同农药的混合残留!

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孩童中毒特别深

一般化学物质对孩子的毒性,是大人的10倍(视体重而定)。

实验室测试8家婴儿食品企业的产品,发现16种农药残余,包括3种致癌物!

在2岁至4岁儿童的血液样本中,吃“一般农场”出产蔬果的儿童,其血液农药残留的浓度,比起吃“有机食物”的儿童,要高出6倍!

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我们可能以为吃下一点农药无伤大雅。

请别存侥幸的心

很多农药是“内分泌干扰物” — 即使剂量非常“少”,在对的时机,就会干扰荷尔蒙系统,对人体造成改变一生的伤害。更何况,现代人通常不止吃到一点农药而已。

农药中毒可以是急性的,也可以是慢性和长期的。

农药是洗不掉的

不只是蔬果,连加工食品和肉类也含农药 — 因为动物所吃的也是带农药的饲料。

USDA在检验“食品农药残留”时,有事先将蔬果洗过,但却仍然检验到大量的农药 — 也就是说:农药是洗不掉的! 即使是臭氧机也无法除掉“深植”蔬果内的农药。

恐怖的农药残留量

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  • 苹果:验到42种农药残留 — 7已知或可能性的致癌物,19种疑是荷尔蒙干扰物,10种是神经毒素,6种发育或生殖性毒素,17种会毒害蜜蜂
  • 生菜:验到51种农药残留 — 12种已知或可能性的致癌物,29种疑是荷尔蒙干扰物,9种神经毒素,10种发育或生殖性毒素,21种会毒害蜜蜂
  • 小黄瓜:验到35种农药残留 — 9种已知或可能性的致癌物,25种疑是荷尔蒙干扰物,12种神经毒素,9种发育或生殖性毒素,16种会毒害蜜蜂
  • 牛奶:验到12种农药残留 — 5种已知或可能性的致癌物,8种疑是荷尔蒙干扰物,4种神经毒素,4种发育或生殖性毒素,4种会毒害蜜蜂
  • 小麦粉:验到16种农药残留 — 3种已知或可能性的致癌物,9种疑是荷尔蒙干扰物,5种神经毒素,4种发育或生殖性毒素,7种会毒害蜜蜂

  1. 牛奶和小麦粉是很多“加工食品”的成份。
  2. 我们也许以为澳洲和纽西兰的蔬果是安全的;但是,名列全球十大农药企业之一的 Nufarm,就是澳洲公司!至于纽西兰方面,2010年一项检验显示:94%蔬果样本含农药残留。

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修订版,取材自我部落格 “万物的U转” 里的文章

待续……

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