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KILLER_CLOWN 11-01-2012 11:21 AM

Study: Roundup and other pesticides directly linked to Parkinson's, neurodegenerat
 
Thursday, November 01, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The dangers associated with pesticide exposure are much more far-reaching than previously thought, as illustrated by a shocking study recently published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. It turns out that chronic exposure to Monsanto's Roundup formula, the active ingredient of which is glyphosate, as well as too many other common pesticides and herbicides is one of the primary environmental factors responsible for causing neurodegenerative disorders in humans.

As originally reported by Sayer Ji over at GreenMedInfo.com, the study brings to light the intricacies of how pesticide and herbicide chemicals induce cell death, which can eventually cascade into a host of chronic neurological illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. Even at levels significantly lower than the government-established safety thresholds, these persistent chemicals, which are routinely sprayed on conventional food crops and produce throughout the U.S., can cause permanent brain damage.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Parkinson's disease alone is the 14th leading cause of death in America. Figures from 2010, which are the latest available, illustrate a 4.6 percent increase in the number of deaths from Parkinson's compared to the year prior. And a 2007 report put out by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) estimates that by 2030, the number of people worldwide with Parkinson's will more than double

In this latest study, Monsanto's Roundup was determined to be a primary factor in causing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, which is particularly interesting in light of another recent study which found that, even when diluted by a factor of 99.8 percent, Roundup chemicals are still fully capable of destroying both human cells and DNA. Together, these findings speak volumes in regards to rising disease rates, and lend solid credence to the notion that crop chemicals are a primary cause of chronic disease in today's world.

"A previously healthy 44-year-old woman presented with rigidity, slowness and resting tremor in all four limbs with no impairment of short-term memory, after sustaining long term chemical exposure to glyphosate for three years as a worker in a chemical factory," cites a 2011 case study published in the journal Parkinsonism Related Disorders about glyphosate's toxicity.

"The chemical plant produced a range of herbicides including: glyphosate, gibberellins, and dimethyl hydrogen phosphite; however, the patient worked exclusively in the glyphosate production division. She only wore basic protection such as gloves or a face mask for 50 hours each week in the plant where glyphosate vapor was generated."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/rou...d-brain-damage

http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-...odegenerative/

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037786_Ro...#ixzz2AzbKpb8B

King_Chief_Fan 11-01-2012 11:39 AM

I call bullshit...working in a factory as a chemical worker?
Not in a RU plant.
Not true....tell me which mfg plant and when?

Ever been to a Monsanto RU facility? Guaranteed it is safer than your own kitchen

Been to several and have seen 100's of workers retire with no indication of illness or disability of working in the plants associated with any kind of exposure

You green freconuts just don't give up. why should you? You don't have to back it up with legitimate medical statistics or other relative findings.

Safety evaluation and risk assessment of the herbicide Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, for humans.

Williams GM, Kroes R, Munro IC.
Source

Department of Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla 10595, USA.

Abstract

Reviews on the safety of glyphosate and Roundup herbicide that have been conducted by several regulatory agencies and scientific institutions worldwide have concluded that there is no indication of any human health concern. Nevertheless, questions regarding their safety are periodically raised. This review was undertaken to produce a current and comprehensive safety evaluation and risk assessment for humans. It includes assessments of glyphosate, its major breakdown product [aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA)], its Roundup formulations, and the predominant surfactant [polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA)] used in Roundup formulations worldwide. The studies evaluated in this review included those performed for regulatory purposes as well as published research reports. The oral absorption of glyphosate and AMPA is low, and both materials are eliminated essentially unmetabolized. Dermal penetration studies with Roundup showed very low absorption. Experimental evidence has shown that neither glyphosate nor AMPA bioaccumulates in any animal tissue. No significant toxicity occurred in acute, subchronic, and chronic studies. Direct ocular exposure to the concentrated Roundup formulation can result in transient irritation, while normal spray dilutions cause, at most, only minimal effects. The genotoxicity data for glyphosate and Roundup were assessed using a weight-of-evidence approach and standard evaluation criteria. There was no convincing evidence for direct DNA damage in vitro or in vivo, and it was concluded that Roundup and its components do not pose a risk for the production of heritable/somatic mutations in humans. Multiple lifetime feeding studies have failed to demonstrate any tumorigenic potential for glyphosate. Accordingly, it was concluded that glyphosate is noncarcinogenic. Glyphosate, AMPA, and POEA were not teratogenic or developmentally toxic. There were no effects on fertility or reproductive parameters in two multigeneration reproduction studies with glyphosate. Likewise there were no adverse effects in reproductive tissues from animals treated with glyphosate, AMPA, or POEA in chronic and/or subchronic studies. Results from standard studies with these materials also failed to show any effects indicative of endocrine modulation. Therefore, it is concluded that the use of Roundup herbicide does not result in adverse effects on development, reproduction, or endocrine systems in humans and other mammals. For purposes of risk assessment, no-observed-adverse-effect levels (NOAELs) were identified for all subchronic, chronic, developmental, and reproduction studies with glyphosate, AMPA, and POEA. Margins-of-exposure for chronic risk were calculated for each compound by dividing the lowest applicable NOAEL by worst-case estimates of chronic exposure. Acute risks were assessed by comparison of oral LD50 values to estimated maximum acute human exposure. It was concluded that, under present and expected conditions of use, Roundup herbicide does not pose a health risk to humans

KILLER_CLOWN 11-01-2012 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan (Post 9071361)
I call bullshit...working in a factory as a chemical worker?
Not in a RU plant.
Not true....tell me which mfg plant and when?

Ever been to a Monsanto RU facility? Guaranteed it is safer than your own kitchen

Been to several and have seen 100's of workers retire with no indication of illness or disability of working in the plants associated with any kind of exposure

You green freconuts just don't give up. why should you? You don't have to back it up with legitimate medical statistics or other relative findings.

Safety evaluation and risk assessment of the herbicide Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, for humans.

Williams GM, Kroes R, Munro IC.
Source

Department of Pathology, New York Medical College, Valhalla 10595, USA.

Abstract

Reviews on the safety of glyphosate and Roundup herbicide that have been conducted by several regulatory agencies and scientific institutions worldwide have concluded that there is no indication of any human health concern. Nevertheless, questions regarding their safety are periodically raised. This review was undertaken to produce a current and comprehensive safety evaluation and risk assessment for humans. It includes assessments of glyphosate, its major breakdown product [aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA)], its Roundup formulations, and the predominant surfactant [polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA)] used in Roundup formulations worldwide. The studies evaluated in this review included those performed for regulatory purposes as well as published research reports. The oral absorption of glyphosate and AMPA is low, and both materials are eliminated essentially unmetabolized. Dermal penetration studies with Roundup showed very low absorption. Experimental evidence has shown that neither glyphosate nor AMPA bioaccumulates in any animal tissue. No significant toxicity occurred in acute, subchronic, and chronic studies. Direct ocular exposure to the concentrated Roundup formulation can result in transient irritation, while normal spray dilutions cause, at most, only minimal effects. The genotoxicity data for glyphosate and Roundup were assessed using a weight-of-evidence approach and standard evaluation criteria. There was no convincing evidence for direct DNA damage in vitro or in vivo, and it was concluded that Roundup and its components do not pose a risk for the production of heritable/somatic mutations in humans. Multiple lifetime feeding studies have failed to demonstrate any tumorigenic potential for glyphosate. Accordingly, it was concluded that glyphosate is noncarcinogenic. Glyphosate, AMPA, and POEA were not teratogenic or developmentally toxic. There were no effects on fertility or reproductive parameters in two multigeneration reproduction studies with glyphosate. Likewise there were no adverse effects in reproductive tissues from animals treated with glyphosate, AMPA, or POEA in chronic and/or subchronic studies. Results from standard studies with these materials also failed to show any effects indicative of endocrine modulation. Therefore, it is concluded that the use of Roundup herbicide does not result in adverse effects on development, reproduction, or endocrine systems in humans and other mammals. For purposes of risk assessment, no-observed-adverse-effect levels (NOAELs) were identified for all subchronic, chronic, developmental, and reproduction studies with glyphosate, AMPA, and POEA. Margins-of-exposure for chronic risk were calculated for each compound by dividing the lowest applicable NOAEL by worst-case estimates of chronic exposure. Acute risks were assessed by comparison of oral LD50 values to estimated maximum acute human exposure. It was concluded that, under present and expected conditions of use, Roundup herbicide does not pose a health risk to humans

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22504123

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22200534

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_883578.html

I'm hardly a spokesperson for the green movement, lolz.

Bump 11-01-2012 11:54 AM

ya but the workers in the factory are unimportant lazy entitled sheep. If adding safety procedures cuts into profit, forget about it. who cares if some unimportant sheep die.

/'merica

King_Chief_Fan 11-01-2012 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bump (Post 9071390)
ya but the workers in the factory are unimportant lazy entitled sheep. If adding safety procedures cuts into profit, forget about it. who cares if some unimportant sheep die.

/'merica

They spend more on safety and environmental stewardship than most companies. Along with the product being safe, so are the employees and community the plants are operated in.

Bump 11-01-2012 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan (Post 9071392)
They spend more on safety and environmental stewardship than most companies. Along with the product being safe, so are the employees and community the plants are operated in.

lol

KILLER_CLOWN 11-01-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bump (Post 9071393)
lol

You WILL learn to love them, it just takes time and some coaxing.

cosmo20002 11-01-2012 11:59 AM

If the average Joe and Jane Sixpack really cared about which human cell and DNA-destroying toxins were in their food, they would set up a lab in their basement and do testing on their own. The market will take care of this.

KILLER_CLOWN 11-01-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9071399)
If the average Joe and Jane Sixpack really cared about which human cell and DNA-destroying toxins were in their food, they would set up a lab in their basement and do testing on their own. The market will take care of this.

OK I lol'd

aturnis 11-01-2012 05:22 PM

ROFL LMAOROFLLMAOROFL
Quote:

Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9071399)
If the average Joe and Jane Sixpack really cared about which human cell and DNA-destroying toxins were in their food, they would set up a lab in their basement and do testing on their own. The market will take care of this.



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