An insecticide is a pesticide used to kill insects. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and the household. The use of insecticides is believed to be one of the major factors behind the increase in agricultural productivity in the 20th century. This is great for production, but those of us that eat the food have now ingested these toxic insecticides.
Organophosphates are the most frequently used insecticide in the world and are listed by the EPA as a possible human carcinogen. They have devastating effects on neurological systems and can even lead to death. They have been used in terror attacks and suicides, as well as causing numerous accidental deaths.
The widespread use of OPs means they are commonly ending up in non-organic food, which increases the risk for anyone exposed. They are particularly worrisome for pregnant women, as the group of studies published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests. Prenatal contact with OPs resulted in lower IQ levels among the exposed children, with some of the damage so severe that those affected children will have developmental and neurological issues as a result for the rest of their lives.
Symptoms of OP exposure can include: impaired memory, trouble concentrating, confusion, depression, frustration, headaches and migraines, difficulty speaking, slowed reaction times, nightmares, insomnia, vomiting, weakness and general flu-like symptoms. Chronic exposure may also lead to Alzheimer's disease, according to a separate study conducted in 2010.
You should think twice before having the exterminator come by … and remember that when you eat foods that are not organic, you are ingesting all sorts of pesticides.
Activities like playing on carpets, putting toys in the mouth, and relaxing on the couch with a baby bottle are common ways for toddlers and children to spend time. Some of these activities mean that kids are more likely to be exposed to household insecticides than adults. A recent study looked at which children's activities are most closely associated with pesticide exposure and found that the amount of time young children drink from baby bottles was linked to the amount of pesticides exposure the children received following a household insecticide treatment.
Floors in most American homes are contaminated with insecticides, according to the American Healthy Homes Survey, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The EPA sought to collect nationally representative data on current levels of insecticides that people might be exposed to in their homes. Knowledge of home exposure combined with exposure from other sources such as food, can help EPA assess human health risks, especially for children.
This remedy includes antidote properties for every insecticide in the following categories: Organochlorides, Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, Neonicotinoids, Ryanoids, Carbamates, Insect Growth Regulators and Biologicals like Bacillus, Polyhedrosis virus, etc.