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Pesticides

(Editor's Note: Some sources are not written for MCS persons,
but may help provide general information about toxicity, etc.)
Caution to all MCS/ES persons:
Check all advice with your doctor. Some sources are not trained in addressing the specific needs of MCS/ES persons. Natural products can provoke serious reactions, depending on the individual case.
Pesticide Information & Emergency
Services
Organizations
Information
Pesticides on Airlines
Lawn Care
Reporting Agencies
Online Toxicity Test
 
Less-Toxic and Non-Toxic Alternatives
Organizations and Information
West Nile Virus Mosquito Control
Lice Treatment
Consultants
Lawn Care
Organic Food Organization
Oragnic Gardening
Termite Extermination
 
Pesticides, Neurotoxins and Children
Information
Lice Treatments
Mosquito Control
Online Toxicity Test
Pesticide Effects on Children
Pesticides in Schools
Books on Pesticides, Neurotoxins and Children
Online Book

Pesticide Information & Emergency

Services
Pesticide Hotline
1-800-858-7378
If you know what pesticide you are reacting to, use this line to report severe reactions or poisoning. Half-life information is available and can help determine seriousness of contaminations. Class of pesticide information determines what is most effective for cleanup. The reports are gathered to track the safety of EPA approved pesticides.
http://ace.ace.orst.edu/info/nptn/emerg.htm
 
Poison Control. Call the number listed in your phone book. It is best, to have the specific name of the chemical(s) ready.
Editor's Note: I have found their information to be accurate and helpful.
 
Pesticide Poisoning - What to do. See this site "What to Do. . ."
 
Organizations
Dallas Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticides (DalCAP). Concerned about the West Nile Virus? Wonder how effective mosquito spraying is in stopping it? Concerned about the health and environmental effects of the pesticides used against adult mosquitoes by at least 16 Dallas area cities and counties? Read our Dallas area Safer Mosquito Control Bulletin. http://www.dalcap.org
 
Just Say No To Pesticide Applications! Informed Choices. http://www.wtv-zone.com/infchoice/say_no_pesticides.html
 
No Spray Coalition, P.O. Box 334, Peck Slip Station, New York, NY 10272-0334 Hotline: (718) 670-7110
Listserve: sprayno@yahoogroups.com Website: www.nospray.org E-mail: mitchelcohen@mindspring.com

Tox Free Inc. Insecticide contamination for home buyers. 1-800-704-1662. Information & support groups. http://www.dcci.com/toxfree

Information
****Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides. NCAP. Journal of Pesticide Reform. Comprehensive articles of infromation and research on the toxicity of key pesticides available online. Information demonstrates the health danger to humans, animals, and environment. Click on Publications & Information: pesticide factsheets  (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides) for information on Roundup, Dursban, Malathion, etc. www.pesticide.org/default.htm
 
Environmental Justice Data On-line. Different degrees of environmental burden felt by different racial, ethnic and income groups are documented and available for every community in the U.S. http://www.Scorecard.org use zip codes to get the local facts.

Environmental Working Group. "This website reports results from the most comprehensive study ever conducted of multiple chemical contaminants in humans. Blood and urine from nine people were tested for 210 chemicals that occur in consumer products and industrial pollution." This "body burden" study was released on Thursday, January 30th, 2003. Please check our website for more information: http://www.ewg.org

Gulf War Syndrome Research. Frontline Interview with Dr. Robert Haley. Last Battle of the Gulf War. Learn about some differences between the toxic effects of acute and low level exposures to pesticides from researcher of the Gulf War Syndrome, Dr. Robert Haley. www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/syndrome/interviews/haley1.html

Hazardous Chemicals in Human and Environmental Health. International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS). On-line version free of charge: The file is full-text html and can be printed. http://www.who.int/pcs

Healthy Families, Healthy Environment. A Christian ministry helping families enrich their physical and spiritual health. Health tips about protecting you and your family from toxic chemicals for each room in your house and the yard. www.healthyfamiliesnow.org/home.asp

Howard Garrett. The Dirt Doctor. Many references about the toxic effects and research on pesticides and herbicides. http://www.dirtdoctor.com/org_research.php

Long Term Effects of Chemical Agents. Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. USAMRICD. On-line printable version. Contains organophosphates section for the long term effects associated with them. http://chemdef.apgea.army.mil/textbook/Ch-8.pdf

Malathion Medical Research. Health Effects Research Summaries. Wildlife Photos - Photos of animals killed, organs damaged & mutations from malathion. Human deaths from Malathion - 5 die and 2,800 poisoned after spraying in Pakistan. Intestinal disorders in children - this research does show significant public health problems after aerial spraying. Intestinal Disorders in test animals - more evidence supporting intestinal defects in children from Malathion. Child leukemias develop after homes sprayed and kidney damage. http://www.chem-tox.com/malathion/research/index.htm

National Library of Medicine. Search the Hazardous Substances Data Bank. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB

No Spray Coalition, P.O. Box 334, Peck Slip Station, New York, NY 10272-0334 Hotline: (718) 670-7110
Listserve: sprayno@yahoogroups.com Website: www.nospray.org E-mail: mitchelcohen@mindspring.com

PESTICIDE.NET developed an exclusive feature of a searchable, online version of EPA's Data Submitters List for pesticides. For finding registrants and contact information for particular pesticide active ingredients, market and competitive intelligence research, and much more. http://www.pesticide.net/DSL/pdslmain.htm

PEX Action on Pesticide Exposure. Information and help for pesticide injury http://www.gn.apc.org/pesticidestrust/pex/intro.htm
Extoxnet. Information about pesticides written for the non-expert http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/faqs/index.htm
USGS Annual Pesticide Use Maps. Updated March 1998
The pesticide use maps show regional scale patterns in use intensity within the United States and are not intended for making local-scale estimates of use, such as for individual counties. http://water.wr.usgs.gov/pnsp/use92
 
USGS Pesticides in Groundwater Data
Scroll down to maps
http://water.wr.usgs.gov/pnsp/allsum
 
Studies
Study of Sheep Dippers and Paroxynase. Letter sent to California Pesticide Regulatory Agency. Barbara Rubin. www.enviromental-toxins.org.uk/casefiles/rubinorganicphosphateletter.doc E-mail: Raisyl@webtv.net Environmental Toxins Foundation, March 8th 2002.
 
Pesticides on Airlines
Pesticides. Association of Flight Attendants. http://www.afanet.org/pesticides.asp

Aircraft Disinsection Requirements. U.S. Department of Transportation. http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/policy/safety/disin.htm

Danger in the Air: Pesticide use on domestic airplanes may make flying hazardous to your health. Mother Jones Magazine. by Karin Winegar. http://www.motherjones.com/mother_jones/JA98/winegar.html

Ask Flyana: What You Can't Afford Not to Know about Air Travel. Drawing on her 10 million miles of flying, air safety pioneer, Diana Fairechild gives readers a rare, no-holds-barred look at the dangers of air travel (deep vein thrombosis, recycled air, air rage, fear of flying, etc.) and offers dozens of practical tips for safe, efficient, healthy flying. www.flyana.com

Pesticides: A Potential Danger On Airlines, Wayne Havrelly, KIRO 7 Consumer Investigator. www.kirotv.com/consumer/2694120/detail.html or KIROTV.com

Lawn Care
Is what you put on your lawn killing you? excerpts from Chapter 14 of The Best Control by Stephen Tvedten. http://www.safe2use.com/ipm/lawn.htm
 
Lawn-care pesticides pose significant threats to human health and the environment. Nancy Alderman, Environment & Human Health, Inc., 1191 Ridge Rd., North Haven, CT 06473. 203-248-6582 or FAX 203-288-7571 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Environment and Human Health, Inc. is releasing the findings of its research report on the risks from lawn-care pesticides. Hartford, CT, June 24, 2003- Lawn-care pesticides pose significant threats to human health and the environment, warns a new report released today by Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) titled Risks from Lawn-Care Pesticides. EHHI is a nine-member, non-profit organization composed of doctors, public health professionals and policy experts. For the full text of the report and a summary version, both available in downloadable pdf format, please visit our website at www.ehhi.org.
For more information, contact: Jane Bradley, Creative Advertising & Publishing Services, West Hartford, CT 06107 860-232-7788 or 860-313-1326
Reporting Agencies
EPA. Use the HEAL homepage to print out form, fill it out, and mail to EPA Locate form on site in HEAL On-Line, The Supplement Vol.2, # 1 April 1998. http://members.aol.com/HEALNatnl/hs0201.html
 
Report to ECHO. ECHO Tracking Adverse Health Effects of Pesticides
As you know many cases of pesticide injury are never documented or reported. As part of ECHO's "Lady Bug Project" we have developed a Pesticide Incident form to collect data on injuries caused by pesticides. We hope to use this information to help educate our legislators and the public about the serious health risks of pesticide use. The Pesticide Incident form is available on the ECHO website. If you have been injured by a pesticide or have had any bad reactions to a pesticide application, please print out and complete a Pesticide Incident form and mail to: ECHO - Pesticide Registry, PO BOX 8232, Berlin, CT 06037. Your name is optional and will be kept confidential. We are also interested in documenting any pets that have been sickened and any plants that may have been injured by drift from a neighbor's pesticide application This is an ongoing project and there is no deadline for submitting the forms. E-mail: ECHOMCSCT@aol.com Phone/Fax: 860-228-2693 http://www.ECHOMCSCT.Homestead.com

Pesticide Poisoning - What to do. See this site "What to Do. . ."

Online Toxicity Test
Learn More About Neurotoxins. Visit this site to raise your awareness of how neurotoxins can effect your health. You can take the Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) Exam and a risk assessment test, online, for $8.95. These tests assess the possibility of the presence of neurotoxins in your system. Neurotoxins can come from a variety of sources that includes Lyme Disease, Pfiesteria, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fungal Syndromes and Sick Building Syndrome.
http://www.chronicneurotoxins.com/info/diag_process.cfm
 
Less-Toxic and Non-Toxic Alternatives
 
Organizations and Information
National Pesticide Communications Network
NPTN is a cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the U.S. EPA
Pest control information (not intended for the chemically injured), choosing a pest control company, emergency, and manufacturers.
http://ace.ace.orst.edu/info/nptn
 
NCAMP National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.
Great directory to check your area for safe pest control operators. Add to the directory if you know an alternative operator or company, lots more info . . .
http://www.beyondpesticides.org

BIRC Bio Integral Resource Center. Integrated Pest Management Specialists. Includes information on weed control. http://www.birc.org

NCAP Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticide. Also features healthy lawn care information to prevent weed growth . http://www.pesticide.org/default.htm

Rachel Carson Council. Informs and advises persons and institutions about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare, and survival of living organisms and biological systems. The Council promotes alternative, environmentally benign pest management strategies to encourage healthier, sustainable living. http://members.aol.com/rccouncil/ourpage/index.htm

The Environmental Connection. Information and resources about ecological and environmental health issues. Come back often, as we will be adding new features to our website in the coming days and weeks. Subscribe to our print newsletter, The Environmental Connection, premiering May 2003. Coming Soon! Just for Kids! Our Cool Projects for Kids website will be debuting this fall. This free website will provide teachers, homeschooling parents and students with unique ecology and environmental health project ideas to complement middle and high school science, history and English studies. http://www.theenvironmentalconnection.com

Tox Free Inc. Insecticide contamination for home buyers. 1-800-704-1662. Information & support groups. http://www.dcci.com/toxfree

Toxic Trail. This website provides information about the issues which are shown in the Toxic Trail documentary. Here you can view a set of fact-sheets about the hazards associated with pesticides, and alternative approaches which have been adopted in parts of Asia [The Issues] ...find out more about the organisations involved in making the Toxic Trail documentary [Partners] ...download scientific papers and training materials, and connect to other websites, which provide more information about pesticides and the harm they cause [Resources] http://www.toxictrail.org

See also "Archive Articles" on this site for "Malathion and Health Risks: Who Profits?"

Online Books
The Bug Stops Here. Online, new free book by Steve Tvedten. http://www.thebestcontrol.com/bugstop

Help! It's A Roach! Roach prevention activity book for kids and parents.  Prevent and control roaches without using pesticides. http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/kids/roaches/english Some of these resources are also available by calling 1-800-490-9198.  More information on Poison Prevention Week is also available at the Poison Prevention Week Council's web site at:   http://www.poisonprevention.org

Online Video
The Nature of Things - Up Close and Toxic. Educational television program about toxins in the home. Download a video clip online and explore the Toxic House interactive version on the website. http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/toxic.html
 
West Nile Virus Mosquito Control
Safer Mosquito Control Bulletin. Dallas Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticides (DalCAP). Concerned about the West Nile Virus? Wonder how effective mosquito spraying is in stopping it? Concerned about the health and environmental effects of the pesticides used against adult mosquitoes by at least 16 Dallas area cities and counties? Read our Dallas area Safer Mosquito Control Bulletin. http://www.dalcap.org

Mosquito Control. The Bug Stops Here. Online, new free book by Steve Tvedten. http://www.thebestcontrol.com/bugstop/about_arthropods.htm

Video
Safe Pesticide Alternatives. Television Broadcast VideoTapes. Televised discussions with Steve Tvedten regarding the use of safe alternatives and the dangers of the use and misuse of poisonous pesticides. This three part series, can be used to educate anyone from your neighbors, local politicians, broadcast on local cable stations, or additions to local public libraries. Also available to order, is a 6 part discussion series with Steve on the use and misuse of dangerous poisonous pesticides, which includes talks about topics such as the West Nile Virus, MCS community, Agent Orange etc.  Contact Linda at info@safe2use.com
 
News
The Great Spray Debate: Could synthetic sprays eliminate our best defense against West Nile virus - a healthy ecosystem? Chicago Wilderness Magazine. by Arthur Melvile Pearson. Spring 2003. http://chicagowildernessmag.org/issues/spring2003/spraydebate.html

See also "Pesticide Alternatives" on this site for "Questions and Answers, Home-Made Ant Bait Recipe, Termite Extermination, and Alternative Mosquito Control and Repellant."

Lice Treatment
Lice Meister Comb is the Best Lice and Nit Removal Comb. Effective, no pesticides treatment http://www.headlice.org/licemeister/whythebest.htm
Not Nice to Lice. There seems to be an increase in lice transmission in schools. The alternatives work. Compare toxic products risks with non-toxic alternative products. http://www.safe2use.net/nntl/sitemap-n.htm

Lice R Gone. Enzyme based product that works on lice and mutant lice that live under the skin. May be used daily as they emerge from under the skin or when the bumps are broken open. Lice R Gone can be used on open wounds. http://www.licergone.com

Resistance to Head Lice, News Coverage. James Hoyer Attorney at Law. View news clips concerning resistance to name brand pesticide treatments. http://www.jameshoyer.com/news_headlice_coverage.html

Consultants
Safe Pest Eliminators Inc. Jerry Goodman, President. Call or write to 11338 S.W. 158th Place, Miami, FL. 33196 Phone: (305) 447-7152  (Florida Dept. Agriculture/Consumer Services License # JB4483, U.S. EPA Registration # 73340-1) jgheatwave@aol.com
 
Lawn Care
Safer Lawn Care. Toxic Use Reduction Institute. Marblehead Pesticide Awareness Committee (MPAC). Marblehead, MA (781) 631-8512. MPAC, a member organization in the Marblehead Environmental Coalition, is a local, non-profit, citizens' activist group which has been running a successful "Awareness through Education" campaign in Marblehead around pesticide issues for the past two years. Our current project is the Organic Lawn and Garden Demonstration Site ("A Living Lawn...A Lawn for Living"). http://www.turi.org/community.old/MPAC.html

New Alternative Grass. (Buffalo) B-grass is tough as nails and may be come a low-maintenance alternative if test seeds prosper. More information on B-grass from University of Missouri horticulture experts. http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor Click on Agriculture, then Horticulture, then Lawns and find publication No. G6730.

Organic Food
Organic Consumers Association. Support, Awareness, and Education about Organic Food. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) promotes food safety, organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices in the U.S. and internationally. We provide consumers with factual information they can use to make informed food choices. Genetic engineering, irradiation, toxic sludge fertilizer, mad cow disease, and rBGH are some of the issues we address. http://www.organicconsumers.org
 
Organically Grown Foods Higher In Cancer-fighting Chemicals Than Conventionally Grown Foods. American Chemical Society. 3-04-03. "Fruits and veggies grown organically show significantly higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants than conventionally grown foods, according to a new study of corn, strawberries and marionberries. The research suggests that pesticides and herbicides actually thwart the production of phenolics - chemicals that act as a plant's natural defense and also happen to be good for our health. Fertilizers, however, seem to boost the levels of anti-cancer compounds." Science Daily News http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/03/030304073059.htm

Organic Food Has More Healthy Compounds -US Report -  Fri Mar 7,10:06 PM ET. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Organically grown crops contain more healthy compounds than conventional crops, perhaps because they are not exposed to pesticides, U.S. researchers reported on Friday.  Tests on organically and sustainably grown berries and corn showed they contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, compounds that act as antioxidants and may protect cells against damage that can lead to heart disease and cancer.  Organic food is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers.   Sustainably grown food is grown without artificial pesticides. FULL STORY at: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=570&u=/nm/20030308/sc_nm/health_organics_dc&printer=1

Is Organic Food Provably Better? by Marian Burros. In the debate over whether organic food is better than conventionally raised food, advocates for organic produce say it contains fewer harmful chemicals and is better for the earth, and some claim that it is more nutritious. And recent preliminary evidence suggests that the levels of certain nutrients, especially vitamin C, some minerals and some polyphenols - naturally occurring antioxidants that may help bolster the immune system - are higher in organically grown crops. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/16/dining/16WELL.html?8hpib
 
Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening. Seeds of Change Certified Organic Seeds. "How to" composting information and more. http://www.seedsofchange.com

Howard Garrett. The Dirt Doctor. Information on the "how to" of organic gardening. http://www.dirtdoctor.com

Termite Extermination
U. of Iowa Experimenting With Non-Chemical Termite Treatment. by Brad Harbison. 7/9/2003
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa is experimenting with a non-chemical way to stop termite infestations on campus buildings. The university has been researching a new method in which crushed limestone is used to prevent termite infestations. According to University of Iowa Entomologist Bob Setter, before a building is constructed, the university will be placing a six-inch layer of crushed limestone under concrete and up sidewalls, creating a physical barrier. Setter said termites can't tunnel through the limestone and the rocks are large enough that the pests can't move them.
Termites: Alternative Methods. University of California Cooperative Extention, Master Gardeners of Santa Clara Online. Discusses efficacy of heat, cold, microwave and other methods. http://www.mastergardeners.org/recommend/termites.html

Pesticides, Neurotoxins and Children

Lice Treatments
Headlice.org. The National Pediculosis Association, Inc. "It's not about the lice it's about kids." Concerning treatment decisions, warns of dangers in using the pesticides. http://www.headlice.org/faq/treatments/nochem.htm A parent writes about her son Matthew's injury from Lindane. http://www.headlice.org/jesseproject/matthew.htm

Children's Health Environmental Coalition. "Nit Picking: Safely Treating Your Child for Lice" http://www.checnet.org/healthehouse/education/articles-detail.asp?Main_ID=25

Troublesome inconsistencies in the federal regulation of pyrethrin-based shampoos. Michael H. Surgan Environmental Protection Bureau, New York State Attorney General's Office, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
"To the editor, Sheldon Wagner's report of fatal asthma in a child after use of a pyrethrin-based animal shampoo touches on several matters that bear further clarification." West J Med 2000; 173: 86 -87 http://www.ewjm.com/cgi/content/full/174/3/169

Resistance to Head Lice, News Coverage. James Hoyer Attorney at Law. View news clips concerning resistance to name brand pesticide treatments. http://www.jameshoyer.com/news_headlice_coverage.html

Not Nice to Lice. There seems to be an increase in lice transmission in schools. The alternatives are just as effective as the poisons. Compare toxic products risks with non-toxic alternative products. http://www.safe2use.net/nntl/sitemap-n.htm

Lice R Gone. Enzyme based product that works on lice and mutant lice that live under the skin. May be used daily as they emerge from under the skin or when the bumps are broken open. Lice R Gone can be used on open wounds. http://www.licergone.com

Editor's note on toxic lice treatments: There is a possibility of an allergic reaction to the toxic lice treatments, that can mimic the sensation that you still have lice. I know of two persons who have poisoned themselves with the excessive use of the toxic products because of this allergic response.

Mosquito Control
Mosquito Control - Effects of DEET on children and adults. Children are more vulnerable. Selected peer reviewed articles below were found at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov click on HSDB, Hazardous Substances Data Base, search word <DEET>, click on first item.
Online Toxicity Test
Learn More About Neurotoxins. Visit this site to raise your awareness of how neurotoxins can effect your health. You can take the Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) Exam and a risk assessment test, online, for $8.95. These tests assess the possibility of the presence of neurotoxins in your system. Neurotoxins can come from a variety of sources that includes Lyme Disease, Pfiesteria, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fungal Syndromes and Sick Building Syndrome.
http://www.chronicneurotoxins.com/info/diag_process.cfm
Pesticide Effects on Children
Environmental Health Perspectives Online. Critical Windows of Exposure to Household Pesticides and Risk of Childhood Leukemia. Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 110, Number 9, September 2002 http://157.98.13.103/docs/2002/110p955-960ma/abstract.html
 
Natural Resources Defense Council. Excellent in depth information on the effects of pesticide on children. http://www.nrdc.org/health/kids/ocar/chap5.asp

Pesticides and Chemical Use in Schools: Effects on Children http://members.aol.com/Hopedance/articles/toxic.htm

Children's Environmental Health Coalition. Learn more about the threats to children and what you as loving parents, concerned citizens and community leaders can do about them. http://www.checnet.org/

Rachel Carson Council. Informs and advises persons and institutions about the effects of pesticides that threaten the health, welfare, and survival of living organisms and biological systems. The Council promotes alternative, environmentally benign pest management strategies to encourage healthier, sustainable living. http://members.aol.com/rccouncil/ourpage/index.htm

Neurotoxins and the Health of Children. A surprising number of children in the U.S. suffer from neurological disorders. Neurotoxic substances play a significant causal role in the development of some neurological disorders, and may be particularly harmful to the developing brains of children. http://www.childenvironment.org/factsheets/neurotoxins.htm

Childhood Autism, Predominantly an Environmental Illness. Harold E Buttram, MD. Article on website: http://www.mercola.com/2001/dec/1/immunizations2.htm

The Environmental Connection. Information and resources about ecological and environmental health issues. Come back often, as we will be adding new features to our website in the coming days and weeks. Subscribe to our print newsletter, The Environmental Connection, premiering May 2003. Coming Soon! Just for Kids! Our Cool Projects for Kids website will be debuting this fall. This free website will provide teachers, homeschooling parents and students with unique ecology and environmental health project ideas to complement middle and high school science, history and English studies. http://www.theenvironmentalconnection.com

Pesticides in Schools
Legislating Safety in Schools, Barbara Rubin. Our Toxic Times, Issue 152, Volume 14, Number 3, March 2003. pp. 26-30. Phone: 406-547-2255 www.ciin.org
Books on Pesticides, Neurotoxins and Children
About Neurotoxins . . .
Desperation Medicine
by Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D., P.A. Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD, 2001. (350 pages)
To order by mail: Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D., P.O. Box 25, Pokomoke, MD 21851. $14.95 + $5.95 for shipping and handling. To order this book online, register with site below, then your order will be processed. Registration is free, with no obligation. http://www.chronicneurotoxins.com/prod_services/books_media.cfm
". . . I was about to stumble upon a whole new family of diseases that leave millions of Americans defenseless against the ravages caused by the buildup of organic poisons within their cells." (p. 31) Dr. Shoemaker discovers a new detoxification protocol that gives relief for those with Lyme Disease, Pfiesteria, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fungal Syndromes and MCS/EI. They all suffer with chronic, neurotoxin-mediated illnesses. His perspective of MCS/EI appears in "Getting Behind 'Sick Building Syndrome.'" See how chemical damage to the environment can effect us, in "Showdown. Confrontation with a Toxic Invader" and "Chronicles from a Poisoned Landscape." He educates us about political coverups and manipulation of scientific findings in "The Appearance of Good Science."
 
Our Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides, by John Wargo. Yale University Press, March 1998. This information is recommended for us to make more informed choices. http://www.amazon.com
Online Book
"Help! It's A Roach!" Roach prevention activity book for kids and parents.  Prevent and control roaches without using pesticides. http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/kids/roaches/english Some of these resources are also available by calling 1-800-490-9198.  More information on Poison Prevention Week is also available at the Poison Prevention Week Council's web site at:   http://www.poisonprevention.org

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