THE TOXIC COCKTAIL OF PESTICIDES IN OUR DRINKING WATER
Another beginning of the week, Monday is like a math problem. Add the irritation, subtract the sleep, multiply the problems, divide by happiness. Can you solve this problem!!! I say its all up to you on how you start this week.
Dan and I have been hunkering down as of the 76th day of staying home. We are using this time to concentrate on our health. We are eating lots of vegetables and walking daily, along with swing exercising. We even bought a jumper, for heart health. We add our spiritual side to the day with meditation and Joel Osteen. It’s all about the whole body – BODY, SOUL, HEART.
Have a wonderful first day of June 🎾⛳⛵
Last week I started to post about our environment and how we are polluting ourselves. This is affecting not only our body, but also the heart and soul. While I continue to post about what is in our water we drink, water our plants with, bathe in, and give to our pets, etc.
Pesticides can get into your water supply several different ways. Surface water runoff after a heavy rain can deposit pesticides into lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Rain and snow melt can carry them into the soil where they percolate into groundwater supplies. Improperly stored or improperly applied pesticides like those used in termite control can also seep into groundwater. Some do not break down easily and can remain in trace amounts for years or decades.
Pesticides – can damage the nervous system and cause cancer because of the carbonates and organophosphates that they contain. Chlorides can cause reproductive and endocrinal damage.
Pesticides poison the main brain happy hormone or neurotransmitter, acetyl choline.” ― Sherry Rogers M.D.
The health risks of pesticides in water can vary. Depending upon factors like the type and amount of chemicals present, how long they have been consumed and the person's overall health. Acute pesticide poisoning symptoms include headaches, dizziness, stomach and intestinal disorders. In extreme cases or instances of high levels of ingestion, symptoms can be severe and include numbness in the extremities, spasms, convulsions or heart attack.
Currently, there are over 50,000 products containing over 600 different chemicals on the market.
Keeping pesticides out of streams is the ultimate goal. Farmers who have some of the old stuff -- because they bought a farm and it's not labeled -- this gave them an avenue to get rid of it. —Dennis Roth
Pesticides have the potential to contaminate drinking water supplies. They are applied to farmlands, gardens and lawns and can make their way into ground water or surface water systems that feed drinking water supplies.
The toxic cocktail of pesticides in our drinking water can't be addressed by the chemical by chemical regulatory approach of government. Citizens can take action at the local level to reduce or eliminate pesticides in their own back yard, in their local parks and schools. —Jane Nogaki
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Good morning Monday. Have a blessed first day of June🎾⛳⛵ The only true gift is a portion of yourself.💗
Just think, clean waters provide healthy ecosystems for wildlife, plants and people. Inland fresh water is the source for 70% of U.S. drinking water supply, so protecting that supply from unnecessary contamination is important.
So, why do they add chemicals in our water supply?
The most commonly detected pesticides in stream water include five agricultural herbicides, atrazine, metolachlor, cyanazine and acetochlor and five non-agricultural herbicides in urban areas, including simazine, prometon, teburthiuron, 2,4-D and diuron and three insecticides – diazinon, chlorpyrifos and carbary.
We owe it to the next generation to make a change. Children are being exposed to large amounts of pesticides daily throughout their diet -- cumulatively, over the first 5, 10, 15, 20 years of their lives, when they are trying to have their brains, their kidneys, and their liver become perfectly functioning organs, ... These chemicals can interrupt this process. —Michael Shannon
Until tomorrow, I will be posting about chlorides in our water. Did you know cancer risk among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine. JUST SAYING!!
Have a wonderful day.