This Pesticide Found In American Milk Is Linked To Brain Damage!
Let’s be honest. When humans set out to improve on something natural, it tends to backfire, with health and the environment taking the brunt of the fumble.
You need proof for this, so you should pay attention to the agricultural industry.
The concern for people’s health and the planet is put aside because of the great production and profit for a lower price.
The most recent example comes from researchers in Japan, where it has been discovered that a particular pesticide used in the production of pineapple decades ago is linked to Parkinson’s disease.
The study, conducted by the Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan, looked at 449 men living in Hawaii. Data was collected on how much cow’s milk each of the participants drank.
Here’s where things get interesting.
Men who drank a large amount of milk in a day had a low number of cells in the brain area where the Parkinson’s disease usually occurs.
It was all clear when the researchers discovered that leftovers of heptachlor is inside the brain of the participants. This is a pesticide mentioned before, which was used to produce pineapples.
All these 449 men were exposed to the pesticide by the cows that grazed on the same land where they were contaminated.
Heptachlor has been off the market since 1988. But its effects are still prevalent.
As reported by Time Magazine, heptachlor tends to be persistent and can remain in soil and water for decades.
That’s bad news for anyone living in any part of the United States, where heptachlor was used extensively up until its ban.
Heptachlor is easily converted by the body into the even more potent heptachlor epoxide.
In addition to Parkinson’s, studies have linked exposure to reproductive damage, cancer, and organ damage.
Do we really know what we’re doing when it comes to pesticides?
Many years before, heptachlor was thought to be safe for use in the agricultural industry as well as in the homes as a pesticide which can keep away the termites.
We cannot say that this is some kind of awakening since chemicals and pesticides are used today and they are even more harmful.
According to Dr. Caroline Tanner, many chemicals are still unregulated and used in our environment, and we can easily inform about the connection between the environment and our lifestyle and diet.
How frustrating it is to watch the chemical company count the money and not being aware of the human health and environment.