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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

atrazine et al, young chickeners

if a chemical truck turned over in your yard and dumped its
chemicals on your yard would you let your kids and pets
play on that yard afterwards

most sane people would not
then many of you dump a chemical on your yards every year
to try to kill weeds that
dont work because in this area its dumped at the wrong time
of the year

if you use products like weed and feed etc
you are dumping these chemicals on your yard then letting your
kids and pets play in your yard
studies done can actually measure increased levels of these
chemicals in the urine
of kids exposed to them

use corn gluten on your yard in the fall to prevent seed germination
of the spring weeds and in the late winter to prevent summer weeds
if your kids or pets play in it or eat it its ok
as its corn
unless of course it was grown in a field with atrazine in it
many of the corn gluten products sold are chemical free

whats atrazine
well its another chemical that found in many water systems in
areas where atrazine is used to kill weeds in corn fields and soybean fields
many municipal water systems have increased levels of atrazine

atrazine is banned for use in europe and is under consideration for
limited use or ban here in the us
remember the us is also considering bringing back the use of
ddt products (vietnam vets know this as agent orange and non vets
should know this agent well as youve paid millions of dollars to vets
for the long term damage done by agent orange in viet nam)
(would recommend not getting rid of the epa but making it stronger)

atrazine is associated with several types of cancers in humans
slowed reproductive systems in some animals and is not easily
broken down when it gets in the water system

i read an insert that said dont put it out within 60 ft of a stream or lake
you know that s&*% gets in the water

there is a level allowed in our drinking water (not mine as i have
pure rainwater) but in areas where its used a lot the atrazine levels
get higher during the application time
wonder how that happens

its time to ban it like europe has
and please dont bring back the agent orange stuff
and do something about weed and feed
to protect us and our kids

one of my former patients was involved in the recent hill country
chicken coop tour
her two kids were actively involved in assisting people as they
toured their chicken coop
when i see kids like this that are involved
i do have hope for the future
thanks guys

and her bro

the organicgreen doctor

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