Recently everyone in my area got sick with nausea, dizziness, hard to breath, vomiting, and sever headaches, and a host of other things. In my quest
to figure out why, I discovered that it was on the same day as Vector Control fogging for the West Nile Disease in our neighborhoods.
I discovered a few things that I just think people should be aware of,
A 2002 Report By:
Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Citizens Environmental Research Institute
Titled: The Health Effects of Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control
What are the Health Effects of Pesticides?
Health effects of pesticides can cause both acute and chronic problems. Acute health effects appear shortly after exposure to these pesticides and
can include: skin and eye irritations, headaches, dizziness and nausea, weakness, difficulty breathing, mental confusion and disorientation, seizures,
coma, and death. Chronic health effects may not be apparent until months or years after exposure. Such health aliments include nervous,
reproductive, and immune system disorders, and cancer.
I wondered, just how serious is West Nile, that we would rather have trucks spewing clouds of Fog to blanket a neighborhood, than risk catching the
Disease. Is the cure worse than the disease?
I turned to the CDC for answers: These are the Stats for California, which has one of the highest outbreaks of WN:
2009 - 112 total cases, 4 human deaths, 18 horses, 2010 - 111 total cases, 6 human deaths, 19 horses
2011 - 158 total cases, 9 human deaths, 15 horses, 2012 - 479 total cases, 20 human deaths, 22 horses
That's a big jump for 2012, which begs the question, How well does spraying work? And is it worth the risk of pesticide poisoning? It takes 10 -15
years before cancer or neurologic symptoms will even show up.
In the whole US there were less than 6,000 cases in 2012, and less than 300 human deaths. I have heard that over 30,000 Americans die annually from
the flu. So, is it really worth the heath risks to continue spraying, year after year? Most cities fog between 3am and 6am. While we are sleeping
under our coolers, which are sucking all those pesticides into our homes.
I don't know if we were all poisoned or if it is a mass coincidence that we were ALL sick on the same day with the same symptoms. That just happened
to fall on the same day that a blanket of "Fog Poison" filled our neighborhoods. And that all our symptoms echo pesticide poisoning.
Is this some Politicians Idea of "Job Creation", or instead of Mosquito Control is this Population Control? What will the future death toll from
cancer etc be from the pesticides, compared to the less than 300 that died from WN last year?
Most Counties have a website that shows which neighborhoods will be sprayed. I didn't know about it, or I would have at least turned off my cooler.
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