Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chemicals and ADHD

So I'm reading about how all my daughters favorite foods are soaked with organophosphates. There goes my joy and relief that she loves green beans and strawberries. How are these pesticides even aloud to be used when they are being linked to ADHD and prenatal brain damage? I mean I can't get my own acreage fast enough. But now even the organic stuff is being contaminated by persistent herbicides. They don't break down, that's part of their charm, and down fall. So now your compost or manure might be contaminated with a Persistant herbicide that will kill and contaminate your crops.
They also have linked phthalates in baby shampoos, lotions, and powders to ADHD. It's a fragrance chemical.
Look out for lead. Especially in older homes. its not just an issue of lead paint, but in the plumbing. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures, and solder pipes. Did we learn nothing from the down fall if Rome? Newer homes which should have lead free plumbing, can legally contain up to 8% lead. And with the slap up cheap rush building jobs of the 90's you can bet there's some lead in there some where. Chrome and brass fixtures can also leach lead so look out for those too.
Be careful with your garden, lawn, and house hold pest control sprays. In fact, your better off just ditching them for a more natural approach. Like planting native plants, and organic natural forms of pest control. Like attracting birds and lady bugs.
Lastly, avoid smokers, they're gross, they smell bad, and their nicotine laden clothes can absorb through your child's and your skin.

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