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Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by ladycat, Nov 9, 2006.
Another reason to go organic:
Thanks for the reminder.This is just one more study that shows the safe levels to be unsafe .
Two of my cousins worked in a near by green house as kids.They both got non hodjkins lymphoma.One is dead the other just got a cancerous lump on his ribs after beating the non h-lymphoma.
now while I am no particular fan of OP insecticides let's put a bit pf perspective on the data......first assuming the dosages are linear in scaling to people the doses used in the study represent a regime of receiving near maximal tolerated doses for 4 continuous days. Next consider that measured residues on produce have indicated that diazinon residues are rarely detected and seldom exceed 0.05 ppm....meaning, for example using spinach, for a person to recieve the lowest dose measured in the study 00.5 mg/kg) a person (75 kg) would have to consume 750 kg (about 1500 lbs) of spinach daily for four days to achieve this dose regime......for a 10 kg child to receive a dose equivalent to 0.5 mg/kg/bwt would have to eat 100 kg (about 220 pounds) of spinach daily for 4 days..the dose regime is not realistic and while interesting from a mechanistic viewpoint are not based in reality as far as risk to a individual from consuming produce.....any math questions I would be glad to clarify.....eat your veggies and relax.....
I am also no fan of pesticides and grow using organic principles.
However, the sight on the link is curious to me. Nowhere can I find a physical location for this center. Anyone with any information on that?
When you open the link you can read more on the center once you click on about the center. The link on Staff give the office to be in Troy, Oregon. The study was done at Duke Medical Center.