Re: Are natural plant products hazardous to our health?
Craig Lanoye (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 00:17:43 +0000
Craig Lanoye wrote:
> Subject: Natural Plant Products and Health Hazards
> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 20:31:57 -0600
> From: David Kendra <email@example.com>
> Organization: Novartis Seeds, Inc.
> Newsgroups: alt.agriculture.misc,alt.sci.agriculture,alt.sustainable.agriculture
> Several folks who publish to this newsgroup have implied that natural
> plant products are not as environmentally damaging as man-made
> chemicals. There is a large volume of research and field observations
> that suggest otherwise. Below is just a small snippet of whats
> II. Outbreak_of_Phototoxic_Dermatitis_from_Limes_-_Maryland
> On August 8, 1984, the Office of Disease Control and
> Epidemiology, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
> was notified by a nurse at a day camp in Owings Mills, Maryland,
> of a rash illness reported among 12 children during the previous
> week. The rash, confined to the dorsa of the hands and extensor
> and flexor surfaces of the forearms and in the form of blotches,
> speckles, and streaks, was macular, hyperpigmented, and
> nonpruritic. No other signs or symptoms were noted.
> Dermatologists diagnosed the rash as a phototoxic contact
> dermatitis. Investigation disclosed that limes used in an art
> class to make pomander balls were incriminated as the cause of
> the rash.
> Reference source:
> Best regards,
> Dave Kendra
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Is this guy for real? I think he is a salesman for Novartis Seeds. Can
anyone shed some light on this?
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