Anything showing up in our bodies uninvited is a violation of both property
rights and human rights. The tobacco companies and gun companies are
showing the way in terms of litigation as one approach to this kind of
violation. I believe that the pesticide companies will be the next ones
hauled into court, followed soon thereafter by the biotech companies.
At 08:19 AM 10/29/99 -0500, Wilson, Dale wrote:
>> Just what is chloropyrifos?
>Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban, Dursban) is a moderately toxic, moderately persistent
>(in the environment, not in the body) organophosphate insecticide that is
>very widely used for many things like termite control, flea collars, foliar
>application, lawn insect control, in-furrow application (eg for rootworms),
>and indoors for ant and roach control.
>Chlorpyrifos has been around for a long time, and has a good safety record,
>although a few people claim to be highly sensitive to it. The fact that
>traces of this can be found in human urine is not, in itself, indication of
>a problem. In fact, this is so widely used, it would be a surprise if you
>couldn't find it in your urine.
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