Friday, July 19, 2013

Organophosphates: A Common But Deadly Pesticide

The pesticides blamed for killing at least 25 children in India are widely used around the world, including in the United States, and health experts have raised safety concerns about this class of chemicals in the past.

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Organophosphates attack the nervous system in the same way as nerve agents like sarin.

[No more pre-packaged tea for me! From now on, I'll brew my own, from my own garden. Either: rosemary, mint, rose hips or 'the black drink' (Ilex vomitoria - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_vomitoria)]

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130718-organophosphates-pesticides-indian-food-poisoning/

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