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Cancer is an environmental issue

I've written (some might say incessantly) about herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and other toxic chemicals found on our fruits and vegetables today in numbers too many to ignore. And now the outbreak of salmonella in eggs is really confirming my theory -  we are causing Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer!

By age five, millions of children have ingested up to 35% of their entire lifetime dose of some carcinogenic pesticides, just from their food alone. (National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform).

Only 1% of all imported fruits and vegetables are tested by the Food and Drug Administration for illegal pesticide residues. (The U.S. General Accounting Office).

More than 45 million Americans used drinking water that was polluted with unsafe levels of pesticides,  parasites, lead and other chemicals. (Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Working Group and the Environmental Information Center, 1996. Reported by the OTA.).

Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Now, the EPA considers 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of all insecticides as potentially cancer-causing. (OTA)
 

Friday is world cancer day -  a small request.. Just one line.

Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer. Amen

All you are asked to do is to tell others, even if it is just one person.  In addition, tell them to stop eating fruits and vegetables without thoroughly washing and rinsing them; tell them to try to buy organic, even in small quantities to begin with; tell them start their own gardens - on the roof, on the porch, in the house, in the office, etc.  Make the speech your own because we all know someone who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it.

"A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle."

Peace.

JoAnn

Comments

  • Profile picture of Scott Paulson
    Scott Paulson 4 years ago

    JoAnn,
    Thank you for caring and spreading the word. Very good post. Keep up the good work!
    Scott

  • BIGMOM48 4 years ago

    This not only makes me mad, it makes makes me sad. We are killing ourselves and we can do something about it! Thank you.

  • Profile picture of jones
    jones 4 years ago

    Forwarding the link to your website page to everyone I know!

  • Profile picture of dutch
    dutch 4 years ago

    Strong, meaningful comments. Beautiful and powerful suggestion for getting people to talk about this subject. Great stuff. Thanks.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Short,concise and to the point.Now if it could only get spread around.Well said Jo.