Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Reason to Grow Organic

The results from a study funded by Michael J. Fox's Parkinson Foundation, the first large-scale analysis of its kind, were announced today by the Harvard School of Public Health.

People routinely exposed to various pesticides had a 70% (seventy!) greater likelihood of developing Parkinson's Disease. When results were correlated for age, gender, and other risk factors, this enormous discrepancy clearly emerged.

Ask what the gardener is putting on your lawn to make it so green. Read the labels on 'bug spray', the kind you use outdoors on plants and the kind you use indoors. Think about how many pesticides simply build up in one's system, and how exposure is lifetime cumulative to many of the worst. Is it really worth it?


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