Estrogenic Pesticide = 13 Kids Dead
July 25, 2017
Sadly a 2017 Study links the sudden death of 13 children in Bangladesh to a commonly used estrogenic pesticide. The study, published in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, discovered the mysterious deaths were all from the same cause, encephalitis (swelling of the brain).
The affected children were exposed to the pesticide Endosulfan (a xenoestrogen) that was improperly applied to a lychee orchard near where they lived and played. The researchers came to their conclusion after exhaustive research was put into the 14 cases of acute encephalitis. All of the children happened to live within 10 meters of the lychee orchard being sprayed and ate fruit from the affected trees. Fortunately, 1 of the 14 affected children survived. The study concluded that the “Short duration between onset of illness and death all suggest the outbreak was more likely due to a toxic poisoning than an infection.”
Endosulfan is an organochlorinated pesticide that's used on a wide variety of crops even though it has been banned in many countries. This pesticide has been associated with tumors, altered dopamine levels and lower sperm count.
Understanding your defensive tactics against pesticides with estrogen activity is important if your goal is to win the battle against xenoestrogens. Studies reveal that sweating helps remove Endosulfan from your adipose fat tissues. The persistent nature of Endosulfan in our environment has led to discoveries of soil fungi which are capable of biodegrading this toxic pesticide through the production of fungal laccase enzymes. Scientists have also discovered bacteria capable of degrading Endosulfan residues from the environment. There are solutions if one is willing to look for them!
Naturally there needs to be tighter control and regulations surrounding the use of insecticides. “Community education and improved oversight of pesticide use will be needed to help reduce the risk of future tragedies,” stated Dr. Patricia F. Walker, president of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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