Pesticides are some of the most common and potentially dangerous toxins we’re exposed to daily. In the US, more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides, including more than 400 different insecticides, herbicides/weed killers and more, are used in farms and home gardens each year. Over 150 of the pesticides approved in the US are classified as hazardous to human health by the WHO (Word Health Organization). Even more concerning, 25 of these highly toxic pesticides are banned in dozens of countries, as research continues to show links to serious health concerns. This is what to know about seasonal pesticides like chlorpyrifos and glyphosate, that can leave lasting dangerous effects when you are exposed.
What is Chlorpyrifos?
Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide used in farming on crops to kill insects, worms, and other pests. This pesticide is used on food crops across the United States.
In August 2021, after pressure from scientists, public health experts, and consumer advocacy groups, the US Environmental Protection Agency made the decision to ban the highly toxic pesticide, Chlorpyrifos, because it was unable to prove that it is safe to use on food crops. However, the ban will not take effect for another 6 months, and packaged foods containing this damaging pesticide may remain in your grocery store and kitchens for up to a few years after the ban. Exposure chlorpyrifos comes from several sources including eating foods like corn, wheat and strawberries that have been sprayed; water that has been contaminated, and pesticide drift from nearby farms.1
Health Risks of Chlorpyrifos and Other Pesticides
Chlorpyrifos is highly toxic to the nervous system and is shown to cause neurodevelopmental problems in children. Prenatal chlorpyrifos exposure is shown to cause low birth weight, cognitive problems, impaired motor skills, and other permanent developmental issues. It interrupts nerve impulses and causes convulsions, paralysis, and even death.
While the EPA’s ban on this dangerous and widely used chemical is good news, we’re still being exposed today to Chlorpyrifos along with numerous other health-robbing pesticides, including the most widely used one today, glyphosate.
Health Risks of Glyphosate
A growing amount of independent research shows serious health impacts from glyphosate exposure, including:
- Harms healthy flora in the gut and allows unhealthy microbes to flourish 2
- Damages reproductive health and development 3
- Causes oxidative stress and DNA damage3
- Removes essential minerals 4
- Disrupts essential metabolic functions5
- Blocks detoxification pathways 5,6
With many dangerous pesticides threatening our health, we need to take steps to detox and safely remove these toxins from our gut and body in order to promote our long-term wellness.
How To Protect Your Health From Pesticides
As researchers continue to demonstrate the health impacts of pesticides like glyphosate, chlorpyrifos and others, it’s clear that pesticides are dangerous, and we need to remove them from our dinner table, and our bodies.
Even choosing organic foods and products is not enough to protect you and your family against exposure to pesticides. In the US, the amount of agricultural chemicals used each year adds up to more than 3 pounds PER PERSON. There’s no way to completely avoid pesticides altogether.
That’s why targeted pesticide detoxification using natural binders is so important for your health. These gentle yet powerful, multi-targeted detox agents work together to bind and eliminate glyphosate and other pesticides and environmental toxins and prevent them from being stored in the body.
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- Kimberlee Speakman.EPA Bans Widely Used Pesticide Over Health Concerns, Reversing Trump Administration Decision. Forbes website. Updated 8/18/21. Accessed 9/14/21.
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- Blumberg B, et al. Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides?Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2017. 71. jech-2016. 10.1136/jech-2016-208463.
- Martínez MA, et al. Neurotransmitter changes in rat brain regions following glyphosate exposure.Environ Res. 2018 Feb;161:212-219
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- Woźniak E, et al. Glyphosate affects methylation in the promoter regions of selected tumor suppressors as well as expression of major cell cycle and apoptosis drivers in PBMCs (in vitro study).Toxicol In Vitro. 2020 Mar;63:104736.