W.H.O. and The Lancet Acknowledge 'The Human Body Is Under Attack by Airborne Carcinogenic Toxins'
Our cells are being oxidized due to exposure; antioxidants kill oxidation. Free radicals are the basis for cells becoming altered to the point of being carcinogenic. Free radicals change very quickly, and depending on the contact bonds, they make these "dangling" bonds produce free radicals that are highly chemically reactive towards other substances. In this case, a chemical that is known to be carcinogenic can be very reactive within the body.
A carcinogen is a cell known to cause cancer. It is characterized by an increase in the number of abnormal cells derived or taken from a given normal tissue. The invasion of adjacent tissues by these abnormal cells and lymphatic and/or blood-borne cells spread malignant mutant cells to the lymph nodes and to distant sites (metastasis). It has been estimated that about 75-80% of all human cancers are environmentally induced; 30-40% of them are from diet, more than likely eating chemically laden food. Only a small minority, possibly no more than 2% of all cases, result purely from inherent genetic changes.
Winnipeg is still spraying the poison Malathion every year for mosquito prevention. Recent news said the city will review its use of malathion after a new United Nations study classified the insecticide as probably carcinogenic. When I was a child we used to have the ice cream truck driving through our neighborhoods; now they are driving through spraying a deadly chemical while we sleep. Have we gone completely mad?
It is high time that the W.H.O. began examining these known toxic chemicals. They can only hide until the evidence is overwhelming, as it currently stands for the glyphosate; the main ingredient in Round-Up is highly carcinogenic. Another nasty side effect of glyphosate is how it affects the male reproductive system by interfering with the signally messages of the endocrine system causing molecular toxicity. The mixed signals produce estrogen dominated cells which weaken or displace male androgens and the androgen receptors which produce fertility. Roundup toxicity, implicated in calcium (Ca2 +) overload within the cells, which set off oxidative stress and necrotic cell death leading to impotency.
The chemical Diazinon is used on our children’s school playgrounds, and by most gardeners and landscapers doing commercial and residential properties. What do you think would happen if the unsuspecting clients--and for that matter, the employees working with these chemicals--poured the solutions without gloves or respirators, knowing that they are risking their lives spraying a known carcinogen? The dangers would more than outweigh the benefits.
We must be vigilant about the true nature of our surroundings and guard ourselves accordingly. If we are aware of these hazards but choose to ignore them, we will only endanger ourselves and our loved ones in the long term.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has assessed the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides. A summary of the final evaluations together with a short rationale have now been published online in The Lancet Oncology.
A national public health and environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop the use of the country’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, in the wake of an international ruling that it causes cancer in humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released its finding concluding that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity based on laboratory studies.
Experts from 11 countries met at the International
Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC; Lyon, France) to assess the carcinogenicity of the organophosphate, pesticides tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate.