Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.
Pesticides associated to genetically modified foods (PAGMF), are engineered to tolerate herbicides such as glyphosate (GLYP) and gluphosinate (GLUF) or insecticides such as the bacterial toxin bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between maternal and fetal exposure, and to determine exposure levels of GLYP and its metabolite aminomethyl phosphoric acid (AMPA), GLUF and its metabolite 3-methylphosphinicopropionic acid (3-MPPA) and Cry1Ab protein (a Bt toxin) in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Blood of thirty pregnant women (PW) and thirty-nine nonpregnant women (NPW) were studied. Serum GLYP and GLUF were detected in NPW and not detected in PW. Serum 3-MPPA and CryAb1 toxin were detected in PW (pregnant woman), their fetuses and NPW. This is the first study to reveal the presence of circulating PAGMF in women with and without pregnancy, paving the way for a new field in reproductive toxicology including nutrition and utero-placental toxicities.
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The insecticides were sold as harmless and the manufacturers (without proof) claimed it would be broken down in the human GI system (was our GI made to break down insecticides?). But now we see the toxin in the woman’s blood and the fetus’s blood also. These insecticide toxins are being linked to health conditions such as:
- Various Cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
But wait there’s more! How about toxins in the federally required fire retardant chemicals?
Study Finds Common Fire Retardant Harmful…PBDEs linked To ‘Disruption Of Thyroid Hormones’
WACO, Texas — A new study by Baylor University environmental health researchers found that zebra fish exposed to several different technical mixtures of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) – a common fire retardant – during early development can cause developmental malformations, changes in behavior and death.
The study will appear in the June issue of the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and is the first to test multiple PBDE mixtures for changes in behavior, physical malformations and mortality on zebra fish.
PBDEs are found in many common household products from blankets to couches to food wrappers. Lab tests have shown that PBDEs have been found in human breast milk and cord blood. Previous studies have showed children with high levels of PBDEs in their umbilical cord at birth scored lower on tests between one and six years of age. In 2006, the state of California started prohibiting the use of PBDEs.
There are other alternatives, such as wool. Among the big box stores, IKEA seems to be taking the lead:
There’s a room for improvement but it’s a step in the right direction.
1 – Eat organic and local. Make sure the food you eat is labeled with the country of origin and avoid “organic” food from China.
2 – Detoxify your body.
3 – Always drink purified water.
4 – Reduce sugar and gluten intake.
5 – Fast and pray, a side benefit is detoxification.