I read, "Methyl Iodide's approval was rushed through in the closing days of the Bush administration (in 2007), ignoring concerns from more than 50 eminent scientists--including six Nobel Laureates in Chemistry." I don't know if that's true ... but I'd like to find out.
I also read: "The science is in. An immediate withdrawal of methyl iodide from the market is the best strategy for preventing adverse effects from this highly toxic pesticide," said Dr. Susan Kegley, Consulting Scientist with Pesticide Action Network North America. Unless U.S. EPA wants to see more groundwater contamination, increased numbers of late-term miscarriages in women who live or work near methyl iodide applications, more thyroid disease, and more cancers, they need to get this dangerous chemical off the market."
If this is true, why is there even a debate about banning this pesticide? I don't want it used near any food I buy. I don't want it used where any food that any friend or family member eats. Here's another quote I read:
"Methyl iodide causes late term miscarriages, contaminates groundwater and is so reliably carcinogenic that it's used to create cancer cells in laboratories. It is included in California's Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. The pesticide poses the most direct risks to farm workers and neighboring communities because of the large quantities that would be applied to fields and its tendency to drift off site through the air. Use of methyl iodide is anticipated to be similar to methyl bromide and could top 6-10 million pounds a year in California alone."
I'm tired of being exposed to "acceptable levels of toxins" .... I find the whole concept outrageous!
If this is an issue that concerns you, please click on the image below and make your voice heard. Or Google Methyl Iodide and do your own research. Email me and I'll send you some articles and info!