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Toxic effects of fluoride and chlorpyrifos on antioxidant parameters in rats: protective effects of vitamins C and E.
Sulfuryl Fluoride: House Passes Farm Bill — Vote Coming in Senate
Dear Supporter, On Monday, the Conference Committee on the Agricultural Act of 2014 released the final compromise language for the legislation, also known as the “Farm Bill.” The committee added the following language at the eleventh hour, that reverses EPA’s proposed phase-out of the neurotoxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride (which took 8 years in a hard-won victory by […]
Sufluryl Fluoride in Farm Bill
Dear Supporter, When you want to introduce a toxic fluoride pesticide into America’s food supply and you don’t have science, or the law, on your side, what do you do? You pay millions of dollars to lobbyists in Washington D.C. to re-write the law. And that, unfortunately, is exactly what Dow AgroSciences has appeared to […]
Fluoride Exposure from Sulfuryl Fluoride: A “Trivial” Matter?
In the years when Dow Agrosciences had no profit motive to fumigate food with sulfuryl fluoride, it took the following position: “Under no conditions should sulphuryl fluoride be used on raw agricultural food commodities, or on foods, feeds or medicinals destined for human or animal consumption.” Today, with Dow needing to find a replacement for methyl bromide […]
Fluoride Levels and Fluoride Contamination of Fruit Juices
“Forty-three ready-to-drink fruit juices were examined for fluoride ion concentration. It was found that 42% of the samples had more than 1 ppm of fluoride. It was also determined that “pure” fruit juices, often grape juices, contained high levels of fluoride. . . . Since it is common practice to use fluoride-containing insecticide in growing grapes, it is believed that contamination of these juices is occurring.”
Due to its high toxicity, fluoride has long been used as a pesticide. In the United States, there are currently two fluoride-based pesticides that are allowed to be sprayed on food. These are: cryolite and sulfuryl fluoride. 5 Facts About Fluoride Exposure from Cryolite 1) The main way people are exposed to fluoride from the […]