Toxic America: The Great Adult Mosquito Spraying Scam © 2005 PBagnolo Have you ever smelled the fumes from Chinese plastic products? A printer or cell phone, or a DVD cover or any of millions of plastic products? Toxic fumes that at least give people headaches, eye-pain, asthma and eventually worse. Have you ever smelled tar/asphalt, or pesticides, Mosquito spraying, lawn care chemicals, and asked yourself why Americans poison the selves and their neighbors with products made right here? Like the war in Iraq, they are all about money.
These articles appeared in my Blog more than a year ago, but they bear repeating. The second one below was published here as a diary last year after appearing on my blog. They will appear again in my Novel to be published late summer 2007, copyrighted in 2003. Have you ever thought about mosquite spraying and lawncare pesticides the most blatant and prolific forms of drug abuse, legalized, forced drug abuse, forced on those who know the dangers by idiot neighbors? Many communities lacking well-informed, properly educated citizens and employees on the mosquito control issue, have fallen into the trap of spending unwisely and possibly placing their constituents in grave physical danger. According to reports, it is alleged that the surest means of eradicating mosquitoes, if they are a radical health danger, which they are allegedly not always, is to seed standing water, ponds, leaf and wood chip piles and other mosquito dwelling places, with bacilli, sterile male populations, oil-water cover, and natural Pyrethrum; all of which kill larvae effectively. Spraying for adult mosquitoes is reported to be widely ineffective, killing less than 1% to 7% of adult mosquitoes. Moreover, it poses grave threats to health and ultimately to life, even among humans. There also appears to be no public assessment by unbiased medical toxicologists as to what the tolerance level of individuals is for such toxins. Increasing the dosage of the adult mosquito killing toxins would probably make them more dangerous to humans than they are already. Moreover, it is said that, after a time, the mosquitoes become immune to the toxic poisons used to kill them, while humans only become more vulnerable to them.It has not been publicly advertised or to our knowledge investigated: If or whether the chemicals used in spraying for adult mosquitoes interferes with medications people may be taking; or if the chemicals may cause adverse drug interactions; nor if they may pose extreme health hazards to certain people with allergies and other afflictions; nor if these chemicals represent, in addition to certain immediate symptoms, (which some victims may not recognize as resulting from pesticide applications), certain long term mental, body-health altering lifetime illnesses; nor has advertising or public information been delivered concerning the effectiveness of applications for adult mosquitoes and/or the personal dangers and symptoms that may result from applications for adult mosquito spraying; nor has the public been informed of the odds against being infected by each disease the pesticide companies claim to be carried by mosquitoes since 1999 in Northern Illinois, or the number of deaths since nationally state by state. One wonders what the medical profession has to say about the above and when they will begin to look into the problems cited here. If public information is accurate, in 8 years, 670 have died nationally. Of a population of 320,000,000 x 8 years, that is less than 84 deaths nationally a year for the entire nation. That is considerably less than the number which have been afflicted or died of asthma and a number of other ailments, nor has spraying for adult mosquito populations changed that, nor have those who profit from it informed the citizenry, town by town, state by state, why they risk making tens of thousands ill from pesticide spraying for Live Adult mosquitoes. Are they guilty of using fear tactics to panic some communities into spraying for Live Adult mosquitoes and not mentioning such small numbers of deaths and the generally mild nature of some of the diseases known to be associated with mosquitoes in Northwestern Illinois and the risky side effects of spraying? For instance, those profiting have not proved to have effectively reduced mosquito populations by spraying for adult mosquitoes, nor ever refrained voluntarily from spraying in communities where the odds are even greater against anyone dying or even becoming seriously ill than the national odds. In Illinois in 2003, one person died of West Nile making the chances of dying of West Nile that year greater than 15,000,000 to 1. In 2003, the epicenter of the disease has moved west with most cases appearing in western states. Why, then must 15,000,000 in Illinois be placed at risk because one person died in 2003? The answer $$$$$, there is lots of it in spraying for adult mosquitoes and more when chemicals rather than natural sources are used, and even more when the companies spraying makes their own chemical, witch's brew. Since it has been alleged that pesticides are heavily implicated in breast and ovarian cancer among women, and pesticides are alleged to be implicated, in the proliferation of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that perhaps spraying for adult mosquitoes is, by and large, ineffective, killing less than 1%-7% of adult mosquitoes at each spraying, after which it is alleged that the adult mosquito population then increases exponentially), and that the products in use appear to affect and cause a variety of human negative reactions and that a number of communities of well-informed government officials, who truly care about their constituency, rather than merely as tax-cash-cows, seeing this information have discontinued spraying for adult mosquitoes completely. It has been alleged that spraying for Adult Mosquitoes, is primarily a profit-making venture and no more than a cosmetic, placebo, gesture, and if so, is therefore unnecessary and preys upon the weaknesses and fears of those not properly informed to make sufficiently well informed decisions about such matters. Since drug application by the oath and law of those administering drugs, weigh the benefits against the dangers, it is our contention that such has not been done in the case of spraying for adult mosquitoes and if it were there would be no spraying for Adult Mosquitoes and that therefore citizens cannot make an informed and safe decision about such matters. Present your local mosquito control board with FOIA requests if your state has such measures, otherwise petition municipal or county authorities for contact information about those who are getting ill from the spraying, contact those people and form a powerful voice of reason in stopping the useless contamination of water, air and human vessels with pesticides. The inducement of fear, found so effective by the current administration in Washington to selling scams to the severely, poorly informed public, continues to be a factor in selling every kind of snake oil for every single poorly perceived and worsely researched fraudulent End-of-Days, scenario. Is it now true, as some are claiming, that in the last five years Europeans and the Chinese have surpassed Americans as the best-educated and unformed citizens on the planet? Well, at least more so than 54,000,000 who voted for the current Anti-Christ's and his followers here and in Great Britain and in the low art of panic peddling. PS-While we invite knowledgeable persons who do not work for or are associated with pesticide companies to post non-toxic comments, we are certain that negative comments concerning this blog will appear and past experience has taught us that such comments are usually from those who may profit from use of such chemicals or of uniformed sycophants and puppets of same. Toxic America: Scented Candles, Plug-Ins, Perfumes, And Chinese Plastics, Carcinogens, Toxic Reactions And How Misguided, Money Conscious Doctors Treat Them. Many years ago, a cousin of mine made huge fusses over anyone wearing perfume, smoking or wearing too much hair spray in her home. Came to the point where she stopped inviting such people over to her frequent parties. She said those things gave her headaches and asthma. I thought she was a fuss-budget. (What has budget to do with fussing? In fact, what does the term/phrase mean, really?) In the mid 1980's I noticed that certain laundry detergents and those little, flat pieces of cloth or paper that you put in your dryer, fabric softener, made one smell like a public "restroom". I finally stumbled onto grocers called Fresh Fields, which was bought out by Whole Foods, which unscented everything, including fruit and vegetables! (Just kidding about the produce.) As the years ticked by, I began to notice that anytime I entered certain people's homes, especially their bedrooms or laundry rooms, I would get asthma, shortness of breath, headachy (people love to give tours of their new homes, even without being asked, I never could see the purpose of that. I never, ever got headaches before, except once when I caught a pass and ran into a wood fence surrounding our football field-knocked down, flat-out cold for a few seconds. Aside from sizing up fields from then on especially the locations of fences and other obstructions, I began to size up people's homes. The home's which dealt-out headaches and shortness of breath, had a few things in common; scented candles, plug-ins, and fabric softeners. Some had all of those things and more. While I was still teaching, going back more than 15 years I wrote constantly to manufacturers, congress men/women and health agencies of my suspicions that these fragrance emitting objects contained vaso-constrictors (which cause headaches, sore throats, containment of saliva, thus blocked saliva glands and interfering with neuro-muscular activities and disruption, much like pesticides and herbicides (different sides of the very same coin) which could lead to serious consequences, like asthma or worse, and also contained carcinogenic chemicals, like Benzene and Naphthalene derivatives. No longer would the thought of bathrooms with Jacuzzis lit by dozens of different size candles be appealing, nor waterbeds with silken sheets, washed in raspberry scent. Now those things made everything smell like a public bathroom. The sheets and other things dried with the fabric softener also gave me a crawly, itchy feeling as though large spiders or toads were creeping along up and down my chest, legs and back, a chemical irritation symptom I am told. Moreover, recent tests on children's clothing showed that fabric softeners are an incredible fire accelerant, igniting up to 30 times faster than clothing without fabric softener. Another cousin of mine bought a new computer and when she opened the carton in which the printer was packed, before she even set it up, she had massive headache, sore throat, burning eyes. She said it exuded an odor straight from Hell-smelled like Chinese, plastic death. She put it in the garage to out-gas; unfortunately, it never did so she took it back to the store, which manager thought she was crazy. I bought some poker chips, made also in China; they smelled much like the printer, some of the chips, in fact, were the same colors as the printer. I called them, leftover plastic, and offspring of printer, Chinese, death, chips. Since the weather was warming (It was March), and sometimes I left the garage door open, so my pals and I could play poker, and drink beer and pop, listening to baseball games. I put the chips in the garage to outgas. Six months later, they still smelled Like the offspring of the printer, (the chips not my friends) so, I added, as in the German language, a string of impressionist words; Chinese, toxic, plastic, death, sons-of-a-printer, poker chips. A bit later I bought a board game with plastic parts, five minutes after opening them, they were banished off to the garage. The chips were still there, out-gassing. Last Labor Day, one of the guys I played baseball with, Ray (he batted 2nd in front of me,) bought a huge, plush, wood carved, leather, desk chair to impress clients and a girlfriend, (paid about $2,000 for it) asked me to stop by on Saturday for a game of fast-pitch with some of our old teammates. After the double header, Ray, who was worn out from running the bases and chasing ground balls and pop ups constantly, wanted drown himself in beer, we had two kegs and a keg of on tap root beer. Ray's girlfriend and some of her friends (all Models and actresses, and lovely to behold) came over to join the fun and volunteered to serve the beer, meatball and sausage sandwiches and Pizza (all home made, including the bread, sent over by my dearest loveliest aunt, still beautiful in her 70's). During the commercial, Ray started to tell us about the chair. We went over to look, rather to smell it. It smelled like the latest toxic leather gloves one buys nowadays and stuffs into a plastic bag and throws in the tool shed-too expensive to throw away, to worn from scrubbing with saddle soap to get the odor out of, but never can, to return to the store. I helped him put the chair in the garage until he could call the store, to return it for one with cloth upholstery That triggered a conversation with the guys and girls about toxic odors. Most of the stuff that were too toxic with which to contend, were from China, some from Mexico and other offshore manufacturers. As I said above, I had been writing Federal agencies for more than a decade insisting that many scented candles and plug-ins contained carcinogenic chemicals, as well as vaso-constrictors, (which narrow arteries) but only recently was that verified in an email from a NYTimes article, which I receive online to avoid the formaldehyde from the newspapers, (I often wondered if the Congressman Henry Hyde, RTD. from my district, ever had a sister named Formalda...(Hyde). Finally, we asked the question of each other, who are the people who own all this toxic offshore stuff and how do they live with the smell? Well, we put it all together in that afternoon. Are they the ones who voted for GW Bush? Most of those we knew who used these products seemed addicted to fragrances and had surrounded themselves with constant inundation of hair sprays, deodorants, fragrance-emitting plug-ins, fabric Wipes, as well as those Christmas trees hanging in cars, to kill the odor of their other carcinogenic habit, cigarettes. They also used scented bathroom sprays, soaps, shampoos, detergents, plastics, leathers, fabric softeners, and a jillion other sweet smelling products, which after odor was toxic. Most were oozing with synthetic, petroleum byproduct, toxic fragrances, which had virtually deadened or sensitized and thereby blocked and damaged a healthy olfactory system. Most of those who suffer from the scent addiction, and it is an addiction or at least an affectation, not only cannot figure out why they have constant headaches, but if you tell them, they say, "But I like them!" A neighbor was told by her doctor that she was deathly allergic to dogs, but she has three of them, so she gave the same insipid, foolish, answer, "But I like them!" Her doctor was even more foolish, instead of loosing her as a patient, his eyes filled with the greed of a new and constant patient, hooked on toxic fragrances and now on toxic masker's of the symptoms, drugs which between the allergies and side-effects they are treating will make her a frequent-buyer, patient, gave her not one, but several prescriptions. The doctor was a friend of mine and it was he who told me the story. I asked why he didn't play hardball with her about getting rid of the offending dog. His answer was, "Because she'd only find another doctor who would prescribe for her and I would lose a patient." Another doctor, a female, a neighbor had the same kind of story and attitude. You can imagine my answer to both of them. My pals at Ray's party agreed that people with such self-indulgent weaknesses, probably voted for Bush and probably own a Land Rover, or a HUMMER, which they can neither steer properly, nor park, nor keep out of the hands of the Mechanics, and are stopping every 50 yards to fill it with gas Those who are numb to the odors are those who virtually douse themselves or shower in fragrances. Another source of toxic China Syndrome are plastic cell phones, whew! They are the worst, mine is metal and old but I won't trade it in on a plastic, Chinese toxic, death fumes emission, cell phone and when they can no longer update mine, I will go without. Well, they no longer made fragrances from natural ambergris, (acres of whale vomit, but good for non-toxic fragrances) from which the great perfumes have been made for hundreds of years because either there are too few whales or the few that there are have learned to take bicarbonate of soda after a meal. Maybe now people can learn to do one of two things, chuck the carcinogenic fragrances or live with the headaches and the fatal results, As for my wife and I, we have found that almost everything you don't buy at Organic food stores, such as Whole Foods, is toxic in some way or other. These products and many more unnamed here, have several things in common; they are toxic, or carcinogenic, or allergenic, or both. Many toxic items are made of petroleum byproducts and are products outsourced, offshore and the people who buy them have no clue as to the dangers. Most frightening is that many doctors, including allergists, don't have a clue either, even after examining someone suffering from such products some often compound their patient's injury by prescribing drugs which only serve to complicate the problems and are also often made of petroleum by products.
Note that I called these toxic "illnesses," injuries. I did that because they come not from an organic infection but from a toxic attack on the body. We do not call a bomb, which injures people, an infection or an illness. Neither do we say that a bullet, or a poison is an infection. These are sources of injury to the body. Perhaps cancer is an injury to the system, an interference that does not come from infection, or when viruses are the cause of cancer, it is because; they damage cells causing mutations of cancerous growths- (take note class-action lawsuit attorney's and researchers). I if researchers are asking why the heart is seldom, if ever, victimized by cancer. If so, then why aren't they asking themselves, why not use heart muscle cells to combat some cancers? I wonder why when they are certain some cancers are the result of a virus, and we know that heat is destructive to viruses, they do not treat those cancers with heat, to raise the ambient temperature and destroy the virus? Don't we know that Ultraviolet rays kill some viruses? Why are we not experimenting with sending the blood of those with Leukemia through transparent tubes exposing it to sunlight and back into the body?