EU: Same Insecticides Killing Bees Also Harming Human Nervous System

beeI guess if we keep using these chemicals we’ll collapse the ecosystem but be too stupid to care about it.

Via Raw Story:

The EU warned Tuesday that two widely used insecticides, one of which has already been implicated in bee population decline, may pose a risk to human health.

The neonicotinoid insecticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human nervous system,” the European Food Safety Authority said, the first time such a link has been made.

As a result, experts wanted “some guidance levels for acceptable exposure … to be lowered while further research is carried out to provide more reliable data on developmental neurotoxicity (DNT).”

The EFSA said its opinion was based on recent research and existing data on “the potential of acetamiprid and imidacloprid to damage the developing human nervous system — in particular the brain.”

The research suggested the two insecticides “may adversely affect the development of neurons and brain structures associated with functions such as learning and memory,” the EFSA said in a statement.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    modern science
    is like a toddler with a loaded gun

    cute
    till some one gets hurt

  • drokhole

    Would also like to see the effects of these toxins on the human microbiome. Same goes for the majority of additives in processed foods and GMOs in general. We were “assured their safety” well before the function and structure of the microbes in our body, particularly in our guts, were known or appreciated.

    Few, if any, of this shit has ever been studied for their specific effects on the microbiota. And it’s becoming more and more clear that a great deal of chronic illnesses, including cognitive issues, trace back to damage done to the gut and its ecology. MIT’s Dr. Stephanie Seneff raises a flag in this regards while covering GMOs and their pesticide du jour glysophate in this lecture (should be cued up at 18:31):

    http://youtu.be/MqWwhggnbyw?t=18m31s

    And here’s a great long-read on the 100 million microbes that make us who we are:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/magazine/say-hello-to-the-100-trillion-bacteria-that-make-up-your-microbiome.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

      nice links, thanks

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