Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
NOW PLAYING
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
buyersUSA Consulting
Advertise Here

From Health - Health Care / Hospitals

Brought to you by Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park

Come On Get Happy! The South's Favorite Family Amusement Park! 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga. 30741 1-877-525-3946 www.lakewinnie.com

Abundance

Dangerous Pesticides Released into Rural Residencies

Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:26:23 EST

Residents of Melrose, Minnesota were exposed to heavy doses of harmful pesticides after a crop duster released chemicals onto nearby farms, according to the Huffington Post. The citizens of Melrose claim that the pesticides drifted into their homes through air conditioning vents and sickened them.

Within minutes of exposure, Bonnie Wirts claims her heart began to race, and she struggled to breathe. Nurses at the local hospital remarked that many others were hospitalized with the same symptoms as Bonnie as a result of the pesticide exposure.

In addition to the large plumes of pesticide sprayed by the crop dusters, residents believe they are frequently exposed to low doses of pesticides that drift in their homes and yards throughout the growing season, leaving their air, food, and water contaminated.

Chlorpyrifos has been identified as the pesticide that drifted in Wirtz's home after it was sprayed on a nearby field. It is just one of the many agricultural chemicals that have recently been detected in communities across the farming region.

Chlorpyrifos has been linked to numerous health issues, including learning disabilities, heart problems, and trouble breathing.

In a study conducted from 2006 to 2009, residents of central Minnesota set up air monitors in an attempt to detect pesticides they inhaled. In May the results were published by Pesticide Action Network, revealing that one or more pesticides were detected in 64% of their air monitors. The most common pesticide identified was chlorothalonil, a potato fungicide, which has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a possible carcinogen and highly toxic if inhaled.

'Those in the agricultural sector and residents living in farming communities may need to analyze environmental samples from their land to determine exactly what chemicals have been applied,' states Michael Chapman, EMSL Analytical, Inc.'s Chemistry Laboratory Manager. 'EMSL provides testing services for pesticides (including chlorothalonil and chlorpyrifos), herbicides, and other chemicals in environmental samples.'

'Moreover, we are one of the leading indoor air quality labs in the country and can determine what compounds workers and residents are breathing with accuracy and speed,' he continued.

To learn more about pesticide or other testing services please contact EMSL Analytical at (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com or email info@EMSL.com .
 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, industrial hygiene and consumer product testing services and products to professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


Source: WebWire



From Our Blogs

A “Lifestyle” Real Estate Video Focuses on Emotion

Alpacas, show cows, chickens, teenagers swimming in a pool? Not your normal video!

Free web banner for NE Alabama businesses

Experience the power of new media advertising

Shopping Tips for College-Bound Students

Bed Bath & Beyond are offering helpful shopping tips for students and parents. 

A Summer Guide to Keeping Cats Calm

Behavioral issues are the number one reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats.


Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

The Party Center

Everything you need for your next party! Specializing in items for your birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and all holidays and special occasions. Located at 1716 Hamric Drive East in Oxford. Call 256-831-4449.

Transformation Technologies

Improve your golf scores. View our free 16 minute golf course at golf.transformationsolutions.com

Oxford Lumber

Neighborhood service and warehouse prices since 1958. We're also proud to own and operate Roanoke Ace Home Center, Talladega Ace Home Center and Jacksonville Home Center. Oxford Lumber is located at 1400 Barry Street. Call 256-831-0540

Frontera Bar & Grill

Mexican quisine at it's finest. For lunch, dinner or take out, visit Frontera Bar & Grill 1750 Hamric Dr E Oxford, AL 36203? (256) 835-9905

Signature In Home Care

Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their homes as long as possible by offering quality, affordable care. We can also provide a helping hand with activities of daily living. Call 1-877-777-1822 or 256-831-3250