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A new study has found that children’s risk to certain cancers is increased when children are exposed to insecticides, a form of pesticide created to kill insects. 16 children were studied after being exposed to indoor insecticides from flea foggers, flea and tick pet collars, and various ready-to-use roach and ant sprays. The researchers found that children’s risk for cancer increases from indoor insecticides.

They are associated with a 47 percent increased risk for childhood leukemia and a 43 percent increased risk for childhood lymphomas. Outdoor pesticides used as weed killers were associated with a 26 percent increased risk for brain tumors.

It’s important to remember that the word “Cide” means to kill. Just look at what come’s up when you google the word cide:Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 1.13.23 PMThe word cide means death, to kill. Homicide, genocide, suicide are words we know of as death. But the word “insecticide” to a bug is basically genocide, from us to them! Just take a minute to think of the terms that end in the word ‘cide’ to understand what this all means. Pesticide, fungicide, herbacide, insecticide, fungicide. Now you may be thinking, well these ‘cides’ are killing things that are “bad” so how could they be? The problem is any cide-based chemical concoction is simply poison. Whether you spray it on your lawn, in your home or on your crops. The continuous use of cide-based chemicals will harm your health because they were created with the intent to kill, and it may not kill you but it will weaken you.

It’s important to keep in mind that using products on our lawns and bug killing insecticides in our homes are not healthy for us or our children, and now science is backing that up showing that it increases the risk of cancers and brain tumors which have been on the rise as of late.

“The incidence of childhood leukemia and lymphoma has increased in recent years, and that prompted us to look at this issue,” said the senior author, Chensheng Lu, an associate professor of environmental exposure biology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. “But the risks can be managed as long as parents think, before using pesticides, about better ways to make a house pest-proof or pest-free. That’s a far more important message.”

You can avoid using bug sprays and repellents and simply use a natural bug spray essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, tea tree oil, eucalyptus and lemongrass for repelling bugs and mosquitoes instead. Certain essential oils repel bugs, others repel mosquitoes and even others repel ticks. I’ll write an article on this for future reference! Message me on facebook here for more information on how to use essential oils as a natural bug spray.


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