He stated that he is concerned by studies done in the US and France which show increased rates of ADHD, dementia and Parkinsons Disease linked to pesticides still used in Australia.
Doctor Gibbs called for research to be done in the local area about possible harmful effects of chemicals.
“No-one has actually done a study to find out if those who live in the Northern Rivers who work and live on farms or adjacent to them have more Parkinsons Disease for example than those who don’t,” Dr Gibbs said.
“That information is not available but we do know from overseas that there is a strong association,” he said.
Dr Gibbs concerns are well founded.
Click here to watch this Video featuring Dr. Gayathri Raman with the St. Louis Medical Clinic, discussing the following.
Researchers have linked pesticides to ADHD, Dr. Gayathri Raman with the St. Louis Medical Clinic talks about the research.
Dr. Gayathri Raman also discusses younger women 30 – 40 years old having hormone imbalances, PMS symptoms’, such as hot flushes.
Organophosphates were originally developed for chemical warfare, and they are known to be toxic to the nervous system.
What I find amazing & great concern to me is the response to Dr Gibbs concerns by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
The following is an extract from ABC News article unedited.
[[ Meanwhile, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority says it closely monitors the studies done on the effects of farm chemicals.
The Authority’s Doctor Simon Cubit says he would welcome more local research.
But he says it is wrong to think that chemicals banned overseas should automatically be banned in Australia as well.
“Our effectiveness as a regulator is judged on how well we keep Australians and the Australian environment safe,” Dr Cubit said.
“So it’s one thing to point to external decisions, it’s another thing to say within Australia here is the evidence that the regulator is not doing its job and so far that hasn’t happened,” he said..]]
Dr Cubit statement – [[“it is wrong to think that chemicals banned overseas should automatically be banned in Australia”]]
My Comment – So banned Toxic Chemicals overseas are no longer Toxic in Australia?. So if I take Cyanide in France it will kill me, but if I take cyanide here in Australia I will be safe, I don’t think so.
Dr Cubit statement – [[“a regulator is judged on how well we keep Australians and the Australian environment safe,” ]]
My Comment – Regulator judged by the Regulator. Ignoring these toxic chemicals & the consequences to peoples health. This must watch video by Dr Theo Colborn. Video details many of major health problems these toxic Chemicals are inflicting on society.
Dr Cubit statement – [[ “So it’s one thing to point to external decisions, it’s another thing to say within Australia here is the evidence that the regulator is not doing its job and so far that hasn’t happened,”]]
My Comment – These Toxic Chemicals are in ordinary terms “artificial hormones”, they are classified as endocrine disruptors. Every Doctor, every Researcher, every Scientist knows that Artificial Hormones are a danger to all life on this planet.
What are Endocrine Disruptors
Artificial hormones, are called Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals (EDC’s), the EDC’s can take the place of genuine hormones.
From the day of conception Baby Fetus has receptors to catch hormones, liken them to a baseball or cricket glove.
The amount of EDC’s in the mothers body at conception, during pregnancy, whilst breast feeding, the child’s exposure to EDC’s from food & the environment, can determine the child’s learning ability, behavior & health.
The “Catch” of the receptors of these EDC’s of artificial hormones can determine the child’s future.
Toxic chemicals levels in a women’s body are disclosed in this previously used video.
The video based upon the testing 9 women in New York, showed an average of 93 toxic chemicals in the women’s bodies, 53 Toxins which can cause cancer, 62 Toxins which affect the Brain & Nervous system, 65 Toxins which can cause Birth Defects.
Most of these Toxins are EDC’s, which are a danger to the women’s health & any children they may have.
Scientist now believe health problems such as Autism (causes of still undetermined) occurs in the early stages of pregnancy.
I list below the huge increases in autism spectrum conditions in the UK.
Source: 1966 – 2004 National Autistic Society. Source: 2009 Autism Research Center
1966 one in 2,222
1979 one in 492
1993 one in 141
2004 one in 110
2009 one in 64
EDCs include large chemical families such as the 209 compounds classified as PCBs, the 75 dioxins, and the 135 furans. Only 3 of the 51 chemicals – DDT, PCBs, and dioxin have been studied in any depth.
How far in the future will all life, human, animal & marine be dependent on test tube rectification to fix all the genetic defects we as guinea pigs are accepting from our Governments & there regulators?.
These toxic chemicals didn’t exist in our food chain or environment 70 -80 years ago.
The genetic changes these toxic artificial hormones create are passed onto your children & grandchildren, minor generic changes passed on to the next generation, on & on as they multiply.
We humans in our quest for dominance over nature are undermining our own ability to reproduce, or to learn and think.
Studies have found that these chemicals damage the immune systems, neurological development and intelligence of children.
We now have a significant portion of the younger generations whose ability to learn & think has been diminished from exposure to these toxic chemicals.
We have younger generations with behavioral problems, many turn to drugs, alcohol & violence, their abilities & mental judgment has been diminished.
We must face the facts, we have become the guinea pigs in our vast experiment with synthetic toxic chemicals.
We justify this toxic chemical assault on our children, grandchildren & all life on the planet
Money has become more important than life itself.
Kind Regards John
Includes extracts re – Article posted on ABC News, Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 – “Call for more farm chemical research” re a public meeting.