So many corrupt decisions in only two and a half years.
This article is talking about a widely used chemical that we used to sell for homeowners to spray INSIDE THE HOUSE for control of all sorts of insects. Must be safe if a pregnant mom can buy it to keep her kitchen insect free, right? Guess again. WRONG.
"Dursban" was taken off the market due to the FACT that it was found to cause horrible birth defects in children born to mothers that had been exposed to it.
"HMMMMMMM, me wonders (missing the yellow chin rubbing emoji guy), me wonders why the scientists did not know this BEFORE they sold literally millions of gallons of it to homeowners across the world. How many birth defects did it take before someone decided to remove it from production?
As with all banned dangerous chemicals, we still manufacture these toxins here in America and ship them to countries where regulations are lax or non existent (tRUMPIAN paradises). It is sick, if you think about it. Toxins and pollutants know no borders, and we shouldn't either. If a chemical is no good for the populace or environment here, it's toxic everywhere else in the world also- JUST STOP MAKING THE TOXIN!
Now with tRUMP (the enemy of the environment) in office, all it takes for cerebral chemical regulations to be reversed is a short call to the white house:
"Hi, Donald, it's Billy Koch- from the Koch Brothers, remember me? I donated $10,000,000 to your election in 2016... how's it going?"
"Fine, Mr. Koch, fine. How's bout you?"
"Mr. President (tRUMP adores bending at the waist respect and admiration), can you do me a little bitsy favor? There's this little problem we are having with your EPA. It banned a nice chemical and we need to use it again if that's ok with you."
"Billy, sure I'll take care of that for you. What is the name of the chemical that you wish to use?"
"Dursban, Mr. President. Science has shown it causes birth defects, but we don't have any pregnant women working for us so it makes no sense to me."
"Consider it done, Mr. Koch. You'll be up and spraying in no time flat. Oh, and Billy, I've got a small favor for you in return..."
"What's that, Mr. President?"
"Please continue to keep sending me those checks for twenty million dollars towards the reelection of the greatest president that this country has ever seen in 2020. Those checks sure come in handy."
"OK, Mr. President, understood. You wash my back and I'll wash yours!"
Not sorry for my sarcasm, but this is the way it works at the tRUMP white house. Putting a birth defect-causing toxic chemical BACK on the market when it is a proven demon with chemical residuals in the food that we all eat?
Criminal behavior, as far as I am concerned.
Side note: Dursban was an extremely effective chemical because it’s active ingredient adhered to carbon and organic matter. Once adhered, it stuck to the organic matter for months. Translate that to its use in farming. Every single agricultural commodity is almost 100%carbon. Anything sprayed with dursban is toxic FOR A VERY LONG TIME.