Known insecticide toxin was approved for use on fruits, nuts sold to Americans
Wednesday, Jan 19th, 2011
A man found dead in a house in San Jose, California, Monday was believed to have been killed by a toxic fluoride compound used to fumigate the residence, the same fluoride compound that has found its way into many foods with government approval.
The 45-year-old man, who remains unnamed, was overcome with toxic fumes after breaking into a house covered with a protective tent.
Employees from the exterminator company found the man’s body when they returned to the residence the following morning.
The man had either ignored or missed signs all around the house that warned of the presence of toxic sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2), otherwise known as Vikane, a chemical used to completely rid buildings of pests.
The screenshots above, from a KTVU news report, clearly indicate that Vikane is a deadly poison.
Indeed, the chemical compound is a known human toxin that can cause hypotension, nausea, pulmonary edema, cardiac dysrhythmia, metabolic acidosis, and, as the unidentified man in San Jose unfortunately discovered, even death.
However, despite this common fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knowingly approved the same deadly compound to be used to spray various food items, including nuts and dried fruits, in order to ward off pests.
Vikane was only recently banned following a petition filed by a coalition of activists including the Fluoride Action Network.
The EPA agreed with the groups’ position that the insecticide and food fumigant is a significant public health risk because it exposes children to excessive levels of toxic fluoride, and because it is a known toxin, reports Natural News today.
“This step by EPA is not only significant in regard to the particular pesticide tolerances involved,” said Perry Wallace, professor of law at American University, and contributor to the petition efforts. “As a regulatory confirmation of our positions regarding the potential health effects of fluoride, it also has considerable precedential value for future initiatives to address this major area of concern.”
Last week we highlighted the fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recommended reducing levels of fluoride added to tap water by up to 42%, following intense lobbying from grassroots action groups.
For decades, people who raised concerns about fluoride being added to tap water or food were dismissed as crazy,” said Ken Cook, President of the Environmental Working Group (EWG). “All of a sudden we have two federal regulatory actions, announced just days apart, that tell us what was really crazy all those years: a government bureaucracy that ignored strong scientific evidence and clear warning signs of the threats fluoride has posed to public health all along.”
Think about this. The government knowing allowed these toxic poisons, which are commonly used to exterminate unwanted pests, to be added to food and water. There are many many more that are still being added.