October 24, 2019
Who could have predicted that something that is poisonous to some living creatures may be poisonous — to different degrees — to other living creatures too?
A common chemical found in household and agricultural insecticides may raise the risk of a rare birth defect, a study has suggested.
Piperonyl butoxide, often shortened down to PBO, was linked to holoprosencephaly (HPE) in a study on mice.
Scientists have warned they cannot prove the same would happen in humans – but called for further trials on PBO to confirm its effects.
PBO is widely used in insecticides for house plants, as well as in mosquito repellents and head lice shampoos.
Few studies have been done on the chemical – but it is considered safe by official boards because it is unlikely to be absorbed by the body.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that PBO interferes with the so-called sonic hedgehog pathway.
The pathway is critical for early development, and disruption in signals can lead to severe developmental abnormalities in the brain, lungs and skeleton.
PBO was first synthesized in the 1940s and is an ingredient in at least 2,500 pesticide products, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It is not designed to kill insects by itself, but enhance the shelf life of an insecticide and reduce the amount of actual insecticide in the product.
PBO was identified in 2012 as an inhibitor of the sonic hedgehog signalling pathway, which is present in animals ranging from fruit flies to mice and humans.
The signalling pathway is involved in multiple aspects of embryonic development, including the brain and face.
The authors wrote: ‘Human exposure to PBO and its potential contribution to etiologically complex birth defects should be rigorously examined.’
It should have been examined before putting it into widely used products, but apparently we have a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy regarding weird chemicals.
The team also studied how strongly the sonic hedgehog pathway was inhibited in mouse and human cells in the lab.
A previous study of household dust found PBO to be a ‘top 10’ common chemical contaminant, indicating its abundance in the environment.
A 2002 study found PBO in 75 per cent of air samples provided by pregnant women.
PBO’s influence on human health has been the subject of relatively little scientific scrutiny, with only a handful of published studies.
At present, labels of products containing PBO provide no cautionary information for exposure during pregnancy.
There are many, many other chemicals used in popular household products that are huge question marks because of how hard it is to measure long-term adverse effects and pinpoint their cause or contributing factors.
Cleaning products, pesticides, insecticides, deodorants and even soaps and shampoo are all full of things that could be sneakily messing with people’s health.
We can see that just by looking at the general population — it’s full of mutants.
We have estrogenated fag men.
And testosteroned beast women.
The drastic rise in homosexuality is clearly a result of this mutation process, as is the rise of leftist politics.
Plastics and other petrochemicals are playing the biggest role in this transformation of people into mutant freaks.
But we don’t know what else is contributing.
Trying to figure out all the contributing factors could drive someone insane. It is easier to just to completely avoid all types of chemicals and opt for the most natural option available in every situation.
If you can fight off bugs without using pesticide, why use pesticide?
If you can wash your hands with homemade soap made out of Jews, why use commercial ones full of petrochemicals?
If you can eat food that your great-grandparents would have identified as food, why eat modern goyfeed products?
If you can live like a man, why live like a goy?