Posted by Scraminator Team on July 20, 2015
Cheat Sheet For Common Chemicals In Pesticides
Deltamethrin is used outdoors on lawns, ornamental gardens, golf courses, and indoors as a spot or crack and crevice treatment. In its purest form, deltamethrin is colorless or white to light beige crystals that have no odor. This type of chemical can affect dogs and cats if they eat, breathe or touch it.
Malathion is a common ingredient in everything from home pest sprays to head lice treatments, and as it binds to fat cells, the effects can linger for years. It’s a chemical that proves you can’t just hold your breath and spray and then safely return when the insecticide dissipates. Malathion lingers, waiting to bind to our fat cells and harm our health for years. It is especially toxic to mammals. Malathion can cause Type II Diabetes and clog arteries, and studies of chemicals in breast milk find Malathion again and again. We take such painstaking precautions to give our babies the best organic, chemical free lives possible, yet we still run into malathion.
Deet is a highly toxic chemical that already has a dirty name, but it is still used in home pesticides as well as personal insect repellents. This dangerous chemical can cause seizures, heart problems, chronic skin conditions, and a host of other health issues. Deet can attack brain cells, too! Sadly, children are at a higher risk of overexposure to deet because they have more skin surface to body mass than adults. deet is seeping into the skin of children, damaging their developing brains permanently.
Boric Acid By default like a lot of products on the market now adays, is actually classified as a poison. This means that not only is it harmful to your pests, it can be harmful to any potential pets and can potentially have adverse effects on people as well. Sometimes the issues can be minor, but depending on how much you use can be anything from minor effects, to quite major and serious ailments. Some of the minor issues can be things such as both skin and eye irritation. The more toxicity can result in things such as muscle weakness, headaches, and even respiratory problems! On very extreme cases it's been noted that there is a potential chance of kidney failure in humans when it comes to extreme cases.
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