April 21, 2009

Living Dangerously

How do pesticides affect our lives? New studies show that exposure at conception and birth can not only cause diseases that show up in adults, but also can cause changes that affect subsequent generations even when there is no further exposure.

Amazing how many experiments our era has enacted on ourselves and our environment, all without any real understanding or concern about the long term consequences. Makes one wonder if we have enough smarts to survive over the long haul.

Posted by Mary at April 21, 2009 01:11 AM | Science | Technorati links |
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"One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise."
Aldo Leopold, _Round_River_

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