Dow Chemical Company is a Capitalistic Money Monster, a company which made and sold Agent Orange, which was sprayed on Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. It was sprayed on the forests and the woods to defoliate them enough so the soldiers could better see to kill one another but it was sprayed so liberally and it was so toxic that it killed, and maimed, by itself, many American soldiers, as well as NVA.
It is this same monster, Dow Chemical Company who has stuck so many times against the better judgement of making products that harm no animals or human beings, but they had (as usual) only their bottom line in mind when they bribed the Trump Administration by “donating” a million bucks to Donald Trumps inauguration expenses (fund). The EPA, now run by Trump yes-man Scott Pruitt, who had bribed lobbyists and politicians to ban the EPA, before being appointed the head of the EPA, himself by, who else, Donald Trump.
And he quickly approved a chemical that was developed during WWII, by the Nazis. It was (is) named Chloryrifos and was (is) a nerve agent, similar to Sarin, that causes irreversible brain damage and, at high doses, sarin and chlorpyrifos impact humans similarly, namely by causing a whole host of symptoms, including headache, nausea, dizziness and confusion. At very high doses, they can also cause vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. And at ever higher doses, such as from spills or accidents, they can lead to death.
And who do they hurt the most? The poor, who else? Farm workers, fruit pickers and farm laborers handle chlorpyrifos and other organophosphates on a day-to-day basis and are at the “highest risk of exposure,” according to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and, when the insecticide is sprayed in homes and gardens for pest control, residents are also at a “higher risk of exposure,” according to the NIH.
For this reason and others, the EPA banned chlorpyrifos’ use for residential purposes in 2000, except in select cases, including when contained in ant and roach bait products. The EPA continued to restrict the use of chlorpyrifos between 2000 and 2012.
For example, the agency banned its use on some crops, such as tomatoes, and limited its use on other crops, including apples, grapes and citrus. The EPA also curbed the insecticide’s use by reducing the rate at which it can be applied and banned its use in certain areas near residential and public spaces.
In 2016, the U.K. banned all uses of chlorpyrifos, except for on brassica seedlings using a specific method. Brassica is a group of crops, including broccoli, cabbage and rape, the last of which is often used to make oil and, now, in 2018, of course, nothing is beyond the scope of anything that makes money for this monster company, DOW Chemical, or for anything else that puts money into Trumps bank account. And so it never fails to amaze me what Trump will do to get more money to use for his own personal purposes, and stay within the “limits of the law.”