If the label calls for 1 ounce – 2 has got to be better. If the label says to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – ohhhh wait you didn’t read the label! The time to understand or know the label is before you have an emergency.
How many of us, used a pesticide and never read the label. I’m ready to bet, a whole lot of us.
Here are some statistics on where pesticides fit into 2012 poisonings:
Cereal bugs – Well it does happen from time to time. So what are the bugs and how did they get there? Stored Product Pest can sometimes be found in a variety of goods, from dog food, pasta, dried flower arrangements to flour. Most of the time this contamination occurs outside of the factory where it was produced. Have you ever been shopping and noticed little moths flying about? I notice them quite often in the dry dog food aisle at your local Pet Stores.
Here is a report I believe from France but it points out how problems can arise to the point of contamination or adultration.
Lewis Caleb Beck in the Patent Office around 1848 to carry out chemical analyses of agricultural products
1904-1906 Upton Sinclair (did you know he lived in Buckeye, AZ with his 3rd wife) publishes “The Jungle” about the meatpacking industry which sparked the passage of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906.
1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act
Pesticide Control Law 1910
FDA – 1930
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law – 1938
FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act passed in – 1947
FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), 1/4/2011