Agricultural Chemicals

 

Adya Reduces Agricultural Chemicals in Water

Industrial agriculture is among the leading causes of water pollution in the United States today. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 215,664,000 people in 46 states have drinking water contaminated by 97 agricultural contaminants, including pesticides and fertilizer ingredients. It is estimated that 61% of those people have water containing one or more agricultural contaminants present at levels above health-based limits recommended in government advisories.

 

Adya products reduce 79 herbicides, fungicides and insecticides found in water.

Herbicides

Adya products reduce some of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S., including Atrazine, a potent endocrine disruptor that has been linked various health risks such as cardiovascular system problems and reproductive difficulties and cancer; EPTC, linked to increased risk of colon and prostate cancer; 2,4-D, an ingredient of Agent Orange, linked to cancer, cell damage, hormonal interference and reproductive problems; Simazine, linked to blood problems and Prometron, linked to carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity and acute toxicity.

Fungicides

Chlorothalinol, the third most used fungicide in the U.S. that is a likely carcinogen is also found in the water supply. According to the USDA, honey bees that were fed Chlorothalinol were three times more likely to become infected with the parasite Nosema. Chlorothalinol may be a contributing factor in Colony Collapse Disorder; Although human health effects are virtually unknown, 2-Phenylphenol is considered moderately toxic after acute oral doses in animal studies. Chronic dosing in animals resulted in systemic effects such as weight loss and anemia and Dichloran linked to nose, eye, skin and throat irritation, coughing, chest discomfort, nausea and vomiting and bladder irritation.

Insecticides

Adya products reduce some of the most widely used insecticides in the U.S., including DDT, an organochlorine pesticide. Banned since the 1970s, DDT is still being found in the environment and is considered an endocrine disruptor and has been linked to liver, nervous and reproductive system damage; DDE, found in the environment as a breakdown of DDT; Chlorodane, although banned by the EPA in 1988 over concerns for cancer risk, Chlorodane is one of the most common pesticides found in the environment today. Chlorodane has been linked to gastrointestinal distress and neurological symptoms, such as tremors and convulsions; Dieldrin, although banned by the USDA in 1978, is one of the most common pesticides found in the environment today. Dieldrin is considered a carcinogen that has been linked to Parkinson’s, breast cancer, immune, reproductive, and nervous system damage, and Diazinon, an organophosphorus pesticide that has been linked to various nervous system problems such as headaches, dizziness, anxiety, trouble with vision. Other problems include nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea, slow pulse, difficulty breathing and passing out.