PLASTIC FUTURE… OUR OCEANS VIOLENTLY SCREAM FOR HELP!

WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT… Unexpected places to find plastics. What’s so damn special about plastic? Why is plastic bad? What kind of material is plastic material? Short history of plastics. How can we manage plastic? What does the future look like? When you read something in the news like – dead whale has 1000 pieces…

BEWARE OF THE SNEAKY DEMON – ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION

SHORT ABSTRACT: Many products including cosmetics, food, food supplements, textile materials, pesticides for protection of crops, animals and people from malicious organisms contain compounds called endocrine disruptors (or EDs). EDs either mimic or partly mimic our hormones, either prevent hormones from binding to their receptors or change the normal homeostasis (work) of our hormones. Results…

PART 2: ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION AND PESTICIDE HALL OF SHAME

SHORT ABSTRACT Ways of exposure to chemicals – agricultural use; use in cattle dips and in animal husbandry; use as household insecticides or in gardens; sanitary indoor use in schools, offices, hospitals and other institutions; public health use; medical human use; veterinary products for pets. Biopesticides – represent a very small fraction of the global…

Part One – Pesticides: Killing the Pest or Killing the Earth?

Did you know that approximately 2 540 117 t (or 5.6 billion pounds) of pesticides are used worldwide? Or that 1.8 billion people engage in agriculture, with a lot of them using pesticides to protect food and commercial products that they produce? (1)  Or that the global market for pesticides is expected to reach $65,3 billion…