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Environmental factors like PESTICIDES are now being investigated for brain tumor cases of cancer clustors in a local farms- residential neighborhood

I DID NOT BUY A LOCAL NEWSPAPER FOR A LONG TIME , UNTILL TODAY.

A FRONT PAGE HEADLINE CAUGHT MY ATTENTION AND I WANT TO PASS IT ON   .

It talks about kids who got brain tumors ..It asks:was it a coincidence that they lived  close by  in a  neighborhood of farms that use pesticides? Or was the culprit the  well water??Find out for yourself down below:

www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2009/06/18/0618cluster.html

I have read in the news before,about migrant farmers who had kids with birth defects due to the pesicides.I have read about the pesiticdes side effects as carried out to us through the produce.But this is something new.

I like also to mention a web page that follows pesticides and rates the least and the most of produce with pesticides ,it is good to know, check it out at :

ewg.org

It is summer time now in Florida and guess what?The rain is back with a revenge and the water ponds are everywhere.The sun is blazzing and the bugs are grazing.Mucho mosquitos are in the air.

People here take refuge in the comfort air conditioned zone.Farmers like us need to work to make a living so what is the best bugs buster to protect the plantrs and the humans as well from the common enemy that is in the air?

Here comes to my mind what my mother and grandmother reommended as a home folklore preventive remedy to shew awy the unwanted  pests:

1-Citronella  Essential oil

2-Neem tree essential oil

3-Lavender Essential oil

4-Melaleucha or Tea tree essential oil.

I use those essential oils on my skin and on my plants to ward off the outdoor pests, never in full strength though.I use 1 % strength of those oils (like in two or three drops )mixed with other oils like Extra virgin olive oil combination mixed into a gallon of water with my favorite organic soap , then I spray on my plants or spread on my skin.Anything that goes on my skin can go into the air.Anything that goes into my mouth can go into my skin and NEVER do I use toxic chemicals .

Think about it.Why do we need those toxic chemicals  in the first place?

Wait.You will be hearing more about the effects of cell phones soon....I do not have or use one.

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