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Top Scientists Call for Insecticide Ban
U-Cal Research: Common Insecticides Risk Brain Development
Source: Stock Photo Pesticide Spraying
Widely Used Organophosphates Cause Big Risk to Early Brain Development
This breakthrough research on insecticides widely used on farms, in malls and schools is from the University of California Davis. The scientists have overwhelming evidence that prenatal exposure to common insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. The scientists are calling for immediate government action to phase the chemicals out. Their scientific review and demand for action was published in PLOS Medicine.
Low Exposure to the Chemicals Leads to Lower IQ
The study found "compelling evidence" that even low exposure in pregnant women to the organophosphate pesticides is associated with lower IQs and difficulties in learning, memory and attention in their children. The scientists are implicating the entire class of organophosphate pesticides.
Widely Used on Farms and in Public Places
It's important to know that these pesticides originated as nerve gases and weapons of war. Today they have been converted into use to control insects on farms, schools, shopping malls and golf courses. Their essential mission remains the same: they kill insects by blocking their nerve signals.
The vast majority of Americans come in contact with these chemicals.. They're in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Some governmental limits on their use have been put it place. But, the U-Cal Davis scientists say they have convincing evidence that the chemical limits aren't enough. They don't even provide protection for prenatal infants. The scientists say this needs to be immediately addressed.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...
Watch, Fitness/Health Tracker & Phone Source: Oshen Watch New, Connected Smart Device OshenWatch Gen 2 is a top smartwatch that can help you meet your fitness and health goals while staying connected. The watch is equipped with biosensors that automatically measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and even the quality of your sleep. The smartwatch is the invention of Oshen Watch, a company headquartered in Hong Kong. Exercise App and Advanced Bluetooth The watch helps the wearer calibrate their exercise. For instance, during a run, apps calculate distance, number of steps and the amount of calories burned. The watch also keeps the wearer constantly connected. It uses advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect with any Android or iOS device. It provides phone calls and text messages. The battery provides 96 hours of use and there are 15 days of standby time. And, it's priced starting at $49.95