Why has the UK not banned this chemical?

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REGARDING crop pesticides which kill bees, a recent report by Dutch toxicologist Professor Henk Tennekes found a strong likelihood that neonicotinoid exposure could damage the human brain, which may be shown by the recent sharp rise in autism, as well as increase the risk of neurological disease such as Parkinsons and dementia.

I quote from a UNEP report, “In Bayer’s home country, Germany, the German government has banned Bayer’s neonicotinoids since 2009”.

France and Italy have also banned their use and bee populations have increased significantly as a result.

Why then have we in the UK not banned these chemicals if Germany has?

When are our politicians and decision-makers going to see that we are putting the whole eco-system and human health at risk? The action of these chemicals are thousands of times more toxic than DDT, and the effects are cumulative as they lock into the brain.

Research shows the developing baby in the mothers womb is far more at risk from chemicals than the adult brain, which is why we have got to ban these chemicals now.

To continue to allow their use is a crime being perpetrated against children.

Chris Clayton, Hempland Drive, York.

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1:29pm Mon 19 Nov 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

Fair point Chris but why stop there?
Aspartame is banned in much of the Americas for example, but not here.
Even American pilots are not allowed the substance because of the effects on the brain. Diet Coke and lots of sweeteners for example are loaded with this agent and I suggest presents an even greater risk to mental health.
You know full well that our politicians are very slow to react to anything, including the biggest scam on Earth but they will eventually wake up as a rule. (We hope?)
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Fair point Chris but why stop there? Aspartame is banned in much of the Americas for example, but not here. Even American pilots are not allowed the substance because of the effects on the brain. Diet Coke and lots of sweeteners for example are loaded with this agent and I suggest presents an even greater risk to mental health. You know full well that our politicians are very slow to react to anything, including the biggest scam on Earth but they will eventually wake up as a rule. (We hope?) http://www.google.co .uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q =&esrc=s&frm=1&sourc e=web&cd=3&cad=rja&s qi=2&ved=0CDMQFjAC&u rl=http%3A%2F%2Faspa rtame.mercola.com%2F &ei=AzKqULW_JY2xhAeg 1IDgCg&usg=AFQjCNG_J -VrQ7h-PmiSJ5-kzQ9NK yNnDg Sorry Buzz but I give you the whole truth including the full URL. ColdAsChristmas
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9:38pm Mon 19 Nov 12

CynicaloldGit says...

Simply because, the UK gov't doesn't give a flying **** about it's people.

I don't know if it's still a fact, but some years ago, the "whitener" in bread, was banned in most counties............
....BUT NOT HERE, it caused cancer in a significant perectage of a population.

Other counties ban lots of things for the benefit of their countrymen, but dear ol England drags it's feet till ordered by the EU.
Simply because, the UK gov't doesn't give a flying **** about it's people. I don't know if it's still a fact, but some years ago, the "whitener" in bread, was banned in most counties............ ....BUT NOT HERE, it caused cancer in a significant perectage of a population. Other counties ban lots of things for the benefit of their countrymen, but dear ol England drags it's feet till ordered by the EU. CynicaloldGit
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1:32am Tue 20 Nov 12

PinzaC55 says...

It would make more sense if they banned DiHydrogen Monoxide. The damned stuff is everywhere and my doctor says I have unusually high levels of it in my body.
It would make more sense if they banned DiHydrogen Monoxide. The damned stuff is everywhere and my doctor says I have unusually high levels of it in my body. PinzaC55
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4:30pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CynicaloldGit says...

PinzaC55 wrote:
It would make more sense if they banned DiHydrogen Monoxide. The damned stuff is everywhere and my doctor says I have unusually high levels of it in my body.
Yes, you have about 4 fifths of your body ............and tatties about the same. Of course, I don't mind that, but it's when it's added to my beer that I complain
[quote][p][bold]PinzaC55[/bold] wrote: It would make more sense if they banned DiHydrogen Monoxide. The damned stuff is everywhere and my doctor says I have unusually high levels of it in my body.[/p][/quote]Yes, you have about 4 fifths of your body ............and tatties about the same. Of course, I don't mind that, but it's when it's added to my beer that I complain CynicaloldGit
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