Congressional Member’s Report Card

Our Environment’s Reality?

Pesticides in U.S

U.S.TOTAL PESTICIDE USE

  • In the United States, each year, an estimated 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. farms, forests, lawns and golf courses.
  • More than 20,000 pesticides are currently on the market and over 80,000 synthetic chemicals are in use. Only about 2% have been tested for carcinogenicity to toxicity.
  • Normal brain development is heavily influenced by a host of hormonal signaling systems. Thyroid hormones play a major role. The sex steroids (testosterone, estrogen, etc.) contribute to, among other things, sexual differentiate of brain centers, and thereby, to the development of sexual identity and sexual behaviors. Dependent upon natural hormone signals, brain development is therefore vulnerable to endocrine disruption.
  • A rapidly increasing body of scientific research is revealing mechanisms of action, demonstrating impacts of disrupted development, and exploring links between intelligence, behavior and contamination experienced in the womb.

PESTICIDES IMPACT - WILD BEES

PESTICIDES IMPACT - WILD BEES