Note the protest signs: “While on our summer holidays, Vodafone put up a planning application for a mast, they left our school out of their map, our classes are in the greatest beam of intensity”.
This is how sneaky they are. Yes these towers get erected any old where pretty much and with impunity. (See the cancer cluster info from living near one). I’ve seen them in NZ right near schools where little ones spend their days. Even right next door to preschools. They get put up with no consultation & of course because the people are told they’re safe, nothing to worry about, nobody raises a protest by and large. For a good exposé of the health risks watch the doco Take Back Your Power by Josh del Sol (it’s on Youtube … for now anyway). You will hear the story of the young student whose Uni accommodation was right near one of those towers. His life reached an untimely end after reported headaches that turned out to be a brain tumour. When his mother later investigated she found that his predecessors in the same hostel room had also contracted cancer & died. Page after page … you will see and hear her tell the details. These towers are a crime & we must protest them when they propose erecting one in the vicinity of populations…. as these awake children are in Ireland. EWR
Microwaves in weapons and wireless telecommunication – Interview with Barrie Trower Barrie Trower is a former microwave weapons expert for the Royal Navy and the British Secret Service. He has a deep knowledge of the many harmful effects that microwaves can cause in the human body and psyche. Microwaves are not only used in weapons but also in wireless telecommunication devices. This applies to cell phones, cell phone towers, wireless internet, WiFi, smart meters etc. It is the wireless function that emits microwaves. Barrie Trower strongly warns against the harmful effects of microwaves emitted from wireless technologies of modern life. This applies to cell phones, wireless internet, baby alarms, WiFi and wireless game consoles such as Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Playstation and Xbox etc. Facts Microwaves emitted from wireless technology enter and damage the body. The more exposure to microwaves, the greater damaging effect. See also (coming up later): Wireless technology damages children and future generations – Interview with Barrie Trower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csvHai… Or go to EMRinformation: http://www.youtube.com/EMRinformation Barrie Trower was interviewed by EMRinformation in Denmark september 21, 2012. Copyright 2012, EMRinformation For more information on wireless telecommunication and health risks go to: http://www.youtube.com/EMRinformation Or the danish site: http://www.helbredssikker-telekommunikation.dk
Note: As your kids head back to school, keep an eye out for the poison propaganda. IMO it is not acceptable to send an official text book message to young children that a class 1A ecotoxin, classed by WHO as ‘highly hazardous’, is not very dangerous to humans. There is no antidote to this poison & it is frequently found lying around for weeks on end after aerial drops. (21/1/2019)
Over all, this item featuring a Year 10 Science book & its fairly ho hum description of the toxicity of 1080, appears to be normalizing the use of poisons.
Dr Meriel Watts says about 1080 poison:
“1080 is classed by the World Health Organisation as an Extremely Hazardous pesticide (Class 1a WHO). You may not be aware that as such it falls within the category of Highly Hazardous Pesticides for which the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking a global phase out.
There is no antidote for 1080. Poisoned by it, you have no hope of being saved. However, our esteemed authorities in higher places have seen fit to describe it to our children as not very dangerous to humans. Wherever you stand on the use of 1080, be it for or against, I would still call such a description of an acutely toxic poison for your children’s information, highly irresponsible.
THIS IS WHAT OUR YEAR 10 NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL PUPILS ARE BEING TAUGHT!
This is from Science Plus, Book 2, Year 10. Why is the government allowed to teach our children lies?
Read the data on 1080 straight from the manufacturer’s info:
HAZARD IDENTIFIERS: Priority Identifiers – Danger. Deadly Poison. Keep out of reach of
children. Ecotoxic. Secondary Identifiers – Acutely toxic. May be fatal if swallowed,
inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Repeated oral exposure may
cause reproductive or developmental damage. When handling open
containers or baits, wear protective equipment as indicated below.
Toxic to terrestrial vertebrates. Take measures to reduce the risk of nontarget
animals being exposed to the toxin either through eating baits or
by scavenging the carcasses of poisoned animals. Harmful to aquatic
organisms. Manage bait application rates carefully and comply with any
restrictions imposed on placing baits over or near waterways. Avoid
pollution of any water supply with pellets or used container.
0.04% – 0.1% 6.1C (Packaging Group III)
0.15% – 0.2% 6.1B (Packaging Group II) GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Deadly Poison. Subject to tracking requirements for individual packs.
Available for purchase and use only by holders of Controlled
Substances Licenses. This substance must be under the control of an
Approved Handler for Class 6 and Class 9 Hazardous substances at all
times unless being transported by a transport operator with a Dangerous
Goods License endorsement. SOURCE: Orillion Safety Data Sheet
1080 is NOT a natural substance.. it is a synthetic poison, a World Health Organisation Class 1A ecotoxin, banned in most countries. It is extremely dangerous to humans. One standard teaspoon of pure 1080 poison can kill 100 grown men. One 1080 bait (0.15% pure poison) can kill a child.
Over all, the use of poisons appears to be becoming very normalized. Videos like this below certainly illustrate that.
I read an article yesterday by Geoff Booth, a Kiwi and a B.Sc. who worked for a long time in pest eradication using poisons including 1080 & with DoC, so is very knowledgeable in the use of 1080. He said the US manufacturers are dismayed at the way we in NZ use 1080, in a totally opposite way to the labelled recommendations, ie it is ‘chucked around in a veritable lollie scramble in the bush from helicopters’.
Those of us who have lived more than 50 years on the planet know that there was little mention of poison in our childhoods. If you personally think it’s fine for our kids, you need to read Dr Meriel Watts’ book, Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides.
“Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides” The book details the scientific evidence for the insidious effects of pesticides on children and calls on government institutions to adopt a more precautionary approach to better protect human health and the environment.
Toxic chemicals such as pesticides pollute our surroundings – from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe in our homes, farms, communities, at schools and work and even our own bodies. Children are exposed to these pesticides and are very much vulnerable to the negative health effects of these harmful chemicals. Yet, governments and industry overlook these impacts on children’s health despite the availability of safer alternatives to pesticides.
According to Pesticide Action Network Aoteoroa New Zealand author, Dr Meriel Watts, “Children are not little adults. The activities they do make them more prone to accumulate pesticides in their bodies; and their developing bodies make them more prone to the negative effects of toxic chemicals such as pesticides. Yet government regulatory processes and tests do not look into these effects,” according to Dr Meriel Watts, author of the book. Tests used to approve use of pesticides do not look into endocrine disruption which can impact the physical, intellectual and behavioural development of the foetus and young child. The effects can include ADHD and autism and even conditions like obesity and breast cancer that can show up later in life in what is now referred to as the “foetal origins of adult disease”. Some childhood cancers like leukaemia have been linked to the exposure of parents to pesticides. Highly hazardous pesticides also damage the developing immune, nervous and reproductive systems.
If you’ve been reading our articles for a while you’d be aware of photographs featuring children with their parents finding baits all over walking tracks. Here is one from the South Island recently posted by Carol Sawyer. You can read the full article here.
For further articles on 1080 use the ‘categories’ drop down box at the left of the news page. Check out the 1080 pages at the main menu, particularly the sub tab, ‘suspected 1080 poisoning cases’. Educate yourself on the risks & protect your children. Read them the data safety sheets in a child friendly manner. Discuss the risks & caution them never to touch the 1080 baits.
Finally, remember what the retired MD Charlie Baycroft said recently … ‘if you die from 1080 poisoning, nobody will know because the Ministry of Health is bullying NZ Doctors into not testing for 1080′.
(1) A week after writing this, a Facebook post describes a child in the family announcing “they had someone from DOC come into school and give a big talk about conservation and the need for 1080”. Better to get proactive then parents & have a chat with your child’s school about your preferences around what they learn on the poison topic.
(2) Someone has emailed the Poisons Centre on topic:
Thank you for your email regarding high school science text books. The National Poison Centre is an emergency service that provides emergency first aid and treatment advice over the phone. We are not involved in legislation, lobbying, or teaching of science in education facilities.
I would recommend continuing to contact the Ministry of Education, or if unsuccessful contacting your local Member of Parliament to liase with Ministry on your behalf.
Yvette Millard, BSc., MSc (Otago) Nat Dip Amb Pract (L5)
Poisons Information Specialist
National Poisons Centre / Te Pokapū Mātauranga Tāoke
University of Otago
P.O. Box 913
Poison advice (NZ): 0800 764766 (0800 POISON)
Poison advice (World): + 64 3 4797248
Admin: + 64 3 4797227
Fax: + 64 3 4770509
Health professionals: www.toxinz.com
Parents and caregivers: www.poisons.co.nz
I am very concerned after viewing a year 10 science text book on an anti poison social media page The information within the text book is incorrect and highly dangerous, to elude that one of the worlds deadliest poisons, Compound 1080 with no known antidote, ‘is not that poisonous to humans’ is ludicrous and downright evil.
How are children meant to know any different about the dangers of this poison if this is what they are taught at schools in New Zealand!!
This textbook information directly contradicts the manufacturers warning label & manufacturers data sheet:
Deadly poison. Keep out of reach of children
Avoid all waterways.
Deadly to aquatic life.
Will decompose at temperatures over 200 degrees.
Avoid secondary poisoning.
Poisoned carcasses should be burned completely or buried deeply at hazardous waste landfill https://www.pestoff.co.nz/
Please alert the Ministry of Education to this terrible error! I have already emailed them with no success to have this textbook removed from the curriculum.
Best take care in the bush or anywhere near 1080 drops. Your Govt appears reluctant to test for 1080 & threatened prosecution remember of the NZ medical doctor who advised testing before and after 1080 drops. (You really would think the Dept of Health would be praising the good Doc for wanting to look after the health of NZ citizens). You’d also be forgiven for thinking they were hiding something. Check out the Suspected 1080 Poisoning pages at the main menu. Protect yourself by educating yourself because the authorities are telling us that although 1080’s deadly to dogs it’s harmless as a packet of crisps to us. Doesn’t really add up does it? And it appears that not only is the quantity of 1080 being increased, but the strength as well. Two years ago friends told me that in a private conversation with poison contractors, the latter were laughing that the strength had been doubled & activists didn’t even know. When asked why the extra strength their response was, ‘to kill the deer’. Well that is certainly happening. You can take or leave that comment as you wish, but the source is 100% reliable. Read below to see the quantities that are being dropped …
By Carol Sawyer
HELICOPTERS DROPPED ENOUGH PURE 1080 POISON FROM THE AIR TO KILL AS MANY AS 60 MILLION PEOPLE IN 2017 – ( 1/100th teaspoon pure 1080 can kill an adult )
In 2015, approx 2 million kgs ( or 2,000 tonnes ) of 1080 poison baits were dropped by the air onto this land of ours. (967,000ha x 2kgs per ha).
In 2016 DoC alone dropped 1080 poison baits over more than 720,000 ha in 2016, but one has to add (unknown) OSPRI /TbFree figures to that, so the area poisoned is probably more like 150,000 ha ( 3,000 tonnes baits ).
As the amount of 1080 poison baits used increases every year, last year it is generally thought that between 4,000 and 5,000 tonnes of 1080 poison baits were dropped from the air.
The percentage of pure 1080 poison in the baits is 0.15%, so If we assume the more “conservative” figure of 4,000 tonnes of 1080 poison dropped from the skies last year, 0.15% of that tonnage contains enough pure 1080 to kill approximately 60 million people, (when ingested at maximum efficiency), and make another 60 million people very sick… just ONE YEAR of poison !
( The LD50 for human beings is 0.7 to 2 mgs per kg bodyweight )
The photo below shows three teaspoons containing one gram of salt, one gram of sugar and one gram of fat.
Imagine one twentieth of that amount of pure white 1080 poison powder instead of salt or sugar, ( or 1/100th of a 5 gm teaspoon ), and that is how much pure 1080 poison it can take to kill one 50 kg human being….. or to put it another way, two 1080 poison baits ( and less than one bait for a small child ).
We do this every single year, and the amount keeps increasing, not decreasing.