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Re: CULT:2,4-D - longish

From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>

>Carcinogenic effects: 2,4-D fed to rats for 2 years caused an >increase 
in malignant tumors [7]. Female mice given a single >injection of 2,4-D 
developed cancer (reticulum-cell sarcomas) [7]. >Another study in 
rodents shows a low incidence of brain tumors at >moderate exposure 
levels (45 mg/kg/day) over a lifetime [1,7].
>However, a number of questions have been raised about the validity of 
>this evidence and thus about the carcinogenic potential of 2,4-D. In 
>humans, a variety of studies give conflicting results. Several >studies 
suggest an association of 2,4-D exposure with cancer. An >increased 
occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was found among a >Kansas and 
Nebraska farm population associated with the spraying of >2,4-D [25,27]. 
Other studies done in New Zealand, Washington, New >York, Australia, and 
on Vietnam veterans from the U.S. were all >negative.
>There remains considerable controversy about the methods used in the
>various studies and their results [28]. Thus, the carcinogenic status 
>of 2,4-D is not clear. 
>Chad Schroter       

Which is reason enough not to use it. But, given the incredible payouts 
recently, by cigarette companies, to families of lung cancer victims, 
You can always sue, after you contract Leucemia, if you can prove the 
2-4-D caused it. Of course, people who develop cancer by unwittingly 
coming into contact with carcinogens, may never learn the origin of 
their problem.

Jan Clark, who has a cupboard full of unused poisons, bought at weaker 
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