Zika Not Responsible For Microcephaly, Most Likely Insecticide Pyriproxyfen
With no scientific evidence linking the zika virus to microcephaly since 1947, Brazilian health professionals and an Argentinian doctors’ group have pointed out one of the real causes of microcephaly in Brazil; the insecticide/larvicide pyriproxyfen.
Pyriproxyfen is used to control mosquito populations by inducing malformations in their offspring. Sound familiar? Well, two health reports, released on Feb. 2nd and 3rd 2013, show that there has been an increase in the use of pyriproxyfen in the areas where the microcephaly cases have increased. The pesticide is even in the drinking water!
The report from Medicos de Pueblos Fumigados or Doctors from Pesticide-Sprayed Towns, a group of Argentinian doctors, makes an eye-opening revelation:
The pyriproxyfen being used (as recommended by WHO) is manufactured by Sumimoto Chemical, a Japanese subsidiary of Monsanto.
Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases.
Referenced in the above report by Medicos de Pueblos Fumigados, this report from a Brazilian group called Abrasco or The Brazilian Association of Graduate Studies in Collective Health, states:
In 2014 a new larvicide pyriproxyfen was introduced in the drinking water of the population in households and public roads … This larvicide is a juvenile hormone analogue or juvenoid, with the mechanism of action of inhibiting the development of insect adult characteristics (e.g. wings, maturation of the reproductive organs and external genitalia), keeping with aspect immature (nymph or larva), that acts on endocrine disruption and is teratogenic and inhibits the formation of the adult insect.
Problem. Reaction. Solution. Chemicals are sprayed that cause birth defects. The public is incensed. Instead of admitting that the birth defects are caused by chemicals, mosquitoes get the blame. The solution is to spray even MORE toxic chemicals, give everyone toxic vaccines and even releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes; causing even more birth defects. More chemicals are sprayed and so on…
Hat tip and thanks to GMWatch for the initial report.