[NAFEX] "Roundup" and other -cide effects

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Apr 14 19:58:50 EDT 2005


Hello,

Lots of things have surfactant, you can add it to any spray as it is sold  
as an additive.  Even to homeowners.

Even dish soap is a surfactant.

Later,
Tom


On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 12:41:21 -0700, Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org>  
wrote:

> Research has shown that the way Roundup kills amphibians is not via the
> active ingredient, but by the surfactants, which are unregistered 'inert'
> ingredients designed, as I think all of you know, to help the active
> ingredient permeate the weeds.
>
> Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
> USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
> Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
>
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> bluestem_farm at juno.com
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> Subject: RE: [NAFEX] "Roundup" and other -cide effects
>
>
> Tanis,
> A number of widely used insecticides are estrogen mimics and cause all  
> sorts
> of problems with vertebrates as well as the insects that they are  
> supposed
> to be targeted to.  I think there are a lot more of them around even than
> the true hormones.
> Muffy Barrett
>
>
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