Mouth Revolution is the latest zaney video from the makers of wildly successful Internet hits Meatrix and Store Wars. Sponsored by Annie's Homegrown (bunny mac and cheese), Mouth Revolution promotes healthy food. Pesticide Action Network is one of the organizations chosen by Annie's and producer Free Range Studios to provide an action for viewers.
Chlorpyrifos (including Dow's "Lorsban"), an organophosphate insecticide, is used on many crops including almonds, apples, broccoli, corn, cotton, oranges and pears. A powerful neurotoxin, it has been linked to both immediate human health damage and long-term developmental delays in children. Chlorpyrifos was banned for residential use in 2000 due particularly to danger to children. Yet people working and living in agricultural communities continue to be exposed to this unnecessary poison.
Recent scientific studies at Columbia University link lower birth weights and reduced head circumference of children born to women who were pregnant while living where chlorpyrifos was used in their homes. For children living anywhere, switching to organic foods has been shown to immediately lower the levels of some of the most acutely dangerous pesticides, including organophosphates.
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