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However, almost all of us miss to take into account that chemicals impact people where they are manufactured, not simply where they are used. It's time to consider those people too. An article about the explosion twenty years ago at the chemical substance plant in Bhopal, Of india, just came across my desk. What a tragedy! And that kind of crash can happen anywhere.
I have gained a fresh insight from reading concerning this tragedy. Did you realize there were 4, 000 people killed immediately, and another 20, 000 who were wiped out from side affects for many years afterward? And that lots of thousands of folks have suffered severe health conditions due to explosion that released toxic chemicals into the air and water?
It occurs to me that if first world countries would reduce their reliance on chemicals for pest control, the production of those chemicals would decline with the demand, and plants would be closed or re-purposed. If plants making toxic chemicals are closed, or re-purposed to non-toxic chemical creation, people in third world countries could have reduced direct exposure -- potential and real -- to poisons used in pesticides. People in first world countries who live near chemical plants would also be less dangerous from chemicals produced in such plants -- chemicals that might be released through accidents or terrorism. There are lots of ways to regulate pests other than with the use of toxic chemicals. Lives rely upon that alternative approach being used.
With the increase of bed bugs in hotels across the US, it may be unnerving to think about keeping your hotel bug-free without pesticides. Stop panicking! Right now there are natural and organic pest controls and techniques coming out daily that will help you keep your hotel bedbug free, or exterminate them if they are already in residence. It's important to be part of the solution, not contribute to the problem.