• Hundreds of pesticides and pesticide ingredients are known or believed to cause cancer.

  • There are over 40 toxic chemicals that can be found in PGRs.

  • People exposed to pesticides may get a cough that never goes away.

  • Even small doses of pesticides can affect a child’s ability to learn and grow.

  • If everyone stopped using pesticides tomorrow, we could end the epidemic of pesticide poisonings.

  • Why are pesticide labels so hard to understand? Would you buy it if the label said, “this is poison! Use it wrong and it will kill you!

  • Chlormequat Chloride found in Cyco Flower Part B (PGR) is a pesticide that is toxic to wildlife.

  • Some PGRs may be banned in one country for being too dangerous, however, other countries continue to manufacture and use those chemicals.

  • The suicide of a young man is reported with the plant growth regulator Cycocel (chlorocholine chloride and choline chloride).

  • In the 1960s, it was discovered that DDT was preventing many fish-eating birds from reproducing.

  • PGRs, also termed pesticides, are poison. They are used to modify living plants.

  • People exposed to pesticides have a higher chance of getting cancer than other people.

  • Pesticides that might typically be supplied by an Australian hydroponics store and fall under this term include plant growth regulators that modify the physiology of the plant to change how it grows.

How to hydroponic and avoid the risks

Fruit and veges are supposed to be the healthy option. But what if we were to tell you that Australia’s fruit and vegetables are sprayed with chemicals that are considered so dangerous they’re banned around the world? Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs), also described as nutrients, growth boosters, bloom boosters, vitamins, hormones and bloom enhancers, commonly termed pesticides, are chemicals and hormones that regulate plant growth. There are toxic chemicals that might be typically supplied by hydroponic stores that can be found in hydroponic Australia PGRs recommended for use in a hydroponics system.

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Chlormequat Chloride found in Cyco Flower Part B (PGR) is a pesticide that is toxic to wildlife. Pesticides harm the environment. Say no to PGRs in hydroponics.
The suicide of a young man is reported with the plant growth regulator Cycocel (chlorocholine chloride and choline chloride).
Plant Growth Regulator products, commonly known as pesticides, are also described as nutrients, growth boosters, bloom boosters, vitamins, hormones and bloom enhancers. Pesticides are poison and they can cause cancer.
Plant growth regulators contain many chemicals harmful to humans and wildlife
People exposed to pesticides have a higher chance of getting cancer than other people. This does not mean you will get cancer if you work with pesticides. But it means that working with pesticides you a higher risk of getting the disease.
The powerful defoliant and herbicide Agent Orange, used extensively throughout the Vietnam War, contained 2,4-D a chemical commonly used in PGRs. Say No to PGRs in hydroponics.
PGRs that might typically be supplied by a hydroponics store are for growth control of container grown ornamentals. They were never intended for use on medicinal herbs or fruits and vegetables.
Pesticides that might typically be supplied by an Australian hydroponics store and fall under this term include plant growth regulators or nutrients that modify the physiology of the plant to change how it grows.
There are over 40 toxic chemicals that can be found in PGRs; Daminozide is one of them. In 1989 it was withdrawn by the manufacturer after the USEPA proposed banning it based on unacceptably high cancer risks to consumers.
Plant Growth Regulator products are not to be used on cut (ornamental) flowers when successive crops are growth in the same hydroponics system.
There are many types and brands of PGRs and they are called different names in different countries. Some PGRs may be banned in one country for being too dangerous, however, other countries continue to manufacture and use those chemicals, and their residues are carried across the globe by air, water currents and precipitation.
Even small doses of pesticides can affect a child’s ability to learn and grow and may cause allergies and breathing problems that last their whole life.
Why are pesticide labels so hard to understand? Would you buy it if the label said, “this is poison! Use it wrong and it will kill you!”
If everyone stopped using pesticides tomorrow, we could end the epidemic of pesticide poisonings and begin to restore our land, air, and water to health.
PGRs, also termed pesticides, are poison. They are used to modify living plants. In order to modify those living plants, humans apply the pesticides. We also eat what`s left of them.
We`ve seen handlers of banana pesticide sterilized, a young couple who worked with pesticides give birth to a limbless child, and a pesticide singled out as a cause of Colony Collapse Disorder.
Virtually all food products are contaminated with Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which have been banned in Australia including baked goods, vegetables, fruit, poultry, meat and dairy products.

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