Marie RYAN is Westralia.Net's
Health Officer. She is a veteran of many a hard public media battle against the inept WA government, which seemed intent on
poisoning our babies with cyclodiene pesticides that it insisted to the community were safe to use around our pregnant citizens.
This was despite these being banned or withdrawn from sale elsewhere in the industrialised world. Marie (and the rest of the
world) were proved correct.
Since her battle we
have seen the number of Westralian birth defects attributed to organochlorine exposure reduce significantly. The reproductive
impacts of organochlorine pesticides include miscarriage, structural and functional birth defects and neo-natal deaths. Structural
defects are those that are visible while functional defects include reduced IQ and mental retardation.
Thank Naomi Segal,
Marie, and other parents who fought the "Evil Empire" of the WA Health department. Think of the babies, now many
severely damaged individuals, needing constant care for the rest of their lives. ...Totally avoidable!
Even the EPA was officially
critical of State management for removing organochlorines from farms, but leaving peoples homes to be consistently topped-up
with more of the same poisons.
Meanwhile the newspapers
were reporting how US scientists stated that "WA Health authorities showed a staggering lack of knowledge about
the dangers of organochlorine pesticides".
The media was also
reporting that pesticide levels found in the bodies and breast milk of WA women were among the highest in the western
world and even higher than underdeveloped countries. Newspapers reported that Western Australians
have chemical levels so high that they would be unacceptable as meat if exported to the USA.
can forget about how many dollars per kilo the mother-in-law or annoying neighbour will bring in.
However the WA Health
Department held firm and fought to retain the spraying which was mandatory on new houses and existing home extensions.
Yes, Marie, it certainly is hard living amongst dinosaurs, especially when they run the show. After several months,
the media reported that the WA Health Department admitted it was aware the pesticides it approved contained chemicals long
considered to cause cancer and birth defects. But officials were still informing the public that residues in breast
milk did not pose a threat.
Does anyone understand
this evil deceit?
If you think
these episodes are long gone, think again. The same big names in the WA Health Department are still there making decisions
on your health. Were they demoted or publicly bought to justice for deceiving us? No. Some even get National awards. At Westralia.Net
we believe these people are morally guilty, if not in breach of WA criminal code.
Yet the WA government
treats people such as these educated imbeciles as heroes.
At Westralia.Net, Marie knows the truth;
...And so should you.