Win Some Moogoo,
News, and Help Save Houses from Pesticide.
Firstly we need to thank you for helping. MooGoo has grown and we have been
able to add new cows to our team. This is great as jobs have been hard to find
around here so these people have something fun to do with their time. Thanks for
doing your bit by buying Australian, as well as keeping your skin healthy and
What we have been doing....
MooGoo Creams are now made in
Australia's first fully certified eco estate which is carbon neutral. It uses
fresh water tanks, recycled materials wherever possible in the building, and a
solar power grid for running lights etc.
We have our Choose Cruelty Free
Accreditation. Not that this was ever an issue, natural products are not
generally tested on animals. But there ya go.
New Stuff Coming. A drinkable,
natural deodorant that really works. Aluminium based deodorants are now strongly
linked to some health problems, and existing natural deodorants often don't work
well. Ours is non-smelly, not linked to Alzheimer's or other health problems, and
it works. We are also doing some more stuff for babies including natural nappy
rash cream that helps prevent nappy rash using two different processes. Lastly we
have been messing around with sunscreens that use non-nano particles, natural
ingredients, and are not too thick and pasty.
If you have any suggestions for what you would like MooGoo to make, please let
us know. We would also like to keep people informed about health issues we think
are important. Thanks once again and please stay in touch.
This is why it is always good to have independent
checks to the advertiser's story.
Have you been faithfully washing your apples all these years?
What would you think if the same pesticide that we have been taught to wash
from our apples is sprayed in your house every 13 minutes? That is what current
TV and magazine commercials would have us believe is a good idea.
Click Here for a
typical pesticide advertisement.
We have nothing against fly spray, but pumping it into a house all day and
night raises serious health concerns. Wouldn't it be better to check these are
safe first, and possibly avoid some kids and adults getting sick later? The
health concerns are explained at the bottom of this email.
We are asking for one small thing that might help the health of all
Australians, especially kids. We believe that â€œAutomatic Indoor Insect Control
Systemsâ€ that are now being advertised for the home should be investigated.
Restrictions or warning labels should be put in place unless long term exposure
to pesticide residue in the house can be proven to be safe. People assume this
has already taken place, but that is not necessarily the case. Unless there are
complaints or injuries, there is very little consumer protection for many
If you already have an opinion, please click on the link below to
join a list of people that would like them looked at. If lots of people ask for
these products checked for safety, we will forward this poll to the relevant
government consumer departments and media. If you donâ€™t know what we are talking
about, there is some more information underneath.
"...This is my 4th or 5th order. I also received your email
re auto insect sprays in the home which I read in full. I believe this is a slow
way of poisoning. I am a victim of the over use of 'SAFE' insecticides in the
1960s and still react to some sprays, my tolerance to many chemicals is extremely
low." Tony (email 4th March with order)
How They Work. Why Automatic Indoor Insect Control Systems.
Great for pesticide sales, but good for us?
They work by a battery system that sprays a short burst of pesticide into the
house every 13 minutes. The household pesticide misting systems are promoted as
safe and use a plant based pesticide called Pyrethrine. Of course, most poisons
come from nature, so â€œnaturalâ€ is not always good. The pesticide in the spray is
the same chemical used as pesticides in agriculture, on your plants for bugs, in
animal shed demisters, as well as fly spray. The active ingredients are:
Pyrethrins (Pesticide), Piperonly Butoxide (pesticide fixer in animals) and
Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide (increases toxicity).
We would ask these questions:
- If one company's FAQ suggests not using it around birds in cages, fish
tanks to be covered, not around kitchens, and not in children's nurseries,
then how safe is it through the rest of the house all day and night?
- Why is it that the safety data sheet suggests workers wear protective
clothing and breathing apparatus when using these chemicals, yet it can be
sprayed inside the home (in low concentrations) every day?
- The dosage may be low, but it is enough to poison all insects entering
the house, and so what impact does the residual presticide buildup over
indoor surfaces have on our health?
The chemicals do not seem to be as safe as the company claims. Here
is a discussion of some of the health effects.
The United States Environmental Health Commission has serious concerns. There
is a lack of safety evidence for long term breathing exposure of this pesticide,
especially when combined with the other actives which are designed to boost its
toxicity to insects. One of the other actives in the spray, Piperonyl butoxide,
also has some evidence for chemically induced mutagenicity (possible cancer
This pesticide will be continually breathed in by adults and babies, as well
as settling on surfaces and food around the home.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found the following:
...EPA does not have a clear understanding of effects on key downstream neuronal
function e.g., nerve excitability, nor does EPA understand how these key events
interact to produce their compound specific patterns of neurotoxicity...
...the Pyrethrin Joint Venture has agreed to remove the following use sites
from their device product labels: day care centers, nursing homes, schools, and
hospitals. In addition, EPA is requiring air concentration and particle size data
for indoor metered release devices and will prohibit metered release device use
in residential areas unless data are submitted in a timely fashion. Once these
data are submitted and reviewed, the Agency will make a determination regarding
the use in residential areas...June 2006 EPA 738-R-06-005
As a reward for reading this far, we will put in an extra milk soap or Skin
Milk for any order over $30 during Feb or March if you include "I read it all"
in the instructions section of your order. Well done.
Note to Multi-National Bug Spray Companies and lawyers: We love your
fly sprays. We only want the automatic systems checked for long term safety
before they are sold. We hope you understand.