May 25-31 World Week of Children with Leukemia
Kamal Usel, chairman of Blue Child Utku Lights of Hope: In a written statement on the occasion of World Week of May 25-31 for children with leukemia, he warned families against technological radiosundation and pesticides.
Kemal Yücel says thousands of children in Turkey and around the world are diagnosed with leukemia each year, and that small bodies go through a very difficult treatment process after being diagnosed with cancer. He said that World Week of Children with Leukemia is celebrated around the world on May 25-31 every year to raise awareness among families and potential parents against pediatric cancer, to draw attention to the prevalence and cure of leukemia. The morale and motivation of children receiving leukemia treatment with love. Working for the benefit of children with leukemia in Adana and adapting to their needs: The Mavi Child Utku Lights of Hope Association seeks to raise public awareness each year through a variety of awareness activities within the scope of Leukemia Week Children’s Week.
Referring to leukemia as a serious but curable disease, Usell said: “Love and hope are the two basic things that children with leukemia need. As the Blue Child Otto Lights of Hope Association, we celebrate Children’s Week with leukemia around the world and in Turkey and look forward to reaching the future with a healthy and happy generation.
Leukemia, also known as blood cancer in humans; It is a disease caused by excessive proliferation of red blood cells. As a result of a change in the code of the main cells of our bone marrow, which is called the blast site as a result of the growth of immature blood cells in the body, these cells rapidly spread and retain throughout the body. Bone marrow, lymph nodes, liver, brain, spleen and central nervous system. The most common type of childhood cancer is leukemia, and leukemia is responsible for 35% of all cancers. In Turkey, 1200 – 1500 cases of leukemia occur under the age of 16 every year. Although the causes of leukemia are not fully understood today, environmental radiation and certain chemicals and pesticides used in agriculture increase the risk of leukemia. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radio frequency fields as “suspicious human carcinogens” based on the potential increased risk of brain tumors among mobile phone users and the consequences of childhood leukemia. Therefore, it is important that children are not allowed to use mobile phones. Some studies have found a possible link between childhood leukemia and household exposure to pesticides during pregnancy or childhood. “
Noting that there are more than 9,000 chemical pesticides available today, Kemal Usell, president of the Blue Child Utku Hope Lights Association, continues: The use of synthetic pesticides is growing rapidly. Chemically the largest consumer of agricultural pesticides for various pest control, accounting for about 85 percent of world production. Pesticides are used in ornamental landscaping, public health activities in parks and gardens to control vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue and unwanted vegetation such as grasses and weeds. On the other hand, it is also used to prevent the growth of insects, pests, bacteria, fungi and algae in electrical appliances, refrigerators, paints, carpets, paper, cardboard and food packaging materials.
Noting that unintentional exposure to pesticides is extremely dangerous due to all these widespread uses, Kemal Yücel provides the following information: Human health. Adverse effects on the early development of children have been described from very low levels of exposure. Children’s anatomy, unconsciousness, behavior and physiology make them more susceptible to pesticides than adults, especially in infancy. Exposure to pesticides has been linked to various diseases such as cancer, hormonal disorders, asthma, allergies and hypersensitivity. There is evidence of adverse effects of pesticide exposure leading to birth defects, low birth weight and fetal death. “
Insecticides increase the risk of leukemia and lymphoma
One of the most important causes of acute leukemia after exposure to pesticides, Kemal Usel, president of the Mavi Child Utku Umut Escalary Association, conducted his assessment as follows: Increases the risk of pediatric or pesticide grade during pregnancy increases the risk of childhood leukemia (ALL and AML) and lymphoma due to the proximity of the agricultural system to a residential method. Aware of the subject.