WASHINGTON - From 2006 to 2014, Japanese doctors documented a new cluster of symptoms reported by hundreds of rural Japanese people: patients suffering from recent memory loss, finger tremors, and combined symptoms of headache, general fatigue, palpitation/chest pain, abdominal pain, muscle pain, and cough. Public health researchers later associated these symptoms with the level of exposure to agricultural neonicotinoid insecticides, used on fresh fruits, tea, rice and a host of other human food crops.
The Romans drank water from lead pipes, used white lead as make up and poured acidic wine into lead alloy cups and ceramic glazes etc. We have the chemical industry and most specifically insecticides as our lead pipes. We kill the bugs and by doing so, the bugs kill us indirectly. Seems fair to them I guess.
Chemical warfare toxins are often (contain) highly concentrated insecticides. Both are based on the same nerve toxins. That this is true for the bugs and for us is a very unnerving (that ain't punny ya know!) irony.