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unique-design
Rachel Carson


 Chinese charater for the respect of nature

The history of life on Earth
has been a history of interaction between living things and their surroundings.

To a large extent, the physical form and the habits of the Earth's vegetation and it's animals life have been molded by the environment.

Considering the whole span of earthly time, the opposite effect, in which life actually modifies it's surroundings, has been relatively slight.

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species - mankind - acquired significant power to alter nature on the Earth.

It took hundreds of millions of years to produce the life that now inhabits the Earth - eons of time in which that developing and evolving and diversifying life reached a state of adjustment and balance with its surroundings.

The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of the air, earth and water with dangerous and lethally toxic materials.

As Albert Schweitzer has said, ‘man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.'

Given time - time not in years but in millennia - life adjusts and a balance has been reached.

For time is the essential ingredient,
but on this modern Earth there is no time.

- Rachel Carson, biologist and author, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient


Chinese charater for nature lover

"The land itself is in mourning - its wilderness pastures are dried up. For they all do evil and abuse what power they have."
- Jeremiah 23:10


"Quite simply, our planet is hospitable to us because, like every other denizen of this planet, we evolved here and have thus become adapted by Natural Selection to Earth's conditions. Humans are extremely versatile, and although we seem to think that we can exist outside the laws of nature, we cannot." - Eric R. Pianka


"In the ideal market economy the price of a product as reflected by the demands of buyers and sellers in a free market would represent the best possible allocation of resources.

In reality, many economic exchanges create "spillover effects" or "externalities" which impose costs on people who are not parties to the transaction. The number and seriousness of these "externalities" has risen remarkably in the second part of this century. They include not only localized externalities (for example, toxic substances from industrial manufacturing that leech into public water supplies) but also pervasive externalities (such as acid rain, ozone depletion, or CO2 buildup)." - Don Mayer

Ecological Toxicity Information

Swimming In A Sea Of Neurotoxins

Toxins that Causes Neuropathy - Causes of Nerve Damage


convict lake

Poison Spring - The Secret History of the EPA

an ancient survival program

fluoride

endocrine disruptors

perfluorooctanoic acid

methyl tert-butyl ether

bisphenol A

phthalates

pyrethroids

polybrominated diphenyl ethers

polytetrafluoroethylene

perchlorate

mercury

trichloroethylene

pesticides

polychlorinated biphenyls

lead

asbestos


poison

The Wonder World of Chemistry 1936 DuPont

Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

The Significance of IG Farben for Chemistry, Literature and Jews


In a U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released in July 2005 148 toxic compounds were looked for in the blood and urine of 2,400 Americans age 6 or older.

Chemical Safety Board cuts investigations amid alleged mismanagement

Several toxic compounds, including pyrethroids and phthalates were found to be in nearly every American. Nearly 6% of the American women of child bearing age had sufficent quantities of mercury in their blood to impair mental development of the fetus.

"There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market in America, the vast majority of which lack even basic information on health effects and toxicity. We do know that at least 1,400 chemicals have known or probable links to cancer, birth defects, reproductive effects and other health problems such as learning disabilities. Although the incidence of these diseases has been increasing for decades, a whole host of other obstacles to healthy development have also been on the rise, including premature birth, low birth weight, early puberty and childhood obesity. Recent science indicates that these problems are related to chemical exposure." - Dan Jacobson


{According to The Story of Stuff there are now 100,000 (one hundred thousand) chemicals on the market. The long term effects of most of these chemicals are unknown and have not been studied. None of the combined effects of the chemicals saturating our environment have ever been studied. More than 77,000 chemicals are in active production in North America. More than 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply. More than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage. 315 chemical contaminants were found in U.S. tap water. One in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals. Neurotoxins and other chemicals are added to vaccines, and a german study shows that vaccinated children have at least 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children. More than 1000 new chemicals are developed each year. Most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies.}

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency "lacks sufficient data to ensure" that the public is protected. {see hidden knowledge}

The Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect the public from tens of thousands of toxic compounds because it has not gathered data on the health risks of most industrial chemicals, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office which found that chemical corporations had provided health data to the Environmental Protection Agency for about 15% of chemicals that had been introduced over the past 30 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency has sought information about health dangers for fewer than 200 the estimated 80,000 chemical compounds in commercial use. The Environmental Protection Agency currently regulates just over 1,600 chemicals.

The Environmental Protection Agency does not routinely assess existing chemicals, has limited information on those chemicals health and environmental risks, and has issued few regulations controlling such chemicals.

"Environmentally induced cancers are the result of human failure. This failure is not only of a misguided war on cancer focusing on the result and not the cause but also the continued addiction by agriculture and other industries to toxic agents. It also reflects a failed regulatory scheme coupled with antiquated and ineffective toxic chemical control laws.

Nationally, our primary standard is the Toxic Substances Control Act, enacted in the 1970s. The act's main goal was to require comprehensive cancer tests for thousands of industrial chemicals in widespread use - a goal we have yet to achieve.

Recognizing these national failures, two decades ago in California we enacted Proposition 65, requiring first a list by the governor of chemicals known to cause cancer, and then a warning before exposure where they pose a significant risk. The California agency charged with this task has not used its independent authority to list a carcinogen in more than five years." - Al Meyerhoff


"Many commonly prescribed medicines have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Hormone replacement therapy is among the most controversial medications in this regard. Estrogen can promote uterine as well as breast cancer. Millions of women have taken HRT to ease symptoms of menopause. How many have developed cancer because of this treatment is unknown.

A surprising number of other prescription medications have warnings in their labels about cancer.

For example, the popular heartburn medicine omeprazole (Prilosec) causes abnormal cell growth and stomach tumors (carcinoids) in rats. Spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone) is a blood pressure medicine, sometimes prescribed for hormonal imbalances and facial hair growth in women, causes tumors in rats. The prescription topical skin treatments, Elidel and Protopic, are associated with lymmphoma and skin cancer.

The Food and Drug Administration has warned against using these drugs in children 2 and younger. It also states: ''The long term safety of Elidel and Protopic are unknown."

The rheumatoid arthritis injections Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira and Remicade, expensive bio-tech drugs have been associated with lymphoma or other cancers.

"In the New England Journal of Medicine, Sept. 25, 2008, investigators noted a higher incidence of cancer in subjects taking Vytorin." - Joe Graedon, pharmacologist & Teresa Graedon, doctorate medical anthropology, nutrition expert


"Taking menopause hormones for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a federal study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of these popular pills." - Marilynn Marchione 12/13/08

"A third of men and a quarter of women undergoing cancer screening will get false positive results by the time they have undergone four tests, which can lead to inappropriate medical procedures. Men's risk of a false-positive finding was 36.7 percent by the fourth screening, and women's risk of the wrong result was 26.2 percent by the fourth of the 14 routinely recommended tests possible for each patient, according to the research published in Annals of Family Medicine." - Elizabeth Lopatto 05/12/09

"A study published in Annals of Family Medicine found that 60% of men and 49% of women had gotten at least one false positive during three years of routine screenings for ovarian, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer. As a result, 22% of those women and 29% of those men had an invasive diagnostic procedure." - Karen Kaplan

"Messages about screening have been oversimplified to ‘Early detection saves lives,' and that's the end, and people are made to feel irresponsible if they don't test. It's a more nuanced decision than that. The more times you intervene, the greater the chance is you're going to have harm." - Jennifer Croswell, the study's lead author and acting director of the office of medical applications of research at the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health 05/12/09


"It is worth noting what this contamination throughout America represents a highly industrialized civilization bringing us material abundance. Is this what we are defending? The American way of life based on an unchecked "free" enterprise system? It seems fundamental that we examine the cost of this freedom and ask just how free we are if the materials and services provided cost us this much in compromised air, soil, water and health." - Craig Houx

"We contaminated the environment sufficiently that there are measureable amounts of potentially toxic substances in humans - both children and adults. We have fouled our own nest."- Dr. Jerome A. Paulson, associate professor of pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

"I found it alarming to read a story premised on the idea that cultural shifts were the only cause of population change. Since 1960, we have introduced thousands of new chemicals into our environment and done many other things that are inimical to life and reproduction. It is disingenuous to look at just a few sociological causes and to ignore what we have done to the Earth." - Joe Shea, commented on the sperm count reduction of men in developed countries.


"European countries have taken a proactive stance in an attempt to cleanse their societies of the toxicological deluge of the last 50 years. The United States, unfortunately, has chosen to do the opposite by protecting chemical companies rather than humans from the thousands of untested compounds we encounter on a daily basis. The average American (fetus, child and adult) has over 87 known man-made toxins in his or her tissues, interacting in unknown ways in a myriad of combinations. Despite this fact, the federal government rejects the precautionary stance as expensive and unnecessary 'myth'. Like the other examples of federal government assault on sound science over the last six years, this risk based assessment is pure bunk." -Arthur Strauss MD"

All members of the two most popular classes of lipid-lowering drugs (the fibrates and the statins) cause cancer in rodents, in some cases at levels of animal exposure close to those prescribed to humans." - Journal of the American Medical Association, January 3, 1996

216 chemical compounds were found to cause breast cancer in animal testing. Over 200 are commonly found in urban air and consumer products.

"There is an unbreakable link between human well-being and the health of the Earth"- Walter Reid


"When DuPont tells you that they bring
"Better Living through Chemistry,"
they don’t tell you that it’s only for 100 years,
then the entire planet dies for their profit."
- Jack Herer


food

food

The House of Representatives passed the National Uniformity for Foods Act in March 2006, a measure that would kill or cancel significant parts of 200 food-safety laws in 50 states. This ill-advised bill, supported by millions of food-industry dollars, passed without a single hearing.

"Having access to nutritious food should be a right, not a privilege. We need to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of our food choices and how those choices affect people, animals and the environment." - Lauren Ornelas

National Uniformity for Food Act

The purpose of this bill was to keep from consumers the useful pertinent information required to make food purchasing decisions.

Food companies forked over $5.2 million to the bill's 226 co-sponsors. The Californian members of Congress co-sponsoring the bill in the House received about $670,000 from food interests for this election cycle alone, and more than $1 million for 2004, according to public filings with the Federal Elections Commission. Some of the top money receivers are Representatives Richard Pombo (R-Tracy) , $250,208); Devin Nunes (R-Visalia), $558,152); and Dennis Cardoza (D-Atwater) $239,152.

The food companies do not want the consumer to know of any potential hazards in the food they sell. Now let me ask you a question which is more important to food companies? a) a consumer's health or b) the bottom line (in dollars).

National Uniformity for Foods Act has not become law. Knowledge of melamine being added to pet food products, hog feed, chicken feed, eggs, baby formula and processed milk products to increase apparent protein content is just the latest example of the lengths to which processed food producers will go to deceive consumers. (Animals and humans digesting melamine develop kidney stones! In China 50,000 children were sickened and at least four infants died after they consumed melamine-tainted baby milk formula in 2008.)

"Some people argue that the avalanche of warnings numb the public to real environmental hazards. Perhaps. But the "right to know" provisions in Proposition 65 and other laws give consumers real choices. If one brand of lettuce in the supermarket says it contains perchlorate, rocket fuel and developmental toxins and another does not, the market will work. And exposure to that chemical will be reduced, not just at the dinner table but also "upstream," for chemical workers in the plants and farm workers in the fields." -Al Meyerhoff , Carl Pope


"A ban on fast-food advertising to children would cut the national obesity rate by as much as 18%, according to a new study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health." - Emily Bryson York, 11/19/08

"Junk food elicits addictive behavior in rats similar to the behaviors of rats addicted to heroin. Pleasure centers in the brains of rats addicted to high-fat, high-calorie diets became less responsive as the binging wore on, making the rats consume more and more food. After just five days on the junk food diet, rats showed “profound reductions” in the sensitivity of their brains’ pleasure centers, suggesting that the animals quickly became habituated to the food." - Laura Sanders


The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a front group for the restaurant and fast-food industry, has responded by calling the 2008 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health flawed.

"Though the September 30, 2004 Institute of Medicine report on preventing childhood obesity should be praised for going beyond the food industry's self serving focus on personal and parental responsibility, it fails to mention a key component of the problem: how our food is grown, processed and sold. Real change must mean reorienting our agriculture and nutrition policies so that the healthiest foods - unprocessed whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and nuts are also those that are most easily accessible and most affordable." - Josh Miner, food system analyst UC Cooperative Extension

"Despite having the cheapest food system in the world, Americans are arguably the most unhealthy, "starving" for real, nutritious food. Farm subsidies is at the heart of this phenomenon, which champions the interests of agribusiness." - Dorit Dowler-Guerrero


modern "food" products

What's on my food?


Switching to organic foods provides children "dramatic and immediate" protection from pesticides that are widely used on a variety of crops, according to a study by a team of scientists some from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Concentrations of two organophosphate pesticides - malathion and chlorpyrifos - declined substantially in the bodies of elementary school-age children during a five-day period when organic foods were substituted for conventional foods. The findings suggest that children are are exposed to organophosphate chemicals mainly through 'conventional' food.

In the summer of 2007 American processed food producers received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow 38 non-organic ingredients in products bearing the "USDA Organic" seal. Now that non-organic products are allowed to be labeled organic with the "USDA Organic" seal the "USDA Organic" seal has become just another propaganda tool in the hands of unscrupulous processed food producers becoming just another example of lies masquerading as truth. The list of 38 non-organic ingredients allowed under the "USDA Organic" seal includes 19 food colorings; casings from processed animal intestines; hops grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides; frozen lemongrass,celery powder, dill weed oil, fish oil, rice starch, beet juice, whey protein concentrate and fructooligosaccharides - a sugar polymer that human bodies cannot digest.

In July 2007 the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to close 7 of it's 13 food testing laboratories. The Food and Drug Administration now inspects less than 1% of food imports and tests only a fraction of the food inspected.

Why the government does not want Americans to know which harmful chemicals are in your food.

Low levels of pesticides combined with low levels of fungicides are known to cause Parkinson's disease, but chemical manufactures will never admit it just as asbetos manufactures never admitted that asbetos causes mesothelioma.


toxic waste


fluoride

In 1931 fluoride in drinking water is found to be the cause of brown teeth - now known as dental fluorosis.

In 1931 H.Trendley Dean of the U.S. Public Health Service initiates studies on fluorides under the jurisdiction of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Mellon is founder of Alcoa aluminum, who is one of the main suppliers of toxic sodium fluoride as a by-product of aluminum manufacture. He publishes a purposely skewed study showing that, at 1ppm, fluoride results in the reduction of tooth decay.

In 1937 German manufacturing trials for nerve gas Tabun begin using fluorides and in 1938 German chemist Schrader discovers Sarin, 10 times more lethal than Tabun, which is made with various compounds including sodium fluoride.

In 1940 Soviet concentration camps use fluoride administration to inmates to decrease resistance to authority and induce physical deteriorization.

In 1942 Germany becomes world's largest producer of aluminum and the manufacturing byproduct sodium fluoride.

In 1943 researchers from the US Public Health Service examine the health of residents of Bartlett, Texas to see if the 8ppm fluoride in the drinking water was affecting their health. They find that the death rate in Bartlett was three times higher than a neighboring village which contained 0.4 ppm fluoride.

On September 18, 1943, the Journal of the American Medical Association states, "fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, changing the permeability of the cell membrane by inhibiting certain enzymes. The exact mechanism of such actions are obscure. The sources of fluorine intoxication are drinking water containing 1ppm or more of fluorine, fluorine compounds used as insecticidal sprays for fruits and vegetables (cryolite and barium fluoro- silicate) and the mining and conversion of phosphate rock to superphosphate, which is used as a fertilizer. That process alone releases approximately 25,000 tons of pure fluorine into the atmosphere annually."

In 1944 the city manager of Grand Rapids, Michigan announces that the Michigan State Department of Health is planning a long range experiment with fluoridated water and that Grand Rapids was selected as the location for the experiment. The city commission approves a motion to fluoridate despite the warning issued three months earlier by the American Dental Association. Grand Rapids becomes the first city in the United States to conduct this experiment. It was to serve as the test city to be compared against un-fluoridated Muskegon for a period of ten years relative to tooth decay, at which time it would be determined whether or not fluoride was "safe and effective." Dr. H. Trendley Dean was put in charge of the project. (As a result of government propaganda on fluorides, the ten year Michigan study was terminated after 1 year. The fluoride-free control city, Muskegon, was then fluoridated to conceal any differential between the two cities.)

In 1944 Oscar Ewing is put on the payroll of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), as an attorney, at an annual salary of $750,000. Within a few months, Oscar Ewing was made Federal Security Administrator, with the announcement that he was taking a big cut in salary. The US Public Health Service, then a division of the FSA, comes under the command of Ewing , and he begins to vigorously promote fluoridation nationwide. Oscar Ewings public relations strategist for the fluoride campaign was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Louis James Bernays. Edward Louis James Bernays conducts a public relations campaign to promote fluorine ingestion by applying Freudian theory to induce public acceptance. It was one of Edward Louis James Bernays most successful campaigns.



conspiracy theory



The Journal of the American Dental Association on October 1, 1944 warned that "We do know that the use of drinking water containing as little as 1.2 to 3.0 ppm of fluorine will cause such developmental disturbances in bones as osteoporosis, and we cannot run the risk of producing such systemic disturbances in applying what at present is a doubtful procedure intended to prevent development of dental disfigurement in children. In the light of our present knowledge or lack of knowledge of the chemistry of the subject, the potentialities for harm far outweigh those for good."

In 1945 Newburgh, New York has their water supply fluoridated. Subsequent exams of the children by x-ray reveal that almost 14% have cortical defects in bone, compared to the nearby unfluoridated village of Kingston, where 7.5% have bone defects.

Fluoride becomes a key chemical in atomic bomb production, according to World War II documents obtained by Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson.

Massive quantities of fluoride - millions of tons - were essential for the manufacture of atomic bomb grade uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War.

One of the most toxic chemicals known, fluoride rapidly emerged as the leading chemical health hazard of the American atomic bomb program.

Much of the original proof that fluoride is safe for humans in low doses was generated by atomic bomb program scientists, who had been secretly ordered to provide "evidence useful in litigation" against defense contractors for fluoride injury to citizens.

The first lawsuits against the American atomic bomb program were not over radiation, but over fluoride damage.



sodium fluoride


Human studies were required. American atomic bomb program researchers played a leading role in the design and implementation of the most extensive American study of the health effects of fluoridating public drinking water - conducted in Newburgh, New York from 1945 to 1956.

In this classified 'top secret' operation code-named "Program F", they secretly gathered and analyzed blood and tissue samples from Newburgh citizens, with the cooperation of New York State Health Department personnel.

The original 'top secret' version - obtained by Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson - of a 1948 study published by Program F scientists in the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that evidence of adverse health effects from fluoride was censored by the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - considered the most powerful of Cold War agencies - for reasons of national security.

The American atomic bomb program's fluoride safety studies were conducted at the University of Rochester, site of one of the most notorious human radiation experiments of the Cold War, in which unsuspecting hospital patients were injected with toxic doses of radioactive plutonium.

The fluoride studies were conducted with the same ethical mind-set, in which "national security" was paramount - the individual may be sacrificed for the good of the social culture.

An April 29, 1944 Manhattan Project memo reports: "Clinical evidence suggests that uranium hexafluoride may have a rather marked central nervous system effect.... It seems most likely that the F [code for fluoride] component rather than the T [code for uranium] is the causative factor."

The memo - stamped "secret" - is addressed to the head of the Manhattan Project's Medical Section, Colonel Stafford Warren.




water treatment ?


Colonel Stafford Warren is asked to approve a program of animal research on uranium hexafluoride effects: "Since work with these compounds is essential, it will be necessary to know in advance what mental effects may occur after exposure... This is important not only to protect a given individual, but also to prevent a confused workman from injuring others by improperly performing his duties."

"How could I be told by National Institutes of Health that fluoride has no central nervous system effects when these documents were sitting there all the time? That kind of warning, that fluoride workers might be a danger to the atomic bomb program by improperly performing their duties - I can't imagine that would be ignored - but that the results were buried because they might create a difficult legal and public relations problem for the government."- Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, former head of toxicology at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston.

In a subsequent secret Manhattan Project memo, a broader solution to the public relations problem was suggested by chief fluoride toxicologist Harold C. Hodge. He wrote to the Medical Section chief, Colonel Stafford Warren: "Would there be any use in making attempts to counteract the local fear of fluoride on the part of residents of Salem and Gloucester counties through lectures on fluoride toxicology and perhaps the usefulness of fluoride in tooth health?"

Such lectures were indeed given, not only to New Jersey citizens but to the rest of the nation throughout the Cold War.

The aluminum, steel and fertilizer industrys all produce hazardous toxic waste products called silicofluorides, which are much more toxic than lead, almost as toxic as arsenic, and contain some of both.

In 1948 a study is undertaken in England where bone defects in three groups of school boys were studied. Two groups were from districts where the water supply was practically free of fluorine. The third group was from the village of Launton, where the natural water supply contains 1ppm of fluorine (the same as the level deemed "safe" by the U.S. Public Health Service). X-ray examination revealed that 20 percent of the first two groups had mild non-specific spinal irregularities. In the third group, the one consuming 1ppm fluoride in their water, 64% were found to have spinal defects, and lesions were more severe.



always read between the lines

calcification
of the pineal gland

soul calcification

In 1951 the U.S. Public Health Service, with the cooperation of the American Dental Association, holds a meeting of state dental directors at which the methods for promotion of fluoridation are outlined. A concentration of 1.2 ppm was suggested, and state dental directors were instructed to lie to the public about the toxic effects of sodium fluoride. They were to deliberately misinform the public by relating the presence of "high-fluoride areas" to "less cancer and less polio" - an entire public relations campaign meant to con-vince the public to allow themselves to be medicated.

In 1952 the American Dental Association publishes an issue of its Journal instructing its dentists not to discuss their personal opinions about fluoride.

1952 US Representative Dr.A.L.Miller, Chairman of the Special Committee on Chemicals and Foods, stated, "I sometimes wonder if ALCOA Aluminum and its subsidiaries might not have a deep interest in getting rid of sodium fluoride, a toxic waste product of the aluminum industry. In this connection it is interesting to note that the person in charge of the public health, Oscar Ewing, is also an attorney for ALCOA." 82nd Congress, 2nd Session, Hearings of the Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals in Food and Cosmetics. Dr. Miller "The US Dental Association made some examination and recommended to the farmers that fluorine not be added to the water of pregnant sows because it did something to the pigs that were unborn."

From 1952 to 1956, the cities on the "fluoridation list" began to fluoridate their water supplies. As the process of water fluoridation continued, the cancer death rate of the fluoridated cities began to far exceed the rate of the unfluoridated cities.

1954 A study is published which links fluorides and the development of cancer in animals. (A Taylor, "Sodium Fluoride in the Drinking Water of Mice", Dental Digest, Vol 60, pp170-172.) C.E.Perkins, I.G.Farben chemist, admits fluoride is to reduce resistance in people to authority.

1956 March 1956 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, H.C. Hodge remarks, "skeletal deposition of fluoride is a continuing process in which a considerable portion of the ingested fluoride, perhaps 25 to 50%, is deposited in the skeleton."

1957 Records for New Britain, Connecticut (where the use of industrial fluorides had been in use for 6 years) showed that some of the children's teeth had been damaged beyond repair where the water is fluoridated. Even when the percentage of industrial fluorine is kept at or below 1 ppm, mottling is produced in 10-15% of the children examined. Mottled teeth are teeth showing symptoms of fluorosis, and the enamel of mottled teeth is brittle and subject to mechanical injury which is difficult or impossible to repair.

In October 1958, Dr. J.F. Montague, a medical doctor, published material reflecting his growing concern over fluoridation in the Journal of the International College of Surgeons, connecting the presence of fluorine in the human body to cancer.

1959 In the report of the proceedings of the 3rd Medical-Dental Conference on the Evaluation of Fluoridation, held on March 7, 1959 in New York City, the committee concluded that "It is apparent that the practice of fluoridation is not the simple, trustworthy procedure that the promoting authorities have given the profession and the public to believe."
Fluorides were used as an enzyme inhibitor in a study by J.D. Ebert that was published in 1959 on the metabolic pathways by which organs in an embryo are formed. In low concentrations, he found that sodium fluoride blocked almost completely the regions destined to form muscle, primarily affecting the heart muscle. In higher concentrations, it caused the entire embryo to disintegrate in a clear-cut pattern, starting with the heart-forming region.

1959 The Ontario Minister of Health, Dr. Dymond, announced that no further fluoridation would be permitted there, because "no one knows for sure what the effect is to persons given fluoride throughout a lifetime."

As early as 1959, the knowledge existed that the presence of fluoride in human bodies hastens the absorption of radioactive substances present in the environment. In a report to the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine labeled "The Metabolism of Alkaline Earth Metals by Bone" by F.W. Lengemann, professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee on March 23, 1959, it was scientifically shown that the presence of fluorine and other environmental substances such as lead and cyanide in the human body increased the ratio of strontium 90 to calcium in bone.

In research conducted on the incidence of Mongolism in cities in Wisconsin, Illinois and the Dakotas published in 1959 in the official publication of the French Academy of Medicine, it was found that as the percentage of fluorides in the water rose, there was a parallel rise in the incidence of Mongoloid births. The age of the mothers giving birth to Mongoloid babies also declined with rising fluoride levels. It is interesting thatin the first three years of fluoridation, New Britain, Connecticut experienced a 150% rise in still births.

In Great Britain, Dr. R.A.Holman of the Royal Institute of Pathology discussed fluoride poisoning in an article in the April 15, 1961 issue of the British Medical Journal. He noted that the long-term effects of sodium fluoride ingestion needed much more investigation. He said "Fluoride is a well-known inhibitor of several enzyme systems".



fluoride causes cancer


In 1963 an American Academy of Sciences study shows low fluoride levels increase tumors.

Also in 1963 a study is published which links fluorides and development of cancer in animals. Ref: Irwin Herskowitz and Isabel Norton "Increased Incidence of Melanotic Tumors...Following Treatment with Sodium Fluoride", Genetics, Vol 48, pp307-310.

1965 A study is published which links fluorides to cancer in animals. Ref: A. Taylor and N.C.Taylor, "Effect of Fluoride on Tumor Growth", Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol 65, pp252-255.

By 1969, the fluoridated cities had an average cancer death rate of 225 per 100,000 people, while non-fluoridated cities had an average cancer death rate of 195 per 100,000. The data indicates a fluoride-linked increase of cancer of 10% in only 13-17 years. These figures were checked and confirmed in 1979 by the United States National Cancer Institute.

Germany bans water fluoridation in 1971, Sweden in 1972, Netherlands in 1973.

1974 The Safe Water Drinking Act is passed. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets maximum contamination levels (MCL) for various water pollutants, including sodium fluoride. The EPA sets the fluoride contamination level at an unbelievable 1.4 ppm for "warmer climates" and up to 2.4 ppm for "colder climates". The American Dental Association begins pressuring the EPA to raise the MCL for fluoride in public water to 8 ppm, when it is fully known that systemic damage occurs below 1 pmm. The National Drinking Water Advisory Council refuses to recommend raising the fluoride MCL, and came close to recommending its lowering. The EPA then farms out research work to ICAIR Life Systems, which issues a fraudulent report (confirmed by ICAIR employee Dr. John Beaver). The report is woven into the US EPA report on fluoride, resulting in the EPA recommendation of MCL for sodium fluoride in public water to be 4 ppm.

1975 Dr. John Yiamouyiannis publishes a preliminary survey which shows that people in fluoridated areas have a higher cancer death rate than those in non-fluoridated areas. The National Cancer Institute attempts to refute the studies. Later in 1975, Yiamouyiannis joins with Dr. Dean Burk, chief chemist of the National Cancer Institute (1939-1974) in performing other studies which are then included in the Congressional Record by Congressman Delaney. Delaney was the original author of the Delaney Amendment, which prohibited the addition of cancer-causing substances to food used for human consumption. Both reports confirmed the existence of a link between fluoridation and cancer.

1976 Dr. D.W.Allman and co-workers from Indiana University School of Medicine feed animals 1 part-per-million (ppm) fluoride and notice the urinary levels and tissue levels of a substance called cyclic AMP (adenosine monophosphate) increased by more than 100%. They also found that in the presence of aluminum in a concentration as small as 20 parts per billion, fluoride is able to cause an even larger increase in cyclic AMP levels. Cyclic AMP inhibits the migration rate of white blood cells, as well as the ability of the white blood cell to destroy pathogenic organisms. Ref: Journal of Dental Research, Vol 55, Sup B, p523, 1976, "Effect of Inorganic Fluoride Salts on Urine and Tissue Cyclic AMP Concentration in Vivo". (Note: Toothpaste tubes containing fluoride at this time were often made of aluminum.)

The Congressional Subcommitee on Intergovernmental Relations convenes two (2) full Congressional Hearings on the subject of fluorides in 1977. During the hearing, it was proven that: 1. The "scientific efforts" of those promoting fluoridation were fraudulent, and 2. Other existing studies proved beyond a doubt that approximately 10,000 excess cancer deaths per year could be attributed to fluoridation in the United States.



dose control ?


During the Congressional Hearings Dr.Yiamouyiannis and Dr. Burk report an increase in deaths due to water fluoridation. At the conclusion of the hearings Congressional representative L.H. Fountain, chairman of the 1977 Sub-Committee Hearings on Fluoride, states that "the carcinogenic nature of fluoride remains unanswered" and orders the U.S. Public Health Service "to conduct animal studies to see if fluoride causes cancer". Dr. Herman Kraybill, from the National Cancer Institute (who in 1972 had been chosen by NCI to write a memo saying that fluorides do not cause cancer) was placed in charge of these studies. Kraybill boldly states, "this will be the final study to confirm negativity of fluoride ions in carcinogenesis." He cites 13 studies having nothing to do with the subject of fluorides and cancer in order to support his claim that "no link between fluorides and cancer existed." (NCI Director Dr. Arthur Upton later admitted the 13 studies had nothing to do with the subject of the study).

In 1978 the German magazine Stern reports on the Turkish village of Kizilcaoern, where the drinking water contains 5ppm fluorides. All of the children have brown teeth. Women produce dead babies after only four months of pregnancy. All the inhabitants suffer from tremendous premature aging. The same fluoride-related brittle-bone disorders have been observed among people drinking water with as little as 0.7 ppm fluoride.

1978 A court case was won in Pennsylvania that proved fluoridation was harmful and resulted in a ban.

The January 20th, 1979 edition of the New York Times carries a story in which a child was killed because of a lethal dose of fluoride at a city dental clinic.

Dr.W.L. Gabler and Dr.P.A.Long at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center find that as little as 0.2 ppm fluoride in the body stimulates superoxide production in white blood cells seriously depressing the ability of white blood cells to destroy pathogenic agents. Superoxide in the bloodstream also gives rise to tissue damage and acceleration of the aging process. Ref: "Fluoride Inhibition of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes", Journal of Dental Research, Vol 48, No.9, p1933-1939, 1979.

On November 11th, 1979 up to 50ppm fluoride was dumped into the Annapolis Maryland water supply, resulting in the poisoning of 50,000 people. Many died of heart failure during the week following the incorrect dosage.

Drs. Susheela and Sharma and co-workers from the India Institute of Medical Sciences find that fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen in the body and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin cartilage,lung, kidney and trachea . Fluoride disrupts collagen synthesis in cells responsible for laying down collagen leading these cells to attempt to compensate for their inability to put out intact collagen by producing larger quantities of imperfect collagen and/or non-collagenous protein. Ref: "Fluoride poisoning and the Effects of Collagen Biosynthesis of Osseous and Non-osseous Tissue", Toxicological European Research, Vol 3, No.2, pp99-104, 1981.


have a serving of aluminum with thta fluoride

Larez does a study in 1981 that shows that fluorides are teratogenic (cancer-causing) in rats.

Dr.Robert Clark from the Boston University Medical Center shows that fluorides (as in fluoridated water supplies, toothpaste,etc) stimulate granule formation and oxygen consumption in white blood cells when they were not challenged with a foreign agent, but inhibited these processes when the white blood cell needed them to fight off foreign agents. Ref: "Neutrophil Iodination Reaction Induced by Fluoride: Implications for Degranulation and Metabolic Activation" Blood, Vol 57, pp913-921, 1981.

In 1982 Peter Wilkinson at the University of Glascow testified before the Scottish High Court in Edinburgh in a legal case labeled "Inhibition of the Immune System with Low levels of Fluoride" that fluoride decreases the migration rate of human white blood cells. At a concentration of .2ppm (.8ppm below the "approved" level of 1 ppm), relative white cell migration rate is reduced 8%. A concentration of 1ppm would produce a physiological decline of around 10%. Fluoride added to water supplies, tooth paste, school dental washes, supplement pills and dentists visits - increasingly promoted - contribute to a further co-factor in the decline of the immune capability of the population.

In 1983 a symposium takes place at the University of Michigan after years of planning between the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the USPHS Michigan state health plans, the Kellogg Foundation, and Medical Products Labs. The purpose is to "discuss the status of organized opposition to fluoridation, to analyze probable motives influencing the anti-fluoride movement, to develop political and legal strategies for the defense and promotion of fluoridation, and to assess the need for a national fluoridation strategy."

Zhang and Zhang publish a study which shows that fluorides cause birth defects in fish.

The 1984 issue of Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products indicates that 1/10 oz of fluoride in the human body is lethal for a 100 pound adult human. Fluoride toothpaste contains up to 1mg/gram of fluoride. A whole tube contains about 199 mg of fluoride - enough to kill a 25-pound child. Toothbrushing with fluoride laced toothpaste causes ingestion of 0.25 mg/day.

Dr. Takeki Tsutsui of the Nippon Dental College shows in 1984 that "fluoride caused not only genetic damage but was also capable of transforming normal human cells into cancer cells." In Dr.Tsutsui's study, the level of fluoride used was the same level that the United States National Cancer Institute suggested should be used in a study to determine whether fluoridation of public water supplies causes cancer. The level of fluoride deemed "safe" by the United States in 1 ppm. The researchers found that cells treated with 1 ppm of fluoride in the water produced cancer.

The Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center reports 87 cases of fluoride poisoning in 1986. Two cases involved fluoride treatment by a dentist. One 13 month old child died. Twenty five suffered gastrointestinal symptoms. Sodium fluoride becomes the most frequent single cause of acute poisoning in children.



tap water fluoride

Dr.Yiamouyiannis uses the Freedom of Information Act in 1989 to obtain carcinogenicity studies conducted by Proctor and Gamble (fluoridated toothpaste). These studies showed dose dependent cell abnormalities caused by fluoride; confirmed the link between oral precancerous growth and fluoride, as well as an increase in osteomas (bone tumors) and osteosarcomas (bone cancer); and the National Cancer Institute found in 1991 that the incidence of bone cancer was 50% higher in men ages 0-19 years of age exposed to fluoridated water compared to those who were not. February 22, 1990, Medical Tribune

A study by Hildebolt, et al. on 6,000 school children contradicts any alleged benefit from the use of sodium fluorides.

On February 23, 1989, Battelle released the results of its study of fluorides on mice: fluoride induced the occurrence of an extremely rare form of liver cancer, called hepatocholangio carcinoma, in fluoride-treated male and female mice.

On April of 1989, Battelle released the results of its study of fluorides and rats. The study showed a dose-dependent relationship between the incidence of oral cancerous tumors and fluorides. The National Cancer Institute examines the incidence of oral cancer in fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries over the period from 1973 to 1987 and fings that as exposure to fluoridation increases, so does the incidence of oral cancer; sometimes as much as a 50% increase in oral cancer rates occur in fluoridated areas. This translates to 8,000 new cases of oral and pharyngeal cancer per year, needless pain and suffering and a financial windfall to the medical and pharmaceutical factions that concern themselves with treatment.

In 1990 the National Toxicology Program issues a Press Release with data confirming findings of a link between fluoride and osteosarcomas as well as higher rates of oral cancer in rats.


fluoride effects

Toxic fluoride waste can only be disposed of in expensive toxic waste dumps or by being dumped in your drinking water.

Unpredictable issues make meaningless any talk about "controlled individual fluoride intake": the gross variation in individual water consumption, the varied intake of fluorides in food and the fluoride intake from atmospheric and occupational exposure.

Many pharmaceuticals are fluorinated. Trace amounts are incorporated in bone.

Fluoride compounds are readily absorbed by the intestines and, eventually, excreted through urine.

Fluoride combines with dissolved solids in the water to form potent toxins (such as with aluminum fluoride, a dangerous neurotoxin).
One mechanism of toxicity involves the combination of the fluoride anion with the calcium ions in the blood to form insoluble calcium fluoride. A possible other mechanism of toxicity could be a recombinant with a aluminum vaccine adjuvant.

A few organofluorine compounds are extremely toxic, such as organophosphates like sarin (nerve gas) and diisopropylfluorophosphate that react with the cholinesterase enzyme at neuromuscular junctions and thus block the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles.

Prior to "fluoridation" industry spent a fortune disposing of fluoride toxic waste, and paying for damages to livestock and the environment.

"Alcoa's Vancouver, Washington plant was found guilty of dumping 1,000 to 7,000 pounds of fluoride poison each month into the Columbia River ... The fluoride contaminated the grass and forage and resulted in injury and death to cattle." - Seattle Times, Dec. 16, 1952.

At Vancouver, disposal of 1,000 to 7,000 pounds of fluoride per month was considered pollution. City officials dump as much or more fluoride into municipal water supplies (5,000 pounds a day in San Francisco). This is called a "health measure."

"The one utterly relentless force behind fluoridation is American 'big industry' and the motive is not profit as such, but fear. Fear of colossal damage suits, and fear that official intervention will begin to mushroom wherever fluoride devastates air, water, soil and all forms of life. Added to this is fear of forfeiting the legally permissible level for dumping fluoride toxic waste into water supplies which is presently in effect for the specific purpose of accommodating industry." - F. B. Exner, Medical Doctor, Fellow of the American College of Radiologists

"Jon Roth, executive director of the California Dental Assn. Foundation, said: "The science is crystal clear. The unfortunate thing is there are still folks out there who do a good job of cherry-picking the scientific information. ... I don't know where the motivation comes from. I just don't get it." Roth needs to examine a 2006 report by the United States National Research Council, "Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards." It concluded that the maximum level of fluoride in drinking water of 4 milligrams per liter should be lowered. The report examines dental effects, musculoskeletal effects, bone fractures, reproductive and developmental effects, neurotoxicity, endocrine effects, carcinogenicity, as well as drinking water standards and other public health issues, and offers a detailed list of research needed to fill in the gaps in information about fluoride. Although the report does not take a stand against fluoridation of drinking water, it notes that it is dangerous for people with kidney problems. China, Japan and many European countries have rejected, banned or discontinued water fluoridation. This issue should be taken seriously." - Nancy Barth


the fluoride debate

shocking news about fluoride


On March 24, 2006 the National Academy of Sciences questioned the safety of fluoridated drinking water. Fluorides have the ability to lower IQ, cause bone fractures and cause dental fluorosis, a discoloration and weakening of tooth enamel. The National Academy of Sciences panel noted that dental fluorosis has been "strongly associated" with IQ deficits. The National Academy of Sciences is calling upon the Environmental Protection Agency to review and tighten is standards for fluoride in drinking water. According to the Environmental Working Group, fluoride levels in the tap water of 25 of the nation's 28 largest cities is enough to put 8% to 36% of bottle-fed infants up to 6 months of age over the recommended safe dose for daily fluoride intake. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences recommended a limit of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per day for children under age 6 months - but this has not been adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently one-third (33%) of children aged 12 to 15 years in America have very mild to mild forms of enamel fluorosis. A recent study has raised the possibility that fluoride exposure during the first year of life may play a more important role on fluorosis development than was previously understood. It now appears that the amount of the fluoride contained in the water used for mixing infant formula may influence a child's risk for developing enamel fluorosis, particularly if the child's sole source of nutrition is from reconstituted infant formula.


endocrine disruptor

endocrine disruptors

Toxic Breast Milk?

Effects on Humans

What Are Endocrine Disruptors ?

Feminization of Male Species from Recycled Water

Scientists who compared frogs collected over the last 150 years have discovered a dramatic increase in hermaphrodites during the times when contamination from the pesticide DDT and other chlorinated compounds was widespread. Frogs with both male and female reproductive organs were rare in the 19th and early 20th centuries but more common during the 1950s, when the largest volumes of the chemicals were used.

The findings, reported in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, add to the growing evidence that an array of pesticides and industrial chemicals can alter the sex hormones of animals. The ability of certain chemicals, endocrine disruptors, to mimic or block estrogen and testosterone, which are key in sexual organ development and reproduction, is considered one of the most disturbing discovered in environmental science of the last decade.

Sperm counts of males in developed countries has dropped drastically in the last few years.

The Disappearing Male



PTFE



polytetrafluoroethylene, perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA, C8

PTFE was discovered serendipitously in 1938 by a DuPont chemist, Roy Plunkett, who found that a tank of gaseous tetrafluoroethylene (CF2=CF2) had polymerized to a white powder.

By 1951 Dupont had developed applications for Teflon in commercial bread and cookie-making; however the company avoided the market for consumer cookware due to potential problems associated with release of toxic gases if stove-top pans were overheated in inadequately ventilated spaces. The pyrolysis of PTFE, detectable at 200 °C (392 °F), evolves several fluorocarbon gases and a sublimate. A study documented birds having been killed by these decomposition products at 202 °C (396 °F), with unconfirmed reports of bird deaths as a result of non-stick cookware heated to as little as 163 °C (325 °F). Meat is usually fried between 204 and 232 °C (399 and 450 °F).

When pans are overheated beyond approximately 350 °C (660 °F) the PTFE coating begins to dissociate, releasing byproducts (PFOA) which can cause polymer fume fever in humans and can be lethal to birds.

Pertluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, poses a "substantial risk of injury to human health or the environment," including a risk of birth defects according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

PFOA, invented in 1938, is an essential ingredient in the making of stick-resistant Teflon, which is used in cook-ware, clothing, bedding and an array of other household products.

PFOA is present in the blood of nearly all the 1,500 humans who have been tested in the United States, including young children. Perfluorooctanoic acid is transferred to fetuses in the womb. Animal tests have shown that high doses of the PFOA causes liver cancer, immune suppression and developmental disorders. PFOA exposure may increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people.

Toxicologists have reported that levels found in some children are as high as those found in chemical plant workers and approach those that caused developmental problems in rats.

Most of the research was conducted by scientists for 3M Company, which was the main manufacturer of PFOA until 2002, when it voluntarily stopped making it.

3M Company also removed its Scotchgard products from the market because they contained a related chemical.

DuPont is the only United States manufacturer of perfluorooctanoic acid. Seven other companies, 3M/Dynean Co., a unit of 3M, French company Arkema Inc., Japan's AGC Chemical/Asahi Glass, Switzerland's Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding Inc., Japan's Daikin Industries Ltd, Switzerland's Clariant Corp. and Italy's Solvay Solexis use PFOA in other products such as textiles, automobile fuel systems, computer chips, telecommunications equipment, electronic wiring, fire fighting foams and certain paper. These 8 companies use 75% of the PFOA - China uses 25%. The Environmental Protection Agency has asked these eight firms to reduce their use of perfluorooctanoic acid by 95% by 2010 and to halt use by 2015.

DuPont internal memos indicated that DuPont was aware in March 1981 of a study conducted by 3M that showed PFOA was harmful to newborn rats, killing some and causing some to be born with eye and face defects.

In 1981 DuPont moved female employees out of PFOA areas at the plant and told them to consult doctors before getting pregnant. DuPont did not inform the Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency said its investigation into the safety of the chemical might have come sooner if DuPont's evidence had been known in 1981.

PFOA persists in the environment indefinitly and has been found in the blood of polar bears.

DuPont proposed a settlement in 2004 with as many as 60,000 residents of Ohio and West Virginia of six area water districts with ground water contaminated with PFOA which the company has used to manufacture Teflon and other products since 1951.

In 2005 Minnesota residents claimed 3M discharged PFOA and PFOS, perfluorooctanoic sulfonate, in Washington County contaminating ground and well water.

On July 11, 2005 DuPont's former medical director revealed that more than 20 years ago the company became aware of birth defects in 2 of 8 children born to women who worked at one of their facilities manufacturing Teflon. Similar birth defects occur in the general public at a rate of 2 in every 1,000 births.

Perfluorooctanoic acid can leach into food from packaging. PFOA is still used to coat food packaging to keep oils from bleeding into the packaging. Some researchers contend that the chemical can leach into french fries from the small bags used typically by fast food chains. Perfluorooctanoic acid can also leach onto popcorn as the microwavable packaging is coated with a teflon-like material. Perfluorooctanoic acid is also used to coat pizza delivery boxes. When heated perfluorooctanoic acid can be released from the packaging.

DuPont, which continues to manufacture polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin or Teflon, reached a $16.5 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to settle allegations the company hid information about the dangers of a toxic chemical known as PFOA used in the manufacture of Teflon. DuPont covered up important information about PFOA's health effects and about the pollution of water supplies near the company's Washington Works plant for 20 years.

Teflon is used as an inert in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest.

People with the higher PFOA levels were more than twice as likely to have thyroid diseases.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Tetrafluoroethylene and Teflon

Polytetrafluoroethylene – PTFE

Teflon (PTFE: polytetrafluoroethylene) CAS No. 9002-84-0

Teflon Patents


Roy J. PLUNKETT, Wilmington, Del., assignor to Kinetic Chemicals Inc.: "Tetrafluoroethylene Polymers"; US Patent 2,230,654; filed July 1, 1939; granted Feb. 4, 1941; French Patent (FR) 917,431; filed Nov. 14, 1945; granted Jan. 7, 1947 (Kinetic Chemicals Inc. is a subsidiary of E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware)

1995 Michael J. McCREERY, Xenia, Ohio, assignor to the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army: "Topical skin protectants", US Patent 5,607,979; filed May 30, 1995; granted March 4, 1997



Methyl-tert-butyl-ether



methyl tert-butyl ether or MTBE

MTBE is manufactured by the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene. It was produced in very large quantities of more than 200,000 barrels per day in the United States in 1999. Methyl tert-butyl ether has been used in gasoline at low levels since 1979 to replace tetra-ethyl lead to increase its octane rating. Since 1992, MTBE has been used at higher concentrations in some gasoline to fulfill the oxygenate requirements set by Congress in Clean Air Act amendments.

On August 31, 2001, it was reported that a new study by an associate professor of chemistry at Purdue University concludes that MTBE is showing up in gasoline supplies in systems where the fuel additive is not required. The study examined 200 samples of gas taken from stations in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan and found that over 70% of the samples contained MTBE and 25% of the samples contained "significant amounts of MTBE. One ounce of MTBE can contaminate 1,000 tons of water.

On August 27, 2001, it was reported that according to data from California's Water Resources Control Board, 48 public water drinking systems, serving hundreds of thousands of residents have been contaminated with MTBE. This is in addition to tens of thousands of private wells throughout California and hundreds of thousands of private wells nationwide.

In August, 2001, Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Equilon Enterprises and Unocal companies have settled a lawsuit filed by an environmental group which requires the oil companies to remediate MTBE contaminated ground water at a minimum of 700 sites in California.

On August 10, 2001Exxon agreed to pay $12 million in partial reimbursement of what South Lake Tahoe Public Utility has paid to remediate MTBE from ground water which had to close 12 of its 34 drinking water wells.

In 2003, ChevronTexaco paid $9.1 million to settle a lawsuit arising from MTBE ground water contamination in Cambria, California.

In February, 2004 a California Superior Court judge approved a settlement agreement between a dozen firms and the City of Santa Monica, California over ground water contaminated with the gasoline additive MTBE. Santa Monica closed 7 of 11 drinking water wells in its Charnock well field in 1996 after discovering MTBE contamination. The settlement, which is valued at $312 million, includes $100 million in cash payments plus "a potentially unlimited obligation to cleanup up the wells." Defendants included in this settlement are: ChevronTexaco, Chevron USA Inc., Chevron Products Co., ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Co., Shell Oil Products Co., Shell Pipeline Corp., Equilon Enterprises, Equilon Pipeline Co., Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. Thrifty Oil Co., and Best California Gas. This is believed to be the largest settlement to date for MTBE contamination.

By November 1, 2004 New York State had identified over 13,000 sites with ground water contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE. New York had allowed gasoline sold in the state to include 12 to 15 percent MTBE, some of the highest mixtures in the nation. MTBE contamination has been discovered in ground water in 28 states and estimates of the costs to cleanup the contamination range from $30 billion to $100 billion. The estimated costs to filter some 130 municipal drinking water wells in Plainview Long Island (New York) ranges from $390 million to $1 billion. New York has removed some 6,000 leaking under ground storage tanks.

By January, 2005 oil companies agreed to pay nearly a half billion dollars to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of municipalities over MTBE contaminated ground water.

In February 4, 2005 ChevronTexaco agreed to settle a lawsuit by paying $850,000 for ground water contaminated with MTBE. The suit was filed by the Los Osos Community Services District after MTBE from a former gas station contaminated ground water and at least one drinking water well.

In February, 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency announced another settlement with a dozen oil companies over MTBE contaminated ground water beneath Santa Monica, California. The settling companies, which will pay $1.5 million to end the suit, include Shell Oil Co.; Shell Oil Products Co.; Equilon Enterprises; Shell Pipeline Co.; TRM Co.; ChevronTexaco.; Chevron USA Inc.; Exxon Mobil Corp.; Mobil Oil Corp.; Thrifty Oil Co.; and Best California Gas. The companies have already extracted nearly 350 million gallons of contaminated ground water.

In March, 2005 estimates of cleanup costs necessary to remediate MTBE contaminated ground water nationwide run between $29 billion and $92 billion. Some 140 municipalities and water companies have filed lawsuits against petro industry defendants over ground water contaminated with the fuel additive MTBE. The lawyer representing the plaintiffs has already won over $400 million in settlements from petro industry defendants. Lyondell Chemical is the largest manufacturer of MTBE in the United States

In April, 2005 twelve oil companies, Premcor Refining Group, Conoco Inc., Tosco Corp., Shell Oil Co., Shell Oil Products Co., Phillips Petroleum Co., BP Products North America Inc., BP Amoco Chemical Co., Union Oil Co. of California, UNO-VEN Co., Citgo Petroleum Corp., and PDV Midwest Refining LLC, have agreed to pay $8 million to the village of East Alton, Illinois to settle their liability for drinking water wells contaminated with MTBE. Two gas stations are believed to be the source of the contamination.

In July, 2005 twenty-one United States Senators have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to provide them with information contained in a draft report currently being reviewed by the agency that concludes that the gasoline additive MTBE should be labeled a likely human carcinogen. A provision which would have granted MTBE makers immunity from liability for cleanup costs related to ground water contaminated by MTBE was been stripped from the Energy bill. Tens of thousands of sites in America have been identified with ground water contaminated with MTBE, including ground water that serves as drinking water for tens of millions of Americans.

Methyl tert-butyl ether, also known as methyl tertiary butyl ether and MTBE, is an organic compound with molecular formula (CH3)3COCH3. MTBE is a volatile, flammable, and colorless liquid that is sparingly soluble in water. It has a minty odor vaguely reminiscent of diethyl ether, leading to unpleasant taste and odor in water. MTBE is a gasoline additive, used as an oxygenate to raise the octane number. Its use is controversial in the US and declining in use in part because of its occurrence in groundwater and legislation favoring ethanol. However, worldwide production of MTBE has been constant at about 18 million tons/y (2005) owing to growth in Asian markets which are less subject to ethanol subsidies.


MTBE (methyl-t-butyl ether)in Drinking Water



Bisphenol A

bisphenol A or BPA

BPA in Canned Food

Bisphenol A Exposure May Induce Hepatic Lipid Accumulation via Reprogramming the DNA Methylation Patterns of Genes Involved in Lipid Metabolism

Cadmium Exposure Enhances Bisphenol A-Induced Genotoxicity through 8-Oxoguanine-DNA Glycosylase-1 OGG1 Inhibition in NIH3T3 Fibroblast Cells

The FDA's BPA draft assessment of 2008 says bisphenol A is safe, ignoring numerous independent and government-funded studies which show risk of harm including brain and prostate damage to developing infants, fetuses, and children, as well as increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Instead, the FDA relied on two studies funded by an arm of the American Chemistry Council, a trade organization representing chemical manufacturers.

avoid bisphenol A or BPA

Relationship between urinary bisphenol A levels and prediabetes

The Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction was established within the National Institutes of Health to assess the dangers of chemicals to human reproductive health. As with most government programs to study the effects of industry on humans the bulk of the work is outsourced to industry sponsored "think tanks".

In the case of bisphenol A the study work was done by Sciences International which has been funded by BASF, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Chevron, ExxonMobile, 3-M, Union Carbide, the National Association of Manufactures as well as numerous other manufactures and industry groups.

More than 100 government studies confirmed the ability of bisphenol A to mimic estrogen, cause genetic changes that lead to prostate cancer, decreased testosterone, low sperm counts and early female fertility. About a dozen industry studies found no ill effects.

Sciences International reviews the scientific literature, writes the basic report, "suggests" who should be a member of the scientific review panel, sets the parameters and the agenda under which the panel operates. The scientific review panel released study results in March 2007 claiming bisphenol A had not been conclusively proven to have any detrimental effects on humans.

Some polymers manufactured with bisphenol A are FDA-approved for use as food additives.

Bisphenol A was first investigated in the 1930s during the search for synthetic estrogens.

At that time, another synthetic compound, diethylstilbestrol, was determined to be more powerful than estrogen itself, so bisphenol A was not used as a synthetic estrogen.

Bisphenol A current uses are as a primary monomer in polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.

Bisphenol A is also used as an antioxidant in plasticizers and as a polymerization inhibitor in PVC.

In test animals bisphenol A in concentrations lower than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency have caused permanent changes to the genital tract, changes in breast tissue that predispose cells to hormones and carcinogens, 30% increase in prostate weight, signs of early puberty, decline in testicular testosterone, breast cells predisposed to cancer, prostate cells more sensitive to hormones and cancer, insulin resistance, decreased maternal behavior, damage to eggs and chromosomes, hyperactivity and reversal of normal sex difference in brain structure.

"Small amounts of estrogenic chemicals, bisphenol A for example, can permanently disrupt cellular control systems and predispose the prostate to disease in adulthood," said Barry G. Timms, a professor of biomedical sciences at the University of South Dakota who specializes in prostate biology.

"Exposure before birth to bisphenol A and other estrogen mimics at low doses explains why we have this increase in incidences of both breast and prostate cancers," said Patricia Hunt, professor School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University.

"The failure to report the toxic effects of bisphenol A in plastics follows a familiar pattern in which the industry involved adamantly denies any harm despite overwhelming animal studies to the contrary. Many neurodegenerative diseases, from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to brain tumors, are dramatically rising in the Western culture, especially in children. Those individuals who have a genetic susceptibility to a given toxic substance or combination of substances are at high risk for developing overt disease. Because many toxic substances are present in common foods, cleaners, clothes, personal items and other household products, consumers and especially parents would be well advised to become aware and avoid exposure." - Dennis Schumacher MD

"Reading the comments of Steve Hentges of the American Chemistry Council's polycarbonate/BPA group gave me a profound feeling of deja vu. Steve Hentges' denigration of scientific evidence of the probable health dangers of bisphenol A (BPA) echoed the comments, over years, of "scientists" from the tobacco industry denigrating scientific findings of tobacco's health risks. One suspects that all the evidence that is needed to prove the danger of BPA is in locked flies of the plastics industry." - Norman Decker MD

"Researchers focused on 634 male workers at four factories in China who were exposed to elevated levels of BPA. They followed the men over five years and compared their sexual health with that of male workers in other Chinese factories where BPA was not present. The men handling BPA were four times as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction and seven times as likely to have difficulty with ejaculation, said De-Kun Li, a scientist at the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, which conducted the study with funds from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health." - Lyndsey Layton, November 11, 2009

Bisphenol A is one of the reasons that sperm counts are so low in developed countries. 1 in 6 American males can now expect to have prostrate cancer. Bisphenol A is one of the reasons that breast cancer has increased in America.



phthalates degradation


phthalates

Toxicologists have known since the early 1990s that some pesticides and industrial compounds, including phthalates, can mimic estrogen or block testosterone, the female and male sex hormones that control reproductive development.

Scientists studying the effects of hormone mimicking chemicals on humans have reported in May 2005 that phthalates, used in plastics and beauty products and widely found in humans, alter the reproductive organs of baby boys.

In the first study of humans exposed in the womb to phthalates researchers examined the genitalia of male babies and toddlers, found a strong relationship between the chemicals and changes in the size and anatomy of the children's genitals.

Mothers with the highest levels of chemical in their urine late in their pregnancies had babies with a cluster of effects. The span between anus and penis, called anogenital distance, was comparatively short, and the infants had smaller penises and scrotums and more instances of incomplete descent of testicles. Phthalate levels associated with the genital changes were not unusually high for the general population.

Reproductive biologists say that a shorter anogenital distance is a female like effect in animals, a telltale sign of decreased male hormones, and that it is likely that the human effects are similar, because hormones function the same in animals and humans.

In the late 1990s that a review of sperm counts in developed nations showed a substantial decline since World War II, when many synthetic pesticides and industrial compounds were introduced into the environment. Previous studies of men have linked phthalates to low sperm quality. Nearly everyone in a 1999-2000 survey of 2,500 humans throughout America had phthalates in their urine.

Toys, baby bottle nipples, pacifiers, teething rings, vinyl bath toys, medical equipment, hairspray, deodorants, perfumes, vinyl products including upholstery, packaging, wall and floor covering, nail polishes and other beauty products sold in America contain phthalates which has been banned in the Europe and Japan.

"America has become a dumping ground for chemical filled toys that are banned in much ofthe global industrialized world." - Fiona Ma

Europe has banned 2 phthalates found in cosmetics and 6 phthalates found in toys. Japan, Mexico and Canada has also banned phthalates. America is one of a few industrialized countries in which phthalates are still used.



trichloroethylene



trichloroethylene, or TCE

"The evidence on trichloroethylene is overwhelming. We have 80 epidemiological studies and hundreds of toxicology studies. They are fairly consistent in finding cancer risks that cover a range of tumors." - Dr. Gina Solomon, an environmental medicine expert at UC San Francisco

Senior Environmental Protection Agency scientists came to an alarming conclusion in 2001:

The solvent, trichloroethylene, or TCE, is as much as 40 times more likely to cause cancer than the Environmental Protection Agency had previously believed.

The preliminary report in 2001 laid the groundwork for tough new standards to limit public exposure to trichloroethylene.

The assessment set off a battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense, which had more than a 1400 military properties nationwide polluted with trichloroethylene. After a prolonged challenge orchestrated by the Pentagon, the Environmental Protection Agency's trichloroethylene assessment was cast aside.

Millions of Americans have been and are being contaminated by trichloroethylene.

Huge swaths of California, Texas, New York and Florida lie over trichloroethylene plumes.

The San Fernando and San Gabriel (30 square miles) valley aquifers of the Los Angeles basin are largely contaminated with trichloroethylene and there is high ambient levels of trichloroethylene in the air. 243 wells have been shut down and in some cases water agencies use cleaner water to dilute trichloroethylene contaminated ground water.

Several remedial settlements have been reached over trichloroethylene contaminated ground water in San Bernardino, California - Lockheed Martin; Lisle, Illinois and DuPage County, Illinois - Lockformer Co.; Dayhoit, Kentucky -National Electric Coil/Cooper Industries; Warren, Rhode Island - Jones Apparel/Victoria Creations; Urbana, Ohio - Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. and Nikko Materials USA

Indoor air in homes near contaminated sites contain enough trichloroethylene to create an elevated cancer risk.

Trichloroethylene has been linked to liver, pancreatic and kidney cancers, birth defects and childhood leukemia.



common pyrethroid pesticides


pyrethroids

Pyrethroids, synthetic versions of natural compounds found in flowers, are used extensively in pesticides . Pyrethroids have been considered safer than DDT and chlordane because they do not seem to build up in the environment.

Pyrethroids are the second most common class of pesticide that results in poisoning. In high doses, pyrethroids are toxic to the nervous system. At low doses, they alter hormones. The pyrethroid compounds are used in large volumes in farm and household pesticides and are sprayed by public agencies to kill mosquitoes.



polybrominated diphenyl ethers molecular structure



polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDE

A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDE's are used as flame retardants, are bioaccumulating in human bodies throughout America. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers are being spread by an array of store-bought foods as well as dust inside homes and offices, scientists have discovered.

Created by chemical corporations hard plastic and polyurethane foam less flammable, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, are added to computers, televisions, furniture cushions, upholstery textiles, carpet backings, mattresses, cars, buses, aircraft and building construction materials.

High concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers were detected in a variety of fish, meat and fowl in America. In America human bodies carry 20 times more on average than in Europe. Americans are breathing much higher levels found in their household dust compared with European homes.

PBDEs escape as a gas from hard plastic and polyurethane foam - especially newer computers, furniture and other products - and then adhere to dust.

"There is more or less a continuous exposure, and there is absolutely no way to really control it. You have almost a 24-hour exposure, except for the time you are outside," said Aake Bergman, head of environmental chemistry at Stockholm University in Sweden and a leading authority on flame retardants.

The flame retardants have been detected in virtually every individual and animal tested, even newborns and fetuses, around the world, including Australia and the Arctic. Amounts in humans and wildlife are doubling in North America every four to six years, a pace unmatched for any contaminant in at least 50 years.

"We have two sources: Food is one and indoor air is another. We now know that the sources are inside our houses, inside our buildings," said Mehran Alaee of Canada's National Water Research Institute.

"PBDEs are found in almost all foods of animal origin; and some have very high levels of these chemicals," said a report by University of Texas environmental scientist Arnold Schecter.

Farm-raised fish contained 5 to 6 times more than wild fish. Other foods that contained high levels of PBDEs included pork sausage, duck and hot dogs. Beef had the lowest levels, followed by goose, pheasant, scallops, canned tuna and wild coho salmon. Chicken contained moderate amounts. PBDEs bind to fat so trimming excess fat, eating lean meats and avoiding large, predatory fish is advised - especially for pregnant and nursing women.

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers bioaccumulate in body fat building up over one's lifetime.

"I am convinced we are building a huge, ticking time bomb in our environment today," said Aake Bergman, who has studied toxic contaminants since the 1970s.

Hyperthyroidism was rare in cats in America up until about 1980.

By 1980 in California hyperthyroidism rates began to skyrocket in indoor cats.

Indoor cats lounge on polybrominated diphenyl ether, flame retardant, treated furniture, grooming themselves by licking.

In September 2007 a group calling themselves Californians for Fire Safety launched a campaign to derail a legislative bill to ban toxic flame retardants. Californians for Fire Safety is comprised of Albemarle Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, and IC Limited - Industrial Products.

My uncle was a fire fighter and he believed in the use of flame retardants. He treated his children's pajamas and used flame retardants in his house on fabric. My uncle died at 45. His wife and his two children have had thyroid problems nearly all their lives. My cousin, Ralph, was lethargic since childhood. He was fairly intelligent but he never had any get up and go. He only worked about total of 2 years, short lived jobs, out of his adult life. He once told an employer that it was to hard to get out of bed to go to work. Ralph died at age 53.

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers flame retardants are poisoning us all.

In a study in 2010 each tenfold increase in blood concentration of PBDEs was linked to a 30% decrease in the likelihood of becoming pregnant each month.

"One of the strongest associations of PBDEs is with thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone does seem to play an important role in fertility. Either too low or too high levels can impair fertility. PBDEs also seem to mimic estrogen. We know these endocrine-disrupting chemicals can affect the next generation's fertility." - Kim Harley


Perchlorate



perchlorate

The Environmental Protection Agency published a draft assessment which concluded that perchlorate is harmful to the human thyroid, particularly in infants, when concentration in drinking water exceed one part per billion (ppb).

In 2004 >Food and Drug Administration found perchlorate contamination in nearly all of the milk and lettuce samples tested.

Perchlorate is a toxic component used in the manufacture of solid rocket fuel, highway safety flares, matches and fireworks.

The States of Maryland and Massachusetts have adopted a safety limit on perchlorate in drinking water of 1 ppb.

California has set a preliminary limit of 6 ppb for perchlorate in drinking water.

The >Food and Drug Administration found perchlorate in 104 milk samples taken from milk bought in retail stores in Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The average concentration of perchlorate in the milk samples was 5.76 parts per billion (ppb). Thirty-eight percent of the samples had levels over 6 ppb. The Food and Drug Administration also found perchlorate in 128 samples of lettuce from Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, and Texas.

In February 2005 it was reported by Texas Tech University's Institute of Environmental and human Health that perchlorate was found in virtually all samples of women's breast milk and its levels were found on average to be almost two times greater than in cow's milk. The highest levels found in breast milk, 92 parts per billion (ppb) and 51 ppb came from two New Jersey women. Samples exceeding 30 ppb were found in women from New Mexico, Missouri and Nebraska. The average for all samples was 10.5 ppb. The study found that a 9 pound baby drinking breast milk with 10.5 ppb of perchlorate would ingest more than double the amount of perchlorate deemed safe by a recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report.

The findings concern health experts because infants and fetuses are the most vulnerable to the thyroid-impairing effects of the chemical>. Perchlorate blocks the nutrient iodide and inhibits thyroid hormones, which are necessary for brain development and cellular growth of a fetus or infant. A baby with impaired thyroid development may have neurological defects that result in lower IQ, mental retardation, loss of hearing and speech and motor skills deficits.

American women with low iodine levels exposed to a perchlorate concentration in the water of 4 parts per million, 11 million people in 26 states, have suppressed thyroid function which can lead to health problems in them and abnormal brain development in their offspring. 111,1 women tested had an average percholate level of 2.9 parts per million.

The new findings in 2006 suggest that the Environmental Protection Agency's suggested limit of percholate in drinking water, modified by the George W. Bush administration to 25 ppb, is 10 times higher than it should be. If the Environmental Protection Agency had set a standard lower than 5 ppb, as research suggested, the expected costs of cleanup to the United States Department of Defense and several of its major contractors was many billions of dollars.

Olin Corp. is the liable party for perchlorate contamination in hundreds of drinking water wells in Santa Clara County, California. The ten mile plume of contamination emanated from a former flare manufacturing plant Olin Corp. operated from 1955 to 1996. Tests of Santa Clara wells have found some 227 wells with perchlorate above the states safety limit of 6 parts per billion. Some wells had levels above 100 parts per billion.

In San Bernardino, California, Lockheed Martin agreed to clean up perchlorate contaminated ground water.

By September 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency has identified 395 sites throughout the country with ground water contaminated by perchlorate - over half of which are in California and Texas. Only 51 of these at that time where undergoing remediation.




mercury

Mercury Poisoning Symptoms

Mercury Poisoning: Silent Death

Brain Neuron Degeneration via Mercury

MERCURY found in foods & soda's containing HFCS

The FDA sat on evidence of mercury-tainted high-fructose corn syrup

Mercury from chlor-alkali plants: measured concentrations in food product sugar

"Mercury, in its two most common forms that threaten human health - methylmercury and ethylmercury (thimerosal used in vaccines) - is the second most toxic substance perhaps after uranium. It is over one hundred times more toxic than lead.There is a direct relationship between vaccination and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Federal health officials were complicit in covering up the associations between vaccines and neurological damage. It is a crime to inject mercury into the bodies of any pregnant woman and child, while knowing that thimerosal is extremely toxic.

A three year investigation conducted by the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness in the House's Committee on Government Reform, spearheaded by Rep. Dan Burton was published in May 2003. The Committee's 80-page report, "Mercury in Medicine: Taking Unnecessary Risks," is a clear indictment charging the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with scientific bias, prejudiced financial interests with vaccine makers, and administrative incompetence that puts Americans' health at risk. Dr. David Baskin, Professor of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, told the Committee that brain tissue absorbs mercury five times more than other body tissues. And infants and small children are furthermore five times more sensitive to mercury's toxicological effects compared to adults. The FDA has never required manufacturers to conduct adequate safety testing on thimerosal and ethylmercury compounds." - Richard Gale and Dr Gary Null


got mercury ?

Symptoms of Chronic Mercury Poisoning



Remember the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland? It was known at that time that anyone who worked with felt, felt hats in this case, for many years went crazy. Why? Mercury was used in the process of making felt!

AlliedSignal released mercury begining in 1917 into Onondaga Lake near Syracuse, New York. AlliedSignal is estimated to have dumped 165,000 pounds of mercury into the lake. Onondaga Lake is listed as a federal Superfund site. Other industrial pollutants dumped include benzene, toluene, PCBs, dioxins and furans. The state cleanup plan, which may take 17 years to complete, calls for the company to dredge and cap over 2,329 acres at a cost of $2.33 billion.

A volunteer study in 2006 linked mercury poisoning to consumption of fish.

"We saw a direct relationship between people's mercury levels and the amount of store bought fish, canned tuna fish or locally caught fish people consumed," said Steve Patch, co-director of the Environmental Quality Institute at University of North Carolina.

In 2004 my aunt, virtually a health nut through proper excercise and diet, was feeling poorly. She was found to have extremly high levels of mercury in her body. Her doctor prescribed a diet which avoided all fish to solve the problem. Her mercury levels decreased but once she started eating fish again and her mercury level went through the roof!

Do you believe government mandated vaccines are safe?

Eli Lilly donated more than a half million dollars to congressional candidates in the 2001 election cycle. Eli Lilly was then exempted in the Homeland Security Act from liability for the mercury base thimerosal, a vaccine preservative that is 50% mercury by weight, which causes nerve damage in infants, sometimes resulting in autism.

Thimerosal, an organomercury compound (sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate), is a preservative widely used in childhood vaccines since the 1930s.

"When the conspirators get ready to take over the United States they will use fluoridated water and vaccines to change people's attitudes and loyalties and make them docile, apathetic, unconcerned and groggy. According to their own writings and the means they have already confessedly employed, the conspirators have deliberately planned and developed methods to mentally deteriorate, morally debase, and completely enslave the masses. They will prepare vaccines containing drugs that will completely change people. These plans called for compulsory vaccination with vaccines containing change agent viruses. They also plan on using disease germs, fluoridation and vaccinations to weaken the people and reduce the population." - Bertrand Russell, Impact of Science on Society

The DPT vaccine (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine) with a thimerosal mercury base, has never been safe for all children. DNA differences in individuals cause different individuals to grow at different rates and to have different reactions.

When my first son got his first DPT shot he became sick and his behavior was modified. I refused to allow him to have other DPT injections as required by law (thus becoming a criminal) because of the way in which the thimerosal in the vaccine affected him. His mother considered me an idiot for not towing the policy line and obeying the goverment decree.

In October, 2004 a study by researches at Columbia University found that mercury contained in the vaccine preservative thimerosal can cause autism like symptoms in a specific strain of mice. The study raises questions as to whether some people may be genetically vulnerable to the effects of thimerosal.

In December, 2004, a professor of biochemistry and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas discovered that children with autism had lower levels of a mercury detoxifying chemical, glutathoine, which helps rid the body of mercury and other heavy metals. The study raises concern that children with lower levels of glutathoine may be more prone to neurological damage when exposed to mercury in vaccines or other sources.

In March, 2005 researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center concluded that autism rates are higher in Texas counties with high levels of reported mercury emissions. The counties with facilities releasing high levels of mercury emissions had an average 17% increase in the rate of autism for every 1,000 pounds of mercury discharged.

In March 3, 2006 a new study by Dr. Mark Geier, published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, found a reduced incidence of autism using vaccines that did not contain the mercury containing preservative thimerosal.

In March, 2006 researchers at University of California Davis linked thimerosal to immune system dysfunction in mice. Many autistic children have irregular immune systems. The study found that thimerosal "dramatically" altered immune system cells and "even extremely small amounts of thimerosal interfered significantly" with immune system cells after just a few minutes of exposure. Thimerosal is still found in some ear and nose drops, skin creams, cosmetics and adult diphtheria and tetanus vaccines.

Children's flu vaccines can be found either with or without thimerosal, although the thimerosal containing version is far more prevalent.

"Another CDC-funded study uses spin tactics in its attempt to clear thimerosal of any connection with neuro-developmental disorders. The apparent disregard of the many disconcerting findings in this study is misleading at best and fraudulent at worst. The most distressing thing is that the people we should be able to trust most are compromising the truth at the expense of the health and safety of our children." - Cathy Buckly 10/02/07

"The developing brain is very plastic, and language development is critical during the first nine to 10 months of age, and any insult to the developing brain may affect it. A multiple vaccine blast to the developing brain may be implicated. When it is given, however, may be more critical. Researchers need to focus on the timing of vaccination." - Sally Cox


Before 1989 children routinely received only 3 vaccines before first grade.

In 1989 the rate of autism was 1 in 2,500 children.

Ten years later in 1999, after much lobbying from the drug companies, the CDC started recommending 22 vaccines before the first grade.

By 2003, with the dramatically increased rates of vaccinations, 1 in 166 children were diagnosed with autism.

In March of 2008 Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that Hannah Poling received a series of vaccines when she was 19 months old that lead to her being diagnosed as autistic.



My son is now attending Cal Tech, has earned a Master's and is working on his Doctorate. I will always feel I made a wise decision in his case.

Prefer to have an autistic son or daughter,
follow the government mandated vaccination program!

For him to attend public school I was required to have him vaccinated and I did, four years later. Four years later his brain had matured and the thimerosal mercury base of the DPT did not change his behavior as it had initially.

I thank God that I was paying attention.

If government mandated vaccines are safe then why did the government pass the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act?

And why do lawyers for the Justice Department insist that settlements for injuries remain unpublished and not added to the legal databases?

The justice department finally settled with Lori Barton whose son Dustin died of complications from a vaccination. Lori Barton testified before a congressional committee in 2001 about how she felt about the gag order' "To me, it was extortion."

Peter H. Meyers, a law professor at George Washington University stated that the Justice Department was " a stupendous success in protecting the vaccine industry ."

Of course there is only one answer for this and that is that the government does not want the public to understand that there are risks involved with vaccinations! And to think it is highly possible that no child would be effected if the time line had been changed as evidence mounted and they were just allowed to grow a year or two more before receiving the vaccine!

"Declining vaccination rates, if they exist, can be attributed to a conflicted government safety program, not parents. It is too early to determine whether autism rates were affected by the thimerosal removal. Public health authorities aggressively marketed mercury containing flu vaccines to pregnant women and children. An excessive vaccine schedule continues unabated even as evidence mounts that vaccines cause harm." - Robert J Krakow 08

"As the parent of a child who developed seizures following her initial vaccines at the age of 2 months, I refuse to defend my position not to vaccinate her or her younger brothers. I am not anti-vaccine but am suspicious of the industry, knowing that it is just that an industry. Some would say that we've replaced the hideous diseases of the past with new autoimmune disorders, and who is to say which is worse?" - Elizabeth Aquino 08

With the swine flu panic of 2009 the federal government lifted the level of thimerosal allowed in the vaccine.

What about other vaccines? A study released in February 2005 concluded that increases in influenza vaccinations from 15% to 65% of the elderly population over 65 from 1968 to 2001 had no effect on elderly mortality rates which remained stable.


Defunct chemical maker HoltraChem is responsible for mercury contaminated soil at an Orrington, Maine site alongside the Penobscot River.

"Nationally, the average coal-fired power plant reported 84 pounds of mercury emissions in 2003. The average chlorine plant reported more than 1,074 pounds. Of the 100 power plants with the most mercury emissions, the average total air discharges was 484 pounds - less than half the average from a chlorine plant." - Ken Ward Jr. of the Charleston Gazette used Environmental Protection Agency data and records to show that a chlorine-producing plant in Natrium is West Virginia's single-largest air polluter, emitting more than 1,200 pounds of mercury into the air every year.

Mercury Poisoning- The Minamata Story

Why Methylmercury Remains a Conundrum 50 Years after Minamata

Minamata disease: methylmercury poisoning in Japan caused by environmental pollution.



pesticides

Monsanto: Extinction

DDT was first synthesized in 1874 by Othmar Zeidler, but its insecticidal properties were not discovered until 1939, by the Swiss scientist Paul Hermann Müller, who was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his efforts.

DDT is a colourless crystalline substance which is practically insoluble in water but highly soluble in fats and most organic solvents.

DDT was banned in the 1970s because it followed the principle of biological magnification, killing higher level organisms like the birds by creating extra thin egg shells.

DDT is present in the Palos Verdes sediments, Los Angeles largely as a result of wastewater discharges from the former Montrose Chemical Corporation DDT manufacturing plant in Torrance, California, which operated from 1947 to 1983. Wastewater containing significant concentrations of DDT, over 1,700 tons of DDT, was discharged from the Montrose plant to local sewers. Fish caught off the coast of California from Ventura to Dana Point contain the highest known concentrations of DDT.

A pesticide spill which occurred in 1977 at Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. contaminated a local drinking water system on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The site was placed on the Superfund list in 1994 and is contaminated by the pesticides ethylene dibromide, dibromo-chloropropane, and trichloropropane.

In 1986 use of the herbicide Dinoseb was banned after tests concluded that it caused fertility problems and birth defects in lab animals. In April, 2001 DuPont ceased sales of Benlate, a fungicide. By that time Benlate had resulted in hundreds of lawsuits. As of March 2002, DuPont reportedly spent over $1.3 billion on litigation and damages primarily for property damage to crops, flowers and ornamental plants damaged by Benlate.

In August, 2001 it was reported that an analysis of 117 studies of the incidence of lymphoma in the United States concludes that people most often develop the cancer in areas with the highest pesticide and herbicide use. The pesticides most associated with lymphoma, according to the Lymphoma Foundation of America (LFA) are the herbicides 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) and triazines (which include atrazine, cyanazine and simazine). Phosphine compounds also had a high association with lymphoma. These include: 2,4,5-T, glyphosate, lindane, carbaryl, chlordane arsenates, diazinon, dichlorovos and malathion. According to the LFA, the studies also showed a link between lymphoma and exposure to solvents. 2,4-D first marketed in the United States in 1940s, is detected in the ground water in 5 states and in 2003 found in 63% of home dust samples.

In May 2003 the Delaware Supreme Court rules that statute of limitations doesn't begin in a toxic exposure case until discovery of a possible link between substance and injury. Children born with eye defects that were originally thought to be genetic were linked to prenatal exposure to the pesticide Benlate.

In March, 2004 it was determined that run-off of the pesticide ICON, active ingredient friponil, manufactured by Aventis CropScience killed many of some 1,500 crawfish farmer's crawfish.

In November, 2004 a study by researchers from Emory University and the University of Washington found an association between exposure to an organic pesticide and Parkinson's disease. The pesticide in the study was Rotenone. The scientists state that they "think this is an important proof of the concept that what we eat, drink, breath or are otherwise exposed to predisposes us to Parkinson's disease."

In February, 2005 a new study based upon results from Washington State's first year of mandatory testing of farm workers has found that one in five of those workers who either mix or spray pesticides and/or herbicides "experienced significant health affects." Of the 580 workers tested, 20.6% experienced at least a 205 drop in the enzyme cholinesterase. The enzyme is reportedly "vital to the body's nervous system." Some 4.4% of the workers experienced at least a 30% drop in the enzyme level. The study was prepared by three farm worker advocacy groups. Two of the more commonly used pesticides that affected the workers were azinphos methyl also called Guthion and chlorpyrifos which is sold under various names. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 80% of all the orchards in the Northwest United States are treated with both of these chemicals.

In February, 2005 West Virginia residents sought class action certification in a suit against Solutia Inc. alleging exposure to toxic chemicals which emanated from a facility that manufactured Agent Orange, which was a blend of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and picloram.

Banned compound chemical pesticides - aldrin, benzene hexachloride, binapacryl, 2,3,4,5-bis (2-butylene) tetrahydro-2-furaldehyde, bromoxynil butyrate, cadmium compounds, calcium arsenate, captafol, carbon tetrachloride, chloranil, chlordane, chlordecone (kepone), chlordimeform, chlorobenzilate, chloromethoxypropylmercuric acetate, copper arsenate, 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane , dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, dinoseb and salts, Di(phenylmercury)dodecenylsuccinate, 2-methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol, 1,2- dibromoethane ethylene dibromide, ethylene dichloride, endrin, ethyl p-nitrophenyl thionobenzenephosphonate, ethyl hexyleneglycol, fluoroacetamide, hexachlorobenzene, lead arsenate, leptophos , mercury compounds(mercurous chloride and mercuric chloride), methamidophos, methyl parathion, mevinphos, mirex, monocrotophos, nitrofen, octamethylpyrophosphoramide, parathion (ethyl), pentachlorophenol, phenylmercury acetate, phenylmercuric oleate, phosphamidon, potassium 2,4,5-trichlorophenate (2,4,5-TCP), pyriminil, safrole, silvex, sodium arsenite, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane, terpene polychlorinates, thallium sulfate, toxaphene (chlorinated camphene), 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), vinyl chloride


DCA or 1,2-dichloroethane

Bill Doucette found 1,2-dichloroethane (DCA), a toxic chlorinated solvent, in gingerbread man Christmas ornaments made in China in 2008 at Hill Air Force Base, an aircraft-maintenance facility north of Salt Lake City. Each gram of gingerbread man polyresin contained 2.3 milligrams of 1,2-dichloroethane and the emission rate of the toxic chlorinated solvent fumes remains dangerously elevated for nearly a year.


pcb structure



PCB or polychlorinated biphenyls

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

How to Protect Your Family

Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Exposure and Diabetes

Under specific conditions polychlorinated biphenyls oxidize into dioxins and dibenzofurans. The commercial production of PCBs was taken over in 1929 by Monsanto from Swann Chemical Company. Monsanto, marketed PCBs under the trade name Aroclor from 1930 to 1977. PCB mixtures have been used for a variety of applications, including dielectric fluids for capacitors and transformers, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, lubricating and cutting oils, and as additives in pesticides, paints, carbonless copy paper, adhesives, sealants, plastics, reactive flame retardants, and as a fixative for microscopy. Polychlorinated biphenyls were also used in surgical implants. The most commonly observed health effects in people exposed to large amounts of PCBs are skin conditions such as chloracne and rashes, but these were known to be symptoms of systemic poisoning dating back to the 1920s. Through partial oxidation polychlorinated biphenyls create dioxins and furans.

Polychlorinated biphenyls alter estrogen levels in the body. In the womb, males can be feminized or the baby may be intersex, neither a male nor a female or both sets of reproductive organs may develop. Biological magnification of PCBs has also led to polar bears and whales that have both male and female sex organs and males that cannot reproduce. This effect is also known as endocrine disruption.

In August, 2001, federal and state regulators fined waste disposal and recycling firm Philip Services $1,000,000 for environmental violations at four Washington State locations. The facilities accept hazardous substances for disposal and/or recycling including PCBs, solvents, acids, cyanide and petroleum products. The company has already been deemed a responsible party for ground water contamination that has migrated from their Georgetown, Washington facility onto adjacent properties and has been fined in 1995 ($160,000) and 1998 ($25,000) for previous environmental violations.

In August, 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency endorsed the Clinton Administration's plan to remove PCB contaminated sediment from a 40 mile stretch of the Hudson River north of Albany. The cleanup is expected to cost General Electric, whose facilities dumped some 1.3 million pounds of PCBs into the river up until 1977, about $460 million. General Electric has spent hundreds of millions fighting the Environmental Protection Agency's dredging plan.

By April 2003 Alabama jurors had awarded $6 million in property damages in the Anniston, Alabama PCB contamination class action to 21 plaintiffs. There are some 900 additional plaintiffs in the class seeking property damages and 3,500 seeking damages for illnesses allegedly caused by exposure to PCBs. Another class action has been filed by some 15,000 additional plaintiffs. Monsanto made PCBs at the Anniston facility from 1935 to 1971.

In October 2003 paper manufacturer Glatfelter agreed to pay $25 million towards the dredging of PCB contaminated sediment in Wisconsin's Fox River and Green Bay.

In August, 2004 Aluminum company Alcoa, Inc. agreed study remediation options for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in New York's Grasse River.

In November, 2004 residents filed a toxic tort lawsuit against National Electric Coil plant in Dayhoit, Kentucky caused their illnesses. Substances released allegedly included PCBs, dioxins, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene and heavy metals. The plaintiff's also allege that the company misled residents regarding the health risks once the contamination was discovered. The facility was bought by Cooper Industries from National Electric Coil in 1985 and was closed in 1987.

By February, 2005 seven paper companies that dumped PCBs into the Fox River, Wisconsin over a 20 year period ending in the 1970s had paid $130 million for cleanup.

In October, 2005 General Electric agreed to spend $215M - $265M in 1st phase of PCB cleanup of the Hudson River, New York. Under the agreement, the company will pay $100 million to $150 million to clean up some 10% of the 2.65 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated sediment.

In January, 2006 capacitor manufacturer Schlumberger Technology Corp. has agreed to pay the federal government $20 million to settle its liability for natural resource damages to Lake Hartwell which straddles the border between South Carolina and Georgia. A company facility which operated from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s discharged PCBs into Twelve Mile Creek which feeds then lake.
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polychlorinated dibenzodioxins



dioxin or polychlorinated dibenzodioxins

Dioxins in the Food Supply

Dioxin! What Citizens, Workers and Policymakers Should Know

The forests and jungles in large parts of southern Vietnam have been devastated and denuded. They may never grow back and if they do, it will take 50 to 200 years to regenerate. Animals that inhabited the forests and jungles have become extinct. The rivers and underground water have been contaminated. Erosion and desertification has changed the environment, contributing to the warming of the planet and dislocation of crop and animal life.

Many children are born without brains, with deformed limbs and multiple mutations. Only 14 parts per trillion (PPT) of dioxin in breast milk can cause severe deformities in fetuses and even death. Up to 1450 PPT are found in breast milk in Vietnam.

The federal government and the chemical companies knew that Agent Orange, when produced rapidly at high temperatures, would contain large quantities of dioxin. Nevertheless, the chemical companies continued to produce it in this manner. The federal government and the chemical companies also knew that the Bionetics Study, commissioned by the government in 1963, showed that even low levels of dioxin produced significant deformities in unborn offspring of laboratory animals. But they suppressed that study and continued to spray Vietnam with Agent Orange. It wasn't until the study was leaked in 1969 that the spraying of Agent Orange was discontinued.
"When we initiated the herbicide program in the 1960s we were well aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide. We were even aware that the military formulation had a higher dioxin concentration than the civilian version, due to the lower cost and the speed of manufacture. However, because the material was to be used on the enemy, none of us were overly concerned." - Air Force scientist James Clary

When the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange sued the chemical companies in federal court, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein dismissed the lawsuit, concluding that Agent Orange did not constitute a poison weapon.

U.S. soldiers who served in Vietnam sued the chemical companies, including Dow and Monsanto, that manufactured and sold Agent Orange to the government, the case settled out of court for $180 million. Later the U.S. veterans won a legislative victory for compensation for exposure to Agent Orange. They receive $1.52 billion per year in benefits.

George Mizo served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1967. George Mizo slept on contaminated ground and consumed food and drink that were also contaminated. George Mizo refused to serve after he was wounded for the third time; he was court-martialed and sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. George Mizo died from conditions related to his exposure to Agent Orange.

Dioxins are absorbed primarily through dietary intake of fat, as this is where they accumulate in animals and humans. In humans, the highly chlorinated dioxins are stored in fatty tissues and are neither readily metabolized nor excreted. The estimated elimination half-life for highly chlorinated dioxins (4-8 chlorine atoms) in humans ranges from 7.8 to 132 years.

Exposure to high levels of dioxins in humans causes a severe form of persistent acne, known as chloracne. A case-control study has shown an elevated risk of sarcoma (a type of cancer) associated with low-level exposure (4.2 fg/m3) to dioxins from incineration plants. High levels of exposures to dioxins have been shown by epidemiological studies to lead to an increased risk of tumours at all sites. Other effects in humans may include: developmental abnormalities in the enamel of children's teeth; central and peripheral nervous system pathology; thyroid disorders; damage to the immune systems; endometriosis; diabetes. Recent studies have shown that exposure to dioxins changes the ratio of male to female births among a population such that more females are born than males.

Dioxins accumulate in food chains in a fashion similar to other chlorinated compounds (bioaccumulation).



lead

Lead and Cadmium in Food

How much lead is in your chocolate?

Lead contamination in cocoa and cocoa products: isotopic evidence of global contamination

How an EPA project backfired, endangering drinking water with lead

In 2002, there were nearly 4,000 new cases of lead poisoning identified among New York City children under age six. In addition there were over 500 lead poisoning cases identified in children ages 6 to 17.

In August, 2002 California health officials estimate that 15% of the states' children diagnosed with elevated lead levels between May 2001 and January 2002 were exposed to lead from candy, pottery and folk medicines from Mexico.

February 10, 2004 the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) reportedly became aware of the lead levels in 2002, but did not notify customers until November 2003. Lead supply pipes feed many older single family homes of which over 150 had lead levels of over 300 ppb. The federal safety level is 15 ppb.

February 16, 2004 - Researchers at Columbia University have found that "babies exposed to high levels of lead in the womb are more than twice as likely to develop schizophrenia in adulthood." This is reportedly the first time an environmental toxin has been linked to a later risk of schizophrenia.

October, 2004 Environmental Protection Agency data analyzed by the Washington Post identified 274 utilities serving some 11.5 million people who reported unsafe lead in drinking water since 2000. The analysis also showed that municipalities across the nation, Boston, Philadelphia, Lansing, New York and Washington D.C., are masking the true levels of lead in drinking water.

In December, 2004 a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School has found a link to lead exposure and the development of cataracts in men over 60. The study found that men who had the highest lead levels were 2.7 times more likely to have cataracts than those with the lowest levels.

In January, 2005 one in five children tested in Cleveland, Ohio is lead poisoned and in some neighborhoods 50% of the children suffer from lead poisoning.

On March 3, 2005 a New Jersey company, Hirschberg Schultz & Co. Inc., recalled 2.8 million metal charms sold in Arts & Craft stores after a 6 year old California girl was lead poisoned after putting one in her mouth. The charms, sold as decorations for greeting cards and gift bags as well as for necklaces and bracelets, were manufactured in China.

In June, 2005 the State of North Carolina recorded its first case of lead poisoning caused by lead in household drinking water. The source of the lead is believed to be household plumbing.

In July, 2005 Wisconsin Supreme Court found that "...the record is replete with evidence that shows the pigment manufacturers actually magnified the risk [of lead poisoning] through their aggressive promotion of white lead carbonate, even despite the awareness of the toxicity of lead." Defendants in this case include: American Cyanamid Co., Atlantic Richfield Co., ConAgra Grocery Products Co., E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Co., NL Industries Inc., SCM Chemicals, Inc. and Sherwin-Williams Co.

In July, 2005 Rhode Island estimates that over 36,000 children in the state have lead poisoning.

In September, 2005 the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals ruled that successor companies can be held liable for cleanup costs caused by polluting activities of acquired companies. The court found United States Battery Corp. liable for lead contaminated soil at five dumpsites in Pennsylvania where companies acquired by the firm dumped wastes from the 1930s through 1966.

In February 3, 2006 California's Attorney General joined environmental groups in a lawsuit against retailers and distributors of children's jewelry after discoveries that the jewelry contained lead levels as high as 950,000 parts per million. Defendants settled the lawsuit by agreeing to pay $1.87 million. The settlement also called for the companies to stop selling jewelry with high lead content no later than 3/1/08. The settlement sets strict standards for the lead level in children's' jewelry. Metal components and coatings will be limited to 600 parts of lead per million. Plastic components will be limited to 200 parts of lead per million.

"A new study in women 65 and older indicates that the more lead circulating in the blood of golden girls, the higher the likelihood these women will die prematurely." - Janet Raloff 04/06/09



asbestos

In 1898 the Chief Inspector of Factories of the United Kingdom reported to Parliament in his Annual Report about the "evil effects of asbestos dust". He reported the "sharp, glass like nature of the particles" when allowed to remain in the air in any quantity, "have been found to be injurious.

In 1918 a American insurance company produced a study showing premature deaths in the asbestos industry in America.

Members of the nonoccupationally exposed population have tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of asbestos fibers in each gram of dry lung tissue, which translates into millions of fibers and tens of thousands of asbestos bodies in every person's lungs. Asbestos causes asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer the incidence of which is increased by tobacco smoking.

In August, 2001, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice published its new asbestos litigation study labeled "Asbestos Litigation in the United States: A New Look at an Old Issue."
- Over 500,000 claimants have filed suit to date;
- At least 5 firms have had 300,000 - 500,000 claims each;
- The number of mesothelioma claims began to increase in the mid-1990s;
- United States Insurers have to date paid $21.6 billion for asbestos personal injury claims;
- 27 million people in the United States were exposed to asbestos occupationally from 1940 - 1979;

In 1999, federal regulators found some 15,000 tons of asbestos contaminated soil remained at a Libby, Montana site which processed vermiculite ore beginning in 1948. A health study of residents showed residents have a much higher incidence of pleural thickening and lung scarring from asbestos exposure than the general public. Eighteen percent of the nearly 5600 adults examined had pleural thickening or lung scarring. The national average for people not exposed to asbestos is between 0.2% to 2.3%. Of the 328 former mine employees tested, 159, or 48% showed lung scarring. Many of the village women who were diagnosed with these asbestos-related ailments reportedly came into contact with asbestos fibers while washing their husband's work clothes.

In February, 2005 the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced that a federal grand jury in the District of Montana has indicted W.R. Grace and seven current and former Grace executives for knowingly endangering residents of Libby, Montana, and concealing information about the health affects of its asbestos mining operations. According to the indictment, W.R. Grace and its executives, as far back as the 1970's, attempted to hide the fact that toxic asbestos was present in vermiculite products. The government claims the company’s own medical studies of its miners created a paper trail that will prove the charges of wire fraud, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Clean Air Act.

“Our major problem is death from respiratory cancer."- note by W.R. Grace executive Henry A. Eschenbach in 1982

In 2009 in the Libby, Montana case the defendants were acquitted. This is absolutely no surprise when you understand that the Justice Department operating under the George W. Bush administration's belief that polluters were entitled to pollute and under Dick Cheney's thumb deliberately bungled the case. (The War in Iraq was fought partly so Halliburton could become insolvent after Dick Cheney failed to undertake due diligence when purchasing Dresser Industries for Halliburton.)

In September, 2005 economic consulting firm, Bates White, completed a review of the "Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (FAIR) and found that the planned $140 billion trust fund which would be set up to pay asbestos personal injury claims would be insolvent within three years. The firm estimates the range of claim payouts under the plan would generate between $300 billion and $695 billion of claims. (see Halliburton)


fetuses


In February, 2005 researchers at Columbia University concluded that in utero exposure to air pollutants, primarily from auto exhaust, can cause chromosomal damage associated with an increased risk of cancer.

A July, 2005 study funded by the citizens' action group Environmental Working Group concludes that fetuses are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals in utero. The test examined the cord blood of ten random newborns. The samples were provided by the American Red Cross. Blood samples from the cords contained at least 287 chemicals. Each sample contained between 159 and 243 chemicals including 180 that can cause cancer in humans and animals, 217 that are known to damage the nervous system and brain, and 208 that can cause birth defects in animals. The chemicals found in the chord blood included mercury, brominated flame retardants, pesticides and perfluoronated chemicals used in products such as Scotchguard and Teflon. The study was peer reviewed by eight physicians and a toxicologist.


It is hard to believe but there are products that are banned in China that the federal government allows to be sold in America.

"The American public is indebted to more progressive governments that ban toxic substances in widely used products. We are at the mercy of business interests that seek only bottom-line profits. Certainly we cannot rely on our Congress to look out for our well-being. Businesses that are required to adjust standards to sell abroad are finding it dimcult to make two different products - one for the American market, which permits the poisoning of citizens, and one for the rest of the Earth, where citizens are protected by governments that are mindful of their safety. If it were not for the rest of the Earth, we would indeed be hopeless and helpless." - Joan Morrison



wasted earth

See Ian Player

See John Muir

See Edward Abbey

See Charles Darwin

See Henry David Thoreau

See John Wesley Powell

See Marcus Aurelius V

See Thomas Aquinas

See Rene Descartes

See David Hume

See John Stuart Mills

See Ralph Waldo Emerson
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