Chemicals & Toxins
(CNN) -- Should baby food makers be required to post lead warnings on their products in California?
That's the question at stake in a civil trial that kicked off Monday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland.
Some of the country's biggest baby food makers are defendants in the case, including Beech-Nut Nutrition, Del Monte Foods, Dole and Gerber.
In a 2011 lawsuit, the Environmental Law Foundation alleged that many of those companies' foods and juices contain lead and that under California law, they are required to warn consumers.
The suit targets products marketed and intended for babies and toddlers, including grape juice, packaged peaches and pears, carrots and sweet potatoes.
It seeks to require the companies to put warning labels on their products, and face penalties of up to $2,500 per violation per day.
"Our hope is that rather than put the labels on, these companies will get off their duffs and do what all their competitors are doing and just get the lead out," said Jim Wheaton, president of the Environmental Law Foundation, a California-based environmental group.
"We banned lead in paint, we banned it in gasoline. What is it doing in baby food?"
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 500,000 U.S. children ages 1 to 5 have unsafe levels of lead in their blood. Exposure to lead can affect virtually every system in the body and cause intellectual and behavioral deficits.
Representatives for Del Monte and Gerber declined to discuss the case Monday, both saying they do not comment on pending litigation. Messages left with Dole and Beech-Nut were not immediately returned.
Attorneys for the defendants have previously argued they will show no warnings are required.
"Despite the trace amounts of lead in the products at issue, the federal government has determined that Americans need to eat more -- not less -- of these nutritious foods," they said in court documents.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, a trade group, released a statement stressing that Food and Drug Administration tests on products in the lawsuit found they do not pose any health concerns.
"Many minerals, including lead, are found naturally in soil and water throughout the world. As a result, virtually all foods grown in nature, including fruit -- whether fresh or packaged -- contain trace levels of such naturally occurring minerals," it said.
"Recognizing this, the FDA regularly tests a wide variety of foods, including fruit juice and packaged fruit products, for lead and other minerals. The FDA has repeatedly concluded that these categories of products do not contain lead in amounts that would pose an unacceptable health risk to adults or children."
The trial, which is expected to last three to four weeks, has no jury. It's being heard by Judge Steven Brick.
By Dr. Mercola
Every year, up to 2 million children in the European Union (EU) are born with methylmercury exposures that exceed the EU’s safe limit. Of them, 200,000 have levels above the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended maximum for mercury exposures, which means they’re born with hazardous levels of mercury in their tiny bodies.
Over 140 nations have come together under a new treaty to curb deadly mercury pollution over serious risks to worldwide health, but meanwhile the FDA is still allowing the mass majority of US citizens to chomp down on mercury-containing processed foods. Specifically, mercury has actually been found in the highly popular genetically modified junk ingredient high-fructose corn syrup — an ingredient present in over 90% of processed foods.
Avoid Artificial Sweeteners!
An article in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2012;96:640-6) was titled, "Low-calorie sweetener consumption is increasing in the United States." The authors used the information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in order to report their results. Specifically they looked at the consumption of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) during the years 1999-2000 as compared to 2007-2008. They reported that in 2007-2008, as compared to 1999-2000, the consumption of LCS increased from 6.1% to 12.5% among children and from 18.7% to 24.1% among adults. Furthermore, the increase in LCS were observed in all weight, age, socioeconomic and race-ethnicity subgroups in both children and adults.
Dr.Marc Sircus warns us that "NUCLEAR PARTICLES WILL ATTACH TO ANY HOLES LEFT IN CELLS CAUSED BY MINERAL DEFICIENCIES, BURNING UP THE CELLS FROM INSIDE".
Fukushima Reactor 4 Earthquake Could Cause Global Catastrophy
Noted Seismologist Predicting Major Earthquake
In or Around Tokyo in Next 4 Years
There's more cesium in that Reactor #4 Fuel pool than in all 800 Nuclear bombs ever exploded above ground. What can we do to protect ourselves if there is an earthquake causes this pool, which is only 100' above sea level, is uncontained and open to the elements and very close to the ocean to drain? The building is listing now as it collapses... This could result in a catastrophic nuclear fire that could impact all life on earth. Unlike Chernobyl, where they built a sarcophagus over the damaged reactor to protect people from fallout, this damaged building is totally exposed, and radiation levels around metro Tokyo have been steadily continuing to rise.
Implications for all of us downwind in North America cannot be ignored. The pool holding these fuel rods is structurally damaged, and ready to give way because a hydrogen explosion blew the roof off the building, which is now listing and ready to give way....
Now we have University of Tokyo seismologist Sanichi Sakai predicting a 70% chance of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo in the next four years...
Not all of us can move south of the equator where the nuclear fallout wouldn't be as bad...There is no telling what could happen if this earthquake were to occur and the nuclear fuel pool drained into the ocean... It could kill millions from contaminated air and groundwater.
The Orthomolecular News Service just released
The Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy has released a series of four videos that you can watch in this article which make a powerful case for protecting ourselves from radiation using Vitamin C and other supplements.
Organic Sulfur is a powerful way to protect from radiation. Sulfur sulfates radiation turning it into harmless sulfate by absorbing the electrons coming into the outer orbit of its atomic structure.
After the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, many survived by drinking a lot of Miso soup which is made from sea cucumbers that are full of sulfur. Garlic, cilantro, and pine lignans also contain a lot of sulfur. My sulfur is made from pine lignans from Louisiana that are turned into DMSO which is distilled into Methyl Sulfonyl Methane. Would you have enough sulfur on hand if the worst happened? What would you do if there was an Earthquake near Fukushima that caused the Reactor #4 Fuel Pool to melt down, contaminating the ocean? This would impact everyone in the world!
Pub Med US Gov Database -
" The inclusion of various sulfur-containing functions in organic molecules yielded compounds having whole-body radiation protection from lethal doses of gamma-radiation in animals."
Ann Pharmacother. 1992 p;26(9):1144-7.
Numerous other studies on Pub Med similarly attest to the protective properties of sulfur. As discussed previously, most MSM on the market, sold in health food stores doesn't work well. It is quadruple heated to 486 degrees, the sulfur crystals are damaged, and it's almost biologically inert. Sadly, this includes the three most commonly sold brands- Opti, Cardinal, and Rich- which are often private labelled under other names. You just never know what you are buying in a health food store and you can NEVER trust ANY MSM sold in Capsules because the silicon dioxide in the capsules DE-ACTIVATES IT!
Between Fukushima Radiation, and toxic chemtrails being sprayed by aircraft, we are all living under an unprecedented level of biological assault, but we're not powerless to protect ourselves! If an earthquake occurs, perhaps with another Tsunami that causes the Reactor #4 fuel pool to collapse into the sea, will you and your family be ready to protect yourselves?
The critical role played by internal cleansing and detoxification in alternative cancer treatment cannot be emphasised enough. Internal cleansing and detoxification is the important starting point in a well thought out alternative cancer treatment program.
The key benefit of cleansing one's body is in that it rids the body of toxins, clears the colon for an efficient process of flushing out dirt and cleans the liver, thereby enabling it to perform it's functions adequately during and after the treatment process.
Interestingly though, detoxification is a word that is never mentioned in the treatment of cancer patients by our current medical establishment. Even practitioners who have come to the world of alternative cancer treatments from conventional medicine do not seem to bother much about internal cleansing and development.
l believe however that internal detoxification is the critical aspect that actually enhances the effectiveness of the overall cancer treatment program
But, you may ask, why is detoxification so crucial?
To begin with, the development of cancer on one's body is a sure sign that the body is heavily poisoned with toxins resulting in a compromised immune system that allows for the growth of degenerative diseases.
These toxins may result from several factors such as smoke, cigarettes, excessive fat and protein from a meat based diet, and so on.
Although this list is not exhaustive, the essence of it is that a body with cancer has been invaded by toxins resulting in a depleted immune system which allows cancer to grow.
Focusing only on the tumors as is the case in chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, still leaves the body flooded with toxins and with an immune system that is not well equipped to fight cancer.
Is it any wonder therefore that the cancer usually resurfaces at some other part of the body and eventually kills the patient?
Infact, chemotherapy is particularly notoriuos for further depleting the effectiveness of the immune sytem!
Internal detoxification, the diet strategy and the supplementation program are so essential to this cancer treatment program as they allow us to address the root cause of the problem which is a mulfunctioning body.
Furthermore, these three work synergistically in an effective cancer treatment program
Now, there are three critical components of a patient's body that need detoxification and, we want to look at these a bit more closely.
Without doubt, the liver is probably the most important part of the overall detoxification program. The reason is that the recovery of a cancer patient is directly connected to the regeneration of the liver.
In addition, the development of cancer is in itself a clear sign that the liver is no longer functioning correctly.
This point was clearly driven across by Harold Manner Ph.D, a professor of biology at Loyola University in Chicago when he said:
"There is absolutely no doubt that liver dysfunction is a concomitant phenomenon of cancer. (in other words, where there's cancer, it's a sure bet it was preceded by a poorly functioning liver.) As one of the body's chief organs for the elimination and conversion of toxic substances, the livers of cancer patients have become clogged with many of the poisons they were meant to eliminate...Cancer can be reversed and controlled only if we regenerate the liver. Fortunately for us, the liver is the one organ in the body capable of regenerating itself. We must immediately institute a program of purification"
Not only is professor Harold Manner the only expert emphasising the need to purify the liver as part of a cancer treatment program. Max Gerson M.D, a pioneer in the field of alternative cancer treatment also said the same thing when he stated that;
"To remove the underlying cause and accomplish the cure of cancer means the re-establishment of the whole metabolism, especially of the liver...it is the filter for the entire digestive apparutus...the liver is the most important organ of our detoxification"
Since it is agreed that the liver is the most important organ of our detoxification, it is crucial that our treatment program should also seek to detoxify the liver.
The colon is also a very crucial target area for detoxification since it is the main pathway for the removal of waste material from the body. You might believe that all is in order with your colon, but, let me assure you that the bulk of cancer patients have clogged colons.
Dr Young, in his book Sick and Tired, Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, quoted Harvey W Kellog, M.D, a colon specialist who stated that;
"Of the 22,000 operations l have performed personally, l have never found a single normal colon, and of the 100,000 performed under my jurisdiction, not over 6% were normal"
And Dr Young adds that,
"An impure and impacted colon underlies virtually all disease symptoms, and some are directly caused by it"
The problem is that, with wrong eating which is based on animal fat and dairy products, the impurities from these foods stick to the stomach wall and become very difficult to flush out over time. The impurities actually form a rubbery coating within the colon wall, leaving a very small hole through which to flush out waste.
What then happens is that the waste that cannot be flushed out stays too long in the bowel and ends up being re-absorbed into the body, thereby poisoning the system and causing disease.
The immune system
The need for the detoxification of the immune system is almost obvious. As human beings, we develop a lot of cancer cell over a lifetime. However, they do not result in full blown cancer because the immune system quickly identifies them as cancerous cells and destroys them.
The develoment of cancer in one's body is therefore clear testimony that the immune system has degenerated to a point where it cannot adequately handle disease symptoms.
But, how do you detoxify the body?
The first key thing that gives a massive relief to the liver will be to take a herbal supplement known as Milk Thistle. The important constituent of milk thistle is silmarin which has very strong liver detoxification properties.
Milk Thistle has been seen to regenerate livers that had been badly damaged by excessive alcohol abuse. For a cancer patient, milk thistle is a must have herbal supplement. As for the brand that l recommend, see the complete cancer supplementation program.
Another primary element of detoxification in most alternative cancer treatment programs is juicing. Juicing is very beneficial especially when its combined with a mild laxative as well as vitamin C.
Although fruit juices may be ideal, be careful however of consuming too much glucose as it may very well fuel the growth of cancer. One form of juice that l highly recommend is the carrot juice. Beta-carotene is very beneficial to the liver and bile flow as well as having some excellent anti cancer properties.
Probably the best juices to take are vegetable juices as they have the highest concentrations of nutrients as well as having fibre which is essential in cleansing the bowel. When you are sick, take your juices only with a mild laxative since a strong one may drain you of all energy and leave you feeling weakened.
If you feel that you need to go all the way, you may also add coffee enemas to your detoxification program to try and flush out the more stubborn deposits.
All you need for a coffee enema is three cups of coffee not instant or decaf and add some pure water to bring it to normal body temperature and you are good to go. You will need one enema in the morning and one in the evening.
The most important thing is, detoxify, eat the right diet and take a solid treatment regimen and you will certainly recover your health.
The Chemtrail/Geo-Engineering Coverup Revealed.
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze. Our innate intelligence tells us these are not mere vapor trails from jet engines, but no one yet has probed the questions: who is doing this and why. With the release of this video, all of that has changed. Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water — all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. Although officials insist that these programs are only in the discussion phase, evidence is abundant that they have been underway since about 1990 — and the effect has been devastating to crops, wildlife, and human health. We are being sprayed with toxic substances without our consent and, to add insult to injury, they are lying to us about it. Do not watch this documentary if you have high blood pressure.
Once you understand how dangerous aluminum being sprayed all over the air worldwide is, perhaps you will then understand why you, your friends and all your loved ones need to be on a daily regimen of Organic Sulfur to help chelate and detox this crud out of your body.
Could Your Health Problems Be a Result of Exposure To Toxic Chemicals?
Leading Expert Says Thousands Of Different Chemicals Are Harming Your Body, Brain, Behavior and Sex
CRUSADOR Editor, Greg Ciola, Interviews New York Times Best Selling Author, Doris J. Rapp, M.D. Whose Book, “Our Toxic World – A Wake Up Call,” Has Frightening Implications About The Damaging Effects Chemicals Are Having On Us All.
Doris J. Rapp, M.D. is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the damaging effects chemicals are having on our health. She is a true American hero for the bold stance she’s taken at a time when a great health crisis is crippling this nation. In 1962, Rachel Carson sent shock waves around the world with her book Silent Spring. Carson’s astute warnings made over four decades ago have not been heeded by governments, nor the large international corporations responsible for polluting our environment. Subsequently, millions of people are now suffering with untold health problems as a consequence.
Every day we’re all exposed to toxic chemicals coming from a wide variety of sources such as our air, water, food, toothpastes, deodorants, shampoos, cosmetics, household cleaners, vaccines, pharmaceutical drugs, carpets, paints, plastics, industrial solvents, insulation, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, gasoline, petroleum by-products, etc, ad infinitum. Plants, animals, and humans are all being impacted negatively by this toxic overload and we can no longer turn a blind eye and ignore the damaging effects these chemicals are having on the whole planet. The assault is so pervasive that it’s very difficult to even determine where the chemical overload is coming from that’s causing many of our health problems.
In this eye-opening interview, Dr. Rapp points out a number of serious chemical concerns such as:
• Unborn babies floating nine months in chemicals (DDT and PCBs) in the uterus. Their bowel movements and mother’s breast milk contain the same dangerous pesticides.
• In the past 30-40 years there has been a 30% to 40% increase in undescended testicles, deformed penises and changes in sexuality. Boys become feminized from dioxin and PCBs.
• Girls can have early puberty from plastics, and PCBs can masculinize females.
• In children, over 20 studies show pesticides used inside and outside homes and schools, on lawns or playgrounds, can cause leukemia, brain tumors, and lymphomas.
• Women now have more birth-damaged or learning-disabled babies, miscarriages, stillborns, infertility and endometriosis than ever before.
• In men, the higher the chemical levels in their bodies, the smaller the genitals. Up to 85% of males can be ineligible sperm donors.
Despite the fact that we’re facing overwhelming odds, Dr. Rapp offers us a ray of hope by showing us how to navigate around these treacherous problems. She shows us what needs to be done to keep our family and ourselves from being damaged, and what we can do to recover if we’ve been damaged by the untold number of chemicals we come into contact with every day.
Crusador: Doris, it’s truly an honor to interview you. Why don’t you begin by giving our readers a little background on yourself, and tell us how you got into this field?
Okay. I’m a Board certified pediatrician, allergist and environmental medical specialist. I have practiced allergy just like any other pediatric allergist for about twenty-five years. One day I went to a meeting where they said, “You’re missing food and chemical sensitivities.” In an effort to prove them wrong, I went to several offices and checked it out. I found out that they knew things that I didn’t know, and that there was a different way of diagnosing and treating than I had been taught when I was trained.
To make a long story short, I started to use these newer methods of skin testing and treatment, and was absolutely astounded because it was sort of like putting a mouse in a cheese factory. For the first time, I could absolutely document cause and effect relationships. If you said dust caused asthma, I could put a drop of dust in your arm, not tell you what I had put in your arm, and produce your asthma. And once more, I could eliminate your asthma within eight minutes if I gave you one drop of the right dilution of dust – dust allergy extract. I found I could produce hyperactivity with three drops of food coloring under the tongue, and I could eliminate the hyperactivity within eight minutes by giving them the right dilution of that same red dye solution. I could produce headaches within eight minutes of putting a drop of whatever caused the problem, if it was a mold or pollen, and within eight minutes I could eliminate that problem if I gave them the right dilution of whatever it was that caused the problem.
Well, this was a whole new world of medicine. I still don’t understand why more doctors aren’t interested in this kind of medicine because there’s no doubt that you can turn on and off symptoms, and if someone has five or ten medical complaints, you can skin test them individually with the items that you think are causing the problem, and you can produce and eliminate the symptom. Then you can treat the patient by telling them to avoid the things that caused the problems, or you can treat them with the right dilution of the same substance that caused the problem and they can get into the dust or the mold or the pollen or even the food and not have symptoms.
It’s not 100%, but it’s certainly effective. I have video taped every patient who has come in my office for over twenty-five years. I showed them before they were tested, what happened to them when we put a drop of something in their arm, and what happened eight minutes after I gave them the right dilution. So, I repeatedly showed cause and effect relationships and how they definitely could be produced and eliminated by using drops of allergy extract or a whiff of perfume or a glass of milk, whatever we thought caused the trouble. I could give them the exact item, or I could give them a solution of it.
Crusador: You’re saying you could treat someone in eight minutes, but how permanent or lasting are these treatments?
It doesn’t last forever. Some people needed treatment three times, some people needed treatment every day under their tongue, other people needed an injection once a week, but eventually they needed treatment much less often. Maybe once or twice a week under their tongue, or once a month by injection, it just depended. Different items required different periods of time for treatment, but generally, you could mix all the dust, mold, foods, pollens and even some of the chemicals all in the same solution and treat them with everything all at once.
Crusador: What do you think the percentage is of the population that’s affected by chemical sensitivity?
It’s much higher than most people realize. At least 65% or two thirds of children who have hyperactivity have food and chemical sensitivities. It may be higher. And that’s just food sensitivities that you can clear up with diet. If you also look into dust, molds and chemicals, you will probably get a higher percentage. In general, if patients would go on a one-week diet that’s recommended in my books, and if they would get an air purifier, most children, not 100%, but at least 80%, would be at least 80% better within one week. And that’s a very, very small amount of money, comparatively speaking, to get the air purifier. The diet changes don’t cost much more at all.
Crusador: Are the chemicals from the water, the food or the air more serious? Which source is the worst and seems to be the most damaging to the body?
They can all be bad. It doesn’t matter where your contact is, they’re bad. In other words, the same chemical can be in the water, it can be in the food that you eat, the air that you’re breathing from the factory, in your home, in your school, in your workplace, it can be in your basement, garage, carpet, mattress; it can be in your personal products you use on the body. These chemicals are all over.
Some are worse in certain areas than others, but in general, these chemicals damage the immune system, and that means that you have more infections than normal, number one. Number two, it means that you tend to have more allergies than normal because the allergies are increasing in amount, and lastly, the end stage may be cancer. Thirdly, it can affect the brain and the nervous system. I think this is one reason why we have more children with learning disabilities now than ever before because of trace metals such as mercury and things of that sort in vaccines. It’s causing an increase in autism. Hyperactivity, behavior and learning problems definitely are related in many children, as well as regular allergies, food or chemical sensitivities. The fourth thing that is affected is the endocrine system. Many of these chemicals damage the body in such a way that you develop thyroid disease and diabetes, and this has been shown in many types of animals, as well as humans. And the last thing it damages is the reproductive system. It causes problems with fertility.
Many types of chemicals can cause sexual problems in the development of the sexual organs, in sexual preferences, in fertility, in the sperm counts, things of that sort. And there’s not one or two, but hundreds and hundreds of studies showing that animals, and I am talking about all types of animals: fish, birds, alligators, deer, panthers, cows, mice, rats, chickens, pigs, polar bears, etc., all of these animals are having changes in their immune system, in their endocrine system, in their brains, their nervous system, in their ability to learn, and in their sexual activity that have not been evidenced to the degree that they are now. And we’re eating these animals.
We are exposed to the same chemicals in our water. What is making us think that it isn’t going to adversely affect us, affect the human bodies. There are studies, again, not as many as there are in animals, but there are many studies showing, for example, that an organic farmer has a higher sperm count than a farmer that uses pesticides. The farmers who use pesticides have more depression and more suicide. They have more lymphomas or cancer, and they definitely have decreased fertility. They have increased number of children who have birth defects and birth abnormalities. If you check the fish in Lake Erie, for example, they have so much thyroid disease that sometimes the thyroids look like they are going to burst. The dogs and cats now have thyroid disease, and diabetes is very common now in dogs. It’s more prevalent in humans.
There’s more evidence that these chemicals can effect the endocrine system and there is just no doubt that we are all exposed to too many chemicals in every place: air, food, water, homes, schools, work places, and all our personal cosmetics.
In the personal cosmetics area there are no restrictions. You can have a perfume with 500 different ingredients and 200 of them can be very toxic and you don’t even know about it because it’s a trade secret what’s in it, so you don’t have any idea what could be causing problems.
You know, that for the West Nile Virus (Encephalitis), the mosquito problem…they have been spraying Malathion all over. Well, what do you think Malathion does? They sprayed New York City with Malathion. They’ve sprayed the whole East Coast with Malathion. They’ve sprayed in Japan with Malathion, in Florida, and California. There is no doubt that Malathion can cause cancer in laboratory animals. They say there is suggestive evidence in humans, but there is no doubt that the farmers that use the chemicals such as Malathion have more lymphomas.
These chemicals also damage the genes; they cause genetic damage, which means that you’ll have more birth defective children or birth defective animals. Malathion causes the sperm count to go down in animals, and it causes abnormal chromosomes. Could this be a problem in humans? It is a problem in humans!
The sperm count in humans in1932 was about 125 million per milliliter. By 1970 it was 100 million per milliliter. By 1990 it was 50 million per milliliter, and they now think it is about 35 million per milliliter. Now, does that frighten you? It frightens me because it means that males are not as fertile as they used to be, and there can be problems because of that. I should think that the men would be very concerned about that. If the sperm count goes under 25 million it will be very difficult to reproduce. There’s one report that 85% of males who go into a sperm bank to donate actually cannot leave their samples. They’re not wanted because the sperm counts are too low. There are predictions by scientists from different countries saying in 70 years men will be sterile. Well, we really can’t wait any longer to realize that we’ve got to start to protect the males.
Another big aspect of this is the fact that the males are in special jeopardy because many of these chemicals have an estrogenic or feminizing effect which is altering the formation of the male genitalia, their sexual preferences and their sperm counts. There seems to be little doubt about this in animals and man. And I’m not talking about one study, but many studies.
Crusador: Well, I think the whole human race should be concerned if those rates are occurring around the world because that would lead to the death of our species if it keeps declining the way you’re talking about.
Right! The species is in grave danger in my mind. This is going to be a major problem, and we have to go ahead and start to say, “What’s going on? We can’t allow this to continue anymore than what it is at the present time.” We just cannot allow it because the human race is in great jeopardy. There’s no other way of talking about it.
Incidentally, I want to go back to Malathion for a minute. They’ve also done studies in birds that show that the thyroid in the birds is disrupted. They are genetically damaged and they can’t reproduce as much as normal when they are exposed to this chemical. The big question is why are we still spraying with Malathion for the West Nile Virus when there are safer substances available that do not cause this kind of problem? It just doesn’t make any sense.
Crusador: This problem seems so overwhelming. We’ve given extra attention to it because we feel it is probably one of the most critical health issues facing us. Some people may feel a sense of frustration by what you’re saying because they don’t know what to do. How can someone identify where the source of their allergy or chemical exposure is even coming from?
How can you tell that you’ve been hurt, what hurt you, and what can you do that might protect you? Well, let’s just take common sense here. You’re fine until a certain date. The first question I would ask you is what happened the day before, week before, two weeks before? What were you exposed to within an hour or five, ten, twenty hours before you got sick? Did you put in a new synthetic carpet? Did you buy a new synthetic mattress? Did you buy a new car that smells of chemicals? Did you have a gasoline or oil spill in your house and use something to clean it up? Did you get caught in a lawn spray when they were spraying the lawns with chemicals? Were they spraying in a farm area for the crops or something of that sort? The first thing to do is think about when you could have been exposed to the chemicals? Then the second thing you have to do is after you have a suspect you need to check your urine, your blood, your fat, your semen, your breast milk, your uterine fluid and find out how many chemicals are in there.
Crusador: How would you go about doing something like that, Doris?
This is in Chapter 13 of my book, Is This Your Child’s World?, or it’s in Chapter 3 of my new book, Our Toxic World – A Wakeup Call. It tells you where to send the samples and how to figure out what chemicals are in your blood and your urine. From analyzing which chemicals are there, they can tell you possibly, this chemical is found in dry cleaning fluid, this chemical is mainly found in mothballs, this chemical is found in carpets, this chemical is found in gasoline. In other words, they can give you some insight from the types of chemicals that are found.
For example, let me just digress for a minute and tell you about Israel. You need to hear something positive. In Israel the women were very smart. They realized that the incidence of cancer was going up year after year, just like it was in the rest of the world. They said this must be coming from someplace, and they figured out that it was related to the chemicals that they were using in the barns and around the cows, the milk, and that sort of thing. So they went to the decision makers in Israel and said, “We want these chemicals stopped and banned in this country.” The government officials said, “That’s nonsense.” They didn’t believe them. Fortunately, these women were very emphatic about it and so, what they did is.
They went back again and said, “We definitely want these chemicals taken off the market.” They finally talked them into taking the chemicals off the market. What do you think happened? Ten years later the only place in the world where the amount of cancer of the breast was going down was in – you guessed it – Israel. And it was going down significantly in that country. In all the other countries it was continuing to go up at a regular pace. In young women in particular, it went down very dramatically; something like 36% in the younger women. It was very impressive to me that these women really did something.
This study was done in the 60s. In the 60s they found out that organochlorides caused cancer of the breast in rats. Later on they found out that if you have cancer of the breast you have to have four times more chemicals such as DDT in your breast fat than other people. This study was conducted mainly around the 60s and 70s. When the government stopped the use of DDT, Benzene, Hexachloride and Lindane, 10 years later in 1986, the breast cancer rate had dropped 8% in Israel and rose 20% in other countries, and the drop was 34% in the younger women. So, these are really impressive statistics and yet the study is rarely quoted. In other words, the emphasis in medicine is not on let’s get rid of the cause or figure out what the cause is; our emphasis is on the wrong end.
Crusador: Unfortunately, they want to just medicate the problem with pharmaceutical drugs and not discover the source of the problem. That’s the sad pathetic state of Western/allopathic medicine.
That’s right! The emphasis is on treatment with a drug that’s covered by your insurance, and it doesn’t seem to matter whether the drug helps or not. They will pay for medicine that doesn’t help, but won’t pay for medical treatment that does help, even though it’s less expensive. Some place along the line somebody has to ask, “Why is it happening?” Now if you look at something like endometriosis. Are you familiar with that?
Well this, for the audience and your readers, means that the lining of the uterus is shed at times other than when you have your menstrual period. When you have your menstrual period, the pain that’s associated with it is absolutely excruciating and many times they remove the uterus of women because they have this pain. In 1934 there were only 21 cases in the world. Presently, there are over five million cases just in the United States.
So you must ask why has it increased so remarkably? The answer, I think, is in a study that was done in Germany that showed that if you fed monkeys dioxin, what did they develop but endometriosis? Women who work in factories that produce PCBs or dioxin have more breast cancer, and women are being exposed to dioxin all the time. I believe that there is a cause and effect relationship there although there are still arguments about it. But, these are the kinds of things that I think we have to start to pay attention to. We have to pay attention to who is getting what illness where and when, to try to see why it is happening. Once you figure out that your urine is contaminated or your blood, feces or your semen is contaminated, you can do something about it.
Incidentally, the fellows that were in Viet Nam, twenty years later their semen still contains Agent Orange – dioxin – that was found in Agent Orange. I think that this is very scary that that chemical is in the sperm, and combines with the egg so that the unborn infant is immediately exposed to something that damages the immune system, the reproductive system, the endocrine system, and the brain and the nervous system. The baby then marinates or floats in the uterus for nine months, and is saturated inside and outside with these same chemicals. Then they find that the baby is born, and the first bowel movement contains these substances because the baby is truly, literally, saturated in them. Then the baby is breast-fed, and what do you think is in the breast milk? Exactly the same thing! This means that the baby is already exposed to far, far too many chemicals. Then the baby is covered with a diaper and many of the disposable diapers contain estrogenic mimicking substances that could feminize the males. Then we take plastic bottles with milk that might be genetically engineered and we put it in a microwave that takes the nutrients and totally alters the milk. In addition, it puts chemicals from the plastic into the milk that can cause precocious puberty, particularly in the girls, so they develop breasts at 6 and 8 years of age. What are we doing?
Crusador: That’s exactly what I’d like to know. What’s the government doing? We have an EPA that’s supposed to prevent a lot of these things, yet things that you are talking about are showing that it’s progressively getting worse and worse.
Well, they’ve had to cut down the number of scientists that are working at the EPA. They’ve cut down because funding has been cut. Why has funding being cut? There is a whole chapter in my book about that. I talk about the fact that I think sometimes the EPA really wants to do the right thing, but they aren’t able to because of political pressure or pressure from chemical companies that’s put on them, and they’re not able to do the job that they’re supposed to. I think they have to be totally isolated from political pressures, and those with vested interests because they cannot do their job. If the government wants to find out if something is safe, they don’t do their own studies, which is the only way it really can be done more impartially, in a non-biased way. What they do is they ask the chemical company to give them a report on how safe the product is. Well, many things aren’t checked at all.
For example, there are something like 80-85,000 chemicals on the market. Less than 10% have been checked for safety. Almost none have been checked for safety in children. There are just great big gaps in what is going on. At one point, the EPA announced that they would not hold chemical companies responsible if they would release any data that showed that products that they had that they said were alright were not alright, or studies that showed that products were not as good as they had indicated. And they had 10,000 reports in a very short period of time where the information was not valid that they were given and they released it because they were told they would not be penalized in any way for not having given reliable information. Well, that tells you right there that they aren’t to be trusted.
Crusador: It’s very frustrating to see what’s happening. I almost have to wonder if there’s not a hidden agenda behind what’s going on because you’re seeing more and more chemicals instead of less and less. And we’re seeing more and more health problems. The sperm counts are going down. Reproductive problems are now commonplace. Within 30 or 40 years we could be looking at the annihilation of the species. There’s a good possibility that we won’t even be able to reproduce unless it’s done through genetic engineering in a laboratory.
Actually, it really is getting very bad. There is no doubt about it and you can find these chemicals in the bowel movement, in the blood, urine, as I have said, everything. You should not have chemicals in your blood. And they’ve found that everybody has got roughly a hundred chemicals in their blood right now. You shouldn’t have any. These are the chemicals that I have said damage the immune system, reproductive system, endocrine system, and brain and nervous system. Are we totally crazy? In schools, why would you use a pesticide that you know, by history, damages the brain and the nervous system and causes cancer? And yet that’s being done. Why would you allow kids to have candy bars? Why would you allow junk food and soda pop machines in schools when you know the dyes in food coloring cause hyperactivity, behavioral and learning problems in children, and interferes with their ability to concentrate? Come on! You know, I don’t understand what’s wrong. And I can’t say who’s responsible because it seems to be too pervasive. It’s all over. In other words, it’s not just one thing that’s being affected, but everything that’s being affected at once. If I set out to do away with the whole world, I couldn’t do a better job than what is going on right now. Whether it is orchestrated or not orchestrated, whatever is happening, it’s absolutely terrible. Cancer of the brain in children is up 25% in the last 25 years.
We Can’t Make This Stuff Up
© 2012 Nancy Appleton PhD and G.N. Jacobs
Those of you that may have already read our book Killer Colas may remember that we asserted that drinking soda is much like drinking battery acid. You may also remember that we tried several times to replicate a demonstration from Mr. Jacobs’ youth where freshly pulled teeth from a nearby dentist where the teeth dissolved in Coke within about a week and a half or thereabouts.