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Silent Pandemic: How toxins are changing childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this "silent pandemic" - and reveals how parents can fight back.

When Josephine Wilson, 37, of Princeton, New Jersey, took her 1-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for a routine visit in July 2013, a flyer for a study on flame retardants in mothers and children caught her eye. The substances, found in furniture, electronics, and appliances, were on her radar because she'd read about potentially dangerous environmental chemicals when she learned she was pregnant. To limit their daughter's exposure, she and her husband had replaced their old sofa with a $3,000 version that uses wool as fire protection - a choice that was "pricey, but well worth it in our minds," she says. When she got home from the pediatrician, she sent urine samples from her and her daughter to the researchers.

Of the 48 participants in the study, which was conducted by the Environmental Working Group and Duke University, the Wilsons' levels were at the low end. Even so, the results weren't exactly comforting. They both tested positive for chlorinated Tris, a flame retardant that was voluntarily removed from use in children's pajamas in the '70s due to cancer concerns but is still used in furniture, as well as an ingredient in Firemaster 550, a newer chemical cocktail that may disrupt hormone signaling. Worse, the level of one chemical was three times higher for Wilson's daughter than it 
was for her. "We'd done everything
we could to remove these chemicals from our immediate environment, and they were still in our bodies," she says. "I'm not sure you can completely avoid them."

Comment: For more information about toxins in the body and their negative effects on human health read Detoxify or Die By Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.:
We are all a toxic cesspool of the lifetime accumulation of chemicals from our air, food, and water. U.S. EPA studies of chemicals stored in the fat of humans show that 100% of people had dioxins, PCBs, dichlorobenzene, and xylene while another analysis of the exhaled breath of humans showed carcinogenic benzene in 89% and perchloroethylene in 93%. And these chemicals are just the tip of the iceberg. For now we have the proof that it is the steady silent accumulation over a lifetime that produces most diseases, including cancer. But medicine merely sees every disease as a deficiency of some drug or surgery, or tells us there is no known cause or cure.

There is now no question that these accumulated toxins are behind nearly every disease, symptom, injury and malfunction of the body. But get ready for the greatest medical discovery of the decade. If we get these ubiquitously unavoidable toxic chemicals out of the body, we can reverse and even cure the most hopeless diseases.

It no longer matters what you call your disease. The label your doctor gives you is meaningless. What matters is what caused it. Learn how to find the underlying causes and get rid of them with the only proven way to reverse disease and slow down aging.


Life Preserver

This is healthcare? US medical system kills 400K hospital patients every year

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Time and time again, in these pages, I've illustrated the fact that reality is being created for us - and that reality is false. It's a façade.

Waking up to this is vital, if we want to understand the virtual world we live in. We're inside a matrix.

Here's a medical study I haven't cited before: "A new, evidence-based estimate of patient harms associated with hospital care," by JT James (J Patient Saf, Sept. 9, 2013).

Comment: Another nail in the coffin of 'American exceptionalism'. America is dead last in both healthcare and the health and well-being of its people in a study that compares the US with ten other developed nations that include Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. As the only developed nation without some form of universal healthcare, Americans spend two to three up to ten times more on various healthcare services than all other nations.

A study has found that the third leading cause of death amongst Americans behind heart disease and cancer is from medical malpractice. The study showed that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer from preventable harm that contributes to their death.

The present state of America - Far from exceptional and sinking fast

The shadow medical government

Syringe

Outbreak of whooping cough at Massachusetts high school affected only those who were vaccinated

Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don't really work.

Some 15 children at Falmouth High School reportedly came down with the respiratory illness, which also goes by the name pertussis, sparking a wave of panic about a corresponding increase in vaccine exemptions. But as usual, nobody affected by the outbreak was unvaccinated, and no matter how hard the media tries to spin the issue, those who were vaccinated were not protected.

Mainstream media clouds issue of vaccinations and exemptions

Reporting for CBS Boston, I-Team correspondent Lauren Leamanczyk towed the pro-vaccine line with accusations that vaccine exemptions triggered the outbreak. Undisclosed data she apparently found reveals that vaccine exemptions have increased fourfold over the past 25 years, which public health officials say increases the risk of an outbreak.

This supposed correlation proves nothing, of course, as correlation does not imply causation. But when vaccines are involved, any deviation from the standard vaccine protocol, which is basically to take whatever the government says is good for you, becomes the automatic scapegoat when an outbreak occurs.

In her story, Leamanczyk quotes the words of Dr. Sharon Daly, Chief of Pediatrics at Cape Cod Hospital, who declares that outbreaks increase when vaccination rates decrease. The implication, naturally, is that the Falmouth outbreak was triggered by unvaccinated children.
Nuke

U.S. exports to China blocked due to concerns over GMO contamination

China has zero tolerance for many GMOs. They've made this clear by refusing US exports that contain genetically modified ingredients - not even in the parts per million range. Due to the recent contamination of hay from RoundUp ready GMO alfalfa, the Chinese government has now blacklisted hay from the US, and they are looking at Canada's exports closely to determine if they will also need to be blacklisted.

One exporter of hay to China and other places around the world, Ed Shaw, said three American hay exporters have been blacklisted from exporting China, and hundreds of container loads of hay have been turned away after GMO alfalfa was found in the loads.

Hay exported to the country from the U.S. was in quarantine due to the detection of GMO traits, specifically of genetically modified alfalfa. And this isn't a singular occurrence, either. Last year, a Washington State grower's hay was rejected after it tested positive for GMO alfalfa. This doesn't sit well with China, since all imported hay is supposed to be GMO-free.

Needless to say, the trend continued, leading China to boycott all US grown-hay completely.
Health

Highly toxic BPA linked to high blood pressure

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New research reported in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension, points to cans and bottles lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) as a precursor to raised blood pressure - but the problem goes beyond that.

When the chemical used as an epoxy lining for cans and plastics entered the market it was deemed safe. Although there were claims that small amounts ingested from food and beverages wouldn't be harmful - low levels are indeed harmful. In fact, research shows that BPA causes 100 times the amount of damage previously claimed.

So are you extra stressed? Fatigued? Under pressure and feeling dizzy? Is it a random blood pressure problem or is the BPA?
Green Light

Thanks to biotech-government ties: 81% of GMO crops approved without adequate safety studies

What's a recipe for environmental mayhem and the destruction of human health? The approval of genetically modified organisms by governments worldwide without any scientific safety studies. A new study published by the risk-assessment journal Environment International states that of the GM crops approved for planting and marketing globally, 81% were not studied for possible health and environmental safety risks.

Nevertheless, the biotech industry keeps touting GMO 'benefits' like a narcissistic madman on steroids. This chest beating continues - despite a complete lack of published, peer-reviewed research supporting the safety of genetically modified organisms.

Comment: There is no scientific consensus on GMO safety: "Anyone that says, 'Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,' I say is either unbelievably stupid, or deliberately lying. The reality is, we don't know. The experiments simply haven't been done, and now we have become the guinea pigs." ~ David Suzuki, geneticist

Attention

Not just RoundUp ready GMOs: Monsanto suggests RoundUp herbicide treatment for many crops right before harvest

Monsanto has genetically modified several crops to be RoundUp resistant. This means that the herbicide RoundUp can be sprayed on the crops and the crops will not die. Crops genetically modified by Monsanto to be RoundUp resistant include alfalfa, canola, corn, sweet corn, soybeans, and sugar beets. These GMOs are high on the list of food ingredients that Americans who are against GMOs try to avoid.

The blog The Healthy Home Economist made internet waves this week with a viral post suggesting that most people who believe that they cannot tolerate wheat, actually cannot tolerate RoundUp. In the post, the author claims that just before harvest, most of the wheat used in our foods is sprayed with the herbicide RoundUp.


Comment: Roundup linked to global boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows a new US peer-reviewed paper from Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff. The review has been published in theJournal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology.

Roundup is linked in Samsel and Seneff's new review paper to a major increase in celiac disease. A recent estimate suggests that one in twenty people in North America and Western Europe now suffer from this gluten intolerant disease.

"All of the known biological effects of glyphosate - cytochrome P450 inhibition, disruption of synthesis of aromatic amino acids, chelation of transition metals, and antibacterial action - contribute to the pathology of celiac disease," Samsel and Seneff's paper states.

Comment: Yes Monsanto maintains that the use of RoundUp is safe for animals and people, going as far as stating repeatedly 'that RoundUp/glyphosate has a long track record and has been extensively studied.' The results of extensive study however are not what Monsanto wants to hear or share with the wider public! Read more about the serious health concerns associated with RoundUp/glyphosate:

Bacon

Everything we've been told about the dangers of eating fat is wrong

Dietary fat is not as bad as you think....

With the salad days of summer behind us, and dark, cold days approaching, fat is in season. The holidays, and the accompanying onslaught of rich feasts, present a timely opportunity to think about fat. I used to assume we ate more fat in winter because our bodies wanted to pack on some extra insulation against the cold, but the evidence in support of this seemingly obvious notion - that dietary fat leads to weight gain - is being challenged. Beyond the relationship between fat and health, it's beginning to look like other deeply held beliefs about fat might be wrong as well.

Long considered a threat to public health, some recent books, such as Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz, and before that Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, have challenged the idea that dietary fat is the cause of obesity, heart disease and other associated ailments. Big Fat Surprise was lauded by the Economist (among other media), which called it 2014's "most surprising diet book." Both Teicholz and Taubes argue that low-fat and non-fat diets, rather than fat, are behind the rise in obesity and related diseases. And Teicholz makes a strong case that fat, especially saturated fat, is actually good for you. As we speak, many government agencies, like USDA, which have long championed low-fat diets, are tip-toeing away from their anti-fat stances.

Along these lines, a study published this November found that "dietary and plasma saturated fat are not related," after a doubling of dietary saturated fat intake showed no significant increase in blood lipids. In other words, even if there is a link between blood lipids (aka fat) and heart disease, factors other than dietary intake of fat, such as carbohydrate intake, are what determine blood lipid levels. It should be noted that this study was funded, in part, by the Dairy Research Institute, the National Cattlemen's Association and the Egg Nutrition Center, all of which must have been pleased with the results. But other studies have shown similar results.

An absence of correlation with heart disease has also been shown with cholesterol intake: A comparison of cholesterol intake versus heart disease across various cultures, summarized in this short video, shows that Australian aborigines have the lowest level of cholesterol intake and the highest level of death from heart disease, while the Swiss have the highest level of cholesterol intake and the lowest rate of death from heart disease.
Bizarro Earth

US Military Bases: Contaminated with toxic trash

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America's military is the world's greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end.

Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic wastelands and then some. Large areas unsafe for human habitation.

Military operations generate hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic waste. Dangerous carcinogens.

Including depleted uranium, heavy metals, hazardous chemicals, plastics, solvents, asbestos, pesticides, petroleum fuels, fungi, and bacteria.

Poisoning air, water and soil. Affecting local populations and US forces. Causing virtually every imaginable health problem. Many longterm. Debilitating. Others potentially fatal.

Including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal ailments, kidney and liver diseases, respiratory, skin and other infections, asthma, immune system suppression, ulcers, birth defects, severe headaches, emotional distress, pulmonary problems, sexual dysfunction and chronic diarrhea.

Comment: U.S wars of aggression are not only killing and maiming innocent people, they are indiscriminately polluting/destroying the environment in which they hope to liberate! The military is not required to follow any environmental protection laws, they are exempt!

Whistle

Whistleblower for CDC confirms link between vaccines and autism

Admits Agency's Data Manipulation and Concealment of Research Findings on Initial 2004 MMR Vaccine Study That Found a Strong Statistical Association Between the Timing of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccine and Autism Incidence in African-American Boys

In response to the August 25, 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaration defending the validity of the 2004 DeStefano et al. study, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker responded and outlines inconsistencies in the agency's research practices and position.

Central to Hooker's response is "the irrefutable fact that valid information about race -- for the entire study sample of 2,448 children -- was available and accessible in school records."

The CDC maintains that birth certificates, which were available for only a smaller portion of the children in the study, were necessary to extract race and other information. However, in the original data Hooker obtained from the CDC through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), race information was directly obtainable through school records, which were available for all children in the study.

In addition, Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist since 1998, also released a statement on August 27, 2014 that supports Dr. Hooker's assertion that the CDC withheld important data that significantly altered the study's outcome.

According to Dr. Thompson's statement, "Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data was collected." Thompson's conversations with Hooker confirmed that it was only after the CDC study co-authors observed results indicating a statistical association between MMR timing and autism among African-American boys, that they introduced the Georgia birth certificate criterion as a requirement for participation in the study. This had the effect of reducing the sample size by 41% and eliminating the statistical significance of the finding, which Hooker calls "a direct deviation from the agreed upon final study protocol -- a serious violation."
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