How much do they impact your health?
A few weeks ago, I was perusing through the manuscript of my book, “FOWL: Bird Flu, It’s Not What You Think.” Written in real-time during the H5N1 Bird flu pandemic (2005), it is now out of print. I was looking for a few references regarding the chemical contaminants in flu shots.
The premise of the book was that garden-variety influenza viruses can take on highly virulent properties in the presence of environmental toxins. Given that the early outbreaks of H5N1 arose from the exact same areas of the world - Vietnam and Indonesia - as the heaviest concentrations of dioxin, (maps were in the book for documentation), one of the chapters in the book was about the heavy chemical contamination in our world.
The core of this article was taken from my book. I wanted to ‘recycle’ the information to show how shockingly contaminated the world was, even 17 years ago. I have updated the data/stats with current information, but where relevant, I left the older numbers in place for comparison.
The ‘sicker’ the world is, the more unhealthy our personal terrain is, and the more susceptible we are to all types of illness and dis-ease.
In June, 2016 the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act was signed into law, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon, and lead-based paint. Areas excluded from the TSCA are food, drugs, cosmetics and pesticides, regulated by the FDA.
The TSCA Inventory contains more a catalog of more than 83,000 industrial chemicals, up from 70,000 industrial chemicals in 2005. In 2017, Kieran Mulvaney, writing for The Seeker, reported on an study called, “Synthetic chemicals as agents of global change” published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Her article started like this:
How many new synthetic chemicals do you think are being produced on an annual basis? Whatever your guess, there's a pretty good chance it's a massive underestimate. Fully 10 million new compounds are being unleashed each year: That's more than 1,100 every hour, or 19 per minute. If you read at about the same speed as I do, eight new compounds will have been produced by the time it takes you to get to the end of this sentence.
Over the last 50 years, the earth’s inhabitants have been exposed to millions of tons of chemicals which are absorbed into animals, fish, birds, reptiles, and plants putting every living thing at risk for serious health problems, including cancer, birth defects, and death.
Incredibly, little is known regarding the true risks these chemicals have on human health, as the vast majority have never been tested. Incredible, isn’t it? For her article, Mulvaney interviewed G. Allen Burton, an ecological research at the University of Michigan. He added these comments,
“Not only are laboratory studies of chemical compounds generally expensive and time-consuming, they may not anticipate what will happen in the real world. Chemicals often behave drastically differently when they are released into the environment than when they are in the lab. They're affected by sunlight, by temperature, by other chemicals, by organic matter and by all kinds of things alter their form and potential toxicity… Our waterways are filled with these chemicals - admittedly, often at very low concentrations, but many of these chemicals, especially pharmaceuticals and personal-care products, can effect organisms in the part-per-trillion range. Scientifically, to look at the potential interactions of these thousands of chemicals and it’s just mind-boggling, it's overwhelming.”
Even worse, the minimal testing that has been done has only evaluated the risk of being exposed to one chemical at a time—a test model that is irrelevant to our toxic world. The mission statement of the Environmental Protection Agency, taken directly from its website is, “To protect human health and the environment.” Considering the chemically contaminated state of our world and the condition of our health, that statement is scandalous.
Toxicity is Generational
A study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that critical levels of pervasive contamination have occurred worldwide. In spring 2005, the WWF collected blood specimens from thirteen families for analysis. The study was unique in that the specimens were gathered from three generations of one family (grandmother, mother, and child) across 12 European Union countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, and Luxembourg. The blood was analyzed for 107 different persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a total of 73 hazardous chemicals were found in all generations, with some of the highest levels found in children.
Each person, grandmother, mother and child, was found to be contaminated with a cocktail of at least 18 man-made chemicals, including PCBs and DDT, which have been banned for decades. The WWF went on to analyze blood samples from 350 more people. In all cases, each person was found to be contaminated with a mixture of persistent, highly toxic, man-made chemical. Even in Western societies, no one can avoid the onslaught of billions of pounds of chemicals being disbursed across our planet each year.
The chemical load in the U.S. may be only slightly less than what is being experienced throughout Southeast Asia, China, and Europe. In 2001, a scathing documentary on the chemical industry was released called, “Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report.”
The story started with the death of Dan Ross, a 46-year-old man who died of a rare type of brain cancer. Convinced that his 23 years working with vinyl chloride had been the source of his illness, he and his wife had sued the companies who made the chemical, charging them with conspiracy. During the legal discovery process, hundreds of thousands of documents were uncovered that led journalist Bill Moyers through a shocking tale of cover-up and intrigue. Confidential papers revealed a campaign to limit the regulation of toxic chemicals, eliminate any liability for their effects, and withhold vital information about risks from workers, the government, and the public.
Another Threat: PFAS
PFAS, which stands for Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances, are chemical compounds created in the late 1930s. PFAS are a family of thousands of chemicals that vary widely in their chemical and physical properties, as well as their potential to harm human health and the environment. They became widely used in the 1950s, and since then, many products commonly used by consumers and in industry have been manufactured with or from PFAS. Their environmental impact only began to be studied in detail in about 2000 when sensitive technology was developed. They are long-lasting chemicals that break down very slowly. They have been found in both soil and water all over the world.
The presence of toxic chemicals in the body can be understood through the following story:
During October 2003, dumpsters overflowed throughout the city when trash collectors went on strike in Chicago. Up to 15,000 tons of garbage accumulated daily, and as the piles mounted, so did the health risk to the city’s residents. Rats began to gather within 48 hours after garbage was left on the streets. Twenty years earlier, a survey had counted the rat population to be more than seven million, almost the same as the human population for the metropolitan area. Concerns rose at the specter of rats once again taking over the area.
Although the elimination of the rats received the most attention, the solution to the stinky problem was not to poison all the rats—it was to eliminate the garbage; the rat problem would eventually take care of itself. Similarly, during an episode of cough, mucous production, and fever, the administration of antibiotics is not the answer in the long run. The only way to recover health is by getting rid of the garbage – in our water, in our food, in our air. Stop poisoning people with these deadly shots.
The WHO, EPA and international environmental groups are continually tinkering with the levels of all thousands of chemicals individually and when combined to determine the “safe” levels of known carcinogens, which is absolutely nonsense. If a chemical has been shown to cause cancer, neuro-developmental defects, reproductive toxicities, and can greatly increase the risk of death from long-term exposure does not belong in the body. Period.
And remember: A Covid19 shot is a chemical that doesn’t belong in your body. Period.
Steps You Can Take to Avoid Toxic Foods:
While it is literally impossible to avoid the toxic soup we live in, here are some steps you can take to limit you exposure in your food:
Limit canned food: Almost all non-organic foods in cans have chemical preservatives.
Avoid plastic containers and food that comes wrapped in heavy plastic, such as cheese
Avoid non-stick pans: PFAS are used in Teflon.
Fix popcorn the old fashioned way: real corn, a little oil and a stove. Avoid food that is chemically activated in the microwave.
Filter your drinking water: This is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your overall health.
Buy organic as much as possible: or better grow your own food with heirloom seeds, purified water and the best soil you can find.
Avoid food dyes: They are chemicals.
Steps you can take to avoid chemicals in your home
The Environmental Working Group has investigated of more than 2,000 cleaning supplies on the American market has found that many contain substances linked to serious health problems. Here’s there list of products to buy… and to avoid.
In the meantime, make your own products. Use simple and inexpensive ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and olive oil and add an essential oil you like to make it pleasant. Look for products that have been certified by an independent institution such as Green Seal.