Experts re-examine autism, vaccine debate
AN independent scientific panel weighing a possible link between autism and the mercury preservative in childhood vaccines heard suggestions on Monday that the source of the heavy metal could be fish.
Experts re-examine autism, vaccine debate
Dirty tricks drug firms use to get publicity
TOM CURTIS AND MURDO MACLEOD
SHOCKING tactics including bribery, fabrication and plagiarism are being used by unscrupulous drug companies to get their research published in influential medical journals, according to a damning new report.
Only a week after controversial research on the MMR vaccine was discredited by the journal which published it following a "fatal conflict of interest", an influential committee has revealed the widespread use of underhand tactics by researchers.
GOVERNMENT APPROVED CITIZENS AS TOXIC WASTE SITES !
ARE WE BEING POISONED?
By The Winds Org. and Kathy Wills
"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
If your not Royally ticked off after you read this article ...... then what we are all being exposed to is working! But why! Why are we being poisoned? Is the human potential so great that we have to be covertly controlled? What right do the governments of this world have to do this to us. What might we accomplish if we didn't have these hidden poisons in most products on the market.
Its time to take a stand and shout,
WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN'T TAKING THIS ANY MORE!!!
Over the past 50 years we have slowly been exposed to and consumed hazardous waste and we're paying them to do it to us!
We deserve to live a healthly life. I personally am not going to give away my will or my health to anyone.
How do you feel about this??? Have you had enough? Let me know your thoughts after you have read this...... Kathy Wills mailto:Kathy@xpeditionsmagazine.com
It has been a long established joke about not drinking the water in Third World countries. Now it is here in America that the water has been declared unsafe to drink, and it is no joke. Whereas the greatest problem with water in the underdeveloped nations is usually such as amoebic dysentery, serious but reversible, in the U.S. it is rat poison one gets in the drinking water--and it is no accident!
Toxic Secrets: Fluoride & The A-BombProgram
Feb 27, 2004
Author: Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson
Source: Nexus Magazine
Some 50 years after United States authorities began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children's teeth, recently discovered declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between the use of fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.
DuPont's troubled chemical
C-8 is widespread in the environment. How did it get there, and should we be worried?
By FRED BIDDLE and JENNIFER GOLDBLATT
A little-known manmade chemical is found in the tissue of living things around the globe.
It is in the flesh of dolphins and cormorants off the Italian coast.
It is in 5 percent of the bread, green beans and ground beef sampled in supermarkets in southern states.
It is in the blood of up to 96 percent of people in the United States, a study suggests.
The chemical is known as C-8.
C-8 is used to make the DuPont Co.'s Teflon that coats cookware. It is also released in the decomposition of fluorinated telomers, a chemical used to make some fast-food wrappers resistant to grease. Teflon and telomers are part of a family of fluorinated compounds pioneered and dominated by DuPont.
Scientists know of no other sources of C-8.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to know how C-8 enters the environment and whether it's harmful. Recent evidence that C-8 exists in the blood of most people led the agency to question whether the public health was adequately protected.
Much remains to be discovered about how C-8 gets into humans and whether it is harmful.
The News Journal interviewed dozens of experts and reviewed more than 100 scientific papers to understand what is known about the source and the health effects of C-8, also known as PFOA, the initials of its chemical name, Perfluorooctanoic Acid.
DuPont has said it does not know why the chemical has become so pervasive, acknowledging C-8 has been found in the blood of the general population at a level five times the maximum the company strives to achieve in the air and water around its factories where C-8 is made or used. DuPont said, however, the C-8 levels pose no threat.
"In more than 50 years of use by DuPont and others, there have been no known adverse human health effects associated with PFOA," Dr. Uma Chowdhry, DuPont's global vice president for central research and development, testified to the EPA in June.
The chemical causes cancer and birth defects in lab rats. But DuPont and others that have made or used C-8 say it is harmless to people. That assurance is based on decades of C-8 use with no evidence of ill effects, they said.
The Fumes from non-stick frying pans lined with fluorine compounds such as Teflon, can be deadly to birds. We don't understand such warning signs very well, although Canaries have historically been used to warn miners of deadly gases in the 'underworld'.
Fluoride in frying pans, fluoride in the drinking water, fluoride in toothpase, fluoride in a large selection of pharmaceutical drugs. Would anyone care to explain why we are putting ourselves at high risk of poisoning by fluoride?
Here is the recent BBC News article on frying pans and canaries.
As Jason Vale awaits sentencing on 5 March 2004 for selling Apricot seeds to people with cancer, the powers-that-be felt it necessary to defend the industry. Phillip Day of Campaign for Truth in Medicine reports:
The programme went out at peak viewing time on ITV London Tuesday night at 7:30pm, the premise all too depressingly familiar. From the TV channel that gave us the moronic 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here,' viewers in the south were told gullible people were being conned by alternative cancer treatments with convincing stories attached to them, being relieved of their money and given false hope. And those apricot kernels? Proof that anything within them can heal cancer? What rubbish.
The experts for the prosecution were all there. Predictably, the defence specialists had missed their taxi and never got on the programme. The conclusion of the programme was implicit. People should trust conventional science and stick with tried and tested treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. We understand people's emotional need to look for alternatives, but please don't be silly. Cancer is a serious business.
Serious business indeed, and extremely profitable at that. Campaign for Truth in Medicine has several articles this month - all around the cancer diatribe. Are all alternatives quackery? Are the toxic cures offered by medicine effective? Do mammograms offer protection or are they themselves a cause of cancer? What is the role of vitamin B 17?
Campaign for Truth in Medicine's E-Club has put a selection of articles together on this argument. The newest edition gives an excellent overview:
LONDON 30 January 2004 - The London High Court ruled today that the case against the European food supplements directive may be referred to the European Court of Justice. Mr Justice Richards ruled that there is "an arguable case" and that reference [of the the matter] to the EU Court of Justice "is plainly appropriate and should be made as soon as possible".
"This is an important breakthrough in our battle to secure diversity in medicine and broad availability of natural health options for people across Europe", says Ivan Ingrilli, chairman of La Leva di Archimede, a group that has been active for years and has challenged the directive both with the European Parliament and the Commission in the early stages of discussion.
There is a BBC News report on the court's decision.
And here a statement of the Alliance for Natural Health, one of the groups that have won the day in court.
BONN - November 3-7, 2003; The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for special dietary uses met in Germany for its once-yearly come-together. On the agenda for discussion were, before baby foods and the description of healthy properties of food on labels, the proposed Codex Giudelines for "Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements". Such guidelines would be, once passed, the equivalent of international law to be followed in all commerce of vitamin and mineral supplements.
As reported on 6 November, a very interesting proposal made by South Africa was, to officially acknowledge the importance of supplements to the prevention of degenerative diseases. This proposal was unceremoniously squashed by the German Chairman of the Committee Rolf Grossklaus and the "Observer" at Codex for the EU Commission, Basil Mathioudakis.
We now have an excellent report by Paul Taylor, who attended the discussions. Reading Paul's report, you will find out who are the people in control of the discussion that is supposed to be shaping laws we may have to follow in the future if we wish to continue to take nutritional supplements: One of them is Rolf Grossklaus, Chairman of the Committee, who often decided in a seemingly arbitrary fashion, what constituted a Committee "consensus" and what didn't. The other major player is Basil Mathioudakis, the EU "Observer", representing a solid block of nations whose officials attend the meetings but have practically lost any possibility of independent action.
You will also find out that for these two officials, nutrition and prevention "do not go together" and that prevention "is the province of medicine". Let us stop and think for a moment: International legislation, which will deeply affect our health choices, not to speak of the laws and health expenditures of a multitude of countries, is being formed by an obscure Committee of government bueraucrats, which in turn appears to be controlled or "steered" by a very small number of individuals who think that health and nutrition are complete strangers!
Considering the view that "nutrition has nothing to do with preventing illness", is it any wonder that health expenditures in most countries are on the rise, while health of the population seems to be at an all-time low?
Another in-depth report on the meeting has been prepared by Suzan Walter, President of the American Holistic Health Association. Suzan is very knowledgeable about the applicability of Codex Standards and Guidelines to international trade and, by extension, to national legislation on the subject of health and nutritional products. Suzan's report can be found on this page.
Dr. Ang Peng Wong from Malaysia has contributed his impressions of the Codex meeting and the discussions there. Coming from South East Asia, Dr. Wong brings us the viewpoint of the developing nations, and their specific concerns with western global trade dominance as expressed through Codex. His colorful description and his impressions can be found at the very end of this article, after Paul Taylor's report.
Our health officials tell us we need not worry about supplementing vitamins, our normal food contains all our bodies' health could ever require. Not so, at least not for the millions around the world who eat fast food with any regularity.
Someone actually checked it out. An Australian filmmaker ate nothing but McDonalds food for a month, three meals a day. Here is the story, published in the New Zealand Herald.