Some people are concerned about the dangers of Genetically Modified (GM) fish, while others are blissfully unaware of what is going on in the field of genetics and animal breeding. In this article, I’ll attempt to answer one simple question: If left to play out to its natural outcome, what consequences could government-sanctioned production of GM fish entail?
The world's water supply, which is the same as it was at the beginning of our planet's existence, is so contaminated that we must all be gravely concerned and make educated choices as to the type of water we consume.
In our drive to produce and synthesize natural resources, mankind has invariably and often inadvertently created many harmful organic compounds.While ‘by—products` are an indispensable factor in the process of chemistry; many of these organic compounds are deadly.
Learning, behavioral and developmental disabilities, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism prevent our children from reaching their full human potential. Seventeen percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with one or more developmental disabilities. These disorders have widespread societal implications, from health and education costs to the repercussions of criminal behavior. Though trends are difficult to establish with certainty, there is a growing consensus that learning and behavioral disorders are increasing.
As we know all too well, our world abounds with health hazards: driving, improper food and beverage choices, lack of activity and tobacco consumption among many clearly put our lives in harms way Less visible l or often invisible toxins, such as hidden chemicals, electro-magnetic fields and negative environments are often the greatest danger. Most of us reside in a very enclosed, self—created world believing that we are independent and disconnected from everything around us. In truth, we are all inter-connected; everything we do affects others, as the actions of others affect us. Sadly our planet has been greatly abused and misused, becoming a dumping sight, in a literal sense, but perhaps most significantly in a figurative one, contaminated by humanity’s common lack of regard for all of life. As the days pass and the pollutants mount, we are all coming closer to achieving endangered species status. In truth, it could be argued that we humans are the cancer of the planet and, like cancer itself, have the potential to kill our host-Mother Earth.
If one of the chemicals used to make Teflon (PFOA, also known as C-8) "does not harm human health or the environment," as its maker DuPont claims, then why has 63 year-old Joan Guinther of Vincent, Ohio been denied health insurance coverage?
Governments are determining that the level of arsenic in our water creates numerous fatalities and would be too costly to clean up so we just write those poor folks off as victims of mans greed. In our so-called civilized countries, it is estimated that the average person’s body contains 280 times more fluoride than it should. Mercury is at an alarming level in the majority of people tested. This comes not only from the amalgam fillings that dentistry propagates; it also comes from the petro-chemicals placed on our food. As the chain continues, these chemicals pour into our water- ways polluting the fish which many people call a "healthy" food. We could go on for hours with description after description of illuminating "feedback from nature". When will we wake up and see that our lack of concern for what we discard is literally killing us? One must also ask the question how much is enough, when we already have the technology to propel our engines with hydrogen and eliminate many of our energy concerns with solar and wind technology. Further, organic farming has become solidly advanced, why do we allow money to dictate our continuation of the pollution of the planet?
New Scientist magazine says that rolling up your car windows while driving in heavy pollution won’t shield you from toxins. In fact, results from several studies show the pollution is likely worse inside the auto. Pollution levels were shown to be up to 18 times worse on the inside as compared to outside the vehicles. Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide were two of the pollutants measured and found to be in significantly higher concentration inside the automobile compared to outside. Benzene weighed in between two and 18 times higher inside automobiles as compared to outside. Ventilation had little effect on reducing the pollution levels.
Currently in Sonoma County, California citizens are protesting that pesticides sprayed on vineyards wind up in residential areas, landing on people, pets, water, food and livestock. Pesticides often drift beyond property lines to poison the air of neighborhoods and schools. Depending on winds and the actual size of the particles, they can drift up to 50 miles off target. And those most likely to pay for California’s wines are its children. High incidences of pesticide-related illness, from headaches, rashes and diarrhea, to cancer have been documented in the area. Most farmers don’t want to use more than is absolutely necessary but small doses of pesticides don’t necessarily mean safe doses and there is no law protecting citizens from exposures to pesticides. According to present law, as long as the product directions written by the chemical company are followed, vineyard managers can be as liberal with poison as they see fit, even in an area where homes and farms exist closely together.
Organic food possesses a strong following around the world for many reasons, beginning with the conviction that it contributes to a more natural way of life. This is the central truth: organic farmers build healthy soil that yields healthy food. By harnessing the potential of biological processes, organic farmers actually improve the productive capacity of their soil over time, while protecting water quality and enhancing biodiversity.
Here’s a partial list of noxious household products found in the typical home:
For years, health professions have pushed fluoridation as weapon in preventing tooth decay. Now, with revelations of an apparent cover-up of evidence from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine – of a study linking fluoridation with elevated risk of a fatal bone cancer in young boys – common assumptions about fluoride are finally being re-examined by the health care mainstream.
The electronic and computer expansion in our society has brought with it the steady increase of electro-magnetic, radio and microwave interference into our environment. This interference disrupts communications, causes equipment malfunctions, impedes test procedures, but most importantly, has reached levels of pollution harmful to living organisms, including Man.
In a world perceived as more constrained, like Russia, there is, often times, more freedoms of speech than in a corporate and media controlled nation like America. Russia’s top public health official, Gennadi Onishenko, recently reported comprehensive, definitive research results showing that cell phones are harmful to adults and even more hazardous for children. The study revealed that as little as two- minutes of use by a child would change that child’s bio-electric activities, creating both mental and physical instability for a minimum of two hours. This is a similar finding to the well—known Hungarian study establishing that cell phone use by children greatly increases their risk of developing brain tumors at later ages, specifically between 20 and 29 years. Onishenko also dismissed the false claims by phone manufacturers that these devices were not harmful by saying, "mobile phones cause insomnia, memory failure and high blood pressure."
After the Second World War, two unique developments occurred. First, was that many young men arrived home from abroad ready to join the work force. The second was that the oil industry was ready to launch new businesses born out of their product. This combination together with the need to rebuild an economy spawned the petro-chemical industry. Among the many bright ideas they had, the star was certainly pesticides. Farmers have forever complained about the loss of crops from bug infestation. “Voila”, the answer was poison that would kill these insects. Next came fungicides protecting the plants from fungus then herbicides preventing the growth of competing weeds. During this downward trend, business exploded and profits went through the roof. Amazingly, there were no clear minds that asked the obvious question “if this kills bugs, does it not kill me?” With the lack of universal education and the rigorous and exhausting workload that most people bore they were willing to listen to the so-called experts (scientists in the pockets of industry) who pronounced these poisons as safe. Now, in the next century, the casualties are rising and the concern is stupendous. There are millions of unnatural and man-made pollutants saturating our entire environment. All legitimate biologists and concerned scientists unshakably state that they are the cause of increasing health concerns.
City water is closely regulated for some health hazards and is very unlikely to contain dangerous biological contamination. It is, however, almost always treated with chlorine to reduce the microbial count. Chlorine combines with such organic compounds as natural methane gas (from decomposed material) in water, to form organochlorine compounds. The most common are the THM’s (trihalomethanes), such as chloroform. These are carcinogens. They also give water an unpleasant taste and odor.
The Rate of breast cancer has been rising steadily since the 1940s. Many researchers and activists are asking whether exposure to carcinogens in the environment – including some of the 75,000 synthetic chemicals released since World War II – could be responsible, a 1985 study in Preventative Medicine found that breast cancer rates in New Jersey – Where 21 counties have hazardous waste disposal sites – were the highest in the country.