Here’s a partial list of noxious household products found in the typical home:
April 20, 2010 his study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of U.S. soybean fields, leads to problems in growth or reproduction. What he discovered may uproot a multi-billion dollar industry.
Path to Freedom is a grassroots, family-operated urban homestead located in the heart of Pasadena, California. Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a major freeway, the Dervaes family has steadily transformed an ordinary 66' x 66' city lot into a lush, organic and sustainable micro-farm teeming with butterflies, edible flowers and even chickens, ducks and goats! This modern, electronic-media savvy family are neither anachronistic farmers nor Luddites: they chronicle their homesteading lifestyle on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. They also run several websites and business ventures online: Dervaes Gardens sells produce locally, Peddler's Wagon for eco-goods, Freedom Seeds sells non-GMO and open-pollinated seeds and the nonprofit Dervaes Institute and community outreach programs support their pioneering lifestyle while educating the public. Healing Our World salutes this inspiring family for taking a stand and walking the talk.
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.
Not coincidentally, in many languages the words humus and human share the same etymological root: Earth. Just as human intestines have friendly bacteria and microbes, so too does the soil of the Earth, functioning as the digestive tract of all organic material that ever lived. As plants and animals die, microorganisms begin their job decomposing and returning the nutrients to the Earth. This life cycle continues to create new life in the soil, in turn feeding the plants and the animals eating those plants.