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aluminium and lead cause autism.....aka brain damage.....

Autism breakthrough as scientists create first-ever test that detects disorder in single strand of HAIR - and it's 81% accurate

  • New test scans single strand of hair for signs of metals more common in disorder
  • 'Groundbreaking' test can be used on children who are just a month old
  • Now being fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:53 GMT, 6 January 2023 | Updated: 22:58 GMT, 6 January 2023

Scientists have devised a universal test for autism in babies that uses a single strand of hair.

It analyzes the sample for levels of metals like lead and aluminum — which are higher in autistic children.

The test involves sending a sample of hair to a laboratory for analysis and was shown to predict autism accurately 81 percent of the time in a peer-reviewed study.

It has been described as 'groundbreaking' by independent scientists and is now being fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Other scientists heralded the test as a 'groundbreaking' development for the notoriously hard-to-diagnose condition that affects 5.4million Americans and 700,000 Britons.

Because there is no standard test for the condition, doctors must rely on a child's developmental history and behavior.

As such, children in the US are normally only officially diagnosed at age four, while in the UK the average is age six.

But scientists at the New York-based startup — called LinusBio — said their new test should be used in conjunction with other methods and not on its own.



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EXCLUSIVE: Anti-stroke drug taken by millions found to be 'unreliable' and potentially fatal side effects were ignored, documents reveal

  • Rivaroxaban is approved by NICE for the prevention of stroke and embolisms
  • In 2009, a study on the blood thinner appeared to show it was safe and effective
  • But now medical journal The Lancet has warned of 'inaccuracies' in the trial data

By Eve Simmons For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 22:00 GMT, 7 January 2023 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 7 January 2023

Research behind a blockbuster anti-stroke drug could have included fake data while its serious and potentially fatal side effects were kept secret, official US documents have revealed.

In 2009, distinguished British medical journal The Lancet published a major study on the blood thinner rivaroxaban, which appeared to show it was safe and effective. But now the journal has warned of 'inaccuracies' in the trial data and said that it would be investigating the research further.

Rivaroxaban, often sold under the brand name Xarelto, is approved by health watchdogs NICE for the prevention of stroke and embolisms – blocked blood vessels, usually caused by blood clots. It got the green light from international health watchdogs in 2011, and now each year it is taken by thousands of Britons and millions worldwide.

If the claims against the early rivaroxaban trial – named Record4 – are true, patients may have been misled about the probability they'll experience side effects, which include the risk of severe and even potentially fatal bleeding. That study assessed the drug's role in preventing blood clots after surgery, but it has since been cited by other researchers thousands of times as proof of its safety.


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The hidden toxins in your favorite foods and treats REVEALED: From heavy metals in dark chocolate to lighter fluid in chicken nuggets

  • Toxic metals are lurking in dark chocolate bars including those made by Lindt
  • Chemicals used in lighters are also added to chicken nuggets as a preservative
  • Powder used in explosives is added to muffins and breads to make them rise

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com and Cassidy Morrison Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 22:17 GMT, 8 January 2023 | Updated: 22:17 GMT, 8 January 2023

Everybody knows by now that junk food is filled with sugar, salt and saturated fats that can lead to obesity and chronic obesity.

But many will be surprised to learn there are even more harmful ingredients lurking in their favorite treats.

In a report last month, researchers found toxic metals in every dark chocolate bar they tested, including big-name brands like Hershey's, Lindt and Tony's Chocolonely.

It may also be a surprise that a chemical used in explosives sometimes finds its way into breads, muffins and cookies, or that an ingredient in lighter fluid is used to keep chicken nuggets fresh.

In recent weeks experts also have issued warnings about red food dyes in candy, Doritos and sodas, which have been linked to cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. 

Here are some of the most surprising toxins in your food:

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Pictured above are six foods containing toxins that you probably never realized were there. They include a powder used in bread to help it rise faster that is also included in explosives, lead from car exhausts in dark chocolate and a substance found in lighter fluid that is also added to chicken nuggets to keep them fresh for longer

Substance found in lighter fluids, is also in chicken nuggets 

Butane isn’t just for lighters anymore — it's also added to chicken nuggets, potato chips and some fast foods to keep them fresh for longer.

The chemical — tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) — is considered to be safe in low doses in foods.

But in higher amounts it has been linked to tumors, liver enlargements, convulsions and paralysis.

Food companies swear by TBHQ because it can preserve food, keeping its flavor, color and nutritional value for longer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chemical for use in foods back in the 70s, when fast foods were becoming ever-more popular.

Now it is claimed to be in everything from McDonald's chicken nuggets and nstant noodles to snack crackers.

The FDA currently allows for no more than 0.02 percent of an item's total fat and oil content to be TBHQ.

Authorities in Europe have also determined that TBHQ is safe to use in foods in low concentrations. 

The chemical is made from butane, which is stored in lighters as a liquid and released as a gas ignited by a spark.

Explosive material in breads, muffins and cookies

Potassium bromate has been used as an explosive for decades.

But the white powder is also mixed into flour used for baked goods such as breads and cookies, because it can help dough to rise and keep its shape.

Lab studies have repeatedly linked it to cancers in the thyroid and peritoneum — the thin layer of cells covering the bladder, rectum — and the uterus.

But the FDA is yet to outlaw its use in the United States, and continues to consider the substance as 'GRAS', generally recognized as safe.

This contrasts with the view in many other countries and blocs, including the UK, Canada, India, Brazil and the European Union — which have all outlawed it.

Warnings over its potential to cause cancer date back to 1999, when reports on this risk began to be released.

The food industry has long argued it is safe to use because during cooking the powder is converted into potassium bromide, a non-carcinogen.

But tests in the UK back in 1994 showed that potassium bromate remains in foods even after cooking.

This included all six unwrapped bread products tested, and seven out of 22 wrapped that were checked.

California has taken action against the ingredient, requiring products that use it to carry a warning label for consumers.

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The above graphic shows the 28 chocolate bars tested by New York-based nonprofit Consumer Reports. All were found to contain lead and cadmium. Consumer Reports compared levels of the heavy metal in about an ounce of the chocolates to the recommended daily exposure levels from the Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Heavy metals in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate has been repeatedly lauded for its health benefits, from promoting heart health to packing a heavy punch of antioxidants.

But a recent investigation into 28 popular brands — including Lindt, Hershey's and Trader Joe's — found all the bars contained alarming amounts of cadmium and lead.


Lead exposure in children is often difficult to observe, with no immediate symptoms.

But if there is suspicion a child has been exposed, then parents should talk to their child's healthcare provider about getting a blood test.

Lead is more harmful to children under six years old because their body is still developing. 



- Damage to the brain and nervous system;

- Slowed growth and development;

- Learning and behavior problems;

- Hearing and speech problems.

This can lead to: 

- Lowered IQ;

- Decreased ability to pay attention;

- Underperformance in school. 


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


Cadmium ends up in chocolate when it is sucked up through cacao tree roots, with exposure over a long period of time linked to kidney failure and weak bones.

But lead, which is well-known to be dangerous to humans, gets into chocolate after cacao beans are left out to dry by roadsides — and become coated with lead from car fumes.

Lead exposure over long periods is linked to memory loss, abdominal pain and low mood in adults.

But in children it can damage brain development, as well as leading to learning and behavior problems and issues with speech and hearing.

Experts say there is too little heavy metal in each individual bar to poison someone, with this only likely to happen after eating more than an entire sharing-sized bar.

The FDA sets no national limit for lead and cadmium levels in chocolate.

A spokeswoman for the agency told DailyMail.com last month: 'The FDA continues to monitor and regulate levels of environmental contaminants, including lead and cadmium, in foods.

'If the agency finds that the level of a contaminant causes the food to be unsafe, we take action.'

Vomit chemical hiding in butter and parmesan

It turns out that a chemical found in vomit is also present in some butters and parmesan cheeses.

Called butyric acid, it is a short-chain fatty acid made naturally that ends up in animal products — such as those using milk.

About three to four percent of butter is butyric acid, which is behind the disagreeable smell created when the food turns rancid.

Few studies have been carried out into the substance, but those that have suggest it has positive health benefits.

The substance has already been linked to a lowered risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer and improved insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics.

No estimates are available on how much of the acid is needed to prompt health benefits in people.

But raising fiber intake may be the best strategy, scientists say, because this triggers bacteria breaking it down to produce chemicals like butyric acid.

Carcinogenic chemical in candy 

A substance deployed in paints, rubber and plastics is also hidden in many popular candy brands.

Industries often use titanium dioxide to give their products a white color and glossy sheen.

But manufacturers of popular candies, salad dressing and chewing gum also use it to give a smooth texture or as a white colorant.

The FDA has imposed strict guidelines on how much can be used in food, setting a maximum limit of no more than one percent.

While US regulators say the compound is safe in small amounts, the additive has been banned in European Union countries.

Microplastics lurking in fast foods 

Popular fast food items from major chains like McDonald's and Burger King contain small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates, the compounds used to make plastic pliable. 

Scientists have repeatedly found evidence of these insidious chemicals in a majority of foods tested. 

A study published in 2021 tested 64 fast food items from national chains including McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Chipotle, and found the majority contained these chemicals. 

They have previously been linked to health problems including hormone disruption, infertility and an increased risk for learning, attention and behavioral disorders in children.

The substances mainly get into foods when they come into contact with packaging and handling equipment, such as cellophane and papers.

Concerns are being raised over microplastics as they are introduced into the food chain amid widespread use of plastics.

But researchers say the levels being detected in foods at present are not such that they would raise alarm at federal agencies.


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buy organic bacon without nitrates and nitrites...

New health warning over bacon and sausage sarnies: Preservatives in cured meats may raise risk of type 2 diabetes by over 50%, study suggests

  • Researchers accessed data collected from over 100,000 people in France 
  • Participants self-reported medical history and diet for the seven-year study
  • However, other experts have raised concerns about the most recent findings 

By Xantha Leatham Deputy Science Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 19:00 GMT, 17 January 2023 | Updated: 19:10 GMT, 17 January 2023

Preservatives in cured meats could raise the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, a study suggests.

Researchers say they have found a link between nitrites – used to add colour and flavouring to meats such as sausages and bacon – and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

The team accessed data collected from more than 100,000 people in France who have been tracked since 2009.


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Not all bread....just supermarket bread:

Wheat it and weep! The hidden ingredient in your supermarket loaf that might put you off bread for good

  • A report details the top 20 secrets behind British consumer's favourite staples 
  • Including a hidden ingredient in supermarket bread that some will find bizarre
  • It was discovered that bread we buy in supermarkets may contain human hair
  • Read More: The 14 bizarre ingredients lurking in your food revealed

By Abi Turner For Mailonline

Published: 15:49 GMT, 18 January 2023 | Updated: 15:52 GMT, 18 January 2023

The amino acids found in factory-made bread can be made of hair as well as duck feathers, cow horns and pig bristles. 

It is the amino acid L-Cysteine that is used to prolong shelf-life in products and is reported to mainly come from China. 

Most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it is gathered from barbershops and hair salons. 

You can avoid this by purchasing fresh bread from a bakery, as it is not an additive in flour. 

Elsewhere, the report revealed that the 'vanilla' taste in ice cream actually comes from beavers’ castor sacs. 

The report stated: 'Castoreum, which comes from the castor sacs of male and female beavers and is used by them – in combination with urine – to mark their territories, is an FDA-approved food additive popular in ice-creams, and allowed to be called "natural flavouring", meaning you probably don't know that you are eating it. It is also used in perfumes.'

In addition, certain chicken nuggets are only made from 50 per cent actual chicken with the rest including synthetic ingredients such as  dimethylpolysiloxane - a chemical used in silicone that can be found in Silly Putty as well as breast implant filler.

It was only recently that The Sun found a strange ingredient in beer, that you may not know about.  

Isinglass is a gelatine-like substance made from the swim bladder of fish. 

It is added to unfiltered and unpasteurised beer to help remove any unwanted yeast and solid particles. 



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Coca-Cola sued over claims its 'all-natural' Simply Orange Juice has high levels of toxic forever chemicals

  • Simply Orange Juice is claimed to contain high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals
  • Its parent company, Coca-Cola, is facing a lawsuit following third-party tests
  • PFAS, known as forever chemicals, can lead to increased risks of some cancers

By Brittney Grimes For Dailymail.Com

Published: 23:47 GMT, 20 January 2023 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 20 January 2023


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Weedkiller warning: People exposed to common pesticide have signs of CANCER in their urine, government-funded study suggests

  • Scientists from the NIH and CDC analyzed the urine of farmers and non-farmers
  • Pesticide in urine was linked to elevated levels of oxidative stress biomarkers
  • Oxidative stress damages DNA and is thought to be a key feature of carcinogens

By Caitlin Tilley, Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 23:01 GMT, 20 January 2023 | Updated: 23:06 GMT, 20 January 2023

The authors, including 10 National Institutes of Health scientists and two from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said it 'contribute[s] to the weight of evidence supporting an association between glyphosate exposure and oxidative stress in humans'.

Oxidative stress could cause certain cancers such as lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia.

People may be exposed to the weedkiller by eating contaminated food or drinking water.

Although the study focused on farmers who work with glyphosate, the scientists observed similar results in 'non-farmers'.

Phil Landrigan, a pediatrician and epidemiologist who previously worked at the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency, told The Guardian the study should be looked at by regulators.

He said: 'This is a top-level team of investigators and a highly credible study to which regulators need to pay attention.'

The most common glyphosate product is Roundup weedkiller, made by Monsanto.

Bayer, the owner of the chemical's manufacturing company, has long-maintained that exposure to the weedkiller has no negative impacts on human health.


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the government 'regulators' aren't gonna step in though are they?

E-cigarettes cause MORE lung inflammation than normal cigarettes, study finds — as experts warn vaping is causing 'unique' damage to users

By Mansur Shaheen Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.Com

Published: 18:42 GMT, 27 January 2023 | Updated: 18:46 GMT, 27 January 2023

Vape users suffer more inflammation of the lungs than people who smoke regular cigarettes, a study suggests.

University of Pennsylvania researchers said the electronic devices cause 'unique' damage to the lungs not yet fully understood.

The study is the latest evidence to highlight how vaping is not the risk-free cessation method it was initially touted as.


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Do ultra-processed snacks make up half of YOUR diet? Scientists say you may be more likely to get cancer amid calls for warning labels on packaging of bread, ready meals and biscuits

By Kate Pickles Health Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:00 GMT, 31 January 2023 | Updated: 05:20 GMT, 1 February 2023

Eating ultra-processed foods such as mass-produced bread, breakfast cereal, ham, crisps and ice-cream could increase the risk of cancer, a study found.

Those who ate the most ultra-processed foods had the highest risk of developing all types of cancer, according to research from Imperial College London.

They were also more likely to die from cancer if they did get it, with breast and ovarian cancers up to a third more (30 per cent) more deadly.


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Hormone-warping chemicals in nail polish and shampoo may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes in women by up to TWO-THIRDS, study suggests

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Updated: 22:03 GMT, 8 February 2023

Toxic chemicals in fragrances, nail polishes, and shampoo may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, a study suggests.

Phthalates are chemicals that strengthen plastic and are used as a lubricant in many cosmetic products. The chemicals can seep through the skin and cause damage to the liver, kidney, lungs and other organs.

Researchers from the University of Michigan who tracked 1,300 middle-aged women over six years found that those with high exposure to the chemicals were 63 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

The Food and Drug Administration warns these chemicals are also found in hair spray, aftershave, and other beauty products.  


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How will the 2023 Therapeutic Products Bill affect the Availability of Natural Health Products?

January 13, 2023

In 2016, the Ministry of Health published a draft list of 5500 approved and all restricted ingredients. Most likely, the decisions of the new regulator, when appointed, will be based on this list.

Let’s answer the public’s first question.

Are all these ingredients safe?

The 2016 Ministry of Health permitted list included 3000 synthetic and chemical additives.

A closer look shows that the permitted list includes many additives which are suspected of causing illness and cancer. Including:

  • FD&C red No. 2
  • Amaranth, No. 3
  • Erythrosine No. 4
  • Ponceau

All are banned in the USA by the FDA.

A 2007 study in the UK found a possible link between six food dyes, a preservative and hyperactivity in children. All these compounds are likely to be permitted by the bill.

Thousands of artificial fragrances and flavours have been approved, even though they have not been tested properly.

Here’s an example of a pre-approved synthetic product. This cheap popular drink is available in New Zealand supermarkets. All of its ingredients have already been approved by the Ministry of Health.

These include:

  • Sugar: which predisposes to obesity and aggravates diabetes
  • E330 Synthetic citric acid
  • Synthetic raspberry flavour, effects unknown.
  • E211 sodium benzoate: implicated as a possible cause of hyperactivity when used with E122
  • Colour E122 Carmoisine: banned in the United States, Sweden, Norway and Austria
  • Artificial sweetener E961 Neotame: similar to aspartame and banned in organic products. US FDA application noted adverse reactions. Dr. Mercola recommends this be avoided at all costs.

This bill will allow this synthetic product to be marketed as a natural health product.


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Why I fear ultra-processed food is reducing our IQ: Eating badly can not only affect your waistline but also your brain, warns Bake Off star turned nutrition expert KIMBERLEY WILSON

By Kimberley Wilson

Updated: 22:13 GMT, 10 February 2023

Every day we make choices about what we eat: how to prepare it and how much of it to consume to feel full. But how often do we stop to think about the effect our food is having on our brain power? Answer: hardly ever.

Even most professionals have no idea how closely our diet and our brains are related. Indeed, if you go to your doctor for help with a mental health issue, you’re more likely to be asked about your relationship with your mother than what you had for breakfast.

Hardly anyone, especially those in positions of power and influence, is paying attention to what I believe is a clear — and vastly under-acknowledged — link between what we eat and who we are, from the cradle (and even earlier) to the grave.


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Why I fear ultra-processed food is reducing our IQ: Eating badly can not only affect your waistline but also your brain, warns Bake Off star turned nutrition expert KIMBERLEY WILSON

By Kimberley Wilson

Updated: 22:13 GMT, 10 February 2023

Every day we make choices about what we eat: how to prepare it and how much of it to consume to feel full. But how often do we stop to think about the effect our food is having on our brain power? Answer: hardly ever.

Even most professionals have no idea how closely our diet and our brains are related. Indeed, if you go to your doctor for help with a mental health issue, you’re more likely to be asked about your relationship with your mother than what you had for breakfast.

Hardly anyone, especially those in positions of power and influence, is paying attention to what I believe is a clear — and vastly under-acknowledged — link between what we eat and who we are, from the cradle (and even earlier) to the grave.



Food and demography is going to create such a dystopian slave race world.




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The hidden health dangers of period underwear: Up to 65% of items contain toxic forever chemicals linked to infertility

  • Period underwear brand Thinx recently settled for $4million over contamination 
  • There are 'real potential ramifications' from being exposed to the chemicals
  • The forever chemicals are linked to cancer, miscarriage and even infertility

By Caitlin Tilley, Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Updated: 14:06 GMT, 11 February 2023

Period underwear has become mainstream in the past few years, appealing to eco-conscious millennials who want to save money and the planet.

Their comfort factor has also made them popular to teens and young pubescent girls looking for a less invasive alternative to tampons.

But the evidence is beginning to emerge that up to two-thirds of period underwear contain toxic 'forever chemicals' linked to everything from kidney cancer to miscarriage and even infertility.


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Acetaminophen Marketed as "Safe" for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women regularly take Tylenol or generic acetaminophen for minor aches and pains instead of other over the counter pain medications because it's generally considered "safe" for pregnant mothers.

This safety perception has made Tylenol use almost universal among pregnant women. 

A recent Johns Hopkins study of 996 births, found acetaminophen compounds in every baby's umbilical cord.

Studies show using Tylenol while pregnant increases the risk of autism and ADHD

Exposure to Tylenol or Acetaminophen in the womb, may increase a child's risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder according to multiple studies.

In a study at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the risk of ADHD or autism spectrum disorder were 3 times higher for children whose mothers took the most Acetaminophen.

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How cancer-causing chemicals found in everyday food packaging have seeped their way into animals WORLDWIDE: Terrifying interactive map lays bare extent of plastic crisis – which creatures are affected in YOUR country?

  • PFAS have been found in animals such as horses, dogs, Siberian tigers and otters
  • Analysis reveals they're among 330 species contaminated by 'forever chemicals'

By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline

Published: 11:33 GMT, 23 February 2023 | Updated: 12:45 GMT, 23 February 2023

Cancer-causing chemicals are now in the blood of animals on nearly every continent on Earth, an eye-opening 'first-of-its-kind' map has revealed.

The 'sobering' analysis lays bare the extent to which toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are likely poisoning creatures the world over, having already been linked to liver disease, cancer, kidney stress, foetal complications and other serious health problems in humans.

Known as 'forever chemicals' because they do not naturally break down, types of PFAS have been found in horses, dogs, Siberian tigers, pandas, sea lions, wild boar, otters and even oysters.



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Global Sperm Counts Declining at Accelerating Rate: New Meta-Analysis

Feb 22 2023

Reviewing the findings in an After Skool YouTube episode, study author Shanna Swan said:

“Now we can conclude that among men who didn’t know what their fertility [rate] was, who are, by the way, most representative of the general population, that there was a significant decline [in sperm counts and sperm concentration] in Asia, Africa, and South America—so now we can say that our finding of a significant decline in sperm concentration and count is worldwide—that was a big change from the 2017 paper.

“The other change from the 2017 paper was the rate at which sperm counts are declining: When we look at recent years—particularly since the turn of the century—the rate is 2.64 per year. That’s more than double 1.16, the prior finding.”

The Role of Plastics in Reproductive Disruption

The obvious question is—why the accelerated rate of decline?

Swan dismissed genetic explanations, pointing out that genetic changes take “many generations to appear” whereas these changes are taking place in two generations or less.

“That leaves us with environment,” Swan said.

Swan and other experts believe the problem is a class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors, which interfere with the body’s hormones.

These endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products, including plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, receipts from ATMs, and pesticides.

Phthalates, commonly found in personal care products, plastics, and children’s toys are one common class of these compounds. They’re hard for consumers to avoid, particularly since manufacturers are under no obligation to identify these chemical ingredients.

Also, many of these disruptors are slow to break down in the environment, making them a long-term hazard.

One particular area of concern for researchers is reproduction, as these disruptors can interfere with fetal maturation and sexual differentiation in early pregnancy.

In the video, Swan illustrates the process whereby these disruptors can short-circuit testosterone production in the male fetus as it goes through development:

“So, here’s the whole picture. There’s the male fetus developing around the first couple weeks of the first trimester: The genetic signal is for the testicles to develop and start making testosterone and here comes this foreign influence from phthalates telling the body, well, you don’t need to make as much testosterone [because] we got it covered as they occupy the spaces … of the androgen receptors, the testosterone receptors.”

“They sit there and they say: Okay we’re good here—you don’t need to make any more [testosterone]. So the body says: Okay—it won’t make any more … and the boy will be under-masculinized.”

Robin Bernhoft, M.D., past president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, told the Epoch Times that plastics are part of a larger picture of toxins impacting reproduction throughout the biosphere:

“The proliferation of estrogenic chemicals is a major concern. Research has shown that 80 percent of male trout in Colorado had intersex genitalia, a high percentage of male crocodiles in Florida lack penises, and so forth. This is happening on many levels: Direct toxicity from PCBs, direct estrogenic effects from plastics, pesticides, and mercury among other toxins—but also a secondary effect—the stimulation of aromatase, a hormone which then converts testosterone to estrogen independently of the other factors. Pollution in general … stimulates aromatase which then converts available testosterone to estrogen. It is quite scary.”



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Another Case Report Reveals 5G Towers Are Causing Healthy People to Develop “Microwave Syndrome”

February 24, 2023

By B.N. Frank

In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO independent scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe, though warnings about deployment and exposure started before then.  Since 2017, doctors and scientists have been asking for moratoriums on Earth and in space due to biological and environmental health risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4), and the majority of scientists worldwide oppose deployment.  Some researchers have also warned that 5G activation may be contributing to COVID-19 infections as well as hundreds of thousands if not millions of bird deaths.

Additionally, since 2018 there have been reports of people and animals experiencing symptoms and illnesses after 5G was activated (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), including one last month and another one this month.  Of course, countless others may be experiencing exposure-related symptoms and illnesses as well.

From Children’s Health Defense:


5G Towers Can Make Healthy People Sick, Two Case Reports Show

A new case report on two previously healthy men who developed “microwave syndrome” symptoms after a 5G cell tower was installed on the roof of their office, and a similar report published last month, shows that non-ionizing 5G radiation can cause health problems in people with no prior history of electromagnetic sensitivity.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D.

A new case report shows that two previously healthy men rapidly developed typical “microwave syndrome” symptoms shortly after a 5G cell tower was installed on the roof of their office.

According to the report, published Feb. 4 in the Annals of Clinical Case Reports, the men experienced headaches, joint pain, tinnitus, abnormal fatigue, sleep disturbances, burning skin, anxiety and trouble concentrating.

The findings match the results of a similar case report published last month in the same journal — that appeared earlier in the Swedish journal Medicinsk Access — showing a previously healthy man and woman developed similar microwave syndrome symptoms soon after a 5G tower was installed on top of their apartment.

In first study of its kind, Swedish researchers found #5G radiation causes typical symptoms indicative of “microwave syndrome.” Study also confirmed that non-ionizing radiation — well below levels allowed by authorities — can cause health problems.https://t.co/AuYgHsKykA

— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) March 13, 2022


Both reports show that non-ionizing radiation from 5G — well below levels allowed by authorities — can cause health problems in individuals who had no prior history of electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS).

The two reports appear to be the first studies in the world on the health effects in humans from exposure to 5G, according to the authors.

The case reports’ lead author, Dr. Lennart Hardell — a world-leading scientist on cancer risks from radiation — said the two reports are “groundbreaking” because they serve as the “first warning of a health hazard.”

“This may be the case for 5G and these results must be taken seriously,” he said.


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Why leading scientists want to ban the food colourant in BACON

By John Naish

Updated: 06:08 GMT, 7 March 2023

Should nitrites — chemical additives in most cured meats such as ham, bacon and sausages — be banned because of links to type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer?

That’s the suggestion from leading scientists, MPs and peers who are urging ministers to halt its use on the back of worrying, mounting research.

Used as a preservative — you may see names such as E249, E250 and E251 on ingredients lists, for example — the chemicals also give meats a distinctive pink colour and are thought to increase their shelf life. Manufacturers even claim that nitrites keep meats free from bacteria that cause food poisoning.

And yet evidence being uncovered by leading scientists suggests they significantly raise rates of serious disease — and also may not help to prevent food poisoning, as the manufacturers suggest.

A new study by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) concluded that two-thirds of Britons regularly consume processed meats containing nitrites daily — yet around 60 per cent are unaware that they may significantly increase their risk of bowel cancer.


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Doubling of Hormone Prescriptions Since 2020 Raises Fresh Vaccine Concerns

The field of endocrinology is all to do with the way hormones in the body work. The chart above suggests that something significant appears to have happened over the past three years. Intrigued, I popped over to the OpenPrescribing website to see if there had been any significant change in the prescription of drugs related to endocrine function. However, examination of these data didn’t highlight any particular problem for common endocrine disorders such as those associated with impairment of the function of the thyroid gland.

There did, however, appear to be a significant statistical signal for one set of endocrine disorders in the NHS prescription data. While hormones are responsible for regulating a huge number of biological processes in the body, arguably the most common interpretation of the word ‘hormone’ will be with sex hormones. We don’t have data for GP appointments specifically regarding dysregulation of sex hormones, but we can see what drugs they are prescribing – which for women will predominantly mean hormone replacement therapy associated with the menopause.

Has there been a significant rise in women suffering symptoms related to the menopause since the start of 2021? A document issued by the NHS last year on HRT activity in the NHS since 2015 suggests that there was indeed a significant rise in activity that occurred in spring 2021. Figure 2 from that document also indicates that this wasn’t simply more hormones being prescribed, but also that it was affecting substantially more women.

see article and its graphs here https://dailysceptic.org/2023/03/07/doubling-of-hormone-prescriptions-since-2020-raises-fresh-vaccine-concerns/

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for crying pout loud!!!


13 Mar, 2023 20:16

Dangers posed by toilet paper exposed

A fresh study indicates it might contain hazardous chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other diseases

Toilet paper worldwide contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and may be a major source of water pollution, a new study by researchers at the University of Florida suggests.

According to the study, published by the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal, the team tested rolls from 21 major toilet paper brands sold in the Americas, Africa and Europe, as well as sewage samples from eight wastewater treatment plants in Florida. Both toilet paper and sewage sludge turned out to contain PFAS, with so-called diPAPs, specifically, 6:2 fluorotelomer phosphate diester (6:2 diPAP), found to be the most abundant compound. 

Based on the findings, available data on PFAS levels in sewage and per capita toilet paper usage in other countries, the researchers estimated that toilet paper can contribute to 89% of the 6:2 diPAP in wastewater in France, as well as to 35% in Sweden. At the same time, the hygienic implement is responsible for only about 4% of the compound in wastewaters in Canada and the US, according to the study.


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Concerning levels of FOREVER CHEMICALS detected in several species of fish in UK

Monday, March 13, 2023 by: Ramon Tomey

Concerning levels of so-called “forever chemicals” have been detected in several species of fish, some of them used in the quintessential British specialty fish and chips.

According to the Daily Mail, independent journalist group Watershed Investigations collected data from the Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). CEFAS, an executive agency attached to the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) tested 53 fish samples obtained from the Thames, Mersey and Wyre rivers for traces of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The journalists found that flounder, dab and plaice were the species with high levels of PFAS. One flounder taken from London’s Woolwich district, located along the Thames, had the highest PFAS level at 52.1 micrograms per kilogram (mcg/kg). According to them, fish ingest the forever chemicals while swimming in the three rivers.

Moreover, some samples contained excessively high levels of PFAS. Using the flounder with 52.1 mcg/kg as an example, an average adult who eats just 170 grams (0.4 pounds) of this fish more than once every five months would exceed the safe PFAS threshold set by the European Food Safety Authority. Interestingly, the three fish species – flounder, dab and plaice – are used for fish and chips, one of the U.K.’s national dishes.

“You wouldn’t want to catch the fish and eat it if you live along the Thames on a regular basis – based on what we know about human exposure,” said Stockholm University environmental scientist Dr. Ian Cousins.


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17 hours ago, Macnamara said:

Concerning levels of FOREVER CHEMICALS detected in several species of fish in UK


I saw this story on MSN news, and I'm always suspicious when getting fish at a chippie or pub meal, whether they're telling you the truth about what type it is. Often the menu just says fish and chips, when it's pollock or something, because cod is getting expensive. 

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Common dry-cleaning chemical may be fueling rise in PARKINSON'S disease cases, study warns

  • The industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) has been used for years in the US
  • When it leaches into groundwater, TCE increases risks of cancers, miscarriages
  • The contaminant has been found in countless US sites including a military base 

By Cassidy Morrison Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Updated: 20:22 GMT, 14 March 2023

A common chemical used to dry clean clothes may be fueling the rise of the world's fastest-growing brain condition, Parkinson's disease, a study suggests.

For the past 100 years, trichloroethylene (TCE) has been used to decaffeinate coffee, degrease metal, and dry clean clothes.

It has been banned by the food and pharmaceutical industries since the 1970s but is still used in many states in household products, such as cleaning wipes, aerosol cleaning products, tool cleaners, paint removers, spray adhesives, and carpet cleaners and spot removers.


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