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Human bodies contain too many damaging chemicals

January 02, 2012


And the year has also been a missed opportunity for tackling, as had been hoped at its outset, the downside of this chemical revolution – what Yale Professor John Wargo describes as “an unexpected side effect” of our prosperity, “a change in the chemistry of the human body”. For many of the substances that have built our economies are now embedded in our tissues and coursing through our veins: some, it seems, are up to no good.

Tests for a hundred particularly hazardous substances have revealed that – on average – we each harbour 27 of them in our blood, though the chemical cocktail varies from person to person. Children have been found to be more contaminated than their parents or grandparents, while mothers pass on the poisons to babies in the womb. Researchers have found potentially dangerous chemicals in every one of 14 basic foodstuffs they took from supermarket shelves, and in the air of every home they visited.


The Standing Committee of European Doctors – which brings together the continent’s top physicians’ bodies, including the BMA – has added: “Chemical pollution represents a serious threat to children, and to Man’s survival.” And the usually cautious US President’s Cancer Panel has reported that synthetic chemicals can cause “grievous harm” and that the number of cancers for which they are responsible had been “grossly underestimated”.

In yet another warning, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and the University of Southern Denmark predicted a “silent pandemic” of brain conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorders, identifying 202 substances known to poison the brain as “the tip of a very large iceberg”.

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  1. alvin e thomas Reply

    Now the suffering that the Vietnamese has gone through for years is coming home to roost. I am 68 year old Navy Vietnam Veteran. I have had 4-6 Ischemic strokes and 1 Ischemic heart attack. All denied by VA as being caused by Agent Orange, eventhogh the benefits doctor at Minneapolis VA Hospital said they were "service connected". The Milwaukee VA says, they are not. This presumed to be exposed is a bunch of bull. Maybe we should go to the Vietnamese for there support. Our children don't stand a chance. My wife lost one baby month 3 and the one born later had a spare small toe. Now I relate my strokes and heart attack at age 53 to Agent Orange. VA keeps fighting and so do I.

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