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Monthly Archives: October 2012

THE 3 MODES/PHASES OF EXPRESSION OF GUILTY INJURERS

THE 3 MODES/PHASES OF EXPRESSION OF GUILTY INJURERS WHEN JUSTIFYING THEIR NEGLIGENCE AND REPUDIATING YOUR INJURIES (pesticide poisoning and toxic insult, MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), chemical intolerance, chemical poisoning, toxic shock, Lupus, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, TILT (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance), solvent-induced short-term memory problems, neurodegenerative disorders, ADHD, lymphoma, ME, birth defects, etc.)

By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)

http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au
http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people
http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net
http://www.causes.com/poisonedpeople
http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-human-right-to-no-pesticide-poisoning

Essay URL:  https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/chemical-pesticide-diffusion-through-concrete
Short link:  http://wp.me/p2DVqC-2M

1. Silence: ignoring your complaints.
2. Ridicule: saying the pesticide application or other procedure was done according to “Australian Standards” or law, so you couldn’t have possibly been injured. Your perceptions are entirely mistaken: this is the start of the implication that you’re a miscreant and a liar, have ulterior and impure motives, and are “picking on” the corporate body in question.
3. Attack: the total repudiation of every aspect of your character, with moves toward trying to elicit a suicide response in you. Further, the potential always exists within this institutionalized and aberrant thought framework for actual attempts on the injury victim’s life in order to silence them without getting their hands dirty = basically getting someone else to do the deed for them, ‘legally’, ‘accidentally’.

I think the “Attack” stage of, especially, intellectually degenerate corporate thought (including legal thought) is where the guilty party’s thinking has, over time, turned full circle and they are then willfully corrupting themselves. Intention means willful authorship. This is where they become utterly OCD’d on self justification and self protection. They cannot be corrected and they literally cannot stop (unless a higher power with higher character or even more obsessive motivations steps in). That’s when they collude, in a kind of organised “mass-effect”, to character assassinate, or to hurt or ‘destroy’/ruin on some valued level, or even to actually murder (this level of response is, granted, unusual but certainly not unknown). This response progression or framework is typical of many political processes, and is a pathologically persistent, even immortal characteristic of, especially, corporate Human Nature.

See: http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people

Who is Funding the California GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative?

Who is Funding the California GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative?
(http://organicconsumersfund.org/label/prop-37-f…; accessed: 19 October 2012)

Monsanto Company
DuPont Pioneer
E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
Bayer CropScience
Dow Agrosciences LLC
Syngenta Corporation
BASF Plant Science
PepsiCo Inc.
Nestle USA
Coca-Cola North America
ConAgra Foods
General Mills Inc.
Del Monte Foods Co.
Kellogg Co.
Council for Biotechnology Information
Kraft Foods Global
H.J. Heinz
Hershey Company
J.M. Smucker Co.
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Hormel Foods Corp.
Bumble Bee Foods LLC
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
Sara Lee Corp.
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Pioneer Hi-Bred International (a DuPont business)
Mars Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Dean Foods Co.
Campbell Soup Co.
Biotech Industry Organization
McCormick & Co. Inc.
Smithfield Foods
Rich Products Corp.
Cargill Inc.
Abbot Nutrition
Dole Packaged Foods Co.
Knouse Foods Cooperative
W.M. Wrigley Jr. Co.
Mars Food North America
Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
Bunge North America
Land O’ Lakes Inc.
Hero North America

CHEMICAL-PESTICIDE DIFFUSION THROUGH CONCRETE

CHEMICAL/PESTICIDE DIFFUSION THROUGH CONCRETE: THIS MEANS THAT PESTICIDE/HERBICIDE SPRAYED ON THE GROUND ENTERS A RESIDENCE’S FOUNDATION SLAB AND POISONS ALL FAMILY MEMBERS!

A Study Showing That Concrete Is Highly Porous, Allowing the Penetration and Diffusion of Chemicals, Including Pesticides Into Homes. This means that any pesticide in the soil next to a building WILL migrate into that building via the foundation slab: The result is “Sick Building Syndrome”

Collated & written by Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury)

June 2004, February/April 2012

Web sites:  http://poisonedpeople.comhttp://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au; http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people

Preamble

This study has been created in order to demonstrate clearly that available and reputable scientific studies and industry experience highlight the fact that concrete slabs upon which residences are situated are extremely porous, and to the extent that almost any chemical situated under or next to the slab (e.g. as in a termiticide chemical barrier treatment) will be absorbed by the slab.

I have produced this study to specifically emphasize that:

1.  If you use Roundup or any other pesticide/herbicide, for example, around your home, then you are poisoning your family and your neighbors’ families.  Your herbicide WILL enter all homes within reach, especially if those residences are situated on top of a concrete slab foundation.

2.  it is much more than probable that the synthetic pyrethroid termiticide Biflex that was applied around, and immediately next to, the concrete slab under my Department of Housing (DOH) unit located at BLIGH PARK (north-west Sydney), on the 7th December 2000, diffused through that slab and outgassed into my unit as vapor for at least 1½ years after application (the period in which I could overtly smell an organic, kerosene-like odor inside my unit).

The presence, then, of the pesticide/solvent vapor in the living space of my unit resulted in the production of a series of extremely distressing poisoning symptoms over that period of time and beyond in both myself and my 8 year old child, and also in my neighbour (whose unit shared the same concrete slab as mine).  At the very least, the gaseous solvent portion of the termiticide compound entered my unit via the foundation slab.  Note that only just before my trial against the Department of Housing, which started in November 2010, I discovered that the builders of the unit had dumped unused concrete around the perimeter of the unit’s foundation slab.  This concrete dump (which was joined to the slab) was immediately under where the Biflex pesticide was pumped during its main 7th Dec., 2000 application of hundreds of liters.  See the following photos for evidence of this:

And see the following video evidence of the concrete dump joined to the foundation slab:

Discussion

1.  First, what is concrete?

“Concrete is a heterogeneous material constituted of a rigid skeleton with sand and aggregates embedded into a porous hydraulic binder.  A hydraulic binder as Portland cement is a finely ground material which is first in a plastic and workable state on mixing with water and then reacts with water to form hydrates responsible for the rigidity.  The concrete behavior is linked to the evolution of the cementitious matrix which can be considered as permanently aging material.  Concrete is therefore the site of chemical, mechanical and physical events like hydration, moisture transfer or shrinkage that can cause premature cracking before any external loading occurs” (Lamour, Haouas & Moranville [online]).

Also:

“Concrete is a porous material.  Therefore, moisture movement can occur by flow, diffusion, or sorption” (Advanced Cement Technologies [online]).

Concrete structures are thus highlighted as porous, ageing, and the site of mechanical and chemical events.

2.  How ‘open’ or consistently spread are the pores or spaces inside concrete, and do these pores affect the concrete in any way?

“Concrete contains two types of pore: capillary and gel pores.

Capillary pores (approx) 1,3 um in size are the largest and form an interconnected system, randomly distributed throughout the binder, which provides a fairly direct path for aggressive ions.  Gel pores on the other hand comprise some 28% of the gel, but are much smaller than capillary pores, and do not play a significant role in the permeability of the paste.  However, they do have an impact on time dependent movements in concrete, such as shrinkage and creep” (Eagle Cement (Natal Portland Cement) [online]).

Also:

“The presence of capillary pores and air voids influence concrete permeability to a large extent.  The ingress of aggressive agents into the pore structure is responsible for various durability problems in concrete structure.  The deterioration of concrete in a structure is a result of several degradation mechanisms that [cause a decrease] in the integrity of the structure.  The state of deterioration is often invisible and is only evident when there is a significant reduction in the load carrying capacity” (Sutan, Hamdan and Jin, 2002).

So, concrete, by its very nature, is porous.  As well, concrete may then deteriorate “with chemical reactions of unhydrated cement and water, C3A and chloride ions, carbonic ions and calcium silicate hydrates” (Watanabe [online]).

Further: “Slab failures from caustic attack, in particular, can reduce the service life of slabs down to as little as five years, with most slabs providing an average life of only ten years, even though some predict a service life of 40 years with the application of current best practice” (CSIRO 2001 [online]).

There exist products designed specifically to take advantage of the porosity of concrete.  One such product is named Xypex, which “is designed to penetrate and react with the mineral constituents of cement-based materials. It can be applied on concrete, concrete-block, cement stucco or the mortar between bricks” (Xypex Chemical Corporation 2002a [online]).

What is Xypex?

“XYPEX is a non-toxic, chemical treatment for waterproofing, repair and protection of concrete from a range of aggressive media, uniquely generating a non-soluble crystalline formation deep within the pores and capillary tracts of concrete” (Xypex Chemical Corporation 2002b [online]).

Xypex is therefore designed to penetrate concrete in order to prevent the concrete from allowing such penetration of fluids.

Without this protection concrete would be open to the ingress of any pesticide put in the soil next to or above/around the concrete.  Conceivably also, pesticide sprayed in the air would also move into concrete structures.

3.  By what process does Xypex penetrate concrete?

“Why must the concrete be wet prior to a XYPEX application?

The active ingredients in XYPEX penetrate the concrete by a process of chemical diffusion in which chemicals in a highly concentrated solution (the XYPEX slurry mixture) will spread through a solution of lower density (water in the pores and capillaries of the concrete) until the two are equalized” (Xypex Chemical Corporation 2002a).

The above quote implies that water may be found inside a concrete slab, and that this water offers a transmission route for chemicals to move via the agency of chemical diffusion.  Note what modern research on Diffusive Pollutant Transport has to say about chemical diffusion:

“The objective of controlling the hydraulic conductivity is clearly one of limiting advective contaminant transport (ie the movement of contaminants with moving water) through the liner.    However, despite more than a decade of research and the existence of good supporting field data, it is only recently that it has been generally recognized that there is a second contaminant transport process which will occur even through a very low hydraulic conductivity clay liner: that process is chemical diffusion.    …diffusion may be the dominant contaminant transport mechanism in a well‐constructed clay liner.    Furthermore, contaminants can escape from a waste disposal site, by diffusion through a liner, even if water flow in the liner is into the landfill” (Rowe,1994:219) (emphasis added).

Note too:

“Baroghel-Bouny (1994) among others showed that water transport occurs in porous cementitious materials through different modes: vapor diffusion, liquid water and air pressure driven transports” (Lamour, Haouas & Moranville 2004).

Note also McGrath (2000) who shows that large amounts of water can move through concrete (even apparently dry concrete) in a vapor, gaseous or dissolved ion state (in any direction, depending on flow direction dynamics set up by cooling and heating cycles) from a region of high concentration or high chemical potential through to low concentration or low chemical potential via diffusion.  He clearly shows that concrete cannot keep out anything unless it is treated:

“On the largest scale water or chemicals may move through cracks, rock pockets, construction joints and other large defects or joints in the concrete structure.  This scale of flow is of primary importance with respect to “waterproofing” and involves keeping water out or in….”

It is therefore clear that chemicals can be transported through concrete in either a liquid or vapor form.

4.  Can pesticide, specifically, enter a residence via a concrete slab?

Note that the Healthy Home Association recognizes that soil around foundation slabs is host to substances that are drawn into residences via the lower internal air pressure gradient typical of homes.  Further, the Association recognizes that these substances enter the slab via pores in the concrete structure of the slab.  However, what are these substances?  Soil gas, radon, biological decomposition gases and… PESTICIDE(2003]).  Note:

“Pesticide moisture flow upwards through the concrete slabs by vapor diffusion and capillary transmission passes through the top surface of the concrete slabs as well as through floor surface treatments (carpet, tile, wood floors) and leads to un-healthy contamination problems.

Today’s almost airtight buildings let in little fresh air and draw from the ground more “soil gas”, rich in moisture and vapors from pesticides below ground. Pores in concrete draw in water by capillary action.  The average (slab) lets in over (10) gallons of water each day, several times more than showering and cooking combined!” (ibid.).

As well, so readily does the building industry accept that pesticides can penetrate concrete slabs, that the XYPEX Product Features brochure entitled: UndersealTM XT 750 Positive Side Vertical Waterproofing Membrane with Built-in Protection Board, lists its product’s property, test method, and results (English and Metric) as: “Resistance to Penetration by Pesticides”, “ASTM F- 2130 percentage of penetration”, and “0.0 % 0.0%”, respectively (Polyguard Products Inc. 2003 [online]) (my emphasis).

If cautions regarding the use of mildewcides in buildings are advocated in United States product literature, then why are they not advocated by government bureaucracies that deal directly and intimately with dwellings and tenants, such as the DOH in Australia?  Where does the DOH tenant fit into what should be an ethical discussion in terms of chemical applications in and around a tenant’s home?  Are tenants worthy of consultation at all, especially given – as in my case – that I had already made it patently obvious to the DOH prior to moving into my DOH unit that I suffered from chemical sensitive asthma?  Now in going back a step to the US situation, note:

“Safe Encasement Systems believes that the use of a coating that contains a potentially harmful or poisonous substance such as an EPA-registered pesticide (mildewcide) is a step that should be taken only after extensive consideration and discussion with all parties involved” (Safe Encasement Systems Midwest 2001).

Concrete slabs are well known to soak up water and chemicals from their surrounds, readily.

5.  Can organic chemicals enter a residence any other way?

“Recent investigations have found that organic chemicals may contaminate drinking water by permeating buried plastic pipes and gasket materials…  Many lipophilic compounds tested were found to permeate to a detectable level in consumers’ tap water within a month at one third of their aqueous solubilities.  It was also found that PB [polybutylene] was more permeable than low-density polyethylene to toluene and that chlorinated hydrocarbons permeated PB faster than unchlorinated hydrocarbons.  Gasoline compositions such as benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylenes appeared to be highly permeable to PB and gasket material” (Park, Bontoux, Holsen, Jenkins & Selleck 1991).

The Pesticides Act (1999) obviously needs a significant overhaul in order for it to take into account the duel imperatives of the concept of Chemical Trespass and basic human rights (the right to be notified of a chemical application).  This is, in fact, currently a task being undertaken by the Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance (ACTA) in South Australia, which “is making a submission to the DEC (old EPA) in respect to prior notification rights for pesticide applications under the NSW Pesticide Act” (Personal email, Mr. Don Want, 16th May 2004).

As well, given that the reliability of concrete slabs is essentially an unknown factor when chemical pesticide barriers are applied around a residence, building codes also need to be seriously addressed.  Slab integrity needs to be tested for porosity before any decision to introduce a toxic nerve agent to a human habitation is made.

REFERENCES

Advanced Cement Technologies [online], Technical Bulletin 10.106   CONCRETE PERMEABILITY High Reactivity Metakaolin (HRM) Engineered Mineral Admixture for Use With Portland Cement, http://metakaolin.com/member/10.106%20Concrete%20Permeability.htm, accessed: July 04, 2004)

Baroghel-Bouny V. (1994), Caractérisation microstructurale et hydrique des pâtes de ciment et des bétons ordinaires et à très hautes performances, Ph. D. thesis, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, LCPC Paris, pp. 467.

CSIRO 2001 [online], New Solution to Costly Alumina Industry Concrete Failure, http://www.cmit.csiro.au/innovation/2001-08/concrete.htm, accessed: July 27, 2004.

Eagle Cement (Natal Portland Cement) [online], Concrete Durability, http://www.npc-eagle.co.za/site/awdep.asp?dealer=5011&depnum=2145, accessed: June 26, 2004)

Healthy Home Association 2003 [online], http://www.healthyhomeassociation.com/1/hhmoisture.htm, accessed: June 25, 2004.

Lamour, V., Haouas, A. & Moranville, M. [online], Chemo-hydro-mechanical behavior of concrete at early ages, LMT Cachan 61, Avenue du Pdt Wilson 94235 Cachan Cedex France, http://arw-bled2004.scix.net/Files/acceptedpapers/Accepted/NATOVL.pdf, accessed: June 25, 2004.

McGrath, Patrick F. Ph.D., 2000 [online], Water Permeability vs Waterproof —  ASCE Met Section Construction Group, Cooper Union Student Chapter, May 25, 2000,

Xypex Chemical Corporation, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 45 Union Road, POBOX 255 Lavington NSW 2641, Australia, http://www.xypex.com.au/support/papers/200211121471.htm, accessed: May 15, 2004.

Park, J.K., Bontoux, L., Holsen, T.M., Jenkins, D. and Selleck, R.E. 1991 [online], ‘Permeation of Polybutylene Pipe and Gasket Material by Organic Chemicals’, Journal of the American Water Works Association (October), AWWA Bookstore Download Center, http://www.techstreet.com/cgi-bin/detail?product_id=883493), accessed: June 2004.

Safe Encasement Systems Midwest 2001, Technical Bulletin No. 01-5 December 2001; revised June 5, 2003, Encasement For Mold And Mildew Situations, http://www.safeencasement.com/articles/MOLD%20and%20COATINGS-TB-01-5-Rev.6.pdf, accessed: June 26, 2004.

Sutan, N. Mohamed, Hamdan, S. and Jin, E.C.C., 2002 [online], Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, http://www.ndt.net/article/v07n11/sutan2/sutan2.htm, accessed: July 04, 2004)

Polyguard Products Inc. [online] 2003, http://www.polyguardproducts.com/products/architectural/datasheets/750.pdf, UndersealTM XT 750 Positive Side Vertical Waterproofing Membrane with Built-in Protection Board , Ennis, TX, 75120-0755, accessed: June 25, 2004.

Rowe, R.K. 1994, ‘Diffusive transport of pollutants through clay liners’, in Landfilling of Waste: Barriers, eds, T.H. Christensen, R. Cossu and R. Stagmann, E. & F.N. Spon, London, UK.

Watanabe, GENERAL STRATEGIES FOR PREDICTING PHYSICAL DURABILITY OF BUILDING AND BUILDING COMPONENTS, K. Building Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, http://www.cmit.csiro.au/research/special/se_asia/harm_conf1/paper_watanabe.pdf, accessed: July 27, 2004.

Xypex Chemical Corporation 2002a [online], Frequently Asked Questions, http://www.hi-dry.com/faq/, accessed: June 19, 2004.

Xypex Chemical Corporation 2002b [online], (http://www.xypex.com.au/, accessed: June 25, 2004)

DO WASTE DEPOTS LEAK? IF SO, WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

DO WASTE DEPOTS LEAK?  IF SO, WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)

http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au
http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people
http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net
http://www.causes.com/poisonedpeople
http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-human-right-to-no-pesticide-poisoning

Essay URL:  https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/do-waste-depots-leak-if-so-what-are-the-impacts
Short link:  http://wp.me/p2DVqC-2u

My name is Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health, 1998, University of Western Sydney). I have some experience with the issue of both chemical poisoning (http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people) and toxic waste dumps that I would like to offer here:

Landfill Has A Poor Record of Waste Leakage

1. http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Castlereagh-Liquid-Waste-Disposal-Depot.pdf:

Page 29: “Landfill technology has a poor track record of waste leakage. Of the US EPA’s 163 identified cases of documented environmental or health impacts:
• In 90% of these cases, groundwater was affected
• In 21% of these cases, contaminated drinking water had impacts on human health and aquatic life (Carra 1990:230).

How, exactly, can groundwater be affected by a waste depot? It’s fairly simple: the depot leaks!

And in this respect, please note Greenpeace statements on chemical migration through the Rickabys Creek gravel underlying a notorious waste depot located in north-western Sydney. I will quote here from page 11 of my book titled Global Toxicity (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/global/MAIN-Global-Toxicity-Chemicals_A-Worldwide-Nightmare.pdf):
“The new [Greenpeace] report says toxic wastes are capable of leaching through the clay and into the permeable gravel layer beneath the clay, which contains the groundwater.

This layer, known as Rickabys Creek Gravel, becomes exposed at the surface in areas downhill from, and close to, the dump.

“If chemicals were leaking from the dump, down into the Rickabys creek Gravel, these chemicals could migrate through the gravel and flow to the surface in neighbouring residential areas”, the report says.

“Almost all of the reported local problems have occurred within or close to the areas where the Rickabys Creek gravel comes to the surface…”

The WMA states that the clay has very low permeability but Greenpeace says many of the wastes dumped at Castlereagh could cause large increases in the permeability of clay…” (Earl 1990:1,4).

See below regarding research “showing that two modes of contaminant escape are possible through clay liners in waste cells (Rowe 1994:219).” (Thompson, et. al. 1998)

And, in terms of the above-mentioned waste depot in Sydney: “the AGC WoodwardClyde 1993 Audit of the depot found toxic waste leakage into groundwater (RAGE 1996:2).” (Thompson, et. al. 1998)

Page 49 of the first report listed above (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Castlereagh-Liquid-Waste-Disposal-Depot.pdf): “In 1995 the EPA admitted that there has been leakage of waste cells into groundwater (EPA Spokesman 1995, pers. comm. 29 April), but it was considered that prosecution of the Waste Service would not achieve anything in regard to fixing the problem.” (Thompson, et. al. 1998)

Research Is Against Waste Sites Retaining Their Wastes

2. http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Toxic-Chemical-Leakage-Outside-Waste-Depot.pdf:

Page 1: “The ADI Half Yearly (to June 1997) Report on the groundwater monitoring program at the Castlereagh Waste Depot clearly shows that the depot is leaking.” (Thompson 1998/2010)

3. http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/global/MAIN-Global-Toxicity-Chemicals_A-Worldwide-Nightmare.pdf:

Page 1: “…modern research on diffusive pollutant transport (Rowe 1994) shows clearly that clay liners not only leak, but will do so against an incoming flow of water into the cell depository.” (Thompson 1998)

Specifically, page 22: ” ‘The objective of controlling the hydraulic conductivity is clearly one of limiting advective contaminant transport (ie the movement of contaminants with moving water) through the liner. However, despite more than a decade of research and the existence of good supporting field data, it is only recently that it has been generally recognized that there is a second contaminant transport process which will occur even through a very low hydraulic conductivity clay liner: that process is chemical diffusion. …diffusion may be the dominant contaminant transport mechanism in a well?constructed clay liner. Furthermore, contaminants can escape from a waste disposal site, by diffusion through a liner, even if water flow in the liner is into the landfill’ (Rowe,1994:219).”

And specifically in relation to the dynamic of waste leakage, on page 11: “The new [Greenpeace] report says toxic wastes are capable of leaching through the clay and into the permeable gravel layer beneath the clay, which contains the groundwater… (Earl 1990:1,4).”

In other words, chemicals can change the permeability of a clay lining in a waste pit. Apart from the buried nightmare of plastic waste cell liners splitting from physical pressures or being pierced by sharp objects mixed in with the waste, what about the significant potential of chemical mixtures dissolving a plastic liner (note how Turpentine dissolves plastic)?  My question here is: Has ANY study been performed to PROVE CONCLUSIVELY that COMBINATIONS of chemical wastes can NOT combine to form mixtures that can “eat” their way through a waste pit liner, whether the liner be clay or plastic (or teflon, or kevlar!)?  What CAN you use that will not leak?  The Precautionary Principle should preclude the entire notion, concept and practice of the burying of toxic waste in cells (and of manufacturing the toxic materials in the first instance!).

The Evidence of Waste Leakage Obvious

The “proof of the pudding” in terms of the specific Castlereagh Liquid Waste Disposal Depot issue noted above and its “one million tonnes of liquid waste” (Kerr, 1995:3) and buried chemicals has been a decades-long legacy of deformed animals, burning skin in children and animals after rain (and aberrant animal behavior in response leading to self-inflicted injuries), cleft palate deformities in children, cadmium contamination of bores, other heavy metal poisoning in adults (e.g. arsenic), statistically significant rare cancers, chronic illness and deaths. This represents an across-the-board slate-wiper influence over an agricultural community burdened with the presence of a waste tip.

See the menu on my website (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/) for links to other Environmental and Human Health research I have authored. These include articles on Mold/Mycotoxins (Termites & Your Health); Bifenthrin (Biflex), Permethrin & Tralomethrin Mobility, Persistence & Toxicity; Organophosphate Toxicity; Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Symptoms; Pesticide Impact On Children; Mushroom Farming Pollution; Chemical/Pesticide Diffusion Through Concrete Slab Foundations (Impact On Sick Building Syndrome Via Vapor Intrusion); Pesticide & Sperm Impact; and a special essay on how the legal system destroys both the environment (http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/essays/essay3-diminishing-returns-of-complexity.pdf) and poisoning victims’ and other’s mental and financial integrity (http://indiegogo.com/the-good-samaritan and http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/essays/essay2-legal-process-abuse.pdf).

REFERENCES

Carra, J.S. 1990, ‘Municipal solid waste and sanitary landfilling in the United States of America’, in International Perspectives on Municipal Solid Wastes and Sanitary Landfilling, eds J.S. Carra and R. Cossu, Academic Press London.

Earl, B. 1990, ‘Dump leak fear — toxic waste could come to surface: Greenpeace’, Penrith Press, 16 October.

Kerr, P. 1995, ‘Toxic tip to close’, Penrith Press, April 25.

RAGE 1996, ‘Toxic depot to close by the end of 1997’, in RAGE Hawkesbury-Nepean Newsletter, Issue 37, October, RAGE Incorporated, Cranebrook NSW Australia.

Rowe, R.K. 1994, ‘Diffusive transport of pollutants through clay liners’, in Landfilling of Waste: Barriers, eds, T.H. Christensen, R. Cossu and R. Stagmann, E. & F.N. Spon, London, UK.

Thompson, M., Sporl, D., Hunter, W., Sinclair, R., Harvey, R. and Mogster, I. 1998 [Online]. “The Impact of the Castlereagh Liquid Waste Disposal Depot on the Londonderry Terrestrial Environment (including the Hawkesbury River)”. Major Environmental Health University Assignment, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. Source: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Castlereagh-Liquid-Waste-Disposal-Depot.pdf.

Thompson, M. 1998 [Online]. “Global Toxicity: Chemicals – A Worldwide Nightmare (Highlighting the Castlereagh Waste Management Centre and its Impact on Londonderry, Sydney)”, Second Edition (ISBN 0-646-23801-9), published by Murray Thompson. Source: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/global/MAIN-Global-Toxicity-Chemicals_A-Worldwide-Nightmare.pdf.

Thompson, M. 1998/2010 [Online]. “1997 REPORT SHOWS TOXIC CHEMICAL LEAKAGE OUTSIDE TOXIC DEPOT”. Originally published in RAGE [Residents Action Group for the Environment] Hawkesbury-Nepean Newsletter, Official Newsletter of Londonderry RAGE Incorporated, February 1998. Source: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Toxic-Chemical-Leakage-Outside-Waste-Depot.pdf.

PESTICIDE RISK TO THE UNBORN AND THE BRAIN

ATTACKED AT ALL POINTS: A BRIEF NOTE ON PESTICIDE RISK TO THE UNBORN AND THE BRAIN

By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)

http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au
http://indiegogo.com/poisoned-people
http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net
http://www.causes.com/poisonedpeople
http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-human-right-to-no-pesticide-poisoning

Essay URL: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/pesticide-risk-to-the-unborn-and-the-brain/

Short link:  http://wp.me/p2DVqC-2j

THE UNBORN

A “study showed there was approximately [a] 2-fold greater risk of having a stillbirth if the mother lived within 1 mile from an agricultural area which used organophosphate – pyrethroid[1] – carbamate – or chlorinated pesticides” (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Bell, et al., 2001).

Where do you live? How close is that farm?  Is your residence downwind from an agricultural area, or do they spray immediately next door and ensure that Chemical Trespass is a certainty?

So, how bad can it be?  Well… pesticides promote foetal death, miscarriages, and premature births (NCAP, 1999:3; Bonn, 2005; Cox, 2004) and are strongly linked to birth defects (Montague, 2001).  A number of chemical substances can be “mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMRs) for human beings, and therefore susceptible to induce… congenital malformations and/or infertility” (IDEA 2006).

And, in terms of organophosphates and the first quote above, Glyphosate (commonly known as “Roundup”)… is an organophosphate compound. It is a non-selective, systematic herbicide. This organophosphate compound is the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup[2] (Royal Society of Chemistry 2009).

THE BRAIN

Further, long-term, combinations of OPs (related to nerve gases like Sarin) may be producing impairments of intelligence and brain damage (Environmental Working Group 1998a:i).  It is known that a link exists between Attention Deficit Disorder and Glyphosate (Cox, 2004).  And, since it is known that pesticides promote aggressive behaviour and delinquency in teens (Hatherill, 1999; Tvedten, 1999, 2002:2), it should not come as a surprise that chemical pollution, in general, is linked to changes in human behaviour:

1. “Whereas, regarding toxicology, a number of these substances or chemicals are hormone-disrupting chemicals (endocrine disrupters)…” (IDEA 2006). Why do so many today have severe and ongoing hormonal problems?
2. “some [chemicals] are neurotoxic chemicals, leading to degenerative diseases of the central nervous system in adult[s]… and to intellectual impairment in children” (IDEA 2006).

We are being attacked at all points and on all fronts. Our wonderful chemical technologies are enabling the human race to enjoy multiple techno pleasures as our brains rot and our future generations grind to an infertile extinction.

NOTES

[1] Synthetic pyrethroids are used for termite control in public housing.

[2] “Many organophosphates are also associated with irritation of the skin and upper respiratory tract… The controversy over whether neurobehavioural effects persist after recovery from organophosphate poisoning has continued for 30 years… There have been reports of deficits in memory and abstraction on test batteries and subclinical decreases in vibrotactile sensitivity in workers recovering from organophosphate poisoning, but results of clinical and neurological examinations were normal. Among workers who apply organophosphates but have not suffered poisoning episodes, some studies have shown similar types of subclinical neurobehavioural deficits and subclinical electroencephalographic abnormalities… whereas others had largely negative results…” (O’Malley 1997).

“Various epidemiological studies have demonstrated that individuals exposed to a single large toxic dose, or to small subclinical doses, of organophosphorus compounds have developed a chronic neurotoxicity that persists for years after exposure and is distinct from both cholinergic and OPIDN effects… Our review of the literature indicated that these studies describe a nervous system disorder induced by organophosphorous compounds which involves neuronal degeneration and subsequent neurological, neurobehavioral, and neuropsychological consequences” (Abou-Donia, 2003).

The neurobehavioural controversy exists precisely because, as this information clearly shows, most difficult-to-define poisoning impacts are sub-clinical, or presenting as a condition or illness that is not readily identified by the usual orthodox medical investigations (which are generally fairly obtuse). This is why sensitive neuro-psychological tests and behavioural assessment are necessary for those more ‘gently’ touched by pesticides.

REFERENCES

Abou-Donia, Mohamed B., 2003, ‘Organophosphorus Ester-Induced Chronic Neurotoxicity’, Archives of Environmental Health, August 2003 [Vol. 58 (No. 8); [50] endnote reference is: Jamal 1997], Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Bonn, D. (Dorothy) 2005 [Online], ‘Roundup Revelation: Weed Killer Adjuvants May Boost Toxicity’, http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2005/113-6/ss.html; accessed: 14 Sept. 2009.

Cox, C. 2004 [Online], ‘Herbicide Factsheet: Glyphosate’, Journal Of Pesticide Reform/ Winter 2004, Vol. 24, No. 4, Northwest Coalition For Alternatives To Pesticides/NCAP, P.O. Box 1393, Eugene, Oregon 97440 USA / (541)344-5044 / http://www.pesticide.org; accessed: 2005.

Environmental Working Group 1998a [Online]. “Overexposed”, Environmental Working Group, 1718 Connecticut Avenue (http://ewg.org/pub/home/reports/.html), N.W. Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20009, District of Columbia, Maryland USA.

Hatherill, J.R. (Dr.) 1999 [Online], ARE TODAY’S TEENS MORE TOXIC?, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill; Jun 15, 1999; pg. 19; and http://www.veg.ca/lifelines/sepoc99/teens.htm; accessed: 2006.

IDEA (Irish Doctors Environmental Association) 2006, THE PARIS APPEAL: International Declaration on Diseases Due to Chemical Pollution,
http://www.ideaireland.org; accessed: 10th October 2007.

Montague, P. (National Writers Union) 2001, ‘#726 – Science, Precaution and Pesticides, 06-Jun-2001’, in http://www.rachel.org/en/node/5340; accessed: 16 July 2008. Reference [2] cited: Susan Osburn, RESEARCH REPORT: DO PESTICIDES CAUSE LYMPHOMA? Available by U.S. mail from Lymphoma Foundation of America, P.O. Box 15335, Chevy Chase, MD 20825. Tel. (202) 223-6181. ISBN 0-9705127-0-8. Available at: http://www.lymphomahelp.org/docs/research/researchreport/rr_2000.pdf.

O’Malley, M. 1997, ‘Clinical evaluation of pesticide exposure and poisonings’, Lancet 1997; 349: 1161-66. O’Malley citations: [11] Tabershaw, I., & Cooper, W.C., 1966, ‘Sequelae of acute organophosphate poisoning’, J Occup Med 1966; 8: 5-10; [12]Rosenstock, L., Daniell, W., Barnhart, S., Schwartz, D., Demers, P.A., 1990, ‘Chronic neuropsychological sequelae of occupational exposure to organophosphate insecticides’, Am J Ind Med 1990; 18: 321-25; [13]Savage, E., Keefe, T., Mounce, L., Heaton, R., Lewis, J., Burcar, P., 1990, ‘Chronic neurological sequelae of acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning’, Arch Environ Health 1990; 43: 38-45; [14]Rosenstock, L., Keifer, M., Daniell, W., et al. 1990, ‘Chronic central nervous system effects of acute organophosphate pesticide intoxication’, Lancet 1990; 338: 223-27; [15]Steenland, K., Jenkins, B., Ames, R., O’Malley, M., Chrislop, D., Russo, J., 1995, ‘Chronic neurological sequelae to organophosphate pesticide poisoning’, Am J Public Health 1995; 84: 731-36; [16]Stephens, R., Spurgeon, A., Calvert, I.A., et al. 1995, ‘Neuropsychological effects of long-term exposure to organophosphates in sheep dip’, Lancet 1995; 345: 1135-39; [17]Metcalf, D.R., & Holmes, J.H. 1969, ‘EEG, physiological and neurological alterations in humans with organophosphorous exposure’, Ann NY Acad Sci 1969; 160: 357-65; [18] Ames, R., Steenland, K., Jenkins, B., Chrislop, D., Russo, J. 1995, ‘Chronic neurological sequelae to cholinesterase inhibitions among agricultural pesticide applicators’, Arch Environ Health 1995; 50: 440-43; [19]Maizlish, N., Schenker, M., Weisskopf, C., Seiber, J., Samuels, S. 1987, ‘A behavioral evaluation of pest control workers with short-term, low-level exposure to the organophosphate diazinon’, Am J Ind Med 1987; 12: 153-72.

Royal Society of Chemistry 2009, ‘Soundbite molecules’, http://www.rsc.org/Education/EiC/issues/2005Mar/Soundbitemolecules.asp; accessed: 4th June 2009.

Sinclair, W. (M.D.; Board Certified Immunology) & Pressinger, R. (M.Ed.) no date [Online].  “Home and Lawn Pesticides More Dangerous than Previously Believed”; Source: http://www.chem-tox.com.pesticides; accessed: 17 July 2008.

Tvedten, S.L. 1999, 2002, The Bug Stops Here, compiled from The Best Control II – Intelligent Pest Management, Copyright 1998 and 2002 by Stephen Tvedten.

THE NECRO-CORPORATIZATION OF FOOD: THE NEW GMO FASCISM IN A NOT-SO-BRAVE-NEW-WORLD

THE NECRO-CORPORATIZATION OF FOOD: THE NEW GMO FASCISM IN A NOT-SO-BRAVE-NEW-WORLD
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)

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The corporatization of food is manifesting through the global monopolization of the seed industry (Wilson 2005). The basic strategy of small farms saving seed annually is under threat by new genetic technologies that prevent seed-saving by sterilizing both transgenic and conventional seeds (Shand & Mooney 1998).

This is called “Terminator” seed technology, and the USDA sees this patented seed technology as being demanded by their mission to protect US agriculture. The problem is that this approach, while favoring the corporate ideal of creating corporate wealth via new transgenic seed markets, stands as a massive threat to food security and biodiversity, especially in poor areas where seed exchange is a primary dynamic. Preventing farmers from saving and germinating a second generation of seed gives companies across the board bio-control in non-hybrid crops. Millions of farmers use and depend on seed produced and saved locally (Shand & Mooney 1998).

Monsanto is the manufacturer of Aspartame, or NutraSweet (Aspartame synonyms: Equal; NutraSweet; L-Phenylalanine, N-L-alpha-aspartyl-, 1-methyl ester; L-Aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester; L-alpha-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-methylester – C14H18N2O5 ; 294.31 [chemfinder.com 1999]). This diverse company also genetically engineers food crops or “GMOs” (usually referred to as “genetically modified organisms”, shortened to “GM”, or also called “GE” for “genetically engineered”).

When a farmer acquires seed from Monsanto, there is no sale or exchange of property. The Monsanto contract says the farmer is accessing the genetic material in the seed for one growing season, not buying the seed. Also, the new seed from the harvest does not become the property of the farmer. The outcome of this contract scenario is that new seed must be purchased from three of four giant transnational corporations who have a literal lock on the seeds and on the intellectual information contained in those seeds. This indicates a basic change in agriculture and a change in farmers’ sovereignty. This is why farmers are now waking up and starting to reject this corporate setup (Rifkin 1999).

As well, “Monsanto puts pressure on farmers, farmers’ co-ops, seed dealers, and anyone else it suspects may have infringed its patents of genetically modified seeds. To do this, Monsanto relies on a shadowy army of private investigators and agents. They secretly videotape and photograph farmers, store owners, and co-ops. They infiltrate community meetings. They gather information from informants about farming activities. Some Monsanto agents pretend to be surveyors. Others confront farmers on their land and try to pressure them to sign papers giving Monsanto access to their private records. Farmers call them the “seed police” and use words such as “Gestapo” and “Mafia” to describe their tactics” (Mercola 2008, citing Barlett & Steele 2008).

This is yet another example where corporatism is engineering a fascist Extinction Level Event of agricultural biodiversity and simple human freedoms and independence. Corporate Fascism is once again stalking an entire planet’s freedom. Our food resources are under grave threat through the setting up of restrictions that will compound, in the very near future, into monumental deficits, even worldwide famine. The loss of farmers’ sovereignty is yet another example of how corporations are steadily and inexorably destroying the cultural and employment diversity of the global population. This loss of diversity will have impacts similar to that seen in nature where plant and animal diversity is dissolving into infertility and extinctions by the minute. Social diseases and suicides follow the disjunction of people from the land, while the pathology of real disease raises its profile throughout a tormented nature and our intersection with it (see Essays at: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/).

Flyvbjerg (1993) says: “We live in an unprecedented historical period. Within the past few decades the actions of mankind have become, for the first time ever, a threat to life as we know it, not only through nuclear disasters that may or may not happen but through changes in the global ecology that are happening. Earlier the continuance of life on the planet was taken as given rather than subject to a question mark. No wonder, then, it has been said we live in a post-era: post-rational, post-enlightenment, post-modern, post-foundationalist, post-structuralist. If any one phenomenon distinguishes the start of a new era and a post-condition, it is this: humanity’s newly achieved ability to effectively destroy its own sustenance. The world has become post-immortal… there is no longer any assurance of its immortality. We live in a world-at-risk, where life has become contingent upon our own actions2 (Flyvbjerg 1993:12; 2 reference is: Richman, N. pers. comm.).

REFERENCES

Barlett, D.L (Donald) and Steele, J.B. (James) 2008 [Online], ‘Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear’, in Vanity Fair, http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/monsanto200805, accessed: 2 May 2008.

chemfinder.com 1999 [Online], Aspartame, http://www.chemfinder.com/cgi-win/cfserver.exe/.

Flyvbjerg, B. 1993, ‘Aristotle, Foucault and Progressive Phronesis: Outline of an Applied Ethics for Sustainable Development’, in Applied Ethics – A Reader, Blackwell Publishers, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Mercola, J. (Joseph; Dr.) 2008 [Online], ‘This Company May Be the Biggest Threat to Your Future Health’, in Mercola.com, http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/05/01/this-company-may-be-the-biggest-threat-to-your-future-health.aspx?source=nl, accessed: 2 May 2008.

Rifkin, J. 1999 [TV program], comment in Foreign Correspondent, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3rd August.

Shand, H. (Hope) & Mooney, P. (Pat) 1998 [Online], ‘Terminator Seeds Threaten an End to Farming’ (Earth Island Journal, Fall, 1998), in Third World Traveller, http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Transnational_corps/TerminatorSeeds_Monsanto.html, accessed: 25 Jan. 2008.

Wilson, T. (Tasha) 2005 [Online], Seeds of Life, http://csanr.wsu.edu/DemoFarms/seedslife.pdf, accessed:25 Jan. 2008.

DISEASE AMPLIFICATION IN THIS MODERN ERA: A DISASTROUS COMBINATION OF FACTORS

Foundational Precursors of Future Events

Note that this Essay can replace entirely 1.0  Foundational Precursors of Future Events in my formerly published Essay titled: “BRIEF GLOBAL SYNOPSIS: ACROSS-THE-BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL DISTURBANCE & REPLACEMENT VIA HUMAN ACTIVITIES. WHAT IS EXPECTED? PANDEMICS OF ANIMAL DISEASES (MAD COW, FOOT & MOUTH, BIRD & PIG INFLUENZA) & HUMAN DISEASES/DYSFUNCTION (SARS, LYME, WEST NILE VIRUS, PESTICIDE & CHEMICALLY-INDUCED MISCARRIAGES, ADHD, CANCERS, HIV/AIDS, EBOLA, MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE, INFERTILITY, MCS/METABOLIC SYNDROME, LUPUS, etc)”.  The REFERENCES in this Essay will also update and replace those (entirely) of the former Essay.

Diseases today are a factor of the meshing of many dynamics.

Here are some of the prominent factors now bringing about a rapid alteration of older, long-time established disease patterns:

1. The doubling of global population before 2015.

2. From 1990 to 2020 developing countries will see the proportion of their total populations that inhabit urban areas increase from approximately 37% to 52%.

3. Globally (in developing and developed countries), health problems as a function of environmental pollution are likely to amplify.

4. Environmental change, as a function of increasing global temperatures, will occur.

5. Zoonotic disease [inter-species infectious diseases] patterns will change. There is an increasing incidence of newly recognized or emerging, or re-emerging older diseases. Alterations of the natural environment, including the replacement of formerly uninhabited areas with human settlements [see my Essay: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/many-diseases-come-from-a-disturbed-nature/%5D, are prominent causes here. Also, greater demands for animal protein, intensive animal production, and an amplification of the live animal trade (including animal products) are contributors (World Health Organization 2002:10).

6. As a further expansion of the third point above, there is the matter of pesticide and other chemically-induced and/or aggravated disease. First: “In the United States, more than 18,000 products are licensed for use, and each year > 2 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to crops, homes, schools, parks, and forests” (Kamel & Hoppin, 2004).

• Cancers, foetal death, miscarriages, premature births (NCAP, 1999:3; Bonn, 2005; Cox, 2004) and ADHD (Cox, 2004) are all now linked to pesticides.

• There are increased stillbirth rates with proximity to agricultural areas using organophosphate – pyrethroid – carbamate – or chlorinated pesticides (Sinclair & Pressinger, no date, citing Bell, et al., 2001).

• Pesticides are strongly linked to birth defects (Montague, 2001).

• “Two separate studies in Sweden have linked exposure to Glyphosate to Hairy Cell Leukemia and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. These types of cancers were extremely rare, however Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the Western world. It has risen by 73% in the USA since 1973. Another study has found a higher incidence of Parkinson disease amongst farmers who used herbicides, including glyphosate” (Leu, 2007 citing Cox, 1998; Lehmann & Pengue, 2000; Nordstrom, et al., 1998; Hardell & Eriksson, 1999). Cox, 2004 and Vachani, 2007 also linked Roundup to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

• Roundup causes genetic mutations in cell tests (NCAP, 2000:2, citing Vigfusson & Vyse, 1980; Kale et al., 1995; Rank et al., 1993). It is “a known carcinogen, neurotoxin, irritant, and has been found to kill human embryonic cells, and can cause kidney and liver damage” (BeyondPesticides.org 2012). Roundup has been heavily implicated in thyroid, liver and pancreatic tumours in test animals (Cox, 1993:4, citing Dykstra & Ghali, 1991). Roundup is also now shockingly linked to Mad Cow’s Disease (Rotella 2003), and to an increase in plant diseases (gmwatch.org 2010).

• MCS: “Multiple chemical sensitivity (1) (MCS), also known as chemical intolerance, multiple chemical sensitivities, chemical sensitivity, or toxicant induced loss of tolerance (TILT) is an illness or disease where previous chemical exposure appears to initiate the wide ranging sensitivities characteristic of MCS” (Pall 2009?a). As well, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been linked to “viral infection, bacterial infection, organophosphorus pesticide exposure, carbon monoxide exposure, ciguatoxin poisoning, physical trauma, severe psychological stress, toxoplasmosis (protozoan) infection, ionizing radiation exposure” (Pall 2009?b).

Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome: “Recent epidemiological studies have found that background exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs)—xenobiotics accumulated in adipose tissue—is associated with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome (1–3), suggesting that POPs may play a key role in their pathogenesis” (Lee, et al. 2008).

• Motor neurone disease: “Most studies have focused on organophosphate insecticides, but some found neuro-toxic effects from other pesticides, including fungicides, fumigants, and organochlorine and carbamate insecticides. Pesticide exposure may also be associated with increased risk of Parkinson disease; several classes of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides, have been implicated” (Kamel & Hoppin, 2004).

• Autoimmune diseases: The findings of a study linked environmental pesticide exposure to the development of autoimmune rheumatic diseases (Parks, et al. 2011). As well, a study of 75,000 women who used insecticides inside the home and in the garden demonstrated a strong link between the pesticides and the autoimmune diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (Laino, 2009).

7. And we have not here even begun to touch upon a whole other world of disease pain in terms of medication-induced disease. Note Thalidomide as a matter of historical course, and the recent exposition of the link between Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder: “Acetaminophen use after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination was significantly associated with autistic disorder when considering children 5 years of age or less” (Schultz, et al., 2008).

In brief summary at this point: “Most tragically, suffering, illness and disease surround us today in a way we would not have imagined a half century ago. We have banished some diseases only to have them replaced by a grumbling yet profound toxicity which is stripping our children of their rightful future” (Donohoe, 1998:38). That “grumble” is now accelerating into an across-the-board pandemic roar!

 

REFERENCES

American Society of Microbiology 1999, Science News, June 5.

Biotechnology Information 2010 [Online]. Article: “West Nile Virus”, in PubMed Health, A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia; Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004457/; accessed: 10 October, 2012).

Garrett, L. [Laurie] 1994. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases In A World Out Of Balance, Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Garret, L. 2001. Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Hyperion.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012a [Online]. Article: “Lyme disease”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease; accessed: 10 October, 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012b [Online]. “West Nile Virus”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nile_virus; accessed: 10 October, 2012b.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012c [Online]. “Severe acute respiratory syndrome”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome; accessed: 12 October 2012.

Kamel, F. [Freya] & Hoppin, J.A. [Jane] 2004 [Online]. “Association of Pesticide Exposure with Neurologic Dysfunction and Disease”; ehp Environmental Health Perspectives; Environ Health Perspect. 2004 June; 112(9): 950–958. Published online 2004 May 20. doi: 10.1289/ehp.7135. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247187/; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Laino, C. [Charlene] 2009 [Online]. “Insecticides May Raise Risk of Lupus, RA. Study Shows Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women Who Use Insecticides”. WebMD Health News; Source: http://lupus.webmd.com/news/20091020/insecticides-may-raise-risk-of-lupus-ra; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Lappe, F.M. & Collins, J. 1979, World Hunger: Ten Myths, Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, Calif. (USA).

Lee, D. [Duk-Hee, Jacobs (Jr.), D.R. [David] & Steffes, M. [Michael], 2008 [Online]. “Association of Organochlorine Pesticides with Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Diabetes or Impaired Fasting Glucose”; Diabetes. 2008 November; 57(11): 3108–3111. doi: 10.2337/db08-0668. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2570408/; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Pall, M.L. [Martin; Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences,
Washington State University and Research Director of the Tenth Paradigm Research Group] 2009?a [Online]. “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Toxicological and Sensitivity Mechanisms”; Source: http://www.thetenthparadigm.org/mcs09.htm; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Pall, M.L. [Martin; Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences,
Washington State University and Research Director of the Tenth Paradigm Research Group] 2009?b [Online]. “Novel Disease Paradigm Produces Explanations for a Whole Group of Illnesses. A Common Causal (Etiologic) Mechanism for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”; Source: http://www.thetenthparadigm.org/; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Parks, C.G., Walitt, B.T., Pettinger, M., Chen, J.C., de Roos, A.J., Hunt, J., Sarto, G., & Howard, B.V., 2011 [Online]. “Insecticide use and risk of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study”. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Feb;63(2):184-94. doi: 10.1002/acr.20335. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20740609; accessed: 15 October 2012.

Pierce County Washington 2002 [Online]. “EPIDEMIC (ANIMAL AND HUMAN)”; Source: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/abtus/ourorg/dem/EMDiv/HIVA/epidemic.pdf; accessed: 10 October 2012.

Preston, R. 1994. The Hot Zone, Transworld Publishers (Doubleday), Moorebank NSW Australia.

Schultz, S.T. [Stephen], Klonoff-Cohen, H.S. [Hilary], Wingard, D.L. [Deborah], Akshoomoff, N.A. [Natasha], Macera, C.A. [Caroline] & Ji, M. [Ming], 2008 [Online]. “Acetaminophen (paracetamol) use, measles-mumps-rubella vaccination, and autistic disorder. The results of a parent survey”. Autism May 2008 vol. 12 no. 3 293-307; Source: http://aut.sagepub.com/content/12/3/293.short; accessed: 14 Oct. 2012.

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PANDEMIC

BRIEF GLOBAL SYNOPSIS: ACROSS-THE-BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL DISTURBANCE & REPLACEMENT VIA HUMAN ACTIVITIES. WHAT IS EXPECTED? PANDEMICS OF ANIMAL DISEASES (MAD COW, FOOT & MOUTH, BIRD & PIG INFLUENZA) & HUMAN DISEASES/DYSFUNCTION (SARS, LYME, WEST NILE VIRUS, PESTICIDE & CHEMICALLY-INDUCED MISCARRIAGES, ADHD, CANCERS, HIV/AIDS, EBOLA, MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE, INFERTILITY, MCS/METABOLIC SYNDROME, LUPUS, etc)

By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998, University of Western Sydney)

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1.0 Foundational Precursors of Future Events

Here are some of the prominent factors now bringing about a rapid alteration of older, long-time established disease patterns:

• The doubling of global population before 2015.
• From 1990 to 2020 developing countries will see the proportion of their total populations that inhabit urban areas increase from approximately 37% to 52%.
• Globally (in developing and developed countries), health problems as a function of environmental pollution are likely to amplify.
• Environmental change, as a function of increasing global temperatures, will occur.
• Zoonotic disease [inter-species infectious diseases] patterns will change. There is an increasing incidence of newly recognized or emerging, or re-emerging older diseases. Alterations of the natural environment, including the replacement of formerly uninhabited areas with human settlements [see my Essay: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/many-diseases-come-from-a-disturbed-nature/%5D, are prominent causes here. Also, greater demands for animal protein, intensive animal production, and an amplification of the live animal trade (including animal products) are contributors (World Health Organization 2002:10).

2.0 Developments and Amplifications

The overall outcome is inevitable. Changing human disease patterns will be impacted by “high population densities, movements of human populations within and between countries, and changes in lifestyles [consider war and refugee movements here, too]. Infectious diseases will remain the major causes of mortality in most developing countries, with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and opportunistic infections (including zoonoses) being especially important. The problem will be exacerbated as the proportion of immunosuppressed people in the population increases” (World Health Organization 2002:10).

What we are witnessing today is a massive and global synergy of immunosuppression (on a basis of profligate toxic chemical usage) and disease emergence and amplification.

“Two examples of zoonotic diseases that have recently become prominent are Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Both of these diseases have their roots in animal populations and apparently were only recently transferred to human populations” (Pierce County Washington 2002:4). How recently?

“Although Allen Steere [professor of rheumatology at Harvard University] realized that Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease in 1978, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1981, when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012a).

“West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York” (National Center for Biotechnology Information 2010). “West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012b).

As well, there is, notably, SARS. “Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong nearly became a pandemic, with 8,422 cases and 916 deaths worldwide…” (http://en.wikipedia.org 2012c).

These are just three examples of diseases breaking out of nature and releasing into human populations. And these may be “nothing” in comparison to a filovirus called “Ebola”. The kill rate in humans for Ebola Zaire is nine out of ten. It is a slate wiper in humans, so in a sense, the earth is mounting an immune response against our human species (Preston 1994:319-20).

3.0 “Armed” Inevitabilities

We have backed ourselves into a corner from which THERE IS NO ESCAPE. A global and aberrant overpopulation dynamic saturated in chemical toxicants is leading an accelerating and catastrophic wave of incursion into forested and other natural areas, environments ALREADY RADICALLY AFFECTED BY GLOBAL POLLUTION. Affected in what way? Viruses locked away deep in nature have been “washed” for decades by air pollution. Thus, they have been “pre-armed” with chemical resistance and are now releasing into indigenous (and other) human communities that are infectiously compliant due to broad immunosuppression.

See how mining pollutes lands and leaves indigenous populations devastated in this Essay: https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/mining-destroys-environmental-health-creates-martian-wastelands-human-health-human-rights. What I did not address in this particular Essay is the resulting immunosuppression amongst the ‘locals’, those closest to the rainforest who can be the first to transmit the start of an epidemic. Further, these populations, thanks to modern transport, are not far removed at any point on this globe from extensive land travel opportunities and then, in terms of intersection, international travel vectors via others who can afford to do so.

As well, this immunosuppression is fatally backed by antibiotic resistance.

In regard to antibiotics and our, especially, CORPORATE (Big Ag, Biotech, Big Pharma) proclivity for assuming that control is best: “Unfortunately, we played a trick on the natural world by seizing control of these [natural] chemicals, making them more perfect in a way that has changed the whole microbial constitution of the developing countries. We have organisms now proliferating that never existed before in nature. We have selected them. We have organisms that probably caused a tenth of a percent of human disease in the past that now cause twenty, thirty percent of the disease that we’re seeing. We have changed the whole face of the earth by the use of antibiotics” (Garrett 1994:437, quoting Lappe & Collins 1979).

Further: “Bacteria that have developed immunity to antibiotic drugs pose a large and growing threat to the success of modern medicine. These studies demonstrate that antibiotic resistance is literally streaming across America and what has not been appreciated is the extent of contamination” (American Society of Microbiology 1999).

4.0 Perfect Storm

The human corporate biotech miasma of “greed, corruption, arrogance, tyranny, and callousness” leads us today into inevitable perfect storm opportunities: pathogens can and will rapidly and extensively populate and dominate the world becoming the new numero uno apex predator. This is PANDEMIC.

REFERENCES

American Society of Microbiology 1999, Science News, June 5.

Biotechnology Information 2010 [Online]. Article: “West Nile Virus”, in PubMed Health, A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia; Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004457/; accessed: 10 October, 2012).

Garrett, L. [Laurie] 1994. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases In A World Out Of Balance, Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Garret, L. 2001. Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Hyperion.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012a [Online]. Article: “Lyme disease”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease; accessed: 10 October, 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012b [Online]. “West Nile Virus”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Nile_virus; accessed: 10 October, 2012b.

http://en.wikipedia.org 2012c [Online]. “Severe acute respiratory syndrome”; Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome; accessed: 12 October 2012.

Lappe, F.M. & Collins, J. 1979, World Hunger: Ten Myths, Institute for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, Calif. (USA).

Pierce County Washington 2002 [Online]. “EPIDEMIC (ANIMAL AND HUMAN)”; Source: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/abtus/ourorg/dem/EMDiv/HIVA/epidemic.pdf; accessed: 10 October 2012.

Preston, R. 1994. The Hot Zone, Transworld Publishers (Doubleday), Moorebank NSW Australia.

World Health Organization 2002 [Online]. WHO Technical Report Series 907: “FUTURE TRENDS IN VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH”; Source: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_907.pdf; accessed: 10 October 2012.

MANY DISEASES COME FROM A DISTURBED NATURE

MANY DISEASES COME FROM A DISTURBED NATURE

By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)

http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au
http://poisonedpeople.com
http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net
http://www.causes.com/poisonedpeople
http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-human-right-to-no-pesticide-poisoning

https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/many-diseases-come-from-a-disturbed-nature/

Many of our human diseases come from a disturbed NATURE. My name is Murray Thompson and I live in Australia. I’m trying to raise awareness of the overall connected ENVIRONMENTAL issues of toxic chemical poisoning & Lyme disease by networking with people who share my concerns in these areas. In particular I am addressing pesticide exposure and toxic assault and, yes, also Lyme Disease as well because Lyme seems to arise, like many environmental imbalances, out of disturbed and chemically affected environments. That is, Lyme demonstrates well “a developing model of infectious disease that shows that most epidemics — AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, SARS, Lyme disease and hundreds more that have occurred over the last several decades — don’t just happen. They are the result of things people do to nature” (Robbins 2012) in their typical fracturing of the “Web of Life” where diseases escape from nature and turn into pandemics (ibid.).

Lyme creates injury victims who then have to deal with a range of profoundly difficult and painful disability issues. Chemical poisoning and Lyme victims seem to share aspects of MCS, myalgia, polyarthralgia and Metabolic Syndrome issues. Ultimately, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Lyme are ENVIRONMENTALLY (and particularly in terms of the human presumption of superiority over nature) connected at the hip.

Specifically, and in terms of housing authorities’ and pesticide companies’ presumption of superiority over Human Health imperatives, my son and I were attacked in our own home in late 2000 and 2001, and the attackers took away our health. This occurred one year into my Sociology PhD studies. This cruel event poisoned the life out of me and has also severely retarded my thesis (I still haven’t finished!). We were poisoned by pesticide, MULTIPLE times (brain damage, polyarthralgia, sperm damage, chronic fatigue, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, depression, suicidal ideation). But what happens when you bring this kind of gross injury to the attention of the “authorities”? Has the medical or legal system ever made your chemical/pesticide or other injuries/diseases invisible, and then, in their weakness and cringing protection of vested interests, made YOU entirely responsible for your “insanity”; incomprehensibly and aggressively blamed YOU?! Read on…

My “indiegogo.com” PESTICIDE POISONING CAMPAIGN is (http://www.indiegogo.com/poisoned-people). My favorite image I have created is: https://poisonedpeople1.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/what-the-hell-are-we-doing.jpg (it depicts the toxics our children are exposed to).

REFERENCES
Robbins, J. 2012 [Online], “The Ecology of Disease”, The New York Sunday Review | The Opinion Pages; Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/sunday-review/the-ecology-of-disease.html?pagewanted=all; accessed: 18 Sept. 2012.

MINING DESTROYS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (CREATES “MARTIAN” WASTELANDS), HUMAN HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS

MINING DESTROYS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (CREATES “MARTIAN” WASTELANDS), HUMAN HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney)
http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au
http://poisonedpeople.com
http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net
http://www.causes.com/poisonedpeople
http://www.change.org/profiles/poisoned-people
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-human-right-to-no-pesticide-poisoning

Essay URL:  https://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/mining-destroys-environmental-health-creates-martian-wastelands-human-health-human-rights
Short link:  http://wp.me/p2DVqC-20

The grave results of the way we mine today: Enviro and Human Rights impacts at the behest of mining fascism.

“When mining companies level West Virginia mountains to get at the coal beneath, whole towns disappear. When a Michigan power plant burns coal to make electricity, it triggers asthma attacks among children living nearby. When coal ash blows onto a Paiute reservation in Nevada, elders die… Mountaintop removal mines in Appalachia have demolished an estimated 1.4 million acres of forested hills, buried an estimated 2,000 miles of streams, poisoned drinking water, and wiped whole towns from the map” (HUFF POST GREEN, 2012).

Irian Jaya, Indonesia: The 25-year-old Grasberg Mountain mine, situated in Irian Jaya (western New Guinea), is valued at $50-60 billion. In 1996 New Orleans-based Freeport-McMoRan earned around $400 million. CEO Jim Bob Moffett netted $83 million for 1995/1996. Otherwise, and on the flip-side of marvellous corporate values and obscene paypackets, the gold mine is a nightmare for Irian Jayan people. The indigenous Amungme tribe have been displaced by the mining operation…

Freeport-McMoRan have never recognized the tribe’s land rights, nor have the tribe members received compensation for the environmental damage caused by the mine. They have, rather, encountered violent tyranny and exploitation for their complaints against exploitation and despoliation (Kennedy 1997:21).

More specifically, in terms of Freeport-McMoRan’s environmental legacy in this area, the company is responsible for disposing of 125,000 tons of potentially toxic tailings (rock waste) into Irian Jayan rivers… daily. This is acknowledged in the company’s annual report. This output is currently increasing to 200,000 tons per day and, in the estimation of the company, resulted in a total of more than 40 million tons of rock waste disposed of into the Ajkwa River in 1996… The copper and gold mining in the Puncak Jaya Mountain range has destroyed thousands of acres of what amounts to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, and has reduced the river valley below to a wasteland (Project Underground, circa 1998a:1) (my emphasis).

And, in terrible summary:

“The U.S. State Department, in its 1995 report on Indonesia, states, “where indigenous people clash with development projects, the developers almost always win. Tensions with indigenous people in Irian Jaya, including the vicinity of the Freeport McMoRan mining concession near Timika, led to a crackdown by government security forces, resulting in the deaths of civilians and other violent human rights abuses”” (Project Underground circa 1998b:3).

And elsewhere? On January 4, 1993, 300,000 Ogoni (Nigerian) people gathered to peacefully protest Shell’s environ-mental devastation of their homeland [the Ogoni live in a small area – 404 square miles – in the oil rich Niger Delta]. It was the largest demonstration ever against any oil company. Since that day when the Ogoni began their campaign of nonviolent resistance, over 2,000 of them, including Ken Saro-Wiwa, have died at the hands of a military that is armed by and paid for by Shell. “The issues of the Niger Delta haven’t gone away – Shell still get a substantial portion of their oil from the Delta, they continue to use the hugely polluting practice of gas flaring and there are regular, major oil spills” (http://www.remembersarowiwa.com/ 2008).

In 1996, for the second year in a row, Shell was the most profitable corporation on the planet (Project Underground, circa 1998; circa 1998a:1; http://www.remembersarowiwa.com). And, look what they have done to the Gulf of Mexico…

REFERENCES

HUFF POST GREEN, 2012 [Online]. “West Virginia Mountaintop Removal: How Coal Mines Have Changed The Appalachian Way Of Life (PHOTOS); October 13, 2012 EDT; Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/west-virginia-mountaintop-removal-images_n_1954656.html; accessed: 13 October 2012.

Kennedy, D. 1997, ‘The magic mountain’, San Francisco Bay Guardian, http://www.sfbg.com, June 4.

Project Underground, circa 1998. Project Underground (Newsletter), Project Underground, 1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA (http://www.moles.org).

Project Underground, circa 1998a. “The Flames of Shell: Oil, Nigeria and the Ogoni” (Project Underground Factsheet), Project Underground, 1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA (http://www.moles.org).

Project Underground, circa 1998b. “Freeport in Indonesia: Mining the earth in the face of ecological devastation and human rights violations” (Project Underground Factsheet), Project Underground, 1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA (http://www.moles.org).