Pesticide Poisoning, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Lupus, Lyme, Neurological, Mold (Mycotoxin), MS, Metabolic Syndrome & All Manner of Environmental & Legal (System) Assaults Upon Human Health.
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!
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