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  • Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin

    05/22/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin The New American 22 May 2014 Most Americans drink fluoride every day as part of what critics refer to as an involuntary mass-medication program. Organized dentistry argues that it is good for children’s teeth. However, according to a recent report in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the industrial chemical added to water supplies across much of the United States is actually a dangerous developmental neurotoxicant. Echoing the recent findings of another Harvard study suggesting that fluoride is associated with drastic reductions in the IQ of children, The Lancet journal...
  • Toxin found in sardines that clogged US marina

    03/11/2011 10:42:41 PM PST · by quantim · 23 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Mar 12, 1:23 AM EST
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The millions of sardines that were found floating dead in a Southern California marina this week tested positive for a powerful neurotoxin, researchers said Friday. High levels of domoic acid were found in the sardines, which may have distressed them off the Los Angeles coastline and caused them to swim into the Redondo Beach marina, University of Southern California biologist David Caron wrote in a summary of his laboratory's findings.
  • Blue-green algae tested for treating ALS (spirulina)

    12/21/2010 9:00:47 AM PST · by decimon · 7 replies
    University of South Florida (USF Health) ^ | December 21, 2010 | Unknown
    Ancient food source may offer neuroprotectionNutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, appeared to provide neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, University of South Florida neuroscientists have found. Although more research is needed, they suggest that a spirulina-supplemented diet may provide clinical benefits for ALS patients. A spirulina dietary supplement was shown to delay the onset of motor symptoms and disease progression, reducing inflammatory markers and motor neuron death in a G93A mouse model of ALS. Spirulina, an ancient food source used by the...
  • Can Bad Education Inflict Brain Damage?? (AN UPDATE)

    03/26/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 28 replies · 592+ views
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Last week I posted background on FreeRepublic about a column published elsewhere titled “Education as Neurotoxin.” This column tries to explain why the US has 50 million functional illiterates and 1 million dyslexics. Were these people born this way? Or had bad education methods produced the impairments? Someone left a half-dozen irate comments insisting I was “delusional,” “illogical,” “irrational,” “nonsensical,” etc. I’m not sure which part offended him most, 1) that sight-words cause mental problems; 2) or that the far-left could knowingly promote the use of destructive educational methods. This commenter embraced the Dolch Dogma that kids must memorize 300...
  • The New Perchlorate Perfidy - Or: Perchlorate is NOT a Neurotoxin

    12/07/2008 9:50:54 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | December 7, 2008 | Wayne Lusvardi
    With the election of a new President and Congress that pander to environmental extremists, it is not surprising that the public is again being misled about perchlorate in drinking water on the world wide web. The new environmental treachery is that perchlorate is a “neurotoxin,” a claim now being spread over the world-wide web by WiredScience and Chemistry.com, websites known as unreliable sources of information. In an article entitled “Feds Set to Eliminate Water Regulations to Toxin,” posted at WiredScience on December 3, 2008, writer Brandon Keim wrote: “Among the Bush administration's final environmental legacies will be a decision to...
  • Pufferfish toxin suspect allegedly sought hit man (IL)

    07/01/2008 6:35:18 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 179+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-1-08 | Jeff Long, Carolyn Starks
    Edward F. Bachner IV spent years prowling dark corners of the Internet, where he sought a hit man to carry out the "permanent retirement" of an unidentified woman, according to a federal complaint filed Tuesday. Bachner, who was accused this week of buying a dangerous pufferfish toxin, suggested in one e-mail that payment for the murder would be an AK-47 assault rifle and $8,000, the complaint alleges. "If we have an agreement, I can send you specific info that will get you within 5 yards of mark on . . . any weekday," Bachner wrote, according to the court record....
  • After home raid Lake in the Hills man is charged with possessing neurotoxin ...-(IL)

    06/30/2008 8:07:50 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 219+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-30-08 | Jeff Long and Jason Meisner
    Chemical allegedly found in FBI-led search can cause muscle paralysis in humans ~~~~~ A Lake in the Hills man was charged Monday with possession of a powerful neurotoxin found in species of puffer fish and octopus after agents with the FBI-led counter-terrorism task force raided his home. Edward Bachner, 35, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of illegal possession of tetrodotoxin. He was arrested Monday and appeared briefly before U.S. Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney in Rockford and was being held pending a detention hearing Wednesday morning, authorities said. Tetrodotoxin is an extremely powerful neurotoxin that in...
  • Deadly Immunity: Politics

    06/15/2005 8:16:34 AM PDT · by CraigG · 5 replies · 1,689+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | 6/15/2005 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Deadly Immunity Robert F. Kennedy Jr. investigates the government cover-up of a mercury/autism scandal By ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session -- only private invitations to fifty-two attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and...
  • FDA should take closer look at Thimerosal

    FDA should take closer look at Thimerosal When you think of the Food and Drug Administration, what image comes to mind? For some, it is a bloated bureaucracy that tries to regulate every substance entering our bodies. For others, it is a necessary administration that keeps us safe and healthy. Taking the latter into consideration, did you know that the FDA has issued 87 product recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts since January? Almost daily, some food or drug is either mandated or voluntarily recalled by the FDA, often without a single case of a health problem. The FDA just...
  • Eating Bats Linked To Neurological Disease

    05/29/2003 11:33:57 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 7 replies · 166+ views
    Maybe you really are what you eat. This would solve the long-time mystery of why so many of Guam's Chamorro people – up to a third per village -- suffered a devastating neurological disease. A new study suggests that they gorged on flying fox bats that in turn had feasted on neurotoxin-laden cycad seeds. "Through the consumption of cycad-fed flying foxes, the Chamorro people may have unwittingly ingested large quantities of cycad neurotoxins," say Clark Monson of the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Sandra Banack of California State University, Fullerton, and Paul Cox of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kalaheo,...