Saturday, August 24, 2019

Conspiracy Theories and Tin Hats

When I was a kid, my parents regarded as conspiracy nuts anyone who believed that Fluoride was a threat to children's health. I was required to take fluoride pills because we didn't have fluoridated water.

Well, it turns out that there is an inverse relationship between fluoride level exposure in pregnancy and IQ scores in children. This relationship has been empirically documented in quite a few studies over the last 10 years or so. Here is the latest:
Green, R. et al (2019, August 19). Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada. JAMA Pediatr. Published online August 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1729
Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water?

Findings In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years.

Meaning Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.

 There is a story that circulates that the amoral or perhaps immoral PR legend, Edward Bernays, was responsible for strategizing how to get rid of unwanted industrial fluoride, generated from nuclear fuel processing, by selling it as a means for increasing dental health.

I've looked for evidence that Bernays was responsible, but not found any. It would be clear evidence of depravity if found.

Regardless, citizens and experts have been questioning this practice that turns out to be a kind of (inadvertant?) poisoning for decades; yet, those who challenged fluoride in water were stigmatized as conspiracy theorists wearing tin hats.

I have no doubt that the same pattern is going to hold for the role out of 5G.  But it will be too late when they discover that microwaves and radiowaves can impact fetal development.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

No Maternal Effects Reported from Fukushima Daiichi Explosion

Fukushima Pref. to end maternal health survey as no effects of radiation found 5:12 pm, August 21, 2019 The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Fukushima prefectural government decided to end in fiscal 2020 its health survey of expectant and nursing mothers, which began in the wake of the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant….
…In past survey results, the percentages of birth defects, babies with low birth weights and other abnormal conditions have been almost the same in the prefecture as the nationwide average.…
Therefore, the prefectural government judged that there have not been any remarkable negative effects feared to be caused by radioactive substances discharged by the nuclear accident on the health of mothers and children.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Kids Emulating Nazis

In a video publicized by Yahoo, teenage boys experiment with fascism: 
 Southern California middle-classed boys embracing Nazism.

When I went to school with these kids at San Diego State University in the mid 1980s they were partying and listening to New Wave and Punk, both of which had a decidely left-wing vibe:

Now they are making Nazi salutes while listening to Nazi music.

What happened here?

Monday, August 19, 2019

Human-Engineered Radioactivity Alarming

Just check out the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Application's last 24 hour readings:

Are elevated readings from Russia's recent radioactive disaster?

Or perhaps China had some censored catastrophe?

Or maybe the US?

As nuclear plants fail, they will add to the long-lasting radioactive contamination from the heedless and horrendous nuclear explosions of the 20th century:


I strongly agree that greenhouse gasses are escalating climate change - in addition to desertification and depleting fresh water supplies - but why isn't anyone talking about role of 2,053 nuclear explosions and radioactive waste in affecting climatic disturbances?

In fact, nuclear testing produced "heavy weight methane", as reported in 1962:
Heavyweight Methane Formed in Bomb Tests SCIENCE NEWS LETTER for January 13, 1962

METHANE containing the triple weight hydrogen known as tritium is formed in the fireball resulting from hydrogen bomb explosions, a United States scientist reports. Dr. Richard Wolfgang of the University of California, San Diego, states the amount of tritium in methane (marsh gas) has been found to be considerably higher than expected. The tritium, he believes, comes from "the testing of nuclear devices."

Prior to this suggestion there was no satisfactory explanation for the fact that tritium occurred in relatively high amounts not only in atmospheric methane but also in atmospheric hydrogen and water vapor in the stratosphere.
Methane super-charged by tritium must be a real climate risk.

I don't for a second believe that over 2,000 nuclear detonations had no impact on icecaps and the atmosphere.

A commentator at this blog observed that many of the original Manhattan scientists were concerned that an atomic explosion would ignite the atmosphere - yet they went ahead with "Trinity" in New Mexico, followed by dropping two atomic bombs over Japan - See discussion in Scientific American.

We literally made the earth and our encompassing atmosphere more radioactive with long-lasting radionuclide contamination. More radioactivity means more heat.

Perhaps it wouldn't be too late to turn it all around but we are clearly very far from that possibility with nuclear plants' lifespans being extended and plants uprated, while the the world edges closer to all out nuclear war by superpowers and/or the terrorists produced by them.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Increasing Cases of Shingles in the Eyes Raise Questions

Many diseases are increasing in incidents so that more people in the population are afflicted with them.

The article below published in the JAMA suggests that the incidents of shingles in the eye raises questions about causation given a near-tripling of incidents over a 12-year time span:
Voelker R. Increasing Cases of Shingles in the Eye Raise Key Questions. JAMA. Published online August 07, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.10743
Among the study population of 21 million adults enrolled in United Healthcare insurance plans, HZO incidence increased from 9.4 cases per 100 000 population in 2004 to 30.1 cases per 100 000 in 2016.

The finding of increased HZO incidence persisted when Shekhawat and his colleagues adjusted their analysis for age, race, and sex, raising some important questions. For example, why is the incidence of HZO and shingles increasing? “Diseases don’t usually double or triple over a 12-year time span,” said Shekhawat, who is now in a cornea fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Several theories exist, but study results are mixed....
There are many diseases that are increasing in incidents, especially neurological disorders in adults and children, as I've documented in my blog here and also in my publications.

I am confident that there are complex environmental causes, especially toxic chemicals, elements, and electro-magnetic radiation. These causes extend well beyond the typical scope of "environmental" factors, such as questions of whether someone smokes or not or whether they exercise.

Will these complex but also catastrophically hazardous environmental pollutants be regulated or will we simply degrade our biological facticities to the point of non-sustainability?