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A neglected peril: Vietnamese Americans and Agent Orange  By Ngoc Nguyen Special to the Bay Area News Group

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24096804/neglected-peril-vietnamese-americans-and-agent-orange


SAN JOSE — After his eighth round of chemo, Trai Nguyen was exhausted, his body ravaged. The 60-year-old has a rare and aggressive form of cancer that he believes resulted from his contact with the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. His doctors say his cancer may now be in remission, but that is little comfort. “My hands shake violently. I can’t do anything,” he said, sitting on a mattress in the two-bedroom apartment he shares with relatives. (more…)

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In August, 2013, TEDX’s manuscript Bisphenol A and Human Health: A Review of the Literature was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Reproductive Toxicology. This review confirms that BPA can be harmful to humans at levels experienced by the general population, and well below levels considered safe by the EPA.  (more…)

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(NaturalNews) Every year around this time, the vaccine industry, through its vast network of corporate-government health agencies and mass media partners, begins drumming fear into the minds of the public about seasonal flu in order to drive as many people as possible to get vaccinated with a flu shot. And it seems as though every year, more and more evidence also comes to light illustrating precisely why people should not get a flu shot, at least not without carefully considering the serious ramifications of participating in this annual injection ritual. (more…)

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This review paper is a comprehensive document prepared by Dr. Rosemary Mason which succinctly summarizes many of the findings regarding glyphosate’s toxicity to human health. By courtesy of independent researchers around the world we present evidence that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants, animals and humans, and glyphosate residues have been found in all three. Glyphosate is an endocrine-disruptor (as are many herbicides) it damages DNA and it is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer. We present graphs from the US which correlate glyphosate application and the percentage of GE soy and corn crops to the incidence and prevalence of various diseases in those on a Western diet

It was prepared to send to the Scottish Parliament. The Full Paper:  gmoevidence.com (PDF) Author: Dr. Rosemary Mason Glyphosate: Destructor of Human Health and Biodiversity 

http://gmoevidence.com/dr-mason-glyphosate-is-destructor-of-human-health-and-biodiversity/ (more…)

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It’s déjà vu all over again. Last year a coalition of out-of-state, multinational biotech, pesticide and junk food corporations spent nearly $46 million to narrowly defeat Proposition 37, California’s GMO Labeling Initiative. Now, the same who’s who of the world’s most notorious global corporate bad actors has descended on Washington State. Why? To try to stop Washington State voters from passing I-522, a citizens’ initiative that, if passed, will require mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all food products sold in Washington State.Like bad robots, they’re spitting out the same old, tired lies, designed to scare voters into voting against their own best interests. Here are the lies. And the facts. Please read, print, email, roll up and stuff into a bottle you launch into the sea . . . whatever it takes to spread the word that while $46 million may buy a lot of lies, it doesn’t change the facts. By Zack Kaldveer Organic Consumers Association

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Most people are not aware of the thousands of pesticides and their formulations that are in use today, some of them in huge volumes and on huge acreages worldwide.  Our particular concern about pesticides is that they have been designed to disrupt biological systems, causing death to target organisms, such as insects or plants. Some actually work by acting on the endocrine systems of insects.  The problem is that the biochemistry of most living things is similar enough that humans, wildlife and plants can also be adversely affected by pesticides.http://www.endocrinedisruption.com/pesticides.introduction.php (more…)

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Critical Windows of Development is a timeline of how the human body develops in the womb, with animal research showing when low-dose exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during development results in altered health outcomes. Human-made chemicals have become an accepted part of our world. They’re in what we eat, what we drink, what we touch, and what we breathe. In fact, they can be found in the umbilical cords of almost every baby born today. Many of these chemicals have been recognized as ‘endocrine disruptors,’ which means they interfere with the communication system of glands, hormones and cellular receptors that control our body’s internal functions. Low dose exposure to endocrine disruptors, once thought to be harmless, has been shown to have serious health effects in lab animals exposed in the womb and/or shortly after birth through their mother’s milk.

Effects found in animals occur at chemical doses comparable to concentrations regularly found in humans and may provide a clue to the many disorders that have dramatically and inexplicably increased since these chemicals became part and parcel of human existence.

Endocrine effects include direct effects on traditional endocrine glands, their hormones and receptors (such as estrogens, anti-androgens, and thyroid hormones), as well as signaling cascades that affect many of the body’s systems, including reproductive function and fetal development, the nervous system and behavior, the immune and metabolic systems, the liver, bones and many other organs, glands and tissues. http://www.endocrinedisruption.org/endocrine.TEDXList.overview.php

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