Hundreds Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals Detected In American’s Blood, Urine & Hair, Says Environmental Watchdog Group

Cancer chemicals
Source: NaturalNews.com
Jonathan Benson
June 22, 2016

Concerns about the human health effects of perpetual exposure to environmental toxins often get dismissed or ignored by health authorities on the grounds that such chemicals don’t stick around inside the body long enough to cause problems. But a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) – the first of its kind – suggests quite the opposite, and could help explain why rates of cancer and other chronic diseases continue to skyrocket in the developed world.

Researchers from the respected environmental watchdog group spent upwards of a year poring through data compiled from more than 1,000 biomonitoring studies, as well as other research published by leading government agencies and independent scientists, and came to some shocking conclusions. They found that as many as 420 unique chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer, are now being detected in human blood, urine, hair and other tissue samples, demonstrating not only that carcinogens are everywhere, but that they’re also permeating our bodies at an alarming rate.

The bulk of existing cancer research focuses almost exclusively on tobacco, alcohol and sun exposure as the alleged primary causes of cancer, at the exclusion of the literally thousands of chemicals that have been scientifically shown to cause cancer. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) agrees that 20 percent of cancers – or one in five cases – are a result of chemical and/or environmental exposure, not cigarettes, booze and ultraviolet rays.

Reinforcing other ongoing research of a similar nature, like that of the Halifax Project – a collaboration of more than 300 scientists from around the world who are investigating the cancer-causing effects of common chemicals – the new EWG findings are sure to raise some eyebrows within the realm of public health. At the very least, what this research shows is that not nearly enough investigation has taken place with regard to chemical safety, and that the general public faces unknown risks from this lack of proper scrutiny.

“The presence of a toxic chemical in our bodies does not necessarily mean it will cause harm, but this report details the astounding number of carcinogens we are exposed to in almost every part of life that are building up in our systems,” stated Curt DellaValle, author of the report and a senior scientist at EWG.

“At any given time some people may harbor dozens or hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals. This troubling truth underscores the need for greater awareness of our everyday exposure to chemicals and how to avoid them.”

Compounded toxicity, an often overlooked aspect of carcinogenic exposure

Another issue addressed by the report is the lack of safety research on chemicals in combination with one another. The combined toxicity of multiple chemicals in tandem – a common occurrence in many consumer products – is a major unknown when it comes to long-term health effects, especially in developing unborn children still inside their mothers’ wombs.

“Many of the carcinogens this study documents in people find their way into our bodies through food, air, water and consumer products every day. Dozens of them show up in human umbilical cord blood—which means Americans are exposed to carcinogens before they’ve left the womb,” says EWG president, Ken Cook.

“We should focus on preventing cancer by preventing human exposure to these chemicals.”

As we’ve reported in the past, the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in its current form lacks the necessary regulatory teeth required to accurately assess the safety of chemicals, especially the effects of combined chemical exposure. As it stands, thousands of chemicals have been “grandfathered” into use without having been properly safety tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a direct result of TSCA’s failed guidelines.

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#GoodNewsNextWeek – Kitchen-Based Sharing Economy Cooking Up Change

Source: MediaMonarchy
James Evan Pilato
May 3, 2016

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Romans sick of the corruption and crime cleaned up their own streets; a new startup aims to be the Airbnb of the coming kitchen-based sharing economy; and animals are learning how to dismantle their traps. Notes/Links:

Story #1: Scandal-Plagued Rome Becoming ‘Do It Yourself’ City
http://bit.ly/1UtOSc7

“Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
http://bit.ly/1UtOSc7

Story #2: Kitchen-Based Sharing Economy Cooking Up Change
http://bit.ly/1pXmwdE

Story #3: Young Gorillas Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps For The First Time
http://bit.ly/1pXmwdE

#GoodNewsNextWeek Headlines: Cats At Japan’s ‘Cat Cafes’ Now Allowed to Stay Up Till 10
http://bit.ly/1W3dtWh

33 Abused Circus Lions Flown to New Home In South Africa
http://bit.ly/21rspgW

Community Fridge In Somerset UK Offers Free Food For All 🍎
http://bit.ly/1TrTPgD

Oregon Approves First Recreational Marijuana Licenses
http://bit.ly/1rfsfMP

8 Businesses to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii
http://bit.ly/1Z4YXeE

US House Unanimously Passed Bill Requiring Warrants For Email
http://bit.ly/1Thx92u

Binney: NSA Is So Overwhelmed With Data, It’s No Longer Effective
http://bit.ly/1OczUAR

Peruvian Farmer Wins Monumental Battle Against U.S. Mining Giant
http://bit.ly/1SVvouw

#MorningMonarchy: Peruvian Farmer Wins Monumental Battle Against U.S. Mining Giant
http://bit.ly/24uDaAS

Researchers Accidentally Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer
http://bit.ly/26MRnv5

#MorningMonarchy: Scientists Accidentally Create Batteries That Last A Lifetime
http://bit.ly/1TrTWZQ

Playing Music to Babies Helps Brain Development
http://bit.ly/1SJzhRe

Two People Connected To Flint Water Investigation Found Dead

Two Flint water investigators have been found dead under suspicious circumstances

Source: YourNewsWire.com
Sean Adl-Tabatabai
April 29, 2016

Two people who were connected to the Flint water company investigation were both found dead in the space of a week this month. 

Water Treatment Plant Foreman, Matthew McFarland, and the woman leading the lead poisoning suit, Sasha Avonna Bell, were found dead within days of each other.

Vigilantcitizen.com reports:

The Flint water crisis began exactly two years ago, on April 2014, when Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River – to which officials had failed to apply corrosion inhibitors. Almost immediately, Flint residents complained about the water’s color, taste and odor. In the following months, numerous water issues arose, with little to no governmental action to fix them.

  • August and September 2014 boil-water advisories were issued by the city due to coliform bacteria detection
  • On August 21, 2014 test showed the city’s water tested high for THMs, a chlorine byproduct of disinfecting water, with which long term exposure has been linked to cancer and other diseases.
  • Though the city stated that the water was safe, the employees of the Flint Public Library declared the water undrinkable after noticing that the water from the faucets and toilets was discolored.
  • On March 2, 2016, it was reported that the state of Michigan blocked Flint from returning to Lake Huron water from the Detroit water system when it agreed to grant the city an emergency loan of $7 million in April 2015
  • It was discovered that the high levels of lead were due to orthophosphate being omitted from the water treatment process, while using a pH of 7.4 and that the orange water was due to the high concentration of chloride in the Flint River water, which caused excessive corrosion of the cast iron mains pipes.

Far from taking decisive action, governments denied that the water was toxic.

While the local outcry about Flint water quality was growing in early 2015, Flint water officials filed papers with state regulators purporting to show that “tests at Flint’s water treatment plant had detected no lead and testing in homes had registered lead at acceptable levels.” The documents falsely claimed that the city had tested tap water from homes with lead service lines, and therefore the highest lead-poisoning risks; in reality; the city does not know the locations of lead service lines, which city officials acknowledged in November 2015 after the Flint Journal/MLive published an article revealing the practice after obtaining documents through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
– Robin Erb, Flint doctor makes state see light about lead in water

The net result is that over 10,000 children (mostly Black) were exposed to water contaminated with lead. Lead poisoning has devastating effects on the brain:

Childhood lead exposure causes a reduction in intellectual functioning and IQ, academic performance, and problem-solving skills, and an increased risk of attention deficit disorder, aggression, and hyperactivity. According to studies, children with elevated levels of lead in the blood are more likely as adults to commit crimes, be imprisoned, be unemployed or underemployed, or be dependent on government services.
– Julie Mack, Lead levels elevated for thousands of Michigan children outside of Flint

A massive investigation is now underway and lawsuits are being filed. And things are turning uglier.

Cover Up

Now that the federal government opened an investigation on the issue, news emerging from Flint are downright sordid.

First, in March, important documents went missing, the police openly admits that it was an inside job, and that the crime will most likely remain unresolved.

Days before the federal government opened an investigation into the Flint water crisis, someone broke into a vacant City Hall office full of documents related to the embattled Michigan city’s water system.

Nearly three months later, officials have confirmed that a TV went missing, but little else is known, according to the Flint Journal.

Without suspects or a firm handle on what else may have been swiped, authorities told the paper last week that the crime may remain unsolved.

No warrants have been issued in the case, but officials don’t shy away from speculative statements that stop just short of conspiracy theories.

“It was definitely an inside job,” police chief Tim Johnson told the Journal. “The power cord (to the TV) wasn’t even taken. The average drug user knows that you’d need the power cord to be able to pawn it.”

“It was somebody that had knowledge of those documents that really wanted to keep them out of the right hands, out of the hands of someone who was going to tell the real story of what’s going on with Flint water.”

Days before the federal government opened an investigation into the Flint water crisis, someone broke into a vacant City Hall office full of documents related to the embattled Michigan city’s water system.
– Washington Post, The mystery surrounding missing water files at Flint City Hall: ‘It was definitely an inside job’

On April 16th, Water Treatment Plant Foreman Matthew McFarland (who had been interviewed regarding the water crisis) was found dead at the young age of 43. Cause of death? Unknown.

Already reeling from the news of criminal charges against one of its workers in the wake of the Flint water crisis, city workers are now dealing with the sudden death of a foreman at the plant.

Continue Reading At: YourNewsWire.com

4/28/2016 — Two large M7.0 + M6.9 (m6.6) Earthquakes strike the West + East Pacific – AGAIN

Source: Dutchsince
April 29, 2016

A large M6.9 earthquake has struck in the East Pacific .. off the West coast of Central America / Mexico.

USGS has now revised it to a M6.8, then a M6.6, then back up to a M6.7, then back down to a M6.6 … 😛 ..

This follows a large M7.0 which struck the West Pacific near Vanuatu several hours earlier.

Full website post here:

http://dutchsinse.com/4282016-it-happ…

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Just over a week ago (April 17 2016), another series of back to back M7.0 range earthquakes occurred in Japan + Ecuador… striking the West Pacific first, then several hours later striking the East Pacific.

The “professionals” came out in news stories over this past week, fully DENYING a relation between earthquakes across the Pacific.

They tried to say the back to back earthquakes are “just coincidence”.

Now we see the same scenario unfold again a week after they denied a relation between earthquakes.

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As I said in my detailed posts this past week, it was (is) foolish for the “professionals” to deny a relation between earthquakes. Clearly they are wrong, and they are sticking to their old dogmas that earthquakes happen randomly.

Professionals INCORRECTLY believe that earthquakes are random events, and they think that earthquakes are not related to one another. Furthermore the professionals deny that earthquakes progress across regions, and deny that one earthquake can cause another earthquake elsewhere of similar magnitude.

Their denials are now making them look UNprofessional.