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by Christina Sarich

A new study shows that more than half of all women exposed to pesticide chemicals show an increased risk of autism in their unborn children. It looks like the importance for mothers to avoid pesticides which biotech loves to hawk like a peddler in a seedy market has just grown.

Chemicals known as organophosphates are to blame, specifically, in a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers found that women exposed to these pesticides during gestation of their infants were subject to a 60% increased risk for autism-like disorders (ASD), higher for third-trimester exposures (OR = 2.0; 95% CI: 1.1, 3.6), and second-trimester chlorpyrifos applications (OR = 3.3; 95% CI: 1.5, 7.4).

What’s more, if a mom is exposed to these chemicals just before conception – her child is still at risk!

The researchers studied mothers who lived within a mile of an agricultural pesticide application, and with the rampant spraying going on all over the US, you can imagine how many women have been exposed to chemicals which can cause harm to their children.

The study concludes:

“Conclusions: This study of ASD strengthens the evidence linking neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures, particularly organophosphates, and provides novel results of ASD and DD associations with, respectively, pyrethroids and carbamates.”

Study: Bayer Herbicide Causes Autism, Even at Trace Levels

These chemicals work by paralyzing muscles in insects, and they can harm humans in multiple ways as well. As exemplified in this summation by PBS, here is what organophosphates are all about:

  • “Known Health Effects: Neurotoxic. Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dizziness, eye pain, blurred vision, confusion, numbness, twitching, paralysis, death.
  • Suspected Health Effects: Brain, nervous system damage. Endocrine disrupter. Liver, respiratory system toxicant. Birth defects, childhood brain tumors, leukemia and lymphomas.”
  • Add to this list: Autism.

This study strengthens the existing evidence linking neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures, particularly organophosphates, and provides alarming results associated with, respectively, pyrethroids and carbamates (types of organophosphates.)

Other research from the University of Chicago has also revealed without a doubt that autism and intellectual disability (ID) are linked to toxin exposure while a baby is still being formed in the mother’s womb.

Andrey Rzhetsky, professor of genetic medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, says:

“Essentially what happens is during pregnancy… there are certain sensitive periods where the fetus is very vulnerable to a range of small molecules – from things like plasticisers, prescription drugs, environmental pesticides and other things. Some of these small molecules essentially alter normal development.

Autism appears to be strongly correlated with rate of congenital malformations of the genitals in males across the country, this gives an indicator of environmental load and the effect is surprisingly strong. The strongest predictors for autism were associated with the environment; congenital malformations on the reproductive system in males.” 

In a world where autistic children have become the norm, rather than the exception, (and mainstream media states the reasons are a mystery) the time for eradicating these chemicals from our agricultural paradigm is long overdue.

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About Christina Sarich:
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.

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“To this day, the only thing filtering this toxic soup out of the cabin are the lungs of the passengers and crew.” – Aviation Attorney Alisa Brodkowitz

By TLB Contributor:

Most airlines today are exceptionally efficient and proud of their safety records – they ensure their staff are highly trained with how to deal with emergencies, and their ground staff can spot a potential problem long before it happens. British Airways, for example, has an impeccable record – none of their planes have ever crashed or had a serious incident – but there’s a very important aspect to safety that is being completely ignored by airlines.

And that is regarding the air quality inside cabins.

Have a think about when you fly. Do you ever smell anything strange when you are on the plane, like a weird petrol type of smell? Do you ever feel really awful after you fly? Do you get a headache on board, feel dehydrated, or quickly develop a cold or flu a few days after a flight, and just intuitively know that flying isn’t particularly good for your health?

Well consider then what it might be like for the health of the cabin crew, or other frequent flyers. They may feel this way all the time. But something very serious is happening to cabin crew that is far more concerning than just suffering from regular colds and flus.

It has been reported that airline crew members are being made extremely ill and even dying from toxic fumes that are coming inside aircraft cabins during some flights.

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Cancers, depression and other chronic diseases are being reported in record numbers amongst crew, with many affecting young people. As well as having one of the most unhealthy careers,  flight crew also happen to have the most time off work compared to other industries.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said that the air is “safe and passengers have nothing to worry about,” but how can something that is affecting crew not also affect passengers, if we all breathe in the very same air?

What Is Aerotoxic Syndrome?

In 1999, three scientists investigating the ill health many aircrew suffered from came up with the name “Aerotoxic Syndrome” to describe the different symptoms being experienced after some flights. It was discovered that not only were there toxic chemicals present in modern synthetic jet engine oils, but that those toxins were passing unfiltered into the aircraft cabins, affecting the air that crew and passengers breathe in.

UK Pilot Richard Westgate died in December of 2012.  He had fallen ill many years before and felt that it was due to toxic fumes entering the cabin.

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According to online news source news.com.au:

Mr Westgate, who had flown for 15 years, had noted that on start-up, the engines would create puffs of smoke inside the plane followed by an oily smell.

After three years of flying his symptoms started, and progressively worsened to the point where he had severe chest pain, problems walking, and would fall off his bicycle for no reason. He underwent numerous tests and took a range of medications, and was even admitted to a psychiatric hospital.

Overall, he saw 15 specialists. But it was only shortly before he was found dead in his hotel room that he was diagnosed with having symptoms related to exposure to plane fumes.

Organophosphates Can Leak Into Cabins During Flights

One of the chemicals giving rise to the most concern is tricresyl phosphate – TCP for short –  which is a member of the organophosphate family of chemicals, originally designed as nerve agents for warfare. This is added to the engine oil as an anti-wear agent, necessary because of the extreme temperatures at which the engines operate.

This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that, back in 1962, a decision was made to change the way air is supplied to the passenger cabins.

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How Does The Cabin Air Become Toxic?

Since warm air is needed for engine propulsion and for passengers to breathe, it was decided to combine the two and bring the air through the engine to heat it, then ‘bleed’ it off and pass it unfiltered into the cabin. It is this ‘bleed air’ that has been the cause of so much controversy. Every modern jet airliner, apart from the new Boeing 787, uses the bleed air system. There are seals in the engine intended to keep oil out but unfortunately they require air pressure to keep the seal tight, and at times they allow contaminated air to pass into the cabin. Sometimes if the seal is worn or faulty or if the oil is leaking, large amounts can pass into the air supply and these are known in the industry as ‘fume events.’

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Facts About Bleed Air You Need To Know

  • Cabin breathing air on all aircraft apart from the Boeing 787 is taken directly from the engines and provided unfiltered to the aircraft. This is known as ‘bleed air.’
  • Bleed air is known to become contaminated with engine oils and/or hydraulic fluids.
  • Contaminated bleed air events have been recognised as occurring since the 1950s.
  • No aircraft currently flying has any form of detection system fitted to warn when these events occur.
  • Flight safety is being compromised by contaminated air events.
  • Crew and passengers have been reporting short and long term health effects as a consequence of exposure to contaminated air.
  • Contaminated air events are not rare and known to be under reported.* source

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How Will You Know If Your Flight Has Contaminated Air? 

Chances are you won’t know, because even when the crew know and report the fume event, no one is ever directed to tell the passengers. Signs to look out for include lots of people coughing (who weren’t coughing before take-off) and others fainting or becoming unwell. Sometimes a ‘mist’ can be seen in the cabin. Although some fume events are odourless, you should look out for the smell of engine oil, which is often described as a musty smell similar to sweaty socks or an old wet dog.

If you become aware that the air on your flight may be contaminated you should turn off the gasper fan above your head immediately, if there is one, tell a member of the cabin crew, and ask them to report it to the captain. See what British Airways says about contaminated flights here:

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The Most Frequent Symptoms Reported Are: 

  • sore throats
  • cough
  • sore nose
  • nose bleeds
  • migraine headache
  • flu-like feeling
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • muscle aches
  • fatigue and breathing difficulties.

Neurological Symptoms Can Also Develop, Such As:

  • mental confusion
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks

Because these chemicals are neurotoxic they can interfere with electrical conduction in the body, resulting in cardiac problems. Some susceptible individuals may also experience a sudden rise in blood pressure, which can then lead to brain haemorrhaging. Chemical pneumonia can develop days or even weeks later as well, since the toxins are inhaled.

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Most Doctors Unaware And Many Deny Aerotoxic Syndrome

According to Aerotoxic.org:

Many general medical practitioners are unaware of Aerotoxic Syndrome and may diagnose sufferers with illnesses such as psychological or psychosomatic disorders (i.e., they’ll tell you “it’s all in your mind”), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), “mysterious” viral infections, sleep disorders, depression, stress or anxiety – or simply “jet lag,” which is caused by crossing time zones.

Although some of these disorders may form part of Aerotoxic Syndrome, such part-diagnoses on their own miss the root cause of the problem, which is exposure to toxic oil components in a confined space. Furthermore, any misdiagnosis is likely to lead to inappropriate treatments, which may make the condition even worse.

Aviation medicine specialists are aware of the problem but Aerotoxic Syndrome does not seem to have gained official acceptance among the majority of them. Hence, despite (or because of) their expert knowledge they are likely to seek other explanations – and there are plenty of neurological symptoms associated with aviation that have nothing to do with inhaling oil.

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How To Protect Yourself From Cabin Contamination

If you are concerned about this problem, purchase a face mask with a carbon-activated filter before your flight and wear it for the duration. According to health expert Raymond Francis, the best way to avoid getting ill is to take 1 gram of vitamin C every hour you are in the air.

If you think you were on a flight where there was leakage, you should write to the airline you travelled with and the CAA and report what you experienced. Accordingly, it’s always a good idea to ask for the aircraft registration and make a note of it.

The short-term symptoms of exposure to contaminated air vary widely depending on which chemicals and the amount you were exposed to, along with your current state of health.

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Crew Members And Frequent Flyers Most At Risk Of Aerotoxic Syndrome

Crew members and frequent flyers are most at risk, but any flight can suffer a fume event and there may be individuals on board with a genetic inability to detoxify certain chemicals (unbeknownst to them), so it is strongly advisable that everyone carry a face mask with them when they fly.

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Also At Risk: Pregnant Women, Babies, Young Children And The Elderly

Those most at risk are pregnant women, babies and young children, the elderly, those recovering from serious illness, those who’ve undergone chemotherapy, asthmatics, and anyone with an underlying health condition (that they may not even be aware of).

After spending a long time discussing the dangers of flying with a top scientist – Dr Michael Kucera – who treats the Russian Astronauts, I personally do not recommend taking infants under the age of 12 months on long flights. There are several studies pointing to concerns about cancers being more prevalent in flight attendants. In particular, flight attendants and pilots are twice as likely to suffer from melanomas than the general population.

In addition to the potential toxins coming into the cabin, flying also exposes you to higher levels of radiation. The smaller the child, the more likely the radiation can harm their developing and delicate immune system.

The BBC reported this regarding cabin crew’s exposure to radiation from flying:

In the US, pilots and flight attendants have been officially classed as “radiation workers” by the Federal Aviation Administration since 1994. Staff regularly working on high-latitude flights are exposed to more radiation than workers in nuclear power plants. Despite this, the airlines don’t measure the radiation exposure of their staff, or set safe limits on the doses they can safely receive.

I would like to hope that someone is currently doing a study on how safe it is for infants to fly.

If you are ill after a flight make sure you take information with you on Aerotoxic Syndrome, as many doctors are still not at all aware of its existence and may think you are suffering from a ‘mystery virus.’ There is still no definitive test available to prove you have been affected by aircraft chemicals and diagnosis is usually made after ruling everything else out.

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Aerotoxic Syndrome Treatment

Unfortunately, there is very little in the way of treatment at this stage as more studies need to be done, but a sensible approach is to try to help your body detoxify as quickly as possible:

  • Regular fresh air (or the use of a home oxygen machine),
  • Avoiding other chemical exposures
  • Increasing antioxidant intake (through diet and/or supplements)
  • Take daily doses of Vitamin C (1000mg)
  • Take regular doses of pure body zeolite (a supplement that is known to chelate toxins),
  • Eating only organic food
  • Sitting in saunas
  • You might also like to look into taking mitochondrial supplements which help the cells and detox pathways to work more efficiently.

No Statistics On How Often This Occurs

I’m sorry to say it, but no one knows exactly how often these fume events are occurring. However, in its 2007 report the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) said that fume events occur on 1 flight in 100. However, on some aircraft types crews report that they experience fumes to some degree on every flight, and as the definition of ‘fume event’ is not agreed upon, it makes it impossible to give a true figure. (source)

Dr Susan Michaelis of the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) says many are going unreported because experiencing toxic fumes is seen as ‘normal’ in the industry.

Dee Passon, a retired British Airways Cabin Service Director who left due to ill health related to her flying, agrees.

She says:

Cabin crew contact me frequently to say that they had fumes on their flight that were not reported. Even so, the CAA has between 25 and 50 fume events reported to it every month which is approximately 10,000 passengers being exposed to damaging chemicals every month on flights to and from the UK.

To say the air is ‘safe’ when they know it is getting contaminated this frequently is misleading to say the least.

The industry says that when tests of cabin air were carried out on behalf of the Government by Cranfield University levels of chemicals found were below current health & safety guidelines but when the Countess of Mar asked in the House of Lords last year what exposure standards existed for the mix of chemicals present in a fume event Lord Davies of Oldham replied “none.”

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”We have 23 serving staff and 42 retired staff who had passed away in 2014. Angel Fleet will be 1 year old on 22nd March and we’ve since found out about nearly 500 deaths.”

Dee Passon, Founder of Angel Fleet and ex BA crew.

What Is Being Done To Protect Staff?

Good question. Crews have long called for chemical detectors and filters to be fitted to commercial aircraft and up until now the industry and UK Government have said that action is not needed, but on February 20th a significant development occurred that changed everything and gave much more weight to the crews’ argument.

A statement by the Senior Coroner of Dorset, Sheriff Stanhope Payne, was made public on that date. In it he states that after a 2 year investigation into the death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate, 43, it is his opinion that urgent action should be taken by both the CAA and British Airways to prevent future deaths.

Why Aren’t The Airlines Doing Anything – Is This A Coverup?

It seems logical to assume that planes should just be made differently so that the engine oil does not leak into the cabins. But as it would be an incredibly expensive process – and not to mention it could open up a huge class action lawsuit – then it’s not surprising that nothing has been done.

With many people saying this problem has been going on since the late 60’s, it’s not too far-fetched to assume that perhaps this has been known and covered up by the airlines for decades.
According to David Learmount, Operations and safety editor of Flight International, the airlines are doing everything they can to deny this problem:

The industry has told its staff that the dangers of this problem are dramatically exaggerated and very rare. The reason the industry and its government backers can keep the lid on this issue is that the burden of proof about the damage these fumes can cause rests with the victims. The industry answers charges about health damage by denial and dissembling, which the system lets them do because of the rules about where the burden of proof lies.

The industry’s lawyers are masters of technical points of law that enable them to claim that the victims have no legal proof of the connection between a fume event and the symptoms that the victims suffer as a result. The lawyers can argue that the cause might lie elsewhere in the victim’s life, or in their metabolism, and this ‘negative’ allegation is very difficult to disprove.

There is a precise parallel here between the legal war fought for years between the tobacco industry and damaged smokers and the medical world who were looking for the proof of a connection between tobacco smoking and lung cancer.

Everybody knew that there was a connection, but the burden of proof was with the victims, and until a precise biomarker could establish that the cancer was initiated by the effects of tobacco-based chemicals in specific individuals who smoked, the industry could go on denying.

A thorough investigation into this subject has been published in a must read book by John Hoyte of the Aerotoxic Association entitled Aerotoxic Syndrome: Aviation’s Darkest Secret.

Tell Your Friends & Family Who Fly Regularly About This Issue

If you have any friends or loved ones that have a career in the aviation industry or are frequent flyers, please alert them to this article or direct them to the Aerotoxic Association. they need to know they are at risk of this syndrome and that they can take measures to protect themselves.

Flying doesn’t harm everyone (although it’s important to note, no long-term studies have been done to disprove this either) and it all depends on the current state of your health – or if the actual flight you are on is leaking jet oil into the cabin – but it does seem that this is a very urgent problem that must be dealt with properly by the aviation industry, before more lives are affected.

For the safety of everyone involved, including passengers, we need our pilots and flight staff to be healthy and to not suffer from dangerous neurological problems. I don’t know about you, but I find it very concerning that our pilots may be suffering from a syndrome that could affect the way they respond to serious and life threatening situations.

For those that are concerned about people being seriously harmed from their career in aviation, Angel Fleet is a Facebook group that posts information about cabin crew that have lost their lives, which many family members feel is connected to their aviation career and Aerotoxic Syndrome.

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The Death of Matt Bass

Matt Bass was only 34 when he died. He had been a flight attendant for approximately 15 years. The forensic pathologist found that there was evidence of chronic exposure to organophosphates, the results were then examined in the US by one of, if not the, world’s leading authority on organophosphate poisoning and the results were confirmed. Visit Why Matt Bass died and you might also like to check out his family’s campaign.

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Was The Germanwings Crash Due To Aerotoxic Syndrome?

Whilst we currently have little facts about what happened to the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on Tuesday, some concerning information has already raised suspicions that it could have been caused by Aerotoxic Syndrome. The Daily Mail reported today:

However, the lack of a response by the crew member at the controls might also indicate he had passed out or had become incapacitated in some way.

Another piece of strange information is that the black box memory card appears to be ‘missing’.  The NY Times reported:

The official said that workers on the scene had found the casing of the second black box, the flight data recorder, which investigators had hoped would provide significant information about the flight, including its speed, altitude and direction. But he said that the crash had severely damaged the box, and that the vital memory chip inside it had been dislodged.

After the crash happened, other Germanwings staff refused to get on their scheduled flights.   The Guardian wrote:

Some Germanwings crews asked not to fly after the crash “for personal reasons”, and some flights yesterday were cancelled.

Collective Evolution has received anonymous information that staff have known about flume events happening which weren’t being reported properly and therefore immediately became suspicious of this crash.

More information will be released in the following days about this flight, but it must be said that this could be a victim of Aerotoxic Syndrome and a cover up may entail.

Has Aerotoxic Syndrome Affected You?

If you are concerned that you have been made ill by exposure to organophosphates while flying, please take this document to show your doctor: gcaqe.org/documents/FAAmedicalprotocol.pdf. If your doctor does not respond in the way that you would like, I would highly suggest you find a doctor who specialises in Environmental Medicine – these are specialists that are educated in the field of toxic chemicals causing disease, and they will know how to test for organophosphates and can help you detoxify safely.

Please call this number if you are BA crew, and have experienced a flight with possible contaminated air: Bassa fume helpline is 0333 014 6569

A newly released film about this issue, made by former British Airways Captain, Tristan Loraine, currently showing in UK cinemas: A Dark Reflection   www.adarkreflection.com

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Preface by: TLB

Do you believe the Government has the right to force vaccinate you or your children?

Do you believe Big Pharmaceutical companies should have any say in your right to refuse drugs or vaccinations?

Do you believe these same companies should have influence in the writing of laws concerning the above?

Do you believe you should be made aware of (through government process) any laws that may compromise the above, and be given sufficient time for appropriate public response?

Do you feel it appropriate for these companies who have so much to gain monetarily, to have a position (either directly or through conflict of interest) on committees deciding or making recommendations concerning these issues?

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” … Thomas Jefferson

Please read the following written by a very concerned citizen. TLB is proud to publish her commentary and promote her ideas and ideals. This woman is a shining example of activism for all who share these beliefs!

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Solicitation of Comments on the Draft National Adult Immunization Plan

Contributed to TLB by: Christina G. Waldman

This was my comment as a member of the general public submitted to Ms. Rebecca Fish of HHS. I was requesting a full six months comment period on this draft legislation and expressing my disapproval of any “master plan” on the part of our “federal” or “national” government to promote adult vaccines, especially for pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly. This draft legislation appears to be a marketing plan for Big Pharma.

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To: Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov

Dear Ms. Fish:

I am a member of the general public, and an attorney in Rochester, New York.

I think there should be a six-month comment period for the general public, as much of the general public still does not even know this plan exists.

With all the money that is spent to promote vaccines by our government, surely there is money in the budget to really publicize this draft legislation to the general public, more than has been done. I do not even see “general public” listed among the stakeholders tabled at the end of the draft legislation beginning on page 45. They should be listed, as they most certainly have a most personal stake in such a plan.

I would also like to know of all conflicts of interest among all
stakeholders, in the interests of transparency.

Not all member of the general public are in favor of Obamacare or of our government’s promotion of vaccines/vaccine industry, OR of the promotion of vaccines to an adult population. I am opposed to all three for many reasons.

How much is this plan going to cost the taxpayers; i.e., general public?

This plan says nothing about the rights to informed consent of all human individuals, including newborns, which requires full disclosure of all risks and benefits of all vaccines.

We already know that safety studies of vaccines individually and given in combination with other vaccines are largely inadequate, and that much more focus needs to be made of that small subset of individuals most susceptible to vaccine damage from serious adverse reactions.

Before the Government goes ahead with pushing even more vaccines on individuals, including the elderly who do not show a strong response to vaccines, we need to address these safety concerns seriously. Instead, our media pushes a propaganda message that vaccines are safe, Dr. Wakefield is evil, and more and more, we are seeing a push for mandatory vaccination.

I would call your attention to two petitions of which I am aware, in which many members of the general public have expressed their strong protest against mandatory vaccination. Not everyone shares your starting assumptions that a from-the-top government health policy pushing vaccination is a good thing.

PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND.

(with 129, 596 signatures at 4:36 p.m. on 3/23/15).

Stop allowing the violation of our children’s human rights through mandatory and forced vaccinations with or without parental consent

(4,072 signers as of 4:38 p.m. 3/23/15).

Please allow me to incorporate by reference into this comment these many signers, representative of the general public to some extent, though it is doubtful many of them knew of this comment opportunity for this draft legislation.

I request that the emailed comments to Ms. Fish be made available to the public to read, as they are written, as I have seen done with FDA public comment.

Are all aspects of the Administrative Procedure Act being complied with?

I am especially opposed to the promotion of vaccines upon pregnant women and vulnerable newborns. The wisdom to pregnant women when I was pregnant 30 years ago, was to take no drug that was not essentially necessary while pregnant. Surely flu vaccines are not in that category. We have already seen how the hepatitis b vaccine given to newborns has harmed so many. You can see that the safety studies were inadequate.

I am opposed to all humans being used as guinea pigs, especially those most vulnerable such as infants, pregnant women, and the elderly, without full informed consent, which cannot happen with a pregnant woman with regards to her fetus.

Mandatory vaccination would violate the constitutional rights of
individuals to refuse vaccinations on religious grounds and their health freedom to refuse medical procedures and treatments as well.

I would like to know which individuals by name wrote this draft
legislation. If I had more time, I would make more extensive, detailed comment.

Again, I remain opposed to our government’s pushing and promoting of an industry, the vaccine industry, with my taxpayer money.

I am opposed to any plan to promote the vaccination of any individual.

I am opposed to Obamacare in general and to the conflicts of interest inherent in and running rampant through such a plan to promote vaccination.

I find it offensive our government would encourage the development of adult immunization “champions.”Ethical considerations have arisen with such a role being played by vaccine inventor and promoter Paul Offit, for example.

Thank you for considering my comment. I request that the comment period be extended for a full six months and that this draft legislation be promoted broadly to the general public to give the public full opportunity for comment.

Sincerely,

Christina G. Waldman

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Additional information and sources:

Draft legislation: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/national_adult_immunization_plan_draft.pdf

The notice of 3/5/15: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/03/05/2015-05030/solicitation-of-written-comments-on-the-draft-national-adult-im

Earlier notice with additional information: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/02/06/2015-02481/solicitation-of-written-comments-on-the-draft-national-adult-immunization-plan

 

 

Monsanto openly disagrees
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by Mike Barrett

Are the full body protective suits not enough of a tip off that pesticides are toxic? If not, consider this: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the most widely used and best-selling herbicide in the U.S. and one of the world’s most popular weed-killers – has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming.

As reported by The Lancet:

“In March, 2015, 17 experts from 11 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC; Lyon, France) to assess the carcinogenicity of the organophosphate pesticides tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate (table). These assessments will be published as volume 112 of the IARC Monographs.”

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After analysis, it was determined that glyphosate falls into the 2nd level of concern (mainly at industrial use) of 4 levels for possible cancer-causing substances. The 4 levels are:

  • Known carcinogens,
  • Probable or possible carcinogens (where glyphosate stands)
  • Not classifiable
  • Probably not carcinogenic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would consider the French agency’s evaluation. But given US government agencies’ decisions and political ties, hope is dismal that they will do anything to limit its use. The EPA’s 2012 assessment of glyphosate concluded that it met the statutory safety standards and that the chemical could “continue to be used without unreasonable risks to people or the environment.”

Read: Study Finds Roundup Chemicals Lethal in Small Doses

Though the agency analyzed numerous weed killers, glyphosate, being one of the most popular, is of greater concern. This active ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide currently holds the highest production volumes of any herbicide, used in more than 750 different products. Unfortunately, its use has skyrocketed in recent years due to the development of herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops – made to withstand copious amounts of herbicide spraying.

pesticide_mask_chemical_crop - CopyThough the ill effects from glyphosate exposure are most said to be concerning for occupational workers, tests revealing how ubiquitous the chemical really is should pave way for widespread concern.

Not only has  been detected in the air, in the water, and in our food, but it is also showing up in humans – despite the claims from Monsanto that the chemical is excreted from our bodies. Numerous studies have shown that not only is it causing numerous health problems, but it is showing up in urine samples, blood samples, and even breast milk. This is concerning.

“Glyphosate has been detected in the blood and urine of agricultural workers, indicating absorption. Soil microbes degrade glyphosate to aminomethylphosphoric acid (AMPA). Blood AMPA detection after poisonings suggests intestinal microbial metabolism in humans. Glyphosate and glyphosate formulations induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro.

One study reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) in residents of several communities after spraying of glyphosate formulations. Bacterial mutagenesis tests were negative. Glyphosate, glyphosate formulations, and AMPA induced oxidative stress in rodents and in vitro. The Working Group classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.

Needless to say, Roundup creator and biotech giant Monsanto strongly disagreed with the decision.

“All labeled uses of glyphosate are safe for human health,” said Phil Miller, a Monsanto spokesman, in a statement.

Additional Sources:

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March 23, 2015 | By Professor James Tracy

James Tracy’s story, “Health Impact of RF Radiation: Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers,” published at Memory Hole Blog and by Professor Michel Chossudovsky, editor of Global Research, in January 2014, was nominated by student researchers and faculty evaluators working with Project Censored at San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University in spring 2014.

The story was voted into Censored’s Top 25 at Number 14 out of a field of over 230 nominations, alongside a related article, “Two Important New Papers Show Mobile Phone Use Does Cause an Increase in Brain Tumours,” first appearing at power watch.uk.org. Both stories were featured in Project Censored’s 2015 yearbook,Censored 2015: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2013-2014, published in October 2014.

Story nominations by Tracy’s undergrad students at [censored] University for 2014 also received recognition from Project Censored judges (here, here, here, and here).

Tracy won a Project Censored award in 2013 for the story, “Wireless Technology: A Looming Health Crisis,” published at Memory Hole and Global Research, also voted Number 14, and featured inCensored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times.

Tracy’s original January 21, 2014 article is reposted below.

Health Impact of RF Radiation: Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers

By James F. Tracy

Major power utilities continue to deploy “smart” electrical meters on businesses and private residences throughout the United States and Canada. Yet those in North America and elsewhere remain in the dark on the negative health effects of such devices that systematically blast their homes with radio-frequency (RF) radiation on a minute-by-minute, round-the-clock basis.

In 2009 the Obama administration partnered with utilities by allocating $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds toward building a nationwide “smart grid,” where smart meters figure centrally.[1] The project is part of President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” that under United Nations auspices seeks to reduce US carbon emissions 20% by the year 2020.[2]

There is more than ample research available that has associated negative health effects of RF radiation emitted by smart meters [3] for regulatory authorities to place restrictions on power utilities and compel them to abide by the precautionary principle. Such restrictions would require power providers to refrain from wide scale installation of smart meters until a sufficient body of scientific research demonstrating the safety of such devices has been produced and rigorously evaluated.

Yet in the US and elsewhere the imperative of having a “smart grid,” the prospect of a carbon trading scheme, lax (and in at least some cases corrupt) state and federal regulatory bodies, and the sheer power of the utilities combine to jeopardize the long term health of the entire population.

In a purportedly democratic society news outlets play a decisive role in such an impending health crisis. By failing to report on the dubious health research of smart meters and the fact that the public is being involuntarily subjected to such technology, news media are a key factor in the citizenry’s continued ignorance and inaction.

In May 2011 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer categorized “radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless cellphone use.”[4] Despite this warning from a well-recognized source, the utilities stubbornly insist that all residences must be equipped with a smart meter issuing dangerous electropollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ceased studying the health effects of radiofrequency radiation when the Senate Appropriations Committee cut the department’s funding and forbade it from further research into the area.[5] Thereafter RF limits were codified as mere “guidelines” based on the EPA’s tentative findings and are presently overseen by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

These weakly enforced standards are predicated on the alleged “thermal effect” of RF to which the FCC subscribes. In other words, if the energy emitted from a wireless antenna or device is not powerful enough to heat the skin or flesh then no danger is posed to human health.[6]

smart_meterTo this day power utilities cling to this severely outmoded and unscientific standard when confronted with the formidable body of research linking RF to cancer, destruction of DNA, and other negative health effects. News media seldom question the FCC policy when it is cited by utilities and regulators alike to underline the supposed overall safety of smart meters.[7]

An electronic LexisNexis search of newspaper articles referencing “smart meters” appearing between May 31, 2011, the date WHO classified RF a Class 2B carcinogen, and June 19, 2014, yields close to 839 pieces published in English language papers. Yet for the same time span only one tenth of the sample (82 articles) mentions “smart meters” and “carcinogen” or “carcinogenic” in the same report. Of these, 65 of the articles appeared in Canadian, and to a much lesser degree Australian or UK papers. Note that each sample includes guest editorials and letters to the editor penned by concerned citizens.

Using parameters from the date May 31, 2011, the date WHO declared RF a Class 2B carcinogen, to January 19, 2014, of 93 newspaper articles referencing “smart meter” and “World Health Organization,” 76 were published in Canadian, and to a much lesser degree UK, Australian, Malaysian or New Zealand outlets.

As the above suggests, the extremely limited awareness especially in the US of the potential health consequences of exposure to the continual RF emitted by smart meters is primarily because the issue is being blacked out in the press. When such dangers are reported, they are tempered by the refrain of the FCC’s “thermal effect” policy, which in light of the abundant countervailing research amounts to disinformation.

In December 2013 I contacted the reporter at the local metro-dailyPalm Beach Post covering the state power utility, Florida Power and Light, and its smart meter policy to remind her of the bevy of public health and medical research documenting the likely consequences of sustained RF exposure. I also directed her to the WHO statement classifying RF as potentially carcinogenic.

To the Post’s credit a subsequent story highlighting Florida Power and Light’s “opt out” policy referenced the WHO statement. Yet the piece appeared deep in the business section of the paper, and the WHO warning was accompanied by the Florida Public Service Commission’s familiar rejoinder.

In 2011 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields such as those emitted by cellular phones, microwaves and smart meters as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

The PSC has said its authority does not extend to health issues related to meters. Smart meters are certified for compliance with radio frequency emission standards by the Federal Communications Commission, and the FCC has deemed that meters in compliance with the standards do not have adverse health impacts.[8]

While one or more hidden agendas likely exist to keep the public unaware of the health dangers associated with RF and smart meters (again, think carbon trading, in addition to the social control possibilities via energy rationing and surveillance soon to be realized through the “smart grid,”) a more immediate cause for such censorship is simply profit and continued media monopoly control of public opinion and discourse.

The telecommunications industry whose services are largely predicated on RF has recently exhibited the largest growth in advertising outlays, which are surely recognized in bottom line terms by the news and media industries.[9] With potential continued revenue growth on this scale, raising questions and relaying information that can safeguard public health and allow citizens to ask intelligent questions concerning the health of themselves and their loved ones simply constitutes poor business practice.

Notes

[1] “President Obama Announces $3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition to Smart Energy Grid,” The White House, October 27, 2009.

[2] Ed King, “Obama Promises to Cut Carbon Pollution in Climate Action Plan,” Responding to Climate Change, June 26, 2013.

[3] See, for example, the American Association of Environmental Medicine EMF-RF Reference List (PDF) and AAEM’s April 12, 2012 Press Advisory (PDF).

[4] World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer, “IARC Classifies Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields as Possibly Carcinogenic,” May 31, 2011.

[5] Susan Luzzaro, “Field of Cell Phone Tower Beams,” San Diego Reader, May 18, 2011,

[6] FCC Office of Engineering and Technology,http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety. See also James F. Tracy “Wireless Technology and the Accelerated Toxification of America,”memoryholeblog.com, July 7, 2012.

[7] When this author obtained documents through a public records request from the Florida Public Service Commission on Florida Power and Light’s smart meter campaign–a very simple and routine endeavor for any journalist–it was evident that no human health impact studies on statewide smart meter deployment were ever considered. The PSC merely accepted FPL’s rationale and related public relations literature.

[8] Susan Salisbury, “Media Opt-Out Fee to Be Considered, PSC Staff Proposes Enrollment, Monthly Cost for Device For Device Foes,” Palm Beach Post, January 3, 2014, B4.

[9] “Ad Spend By Sector: Consumer Goods and Telecom Take the Cake in 2012,” Nielsen.com, April 25, 2013.


Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

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If the master planners of the universe are anything, it is predictable in their behavior. No matter what rules they seek to impose, you can always count on a healthy dose of hypocrisy.

Take the issues of assisted suicide and mandatory vaccination. While on the surface the two may not seem related at all, they both have to do with life, ironically enough.

As reported by the New York Observer, some lawmakers in the state of New York want to give terminally ill residents the choice of ending their own lives, under the care of a doctor — a bill modeled after an Oregon law that garnered national attention last fall when Brittany Maynard moved there to end her own life.

“The option to end one’s suffering when facing the final stages of a terminal illness should be a basic human right, and not dependent upon one’s zip code,” State Senator Diane Savino said in a statement. “With solid support for aid in dying across every demographic, I believe there will be strong bipartisan backing for this bill.”

Savino is a co-sponsor of the New York End-of-Life Options Act, which was introduced in mid-February. Like its Oregon model, the New York legislation would permits adults to get a physician-issued prescription for a lethal dose of a medication that a patient would then take on their own to end their own lives.

“She really did touch a lot of people”

Bill sponsors told the Observer in January that they were inspired by Maynard’s story and wanted to give the same options to their constituents that were made available to her in Oregon.

The paper reported further:

Aid in dying laws are on the books in just five states, including Oregon, where Maynard, 29, moved from California so she could end her life while suffering from the effects of a terminal brain tumor. With Compassion & Choices, an advocacy group that supports death with dignity legislation and is backing the push for the bill in New York, Ms. Maynard took her story public, releasing a video stating her intentions to end her life under the law.

“She really did touch a lot of people in a way that really got them thinking,” Maynard’s husband, Dan Diaz, told the Observer in January. “We don’t like to think about death, but because she put a face to it, because of her age, because of being so young and being well-spoken and speaking up, it did have an impact.”

Since his wife’s death, Diaz has been stumping for more liberal death with dignity laws (they used to be called “right to die” laws, but its advocates have since changed the language to make it sound more palatable). He has also spoken to New York lawmakers about their legislation, the Observer reported.

“It just boils down to, if you applied this to yourself, if you were unfortunately found to be in this position, would you want the option?” he told the paper.

Choosing death okay; trying to prevent death is not

Meanwhile, New Yorkers who are opposed to mandatory vaccination of their children — because they fear that many vaccines are dangerous to their kids and could harm or kill them — are forced by state law to get them a number of required shots before sending them to NYC public schools.

As reported by The New York Times, in June a federal judge upheld the requirement, citing a 109-year-old law giving states broad authority to regulate public health matters:

Judge William F. Kuntz II of Federal District Court in Brooklyn ruled against three families who claimed that their right to free exercise of religion was violated when their children were kept from school, sometimes for a month at a time, because of the city’s immunization policies.

So in New York, a state controlled for years by Democrats, it may soon be okay to end your own life “with dignity,” but don’t you dare think about keeping your kids safe from dangerous mercury-filled vaccines.

Sources:

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http://www.nytimes.com

http://www.tc.umn.edu

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By Theresa Wrangham 
NVIC Executive Director

During the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) February meeting, American adults were put on notice by Big Brother that non-compliance with federal vaccine recommendations will not be tolerated. Public health officials have unveiled a new plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). [1]

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NVAC has authored the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) and, once finalized, the plan will be turned over to the Interagency Adult Immunization Task Force (AIFT) to create an implementation plan. Notably, this task force is composed of “vested interest” stakeholders and no consumer representation for those groups concerned with vaccine safety and informed consent.

NVIC has submitted our public comments and recommendations for the NVAC’s draft National Adult Immunization Plan. [2] Your opportunity to submit your comments and concerns about this plan has been extended to March 23rd. We encourage all of our readers to participate in the public comment process and submit comments to the NVAC on the NAIP. Please forward this article to family and friends and encourage them to submit public comments, too.

What you need to know – the nutshell

Healthy-People-2020The basis of the NAIP rests on Healthy People 2020 Goals, [3] many of which are arbitrary. [4] The key fact the plan seems to lose sight of in using these goals as its foundation is …THEY ARE GOALS. These goals have no legal authority over your healthcare decisions and are being used by government officials to shape public health policy, which in turn is spurring legal mandates to force you to comply with them. [5]

The adult immunization plan also “incentivizes” doctors and other vaccine providers to convert patient data into Electronic Health Record (EHR) formats that can then be shared across state and federal electronic databases to track national vaccine coverage rates and also track and identify who is and is not vaccinated. Many states already have electronic vaccine tracking registries (Immunization Information Systems – IIS) in place, but do not share this information due to laws preventing the sharing of personal medical information and/or limited vaccination data on adults. This is where financial and other types of incentives come in to convince vaccine providers and state legislators to participate in the gathering of this private medical information on all adults.

Big Government is Partnering with Your Employer, Community & Religious Organizations

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The NAIP states that it will take more than providers raising awareness about the adult schedule and encouraging compliance to meet Healthy People 2020 goals. So the NAIP contains objectives that foster partnerships with your employer and your community and religious organizations to make you and all adults get every federally recommended vaccine according to the government-approved schedule.

The NAIP makes it clear that in the future, all American adults will be informed of the recommended adult schedule at every possible opportunity outside the healthcare provider domain. You will be encouraged to comply with the adult schedule not only by your healthcare provider, but also via community-based partnerships to ensure that you have the opportunity to roll up your sleeve at work, school, church and other community gatherings.

NVIC has always supported awareness and access to preventative healthcare options, including access to vaccines for everyone who wants to use them. However, there is a difference between awareness, access, recommendations and mandates. In the past, these types of government vaccine use plans do not just seek to increase awareness and access but also make recommendations that foster vaccine mandates without flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief exemptions that align with the informed consent ethic.

Tracking Vaccination Status Raises Privacy Concerns

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Adults should examine this plan carefully because the U.S. Constitution guarantees American citizens the right to privacy. [6] In that context, it is important to understand that the NAIP objectives include electronically harnessing your personal medical information and that of all adults for the purpose of increasing adult vaccine uptake in the U.S. by tracking your vaccination status, with little regard for your privacy. [7]

There is no language in the plan that provides for consumer privacy protections. This is a glaring omission given the acknowledged and known risks for patient data being hacked (security breaches) by malicious outside entities. [8] The plan does not include provisions for raising consumer awareness of their ability to opt out of electronic tracking and patient data sharing schemes. [9] [10]

Closing Vaccine Safety Research Gaps Not Included in Plan

While the NAIP also supports increased reporting to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and ongoing analysis of claims submitted to the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), it is hollow support. For this to be meaningful, stronger language is needed to support closing vaccine safety research gaps highlighted by the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) series of vaccine safety reports 11 to lessen the number of VICP off-the-table compensation claims.

These off-the-table claims are a direct result of the continued expansion of the numbers of government recommended adult (and childhood) vaccines without the accompanying identification of vaccine side effects and injury outcomes to expand the federal Vaccine Injury Table (VIT) that governs the awarding of vaccine injury compensation. Off-the-table adult vaccine injury claims now represent the majority of claims12 filed with the VICP and the compensation process has become highly adversarial and costly.

As NVIC President Barbara Loe Fisher stated at the U.S. Health Freedom Congress last year when pointing out that responses to vaccines and infectious diseases are individual:

We do not all respond the same way to infectious diseases [13] and we do not all respond the same way to pharmaceutical products like vaccines. [14] [15] [16] [17] Public health laws that fail to respect biodiversity and force everyone to be treated the same are unethical and dangerous.

The NAIP fails to acknowledge these facts.

Compliance at the Expense of Bodily Autonomy

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Vaccine mandates are made at a state level and the NAIP is a federal vaccine use promotion plan that is has no legal authority to turn government vaccine use recommendations into vaccine use mandates.

However, much like the recommendations made by NVAC a few years ago for healthcare workers to receive annual flu shots, [18] these recommendations are likely to result in future de facto vaccine mandates for adults, whether through employer requirements, [19] or actual state laws. Given the introduction of legislation [20] this year in many states to remove non-medical vaccine exemptions and restrict medical exemptions for school age children in an effort to force parents to comply with the CDC’s recommended childhood vaccine schedule, there is little doubt that that the NVAC’s latest plan will result in similar actions to force adults to use all federally recommended vaccines.

One only has to read stories posted NVIC’s Cry For Vaccine Freedom Wall by healthcare workers who have refused flu shots and are being fired from their jobs to understand the threat posed by the NAIP. Is your profession next? The short answer is yes.

Make no mistake about this plan’s intent, if “awareness” efforts and “incentivization” of vaccine policy do not increase adult vaccine uptake, the partnering with your employer and other community groups is meant to lower the hammer and force you to comply. The electronic tracking systems that are enthusiastically being embraced by not only the federal government but also state governments and employers, without regard for your privacy, will be used to identify noncompliers.

Informed Consent Freedom at Risk

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If you haven’t read Dr. Suzanne Humphries’ book Dissolving Illusions, [21] you may not realize that history is about to repeat itself. Government enforced vaccination through identification and door-to-door efforts to make everyone comply, like was seen with smallpox vaccination campaigns a century ago, is a real possibility again in America. Only this time it won’t just be about one vaccine – it will be about a lot of vaccines you will be forced to get.

The noose being tightened around the necks of our children is being thrown over the necks of adults as well. The tightening of that noose is growing daily in an attempt to strangle vaccine freedom of choice by eradicating the ethical principle of informed consent.

Adults and their children are being asked to accept a one-size-fits-all vaccine schedule that does not allow for the ability to delay or decline one or more vaccines for religious and conscientious beliefs. This is very dangerous when the medical exemption has been narrowed by government so that almost no health condition qualifies for a medical exemption anymore. Families already personally impacted by vaccine reactions, injuries and deaths will be faced with more loss, including their financial stability if they are forced to be revaccinated.

The human right to protect bodily integrity and autonomy – the core value of the informed consent ethic – is at stake.

This battle is not about an anti- or pro- vaccine position. It is a battle over freedom, values and beliefs. [22]

What is at risk is your ability as a parent and individual to decide what medical risks you are willing to accept and vaccination is the forefront of this battle.

For over three decades NVIC has supported informed consent protections in all U.S. vaccine laws and policies, which means that parents and individuals must receive full and accurate information on vaccine risks and benefits and retain the right to make voluntary decisions to accept, delay or decline one or more vaccines without being sanctioned for they decision they make.

What You Can Do Today – Get Involved!

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Your rights are being eroded and vaccine exemptions are under aggressive attack in many states. NVIC will continue to advocate for your freedom as we have done for over 30 years, but this battle will not be won without your voice and action.

Submit your comments on the NAIP by March 23rd to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and forward this article to your friends and family. (NVIC NOTE 3/20/15: We have become aware that the NVAC’s representative assigned to receive your comments email account is autoresponding that she is out of the office until the 25th. NVIC has contacted the National Vaccine Program Office and has been assured that comments sent by the 23rd are being collected and forwarded to the NVAC for their consideration. Please ignore the autoresponder – your comments are getting through and will be a part of the record. Many thanks to everyone for making us aware of this situation and for sending in comments on the NAIP! Keep sending in those comments!)

Most importantly, register and encourage others to …

Register on NVIC’s Advocacy Portal today …

And join with other concerned Americans to protect informed consent rights. This resource is free and will keep you informed on legislative actions underway in your state, provide guidance on what action to take, and connect you with your legislators.

There is no time to waste. Please do not wait for someone else to do this…that someone is you and you can make a difference!

References

5 CDC. Vaccines and Immunizations. State Immunization Laws for Healthcare Workers and Patients. Nov. 19, 2014.
7 TEDxTraverseCity 2014. Designing Technology to Restore Privacy. Deborah C. Peel, MD.
9 Health information exchanges introduce patient consent questions. K. Terry. Medical Economics. Jul. 8, 2014
11 National Vaccine Advisory Committee – White Paper on U.S. Vaccine Safety System. Sep. 2011.
12 Report from the Department of Justice. Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) Certified Minutes. Pg 8. Sep. 2014.
13 Hill AVS. Genetics and Genomics of Infectious Disease Susceptibility. British Medical Bulletin 1999; 55(2): 401-413.
14 Kinman TG, Vandebriel RJ, Hoebee B. Genetic variation in the response to vaccination. Community Genet 2007; 10(4): 201-217.
15 Lemaire D, Barbosa T, Rihet P. Coping with genetic diversity: the contribution of pathogen and human genomics to modern vaccinology. Braz J Med Biol Res 2012; 45(5): 376-385.
16 Institute of Medicine Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines. Adverse Effects of Vaccinations: Evidence and Causality. Evaluating Biological Mechanisms of Adverse Events: Increased Susceptibility. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press 2012.
17 DHHS. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Data and Statistics. HRSA Updated monthly.
18 University of Minnesota. NVAC approves recommendations on health worker flu vaccination. Lisa Schnirring. CIDRAP News & Perspective. Feb. 8, 2012.
19 NVIC. Forcing Flu Shots on Health Care Workers: Who Is Next?. NVIC eNewsletter. Barbara Loe Fisher. Sep. 29, 2010.
21 Humphries, S. MD. Bystrianyk, R. Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History. Jul. 27 2013.
22 NVIC. The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?. NVIC eNewsletter. Barbara Loe Fisher. Mar. 8, 2015
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Despite Monsanto’s PR attempts to convince the world that their food is completely safe, scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are not buying it. A report published yesterday in the highly prestigious medical journal The Lancet Oncology admits that the herbicide glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

The report stated:

“Case-control studies of occupational exposure in the USA, Canada, and Sweden reported increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma that persisted after adjustment for other pesticides. …

In male CD-1 mice, glyphosate induced a positive trend in the incidence of a rare tumour, renal tubule carcinoma. A second study reported a positive trend for haemangiosarcoma in male mice. Glyphosate increased pancreatic islet-cell adenoma in male rats in two studies. A glyphosate formulation promoted skin tumours in an initiation-promotion study in mice.”

Glyphosate, marketed under the brand name Roundup is sprayed on genetically modified Roundup Ready crops which are engineered to survive heavy doses of the weed-killer. The crops soaked in Roundup are then sold to you as food, clothing, or fed to animals that produce food such as milk, eggs, and meat.

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Glyphosate use has increased from 20 million pounds per year in 1992  to a shocking 250+ million pounds. That’s a 1000% percent increase on the three largest genetically modified crops alone, one of which you’re likely wearing as clothing or unknowingly eating right now. By the way, cancer rates are still on the rise too.

Big Biotechnology companies such as Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Bayer, and Dupont couldn’t care less about disease, however. It’s a perfect storm for business. Monsanto sells farmers the seeds that depend on a specific herbicide that they themselves sell as well. And if it happens to make people sick, oh well they’ve got ties to the Big Pharmaceutical market too. From Monsanto’s own website:
“Former Monsanto is today known as Pharmacia LLC. Pharmacia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., which operates the Pharmaceuticals Business.”

Glyphosate has been detected in the air, water, and of course food. Not to mention blood, breast milk, and urine as well. The longer we continue to allow the use of glyphosate in big agriculture the more polluted our world will become with this man-made chemical that is contributing to soaring disease rates.

It is an enormous breakthrough that the IARC and the world-renowned weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, The Lancet have finally spoken up about the hazards of glyphosate. And cancer may only be the tip of the iceberg. Evidence suggests glyphosate and GMOs may be contributing to the autism and auto-immune disease epidemic as well. (1), (2), (3)

Health risks aside, one thing is for sure: using glyphosate resistant crops to deal with weeds is a failed idea. The reason glyphosate use has increased so dramatically is because weeds became resistant to the weed-killer. It created a breed of weeds that require even stronger and more poisonous chemicals to combat. The map below displays the Roundup resistant super-weed takeover. Read more about that by following this link.

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So why are we still using this failed idea which probably causes cancer as well as other diseases? Why are we spraying our food and clothing crops with poison? You simply cannot ignore the IARC and The Lancet publishing statements such as:

“Glyphosate and glyphosate formulations induced DNA and chromosomal damage in mammals, and in human and animal cells in vitro.

One study reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) in residents of several communities after spraying of glyphosate formulations.”

Glyphosate is up for review this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Do you think they will change their policy in light of this Lancet report coldly concluding:

The Working Group classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”

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March 15, 2015 | Chemtrails Planet

As horrifying as medical procedures on humans without consent are, as frightening as non-consensual human experimentation is, such as widespread secretly forced RFID implants with impunity, Virginia lawmakers are boasting because they agreed to compensate forcefully sterilized victims a meager $25,000 on Thursday. The low compensation is an insult not only to women medically abused for eugenics, but also to thousands of innocent Targeted Individuals medically abused through forced chipping, related torture and slow-kill eugenics.

Virginia’s former medical inhumanity and pittance pittance pay-out is also a reminder that already, one-third of Americans have been RFID chipped without their knowledge or consent, many being tortured today by the devices and other modern covert weaponry.

Medical abuse for eugenics then and now

Legislators in the U.S. state of Virginia voted Thursday to compensate forcibly sterilized victims, that is, the few survivors still alive.

“I think it’s a recognition when we do something wrong we need to fix it as a government,” said Democrat delegate Patrick Hope. “Now we can close this final chapter and healing can begin.”

Final chapter? Healing? Back then, the eugenics To rid society of the unwanted meant cumbersome medical sterilization. Today? ridding the “bad” people is much easier for doctors – and even dentists, many of whom are still playing their part.

The secretly  forced sterilization of eleven victims being paid is clearly a tip of the iceberg of secretive medical procedures performed on humans, non-consensual human experimentation, both historically and presently. A notion that individuals must give informed consent in the United States is folly due to legal waivers used for research. For example, see Penn State’s documentation about this IRB (institutional review board) exception to the rule on its website:www.research.psu.edu/orp/humans/faqs/informed-consent  The IRB is also known as independent ethics committee (IEC), ethical review board (ERB) or research ethics board (REB). It is the formal body designated to approve, monitor, and review biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. It often conducts a risk-benefit analysis  to determine if research should be done and if a waiver of test subject consent is needed. The fact is, Psychologists and other doctors can waive the pesky informed consent forms. No wonder few Targeted Individuals trust either doctors or those in the caring field.

Guantanamo is one example of brutal medical experimentation that United States medical doctors and psychologists are conducting.  Closer to the reader’s home, another study recently revealed that one-third of Americans have been forcibly chipped without their knowledge or consent. A Wyoming Institute of Technology (WIT) 2014 publication “Analysis of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete United States Populations“ reported that doctors tested 2955 Americans from different geographic locations and walks of life. The test subjects were stripped and scanned to determine if RFID chips could be detected. According to the research report abstract by John T. Brugle, Ph.D and Mary Franz, Ph.D, M.P.H.:

“This study analyzed the prevalence of RFID Chips in 3 geographically discrete populations and found that, on average, 1 in 3 individuals carried an RFID Chip. Interestingly, there was a strong correlation with RFID Chip presence and previous dental work.”

The researchers’ findings concurred with those by former SS and FBI contractor, private investigator William Taylor when interviewed by Deborah Dupré in 2011 for her 4-Part Series, Secertly Forced Brain Implants. Dentists are implanting both adults and children, Taylor had said. In the 2014 research report, the authors sated that most chips they detected in individuals in their study had been forcibly inserted by dentists during dental work, such as fillings, bridges, crowns, etc. The chips are often inserted during the manufacturing process. The dentists never inform patients before the device is placed in their body, they never get the patient’s informed consent, and the patient is usually unaware of the existence of the chip(s) – for the time being, unless they are targeted for persecution, further experimentation and/or no-touch torture.

A report in The Open Dentistry Journal explains:

A general dentist without any special training or assistance from a laboratory technician can easily perform the incorporation of a microchip transponder in a denture and the procedure is extremely economical. Its inclusion offers many benefits in dental prosthetic labeling; allowing not only the storage of patient’s medical records on a searchable database, but also information on the materials used and so providing traceability. Ultimately the chip could play an invaluable forensic role in assisting with human identification.

WIT researchers conclude, “Our work has shown that approximately 1 in 3 individuals in the United States is carrying an RFID microchip.”

Dentists are not the only medicos covertly inserting chips. Doctors are inserting them into patients in hospitals without knowledge or consent of victims.  “A Danish man has filed a writ against Alexandra Hospital for secretly implanting a microchip inside of his body during a 1988 operation, which he says later caused him to hear voices,” writes Zen Gardner.  After stabbed in the lung, Mr. Mogens Tindhof Honore had chest and lung surgey at the hospital. Eleven years later, X-rays revealed a metal instrument akin to a microchip in his left lung. At the time of the operation, Alexandra Hospital was a government hospital under the Ministry of Health.

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“During any common procedure or even a poke while walking through a crowd can insert a small device that can be used as a locator or influence device. Any number of introduction methods can be and are used to insert these implants,” Taylor told Dupré. “Children are easy subjects to implant. They have many childhood inoculations that are required by law.”
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Even more concerning is that some individuals are implanted after forced entries into their homes and drugged. The case of James Walbertforcibly chipped in his brain is one such case, but only one of untold hundreds if not thousands in which implanted victims had not been to a dentist or doctor.  It’s that much easier now that police and contractors have weapons to see exactly where an individual is in the home and exactly what the person is doing. Countless victims have written to Dupré explaining this and even worse. Despite being discredited, laughed at and dismissed as unstable, bit by bit, inch by inch, the horror stories TI vcitms claim are being proven, and none of it is humane.

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Some provide hard medical evidence. Others beg for names of ethical, trustworthy medical help to get that evidence. All, however, want the devices removed, since their torturous experiences began after the chips were implanted.

Today, so many forcibly chipped people are displaying signs of covert non-consensual experimentation, an Australian researcher, Paul Baird ofSurveillanceIssues.com, recently launched a campaign for the United Nations to intervene and ban these atrocities in the US and its allies, since the Bush-Obama regimes have failed in this regard.  Baird’s petition is circulating on social media and other outlets for a “Worldwide, UN enforced ban on the use of secret / classified weapons for human experimentation and manipulation.”

When it comes to being chipped, Baird says the problem is that few people understand they work two ways, both sending and receiving signals. This common misconception has been enforced by mainstream media and benefits of GPS devices. It is thought that implanted RFID chips might solely be used to track individuals 24/7 (invasive enough). “Not so,” say scientists and investigators, including Baird.

This week in an email, Baird told Dupré that he began the campaign after his ten years of researching US military “surveillance” weapons and expereimentation on innocent people, many known today as Targeted Individuals. The UN intervention campaign web page briefly explains military-grade weaponry assaulting innocent people for experimentation, much of which is so brutal, it meets criteria of torture:

“On behalf of 100′s of campaigners and the millions of oppressed writers, whistleblowers and activists that they represent, we call on the US government and [its] allies to officially recognise that classified weapons are being used by agencies and others to covertly oppress / silence those questioning or exposing lucrative criminal practices run by protected criminals and their connections within the darker sectors of the agency community. We ask the relevant congressman and other politicians to work towards international agreements / treaties banning the use of all such weapons for human manipulation, experimentation and torture.”

The new petition is being conducted through AVAAZ,org.

Nearly US$400,000 is available in a fund earmarked for compensation payments for the forcibly sterilized. Only around 11 sterilization victims in Virginia are known to be alive today. Hope stated if any new victims come forth, they could be eligible for compensation. A meager $25,000 down the road for the thousands of American survivors of forced chipping without their knowledge or consent – if they survive until such a decision is made, leaves little hope for those experiencing the “third degree” treatment involving the chips.  If the one in three chipped Americans isn’t enough to get your dander up, or if you have a tendency toward masochism and thus feel left out, not to worry.  Your turn is soon.

According to a recent study, every American will be chipped by 2018, like it or not. Beware, however, since mainstream news is on board touting the chips as life-saving rather than as being a US ultimate form of torture and control for the New World Order, as reported by the Guardian.

NBC Prediction That We Will All Have an RFID Chip Under Our Skin by 2017

Tactics injuring many thousands of targeted individuals across the country and globe is part of the global Phoenix/Monarch programaccording to the former military engineer. In January 2010, Dupré reported that General David Petraeus, then Commander, U.S. Central Command, advocated a  “global Phoenix Program,” alluding to the notorious Vietnam-era CIA data-base operation used to torture and assassinate innocent civilians due to their political beliefs. (Tom Hayden, Reviving Vietnam War Tactics, The Nation, 2008)

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“Global” includes the U.S., targeting of American citizens. (See Dupre,Shocking State Secret, Examiner, Jan. 12, 2010) Among the hundreds of targets reporting that they are being tortured is Lisa Becker, as seen in the YouTube video, begging President Barack Obama to end the program.

To sign and then Tweet about Baird’s peition campaign to end non-consensual experimentation on Targeted Individuals, the TinyUrl and hashtag are tinyurl.com/nncgmpt #targetedindividuals .

 

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Ex pharma rep

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“There is no such thing as a safe drug.”

This comes from ex-pharmaceutical sales rep and author of the book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen.

For 15 years, Gwen was living an unintentional lie, working as a pharmaceutical sales rep for some of today’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. But through a gradual course of tragic events, Gwen’s eyes were eventually opened to the unethical and tyrannical truth about pharmaceutical drugs.

“It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. I started to realize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs.”

In her tell all book, Gwen writes about her years as a pharmaceutical sales rep, exposing the dirty secrets of the industry that often go untalked about.

As she explains, by the time a drug is approved and hits the general population, we don’t know even 50% of side effects that are involved with that drug, “We were being trained to misinform people,” she said.

But in 2oo4, a family tragedy that tied into the corruption of the pharma industry would change everything for Gwen.

“My niece was 20 years old, she was attending Indiana university and she was a pre-med student, an extremely intelligent, beautiful woman, and just a beautiful spirit inside and out. She was in a car accident, and was prescribed vicodin hydrocodone for the pain, and became addicted.”

Gwen says that the drug’s sedative properties were affecting her niece’s concentration, so she ended up taking the stimulant drug, ephedrine, to help her with studying.

“She had a drug interaction and ended up in the hospital, and they tagged her with a bipolar disorder, not a drug toxicity or a reaction to the drugs she was on. They started giving her more antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, and that set her on the road to becoming a mental patient.”

Sadly, Gwen’s niece eventually dropped out of school, after which she tried to wean herself off of the medications she was taking. Inevitably, a severe depression followed.

“Her mom was on her way home to take her back to the psychiatrist and get her back on drugs. [That is when] my niece walked into her younger sister’s room and took an angel lamp that was filled with oil, and poured it over herself and ignited it, burning herself alive.”

Gwen says that her niece’s suicide was the spark for her passion to spread the truth about what is happening to so many others out there suffering from side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs.

“It was a promise made to her that I would not let her memory be sullied, and tell people what had happened to her. She would not be remembered as a mentally or genetically defective person, I would not allow that to happen. And I realize that there are thousands and thousands of people out there that need a voice, and I’m serving as that voice.”

Today, one of Gwen’s biggest concerns is for the millions of children taking antipsychotics, which has grown exponentially in the past 10 years. These drugs are especially being given to kids in foster care, putting them in a virtual chemical straight jacket.

“A large number of psychiatrists are dishonest, because I see them giving people drugs that they know are brain damaging therapeutics, that they know do not have positive, long-term outcomes, that they know will not cure anything. They just take a list of symptoms and call it a mental illness or disorder.”

The subjectivity of psychiatric diagnoses has created a lucrative alliance between psychiatrists, pharma reps and the pharma industry. There is no scientific data that is required to diagnose a mental illness. There are no blood tests, there are no urine tests, no PET scan, there is no medical evidence required, and so therefore, that broadens the potential patient population considerably.

“I was so disillusioned, as well as angry, when I found out how much deception, how much misinformation was taking place and how I’d been used in that game. I literally was the one on the frontlines, I was harming people unintentionally, but I was responsible. I carry a burden for that now.”

Be sure to check out Gwen’s book, Confessions of an RX Drug Pusherfor more of her story.

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