Majority of Cancer Patients Turning To Cannabis for Relief (Videos)

Cancer, Health, Marijuana

by N.Morgan

 

According to a recent survey conducted by one of the nation’s leading cancer research facilities, if marijuana is legalized cancer patients will choose it as their preferred medicine, over the mainstream medical treatments.

A team of researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, based in Seattle, Wash., surveyed 926 cancer patients and found that roughly 25 percent of them used cannabis as a medicinal therapy in the past year.

The results were published on Monday in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

The groundbreaking study concluded:

This study of cancer patients in a state with legalized cannabis found high rates of active use across broad subgroups, and legalization was reported to be important in patients’ decision to use.

Cancer patients desire but are not receiving information about cannabis use during their treatment from oncology providers.

A large number of cancer patients report that cannabis helps them with pain, nausea, stress, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms.

But patients are frustrated by the lack of information they receive from the American healthcare system.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals lack training and education in cannabis science.

“More than half of active users reported that legalization significantly increased their likelihood of using, and cannabis use was spread across demographic subsets, including age, sex, and cancer diagnosis subsets,” the study finds.

According to the research:

The median age of those surveyed was 58.

74 percent of the patients wanted information from cancer providers and had a strong interest in learning about cannabis during treatment.

24 percent used cannabis as a medical therapy in the past year.

21 percent self-treated with cannabis in the past month.

70 percent inhaled (smoked or vaped) their medicine.

70 percent consumed edibles.

40 percent did both.

75 percent reported their primary use was for physical pain.

64 percent used it for neuropsychiatric symptoms.

“We hope that this study helps to open up the door for more studies aimed at evaluating the risks and benefits of marijuana in this population,” said study author Dr. Steven Pergam. “This is important, because if we do not educate our patients about marijuana, they will continue to get their information elsewhere.”

The American Cancer Society admits that more research is needed on marijuana as a treatment for cancer symptoms.

The organization also concedes that properties in marijuana have the potential to combat cancer cells and be a pivotal force in defeating cancer.

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states; adult recreational use is legal in eight states. Washington, where the study was conducted, allows both.

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References:

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/complementary-and-alternative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html

https://thefreshtoast.com/rx/1-out-of-4-cancer-patients-are-turning-to-cannabis/

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The Disappearing Male – A Must See Documentary (Video)

Health, Science

by N.Morgan

 

Social engineering has taken hold over society and we are now bearing witness to a toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

In the last few decades there has been steady and dramatic upticks in the incidences of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

Boys are also far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.

These gender bending toxins are found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles.

They are called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.

The Disappearing Male

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Reference:

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-disappearing-male/

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Revolutionary New Study Again Confirms Natural Remedies Superior to Big Pharma Solutions: Magic Mushrooms Cure Depression (Videos)

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by N.Morgan

A revealing new study once again has confirmed that a natural approach to be far superior to big pharma solutions—this time involving psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms.

The study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that clinically depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively predicted positive clinical outcomes.

“Psilocybin-assisted therapy might mitigate depression by increasing emotional connection,” neuroscientist and study author Leor Roseman, a PhD student at Imperial College London, explained to PsyPost.

This is almost the exact opposite of how standard anti-depressants operate, as SSRI’s typically work by creating an “emotional blunting.”

This is unlike SSRI antidepressants which are criticized for creating in many people a general emotional blunting,”noted Roseman.

“I believe that psychedelics hold a potential to cure deep psychological wounds, and I believe that by investigating their neuropsychopharmacological mechanism, we can learn to understand this potential,” explained Roseman.

The study examined 20 individuals diagnosed with moderate-to-severe treatment-resistant depression, in an effort to investigate how psilocybin would affect brain activity and chronic depressive symptoms.

According to a report by Science Alert:

Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, has long been known to deliver therapeutic effects to people with depression, and researchers think this is because the drug helps to revive emotional responsiveness in the brain.

What’s so remarkable is this kind of mechanism is actually the opposite effect of a major class of antidepressants used to treat the condition, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Some of the same researchers, in a previous study, revealed that psilocybin seems to ‘reset’ brain circuits in depressed people. In that study, patients reported the benefits of psilocybin lasted up to five weeks after ending the treatment.

In the most recent study, researchers set out to determine the impact of psilocybin on the amygdala—a primitive part of the brain that helps process emotional reactions—as well as the compound’s effects on depression.

The study’s participants underwent fMRI brain scans prior to taking the drug.

The participants were then involved in two individual sessions, one week apart, in which they took doses of psilocybin prior to undergoing another MRI the morning after consuming the second dose.

Science Alert went on to report:

During the fMRI scans, the group were shown images of faces with either fearful, happy, or neutral expressions, and the researchers wanted to investigate what effect these faces had on the participants’ amygdala after taking psilocybin.

After the experiment, the majority of patients reported that the psilocybin had eased their depressive symptoms, with almost half the group still seeing benefits from the treatment five weeks later – in line with the kinds of benefits, other depression studies using the drug have shown.

More intriguingly, the fMRI scans showed the drug heightened activity in the right amygdala, with increased responses to both fearful and happy faces – and the increases to fearful faces were predictive of clinical improvements in depressive symptoms one week after the experiment.

“The major caveats are a lack of control group, a lack of SSRI group, and that the time point of investigation is only one day after the psilocybin session and not more than that. All of these caveats will be addressed in our next trial,” Roseman told PsyPost.

Revealing a major problem with the current pharmaceutical treatments model for depression, which attempts to negate emotional receptivity using SSRIs—the alleviation of depression using psilocybin is achieved by increasing emotional receptivity.

“It is important to emphasize that psilocybin-assisted therapy is a model in which the patient is undergoing a deep psychological process in one or few psychedelic sessions, in which he might have an intense cathartic experience, or peak experience,” Roseman explained.

A dose of psilocybin was administered in a controlled setting while professionals are on hand to provide the patients with psychological support. Typically, the patients receive counselling before and after each session, in an effort to assist them in preparing for, and integrating, their psychedelic experience.

“This is unlike antidepressants which are given as chronic pharmacological intervention with less psychological insights,” Roseman noted.

It is important to note that the study clearly shows that increased emotional receptivity being enhanced alleviates depression—almost the exact opposite of how SSRI antidepressants operate.

For patients who suffer from depression, but have had negative side effects from the mainstream anti-depressants, mushrooms could hold the key to a happier and mentally well balanced life.

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References:

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discovered-how-magic-mushrooms-alleviate-depression-antidepressants-psilocybin-amygdala

https://www.blacklistednews.com/New_Study_Reveals_Mushrooms_Cure_Depression_by_Doing_the_Exact_Opposite_of_Anti-Depressants/62920/0/38/38/Y/M.html

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=164274

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Put Their Feet on the Path to Success: Teach Your Kids These 7 Healthy Habits for Their Long Term Well-being (Video)

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by N.Morgan

As parents we want only the very best for our children. That’s why it is essential to start good habits early in childhood.

Just as we put them in the best schools we know or even set them up to learn a skill or two that they may use when they grow up, to ensure they will prosper as adults.

Experts at the non-profit group Scripps Health in San Diego have listed seven healthy habits that will get your children started on the path to well-being.

Keep it positive. “Helping your children develop a positive attitude can greatly contribute to their well-being throughout their lives and help them build resilience,” says Dr. Kimberly Leek, a pediatrician at Scripps Clinic, Santee. “Tell kids what they can do, not what they can’t, and celebrate successes.”

Studies have also shown that children with a positive outlook have a long-term advantage over children hwo have a negative outlook.

The American Psychological Association, in a study, states that teaching children to have resilience, positive emotions, and a sense of purpose will help them curb depression, maintain a positive outlook on life, and improve their capacity to learn.

Limit screen time. IN these days of never-ending technology, children are growing up glued to a screen whether it be their computer, their smartphones, or television.

The experts at Scripps also suggest encouraging play time for children as extended periods of exposure to media can lead to a sedentary lifestyle.

More research conducted by the University of British Columbia concluded that playing outdoors as children can be a good way to instill in them a love of nature and the environment, with 84 percent of participants who played outside as children indicating that taking care of the environment was one of their priorities as adults.

Read with your child every day. Experts say that reading with babies and children are key factors in building language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that are important at this stage of development.

The American Academy of Pediatrics published a study indicating that reading with your children will improve their vocabulary and reading skills for when they start going to school.

It should also be noted that studies have found reading to babies born prematurely aids in critical brain development is occurring, including the development of the pathways that control language skills.

By reading to their babies, parents are not only bonding with them and reducing some of the stress of being in the NICU, but they’re also aiding in their children’s brain development.

“More than half of babies born at very low birth weight have language delays during childhood,” says Carmina Erdei, MD, a neonatologist in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). “This is not a coincidence, and there is something we can do about it.”

Make meals a colorful collage. According to experts at Scripps Health, meal times need not be a dreary affair by putting a splash of color in their plates.

It is also a way to help them eat healthy too – as this brightly-colored food can be fruits and vegetables in season.

Studies have also shown that preparation method and serving style can have long-term effects on a child’s eating behavior, especially when it comes to vegetables.

It’s also another opportunity for parents to have special bonding time and is encouraging your child’s creativity.

Eat breakfast. A balanced breakfast with protein is a sure-fire way for your children to have a good day.

Studies have also correlated breakfast with academic behavior.

A study published in the National Institutes of Health stated that a regular, healthy breakfast is beneficial to a child’s academic performance, especially for younger children.

Enjoy physical activities. The American Heart Association (AHA) lists physical inactivity as a contributing factor to the development of heart disease later in life.

Likewise, increased physical activity in children can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

The AHA suggests at least 60 minutes of fun, moderate-intensity activity each day for children.

Parents should also take part in these activities and function as role models.

Read food labels. Educate your children about proper nutrition by taking the time to read food labels together.

Focus on important aspects of the label such as the amount of sugar, saturated fat, calories and serving size.

(Related: Children have pitiful knowledge of where food comes from.)

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http://www.naturalcures.news/2017-12-17-set-them-up-for-success-teach-your-kids-these-7-healthy-habits-for-their-long-term-well-being.html

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Study Unveils the Stomach-Turning Truth That Fast Food Burgers Are Made with Less Than 2% Real Meat (Video)

Health

by N.Morgan

Rumors have circulated for years about how the meat used by fast food restaurants is fake or even made from other animals besides cows.

According to NaturalSociety these cheaply-processed foods fuels illness and disease due to containing numerous harmful ingredients – some of which are actually banned in other countries.

A study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, found that some fast food hamburgers may contain as little as 2% actual meat.

For this study, researchers analyzed the content of 8 fast food hamburger brands.

To ensure that there was no bias in the results, they assigned each hamburger with an anonymously designated name, ranging from H1 to H8.

While it is widely assumed that hamburgers are made up primarily of meat, much of the 5 billion hamburgers consumed by Americans annually actual contain very little meat (and could contain a whole host of other, unhealthy ingredients.

Here is an analysis of what you might find lurking in a fast food hamburger according to the study’s findings:

Water content by weight ranged from 37.7% to 62.4% (mean of 49%).

Meat content in the hamburgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8% (median of 12.1%).

The cost per gram of hamburger ranged from $0.02 to $0.16 (median of $0.03).

Relatively preserved skeletal muscle was observed.

A variety of tissue types besides skeletal muscle were observed including connective tissue, blood vessels, peripheral nerve, adipose tissue, plant material, cartilage, and bone.

In 2 hamburgers, intracellular parasites were identified.

The study concluded that:

“Fast food hamburgers are comprised of little meat (median, 12.1%). Approximately half of their weight is made up of water. Unexpected tissue types found in some hamburgers included bone, cartilage, and plant material; no brain tissue was present. Sarcocystis parasites were discovered in 2 hamburgers.”

The study abstract nor the 4 pages of the study reveal where the 8 hamburgers came from, which most individuals will find upsetting.

However the study most likely involved at least some popular fast food hamburgers, leaving you to make your own educated conclusion.

In the end, the research simply backs the notion that fast food is questionable at best and health-compromising at worst.

The junk food may be cheap, but it is questionable what you’re actually paying for with conventional food this day and age.

Fast food hamburgers contain numerous health-damaging ingredients, and is the complete opposite of healthful organic beef coming from grass-fed cows. Avoid fast food; good health depends on it.

The video below reveals more disgusting truths about how consumers are being secretly tricked by some companies.

15 Secrets Fast Food Companies Don’t Want You To Know

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http://naturalsociety.com/fast-food-hamburgers-contain-2-percent-actual-meat/

http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/fast-food-hamburgers-what-are-we-really-eating-VyAI59oGbL?key=elsevier

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18995204

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1092913408000622

http://www.hnossalmeron.com/hamburguesas/prayson_anndiagpath_dec2008.pdf

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Yet Another Proof the Feds Don’t Want You Well

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Guest Post by Christopher Watson

For the second time in as many years, your friendly neighborhood federal government is pushing to criminalize the use of kratom, a natural botanical supplement from the coffee family that patients have used for years to manage pain, opioid withdrawal symptoms, and depression.  But they’re just doing this because they care about you.

 This time around, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an advisory stating certain dangers the coffee-like herb poses. In response, the American Kratom Association has initiated a formal dispute resolution petition, calling on activists and Kratom users to mobilize once again to testify about the medical benefits of Kratom, as well as the mischaracterizations from the FDA.

The initial ban proposal the DEA made in August of 2016 shocked the Kratom community, which is comprised of a wide spectrum of patients who need medical care for various conditions, including arthritis, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, opioid withdrawal, PTSD and others. Nearly all of them have found major relief from their symptoms through Kratom with minimal to no side effects. If Kratom were banned, many of them would be forced to resort to prescription pills or live in pain.

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Teen Girls and Boys Are Now Sacrificial Virgins: How the HPV Vaccine Has Destroyed Young Lives (Full Documentary)

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by N.Morgan

Sacrificial Virgins is a 3 part documentary series written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss, about the HPV vaccine.

The film alleges that the HPV vaccine, currently one of the most heavily pushed and popular vaccines, is also one of the worst offenders when it comes to adverse reactions, on a different scale of any other mass-administered vaccine.

Pictured above: Chloe Leanne Brookes became ill after her second injection, has suffered a form of paralysis and is now unable to eat and wholly dependent on intravenous fluids, medications and her mother’s care.

Sacrificial Virgins: Part I – Not for the greater good

The leading HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix are widely administered, often freely in schools or through national immunization programs.

This, despite the fact that UK government records show that from 2008-2014, reports of adverse events attributed to the HPV vaccine far exceeded reports for any other vaccine, including those on the most common mass vaccination programmes.

In fact, by April 2017, there were almost 9,000 reports of adverse reactions, including more than 3,000 “serious” reports. No other vaccine comes close.

The number of studies that show that partial immunization via available HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines is not only insufficient at reducing overall HPV infection rates; the vaccines actually cause rarer, more lethal types of HPV to sweep in and the net effect could be devastating increases in HPV-related cancers.

The first study is Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) own study, in which they show no net change in HPV infection rate (considering all types) after HPV vaccines were introduced into medical practice:

Markowitz LE et al., 2016 Prevalence of HPV After Introduction of the Vaccination Program in the United States. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb 22. pii: peds.2015-1968.

That study concluded that type replacement did not occur because their univariate analysis of individual types showed no individual type with a significant increase. 

However, because the vaccines do clear the vaccine-targeted types, the lack of change in overall infection rate shows that type replacement must be occurring.

The second study is by Fisher et al. (2016), which specifically found that high-risk HPV types replaced the vaccine-targeted types.  They wrote:

“the percentage of non-vaccine HR-HPV types was higher than expected, considering that eight HPV types formerly classified as ‘low-risk’ or ‘probably high-risk’ are in fact HR-HPV types.”

Fischer et al 2016: Shift in prevalence of HPV types in cervical cytology specimens in the era of HPV vaccination. Oncol Lett. 12(1):601-610.

A third study is that by Guo et al., (2015) that also clearly found evidence of type replacement occurring as a result of HPV vaccination:

“The prevalence of high-risk nonvaccine types was higher among vaccinated women than unvaccinated women (52.1% vs 40.4%, prevalence ratio 1.29, 95% CI 1.06–1.57), but this difference was attenuated after adjusting for sexual behavior variables (adjusted prevalence ratio 1.19, 95% CI 0.99–1.43).

HPV vaccination was effective against all 4 vaccine types in young women vaccinated after age 12. However, vaccinated women had a higher prevalence of high-risk non vaccine types, suggesting that they may benefit from newer vaccines covering additional types.”

Sacrificial Virgins: Part II – Pain and suffering

The HPV vaccine is a treatment in widespread use but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world.

However, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many health authorities are refusing to acknowledge there is a problem and the medical community is continuing to offer the vaccine.

Sacrificial Virgins: Part III – A penny for your pain

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https://www.healthnutnews.com/sacrificial-virgins-documentary-how-the-hpv-vaccine-destroys-teens/​​​​​​​

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXjEFNv9rZ4E0SAcsZ_W3g

https://www.healthnutnews.com/erin-got-the-gardasil-shot-then-she-got-cervical-cancer/

https://www.healthnutnews.com/tv2-denmark-documentary-hpv-vaccine-shows-lives-young-women-ruined/

https://www.healthnutnews.com/biomedical-research-studies-show-evidence-of-hpv-vaccine-causing-cancer/

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New Evidence Shows the Sugar Industry Suppressed Scientific Research That Linked Sugar to Heart Disease and Bladder Cancer in Rats (Video)

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By N.Morgan

New evidence exposes that the sugar industry suppressed scientific research that linked sugar to heart disease and bladder cancer in rats.

The Sugar Research Foundation, the group funding the studies, cut the project short and didn’t publish the results.

Nutritionists caution that sugar, not fat, is largely to blame for many of the problems in our modern diets.

For several decades, sugar lobbyists have been taking aim at studies linking sugar and cancer and doing anything they could to discredit the truth.

When a study last year found that mice on sugar-heavy diets were more likely to develop breast cancer, the Sugar Association, one of the biggest sugar lobbying groups in the US, called it “sensationalised.”

The group insists that “no credible link between ingested sugars and cancer has been established.”

However doctors and researchers claim the sugar industry may have been intentionally keeping research about that link from getting published.

A new study in the journal PLOS Biology reveals how the Sugar Association worked to suppress scientific findings on the harmful effects of table sugar on rodents nearly 50 years ago.

The report details the results of two unpublished studies, known as Project 259, which were funded by the sugar lobby in the late 1960s. Both involved research on the effects of feeding sugar to rats.

In the first study, one group of rats was fed a balanced diet of cereal, beans, fish and yeast, while the other rats were given a high-sugar diet.

The researchers found that the sugar eaters test group were at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks and heart disease, and had higher-than-normal levels of fat (triglycerides) in their blood.

The second study compared sugar-fed rats with starch-fed rats and found that the sugar-eating rodents were more likely to have elevated levels of an enzyme associated with bladder cancer in humans.

None of that rodent research saw the light of day, though. The Sugar Research Foundation cut Project 259 short and didn’t publish any of the results.

“Our study contributes to a wider body of literature documenting industry manipulation of science,” the researchers, who hail from the University of California San Francisco, wrote in their report.

In a statement, the Sugar Association denied that allegation, saying the new study is just “a collection of speculations and assumptions about events that happened nearly five decades ago, conducted by a group of researchers and funded by individuals and organisations that are known critics of the sugar industry.”

“We reviewed our research archives and found documentation that the study in question ended for three reasons, none of which involved potential research findings: the study was significantly delayed; it was consequently over budget; and the delay overlapped with an organizational restructuring,” the group said.

But this is not the first time we’ve learned that ‘big sugar’ has gotten in the way of science.

Last year, some of the same researchers found that the Sugar Research Foundation – the former name of the Sugar Association – paid off three Harvard scientist in 1967 to make sugar seem less unhealthy and suggest that fat was the problem in our diets instead.

“The kind of manipulation of research is similar to what the tobacco industry does,” study co-author Stanton Glantz said in a release.

Decades of research on sugar since Project 259 have linked sugar consumption to a glut of serious health problems, including high cholesterolheart disease, and kidney diseaseto name a few.

Recent research also demonstrates that sugar may play a role in tumour growth, but scientists don’t think it makes cancer grow faster, and still aren’t certain whether sugar consumption has any link to cancer formation.

After years of fuelling up on high-sugar, low fat foods, consumers are finally becoming wise to the problems with sugar that were hidden for so many years.

The US Food and Drug Administration is, too – by 2021, all nutrition labels will have to include the per cent daily value of added sugars for the first time, while the “calories from fat” column will get scrubbed.

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References:

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/big-sugar-heart-disease-cancer-link-went-unreported-2017-11

https://www.sugar.org/the-sugar-association-response-university-of-texas-md-animal-study-linking-sugar-to-cancer/

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003460

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-american-sugar-industry-convinced-people-fat-was-bad-2016-9

https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2017-11/p-siw111417.php

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Flint’s Water Contamination Is Minor-League Compared to the Rest of the US, Study Reveals (Videos)

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By N. Morgan

A recent CDC investigation discovered that Flint, Michigan ranks nowhere near the top when it comes to lead in the water, thousands of areas are far worse.

For years there has been a heated and ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, however this current study concluded that water conditions are just as contaminated in many other areas throughout the country.

Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The results uncovered that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint.

The areas of Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore and parts of Ohio were shown to suffer the more severe affects of contamination.

Researchers noted that areas which were heavily industrialized before lead was recognized as a problem have become hotspots for contamination.

A color-coded map identifying many of these hotspots was published with the report, showing some of the highest levels of contamination in Savannah, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; and even as far north as Rutland, Vermont.

Map of lead concentrations in the United States

The results also revealed that despite the fact that Flint had become the face of lead contamination in America, it doesn’t even rank among the most toxic water supplies in the country.

Far from being a localized problem, it seems that water supplies throughout the entire country could be compromised.

In 2013, prior to the Flint controversy, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s water infrastructure a “D+” on their Report Card for America’s Infrastructure in 2013.

It is estimated that the much-needed overhaul of the country’s water infrastructure could cost well over $1 trillion.

“Restoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years,” a 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA) report concluded.

Despite their desperate need, residents of Flint are still waiting on drinkable water, so it does not seem likely that any of these other areas will see help anytime soon.

Just this week it was reported that Flint is still in negotiations for a long-term water contract while the city’s residents are still waiting on clean drinking water.

Outspoken environmental activist Erin Brockovich predicted this scenario would begin to unfold as more research was conducted. Brockovich is best known for building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993.

Since then she has been a world-renowned environmental activist and has even had a movie made about her activism, starring Julia Roberts.

Speaking in an interview last year, Brockovich said, “I can tell you that Flint, Michigan is the tip of the iceberg. I can tell you for certain that this is a national crisis that we are not getting ready to face. The crisis is already here. Even since Flint has hit the national stage, we’ve found out that Sebring, Ohio has the same problem …

The same thing is happening in Louisiana, and we’re just now hearing rumors—I haven’t verified it before I came out—we’re having the same situation in Wisconsin.”

Erin Brockovich Explains The Flint Water Crisis

Lead contamination has become less of a widespread problem over the decades as it has been removed from products like paint and gasoline, but sadly the pipes that local and state governments are responsible for have not been updated to rid the water supply of toxic lead levels.

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References:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lead-map/reuters-finds-3810-u-s-areas-with-lead-poisoning-double-flints-idUSKBN1DE1H2

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cdc-tests-large-areas-more-contaminated-than-flint/

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/11/flint_council_delays_30-year_w.html

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/americas-neglected-water-systems-face-a-reckoning/

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(N.Morgan) The video below is a documentary about a valiant filmmaker on a trip of discovery, as he reveals potentially the biggest well being secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and well being associations keeping this data from us.

 

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28bKgeFXVxhwk9HnXtt7Tg

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