U.S.A.: Most Vaccinated Country-Scores 39th in Infant Death Rate! What’s up with That?

July 4, 2010

4D Conference continued see post below—At the end of the day on Saturday, the conference attendees witnessed a rare vaccine open forum discussion where both sides of the vaccine issue was represented.
MANY Medical doctors including heads of public health and immunization programs in the state of Wisconsin were invited; only one Medical Doctor accepted the invitation to participate on the panel. Dr. Maureen Murphy from Lake Delton Clinic, Lake Delton, WI, who specializes in family practice and obstetrics. In 1981 she earned her Medical Degree from St. Louis University. Her professional activities include, Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin, founder and board president. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American Association of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Boyd Haley and Dr. Mayer Eisenstein were the other two panel participants.
Okay, I promised I would write about the vaccine open forum..However there is such a large amount of information I am not able to transcribe the entire debate…please go to www.4dconference.com to order complete MP3. Ten questions were posed and each panel participant was given the questions ahead of time so they could be prepared with appropriate data, slides, etc. Dr. Kevin Bartol was the mediator and the participant’s answers were kept to a time limit as were the rebuttals. I’ll hit some highlights in an effort to pique your curiosity.

The first question was posed to Dr. Murphy, determined by coin toss.
Question 1: Did you or didn’t you recommend the H1N1 vaccine for your pregnant patients. Why or why not?

Dr. Murphy: It’s been fascinating for me to look deeper into all these questions and I appreciate the opportunity. So Yes I did very actively encourage my pregnant patients to get the h1n1. My husband and my children, unfortunately I could not take it myself as I have an auto immune disease and I am on an immunosuppressant. I did take the flu shot three years ago but I became deaf in the left ear and I did take the flu shot last year and lost 5% of my hearing in this ear, because of the immunosuppressant so I, unfortunately can’t take flu vaccines . . . . –refer to MP3 to hear more plus rebuttals-

Question 2: Why is there little or no autism in the unvaccinated population?

Dr Eisenstein: First of all I can only speak for my population..my three partners and I over 25 years, we have taken care of nearly 40,000 patients and we have virtually no autism, the reason I say virtual is because I don’t keep track of every single person we have many religious families who choose not to vaccinate. They have read my writings and I think there is a direct link between autism and vaccines I think the public is becoming more and more aware of it……survey show 40% of the public now question vaccines USA today survey. . . billions of dollars spend to push vaccines on patients.. . where are the autistic Amish, where are the autistic in http://homefirst.com Home First patients and in the www.generationrescu.com generation rescue study?. . .the bottom line is that all vaccines cause neurological damage.. . .

Question 3: Is there anything more important to our personal freedoms than the ability to determine what agents are injected into our body?

Dr. Murphy: so this is a trick question I found most interesting. Not immunizing increases potential for harm to others in 4 ways. 1. An unimmunized person contracts a disease poses a threat to other unimmunized persons. There are people like myself, who are immune suppressed or on chemotherapy and can’t get vaccinations. Even in a fully immunized population a small percent will remain susceptible and become at risk, we don’t really understand why some people who are vaccinated become susceptible to disease. 3. For people with underlying conditions such as cancer etc. who depend on herd immunity, , to achieve herd immunity about 75 to 85 percent of the population has to be immunized .those who are immunized are harmed by those who are not immunized in cost of hospital care. . . –more- not to immunize is less risky because of herd immunity..Placing family view above civic responsibility…-more on MP3-

Dr Haley’s rebuttal—I think the thing that is critical here is that is her assumption correct? Today in the United States we have the highest vaccination rate by far and yet, when you compare our infant death rate as shown in the American Pediatrics’ journal, we are #39 and 40 out of 40 counties. …in the 50’s we were # 3 on this list, so her premise if it were true we would have a lower death rate..vaccinations do not prevent infants from dying, it may change what they die of. They may be dying of seizures and sudden infant death syndrome instead of whopping cough but our vaccine policy today does not work, it is not working as shown by to the international data..-more on MP3-

Much more to this debate….I will try to cover more questions in later posts…next I will cover  SUNDAY’S presenters—prevention and intervention!

The infant mortality rate was 6.77 infant deaths per 1000 live births in 2007, which is not significantly different from the 2006 rate. Non-Hispanic black infants continued to have much higher rates than non-Hispanic white and Hispanic infants. States in the southeastern United States had the highest infant and fetal mortality rates. The United States continues to rank poorly in international comparisons of infant mortality. Accepted Nov 9, 2009 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/search?sortspec=relevance&fulltext=statistics+infant+death+rates


Bravo Michael Hastings! The McChrystal Article

June 23, 2010

    A story is a story and should be written as observed by the journalist.  Unbiased stories about politics and politicians are hard to come by. I say BRAVO Mr. Hastings. Your article, “The Runaway General” is a masterpiece. Extremely well written. Of course you are a talented journalist, after all you work for Rolling Stone! Thank you for showing us what true journalism is. Thank you for not “playing ball” so as to secure future access. I think that shows a lot of integrity. I personally think that what you observed and described so succinctly in your article shows ordinary men given extraordinary responsibilities and the mechanism of coping with the stress. Not unlike everyday people in their everyday jobs. (I say, let he who has not bad mouthed their boss or made fun of a co-worker cast he first stone!)  Of course many readers will be appalled because they probably read OTHER magazines whose articles are written to promote a certain agenda, blah, blah, blah…oh sorry, yeah it’s pretty much like that. I think you should win an award for this article!  Read an interview with the writer himself  http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/06/reporter-michael-hastings-on-gen-mcchrystal


A Parents “MUST READ”–Shedding Light on the Cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 6, 2010

     In an effort to educate the public and bring attention to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), the non-for profit group “Autism – There is Hope,” sponsored a two-day seminar at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The 4D Conference was appropriately held over Mother’s Day weekend as mothers play a significant role in detecting early signs of ASD in their children. Mothers often take on the major role of seeking, researching and instituting treatment options, and many bear a burden of immense guilt as to why their child, who was developing normally, suddenly reverts, disappearing behind a mask of Autism.                                                                                               

The conference opened on Saturday featuring six highly regarded speakers and ended with an unprecedented open forum panel debate.  Presenters detailed scientific-based data that focused on causation of ASD and associated disorders such as, Asperser’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, emotional disorders, speech delay, and neurological dysfunctions. The information demonstrated how the complexities of heavy metal components in vaccines, environmental influences, genetic pre-disposition, and toxic burden combine to be the main contributing factors in the skyrocketing occurrence of ASDs in children.

According to the Center for Disease Control, ASD is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, yet are on average four to five times more likely to occur in boys than in girls. Unlike epidemics caused by infectious disease, the cause of Autism and related disorders is controversial to say the least. ASDs have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. affecting one in every 110 children, a dramatic rise from 1984 when rates were one in 10,000. A 2006 CDC report underscored the prevalence and declared ASD an urgent public health concern with an estimated 730,000 individuals between the ages of 0 to 21 affected to some degree; overwhelming statistics that warrant alarm yet barely register a blip on the radar screens of mass media exposure.

Overview of Presentations: (To order MP3 audio file of full length presentations from the 4-D Conference visit www.4dconference.com )

Special guest speaker Dr. Stephen Barrie founder of Genova Diagnostics, an international clinical reference laboratory for physicians, opened the conference with a presentation of preliminary results of a one-of-a-kind clinical digitalized data-base. Consisting of 50,000 tests, analyzing blood and urine samples of thousands of children who suffer with ASDs, it is the largest study of its kind. Through these studies, Genova Diagnostics monitors ideology, treatment and progress over time on test subjects.

Preliminary findings show that ASDs are multi-factorial in that there is no one cause but many triggers. Exposure to chemicals and heavy metals in the environment, i.e. air, water, and food, injection of heavy metals and toxic adjuvants into the blood stream through vaccines and immunizations and/or some intravenous nutrition. Injection of these toxins into an under-developed or immature immune system such as an infant’s, coupled with that individual child’s body’s ability to eliminate the toxins, determine whether this child will develop ASD.  Genova’s data show in a concrete way the consistent role toxic burden plays in the development of ASDs in the children who were tested, and reveals that when toxicity levels decrease, through various treatments, children show improvement in their ASD condition.

“Genes play a role,” said Dr. Barrie. “But they aren’t the cause. Genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.” 

             Next, Dr. Boyd Haley, PhD, opened his presentation by dedicating his talk to the mother’s of Autistic children. He disagrees with the Institutes of Medicine’s idea of spending 28 million dollars to find the genetic cause of Autism. “They aren’t going to find one; biochemistry 101 tells us – genetics can’t cause an epidemic.”

           Dr. Haley was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky from 1996-2005. Professor Haley is now devoting additional time to research. An NIH Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology, Yale University Medical School from 1971 to 1974, in the past 17 years, Dr. Haley has emphasized studies on the biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease. His research in the biochemical aberrancies in Alzheimer’s disease also led to his identifying mercury toxicity as a major factor in this disease. He was one of the first to propose that the organic-mercury preservative, Thimerosal, in vaccines is the most likely toxic agent involved in Gulf War Syndrome and autism related disorders. Dr. Haley has testified before numerous government agencies on the effects of mercury toxicity from dental amalgams and vaccines. His articles include Reduced Levels of Mercury in First Baby Haircuts of Autistic Children, which was published in the International Journal of Toxicology.

            “Something is causing this. [ASDs] What do we know about the toxicant?” Haley poses the question to the audience of approximately 100. “Well we know that it had to have increased in all 50 states at about the same time. And that time was between 1988 and 1990” – [The same time the Department of Education documented a drastic increase in Autism related disorders with a dramatic increase in school funding for special education. It was also during that time when the CDC increased the recommended childhood immunization schedule.] “We know the toxicant is introduced before the age of two or in utero. And we know it [the toxicant] has an increased effect on males over females.” Haley continued.  “I’ll tell you the only toxicant I know of, is mercury. It affects males more than females.”

Mary Tocco followed Haley. She is an independent researcher and public speaker, mother of five children who started researching natural immunity 30 years ago. She raised five children “outside of the medical model with a conscious decision not to vaccinate.” Tocco played an active role in maintaining parents’ right of exemption from vaccination in the state of Michigan. In the state of Wisconsin, a parent can refuse vaccination on the grounds of religious belief, philosophical belief or medical exemption which allows children to still be able to attend public school, unvaccinated.

Her research discloses issues about vaccines that she believes parents need to know in order to make an informed decision about whether or not to have their baby vaccinated. Tocco states that without this information about vaccine adjuvants, parents cannot make informed choice.

“I believe as parents, this is the most controversial, emotional important decision you will ever make on behalf of your children, because it has life-long consequences,” said Tocco about vaccination.

 What else do vaccines contain in addition to a virus or bacteria? Adjuvants. An anjuvant is an agent that may activate the immune system and increase the response to a vaccine, so less vaccine is needed.  This reduces vaccine production costs.  Adverse effects are due to the result of hyper stimulation of the immune system. Tocco reports, adjuvants have unintentional sensitizing effects on the body which can lead to severe allergic reaction, and says that manufacturers admit to a large list of adverse effects to these adjuvants, including death. Vaccines consist of known toxic ingredients of which there are no safe levels.  According to Tocco vaccines/childhood immunizations, contain at least one or more of the following; aluminum, formaldehyde, thimerosal (mercury), oil emulsions, calcium phosphate, to name a few adjuvants, which then are injected into the blood stream during vaccination.  Hen’s eggs and peanut oil are commonly used, too, “which could explain the sudden and severe peanut and egg allergies some children have.”

“Just Google adjuvants and you’ll find out everything you want to know,” said Tocco “When vaccine manufacturers decreased the amount thimerosal, they increased the amounts of aluminum.” Tocco then refered to Dr. Robert Sears’ book “The Vaccine Book.”

                 “Safe amounts of aluminum land between 10-20 micrograms, however the Hepatitis B vaccine, the ‘day one’ shot, routinely given to babies in the hospital the day they are born, contains 250 micrograms of aluminum.” Tocco goes on to say that “If that same baby receives the recommended vaccines at his first well-baby visit he will received another 1225 micrograms in those shots, and by the time that child is 18 months and fully vaccinated, he will have received 4925 micrograms of aluminum.” **

**Approximately 95% of an aluminum load becomes bound to transferrin and albumin intravascularly  and is then eliminated renally [kidneys]. In healthy subjects, only 0.3% of orally administered aluminum is absorbed via the GI tract and the kidneys effectively eliminate aluminum from the human body. It is only when the GI barrier is bypassed, such as IV infusion [into the bloodstream] or there is advanced renal dysfunction, that aluminum has the potential to accumulate. As an example, with intravenously infused aluminum 40% is retained in adults and up to 75% is retained in neonates.4    http://emedicine.medscape.com

Other speakers on Saturday included;

Jonathan W. Emord who presented “Unsafe Drugs and Vaccines at the Dr.’s Office; Big Pharma’s Undue Influence over the FDA.” Emord is an attorney, and author of critically acclaimed “Freedom, Technology, and the First Amendment,” and “The Rise of Tyranny.” He has been practicing constitutional and administrative law before the federal courts and agencies since 1985. Having begun his career as an attorney in the FCC during the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Emord has maintained an abiding conviction to achieve full First Amendment protection for the freedoms of speech and press.

Dr. Renee Tocco, D.C. spoke on “Pathogens, Viruses and DNA Components in Vaccines.” She is a chiropractic physician trained by top clinical researchers at the Autism Research Institute’s “Defeat Autism Now!” conference. She then furthered her studies under Dr. Shaw of Great Plains Laboratory. In 2008, she founded the American Chiropractic Autism Board and is the coordinator for Hope for Autism, (HFA), a bio-nutritional care training conference. Her focus is on healthcare issues common among those who suffer from ASD and related conditions and effective natural care. Dr. Tocco, as an HFA and DAN! Doctor, cares for patients suffering with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Add, Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal problems and other chronic conditions.

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein presented “Statistics (historical and current) Vaccine Safety/Effectiveness and The Studies, Health Timelines, Conflicts of Interest, VAERS*” Eisenstein is the Medical Director of Homefirst Health Services in Chicago IL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Public Health, and the John Marshall Law School. In his 33 years in medicine, he and his practice have cared for over 75,000 parents, grandparents and children. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is a recipient of the Howard Fellowship, Health Professional Scholarship, and University of Illinois School of Medicine Scholarship and is a member of the Illinois Bar. Of the approximately 30,000 children in his practice there is virtually no autism, or asthma. He does not vaccinate and is an advocate of home birth. He recently spoke at a Mothers Against Mercury rally where he made this comment.

 “I woke up this morning and looked around and I said, you know, there’s no mercury in the thermometers, there’s no mercury in the contact solution, the saline solution and we’re told not to eat fish with mercury. Does it make any sense that we should inject mercury into our children? But mercury isn’t the only issue. As an attorney, I learned in law school you never limit yourself. I look at some of the signs here, we’ve got mercury, aluminum, antifreeze, aborted tissue and monkey kidney [in vaccines] a recipe for disaster.”

At the end of the first day of the conference there was a rare vaccine open forum discussion open to the public, where both sides of the vaccine issue were represented. Although many Medical doctors including heads of public health and immunization programs in the state were invited, only one M. D. accepted the invatation to participate on the panel. Dr. Maureen Murphy from Lake Delton Clinic, Lake Delton, WI., specializes in family practice and obstetrics. In 1981 she earned her Medical Degree from St. Louis University. Her professional activities include, Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin, founder and board president. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American Association of Medical Acupuncture.

The panel discussion opened with a question for Dr. Murphy . . .

. . . TO BE CONTINUED! CHECK BACK IN COUPLE DAYS TO READ MORE ABOUT THE DEBATE!


Toxic Coal Ash Goes Unregulated by EPA

May 3, 2010

As I was saying, in March 2000, the EPA concluded that “these wastes can, and do pose significant risks to human health and the environment when not properly managed.” So why, to this day, are coal ash pit management virtually unregulated by the agency?(link to Jeff Goodell’s Rolling Stones article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/;kw=%5B3351,94939%5D ) The following was taken directly from the EPA’s website…can some one explain this to me?
Fossil fuel combustion (FFC) wastes are the wastes produced from the burning of fossil fuels (i.e., coal, oil, natural gas). This includes all ash, slag, and particulates removed from flue gas. FFC wastes are categorized by EPA as a “special waste” and have been exempted from federal hazardous waste regulations under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In addressing the regulatory status of FFC wastes, EPA divided the wastes into two categories:

  • Large-volume coal combustion wastes generated at electric utility and independent power producing facilities that are managed separately.
  • All remaining FFC wastes, including:
    • Large-volume coal combustion waste generated at electric utility and independent power producing facilities that are co-managed with certain other coal combustion wastes (referred to as “comanaged wastes”).
    • Coal combustion wastes generated at non-utilities.
    • Coal combustion wastes generated at facilities with fluidized bed combustion technology.
    • Petroleum coke combustion wastes.
    • Waste from the combustion of mixtures of coal and other fuels.
    • Waste from the combustion of oil.
    • Waste from the combustion of natural gas. http://www.epa.gov/wastes/nonhaz/industrial/special/fossil/index.htm

More later…


Coal Ash – EPA’s Dirty Little Secret

April 26, 2010

WOW! I’ve been working with a group to organize a conference addressing Autism; causation, intervention and treatment. (www.4dconference.com) and Dr. Boyd Haley, who will be speaking at the conference, is a scientist who explains how the symptoms of autism are the same as the symptoms of mercury poisoning. The autism rate has risen from 1 in 10,000 children in the 1980’s, to 1 in 110 today. So I was thinking how does one get exposed to mercury. Well there’s eating contaminated fish, vaccines, air born from coal-burning factories, broken and/or improperly discarded CFL bulbs, (yes each bulb contains 2-5 mgs of mercury, enough mercury to contaminate 6000 gallons of water, and there were 300 million bulbs sold in 2007! We really need a campaign to address this issue but I digress!) But what about COAL ASH?  Coal ash is what’s left over after coal is burned or the dirty sludge scrapped from smokestacks of coal-burning factories. According to Jeff Goodell’s excellent article in Rolling Stones, April 2010, “Coal’s Toxic Sludge”  http://ashsunstein.com/?p=208 coal ash contains heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium and MERCURY! He goes on to say that,  Each year, coal plants in the U.S. churns out nearly 140 million tons of coal ash – more than 900 pounds for every American – generating the second largest stream of industrial waste, . What happens to all that ash? Well let’s see, since the EPA  categorizes it as nonhazardous waste in May 2000, tons on this ash sits in large dumping grounds such as Little Blue Run in Pennsylvania. The sludge is thick, and pastey, Goodell says in his article that the spooky part is that the lake is a luminous, metallic blue, with swirls of emerald green. . . and there is no barrier between this toxic gorp and the ground water. More on this in my next post…I highly recommend reading Goodell’s article.


TRICLOSAN . . . WHHHHAT?

April 9, 2010

OOPs they did it again. . .how many times can the FDA get it wrong before the general public stops believing that safety and the FDA are synonymous? http://topnews.us/content/216073-fda-take-closer-look-soap-triclosan-antibacterial-agent ..


However #8 Seems Out of Place

April 4, 2010

Several Johns Hopkins experts participated in the World Cancer Research Fund – American Institute for Cancer Research report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer:  A Global Perspective, published in November 2007, which is considered by cancer prevention experts to be an authoritative source of information on diet, physical activity and cancer.  Their recommendations for cancer prevention and for good health in general are:

1. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.

2. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day.

3. Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods (particularly processed foods high in added sugar, or low in fiber, or high in fat).

4. Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes such as beans.

5. Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.

6. If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day.

7. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium).

8. Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer.

Our experts recommend that people meet their nutritional needs through their food choices.  While vitamin supplements can be helpful in people with nutritional deficiencies, evidence suggests that supplementation above what the body can use provides no added health benefit.  MY COMMENT IN ()  (I just have one comment … because of the overuse and abuse of our soil, food grown in it is becoming less nutrient dense. Also take into consideration the pesticides used in modern-day farming. It is hard to get all the nutrients and health benefits from food choices unless your eating all organic….that is why the supplement industry is growing as consumers become more aware.  Could it be giving the pharmaceutical companies a run for their money as more and more people turn away from dangerous side effect causing drugs and embrace a more natural, holistic approach to health. Perhaps this is the reason for the awkward #8)

Pasted from   http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/index.cfm/cID/1684/mpage/item.cfm/itemID/1016>


Say What!? The Big CFL Bulb Lie/Debacle

April 2, 2010

My daughter is selling EARTH DAY friendly items from a catalogue titled “Earth Day 2010.” I’m like, awesome! Finally a fund-raiser that makes sense. As I page through there’s seeded wrapping paper that is not only recycled, but can be planted as well, blooming into beautiful butterfly loving florals. Other offerings include organic candies, small saplings that you can plant to start a forest, spring flower bulbs and . . . wait, what’s this . . . Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)! ? How does that work! Oh yeah…here we go…the decietful, environmentally irresponsible marketing ploy that, under the guise of Energy Conservation, makes these things seem environmentally friendly.  The description goes something just like this:  “If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year! Imagine the impact if every light in your home used a CFL bulb?” . . . No Imagine the amount of mercury that will be leached into our ground water or released as a gas into the atmosphere, if 3 million bulbs are thrown into the trash? With 2-5 milligrams of mercury in each bulb I hardly think this item belongs in an Earth Day catalogue…couldn’t they include a PSA somewhere in that ad to say PLEASE PROPERLY DISPOSE OF YOUR SPENT BULB. DO NOT THROW THEM INTO THE TRASH!!  I’m sorry but by the time the general public becomes aware of the danger to our environment it may be too late. Mercury is extremely toxic! 5mg of mercury is enough to contaminate 6000 gallons of water. Now times that by 3 million!  Check out the proposed CFL ACTION PLAN

 

 


BEWARE of COMPACT FLORESCENT LIGHTBULBS

March 13, 2010

See full size imageStarting dim and increasing in intensity, the environmentally friendly Compact florescent Lightbulb (curly bulb) grew in popularity as word of its ability to reduce carbon emissions spread through mainstream media in an aggressive marketing campaign. 300 million bulbs were sold last year!  Now, in an effort to stop global warming, several states and countries have banned incandescent bulbs, including California , Canada Australia and the European Union.  On the down side, CFLs pose a distinct personal and environmental danger! You see, and you may or may not already know this, each bulb contains five milligrams of mercury; enough mercury to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water. Unfortunately the “beneficiaries” of the curly bulb revolution in their zest to “green” our homes,  failed to look  further than the tips of their noses to include an essential and equally aggressive PSA addressing the future toxic waste hazard and potential contamination of our precious ground water. The mercury inside these bulbs is an insidious threat as one Maine family found out the hard way when a bulb broke in their child’s bedroom. According to the  Blaylock Wellness Report, “The mercury content of one bulb can ruin a home, especially if the broken glass is vacuumed. Since the Mercury is converted into a gas inside the vacuum, the vacuum cleaner will disperse the mercury throughout the house and cause significantly high levels of atmospheric mercury.” One child’s’ room had mercury levels that were six times higher than the EPA considers safe after a bulb broke and was vacuumed up by mom.  How will you clean up a broken CFL bulb? Do you know how to properly dispose of a CFL that has burned out? Unfortunately due to greed, irresponsible marketing and lack of foresight, the majority of us will answer these questions with a resounding Homer Simpsonesque –DDDHHO.

 Check out http://www.epa.gov/hg/spills/  for the answer–this has been a Public Service Announcement from Plaid Rad!


Finish That Statement..a little game I like to play

March 9, 2010

Come on everybody…you can do it,  join with me now it’s time to “Finish That Statement!” When you hear …”women who drink  C…L…(insert name of popular powdered diet drink mix,) drink 4 times more water than women who don’t…and get 4 times the amount of artificial sweetener! Or how about his one; yogurt has probiotics that are good for your digestion…and a boat load of sugar (like 21 grams in one small container) and other crap like high fructose corn syrup…or we have; Drink diet coke and support heart health…but not yours because their is absolutely no nutritional value in this stuff and the artificial sweeteners will screw up your system so much you might even develop insulin resistance which leads to heart disease and diabetes! Let me think if I can come up with another then you take over…This cute OO cereal helps you reduce your cholesterol….and has a boat load of sugar….My theory is that it reduces your cholesterol because it keeps you from eating other unhealthy things for breakfast like donuts and bacon…whatcha think? Check out the truth in advertising act and remember …marketing people neither care or don’t care about the state of your health, they are just trying to sell a product! Let’s take responsibility for our own health and use some common sense..should we really be eating so much sugar and/or chemical additives? Truth in Advertising, check it out!   http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/adv/bus35.shtm


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