General Environmental Health News

Effects of toxic aircraft cabin air tested using blood samples


Aircfrat in flightResearchers are currently analyzing blood samples of almost 100 people frequently exposed to aircraft cabin air who suffer from a range of unexplained symptoms.

There are growing concerns that aircraft cabin air can become contaminated with potentially toxic chemicals and result in toxic injury and a host of symptoms, mostly neuropsychological in nature.

Now, scientists at the University of Washington, USA, are analyzing blood samples from 92 individuals, mostly pilots, cabin crew, and fequent flyers, who all suffer from from unexplained chronic illnesses which they attribute to exposure to toxic cabin air. Symptoms reported by the study participants include tremors, memory loss, poor concentration, and severe migraine headaches.

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Weed killer kills human cells: study intensifies debate over inert ingredients


by Crystal Gammon
Environmental Health News

Used in yards, farms and parks throughout the world, Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup's inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells.

The new findings intensify a debate about so-called "inerts";  the solvents, preservatives, surfactants and other substances that manufacturers add to pesticides. Nearly 4,000 inert ingredients are approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Children given flu vaccine more likely to end up in hospital


A new study suggests that children vaccinated against flu are three times as likely to be hospitalized than those who are not.

According to as yet unpublished research reported at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego on May 19th, the inactivated flu vaccine (trivalent inactivated flu vaccine—TIV) does not appear to be effective for preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, espeically in those who suffer from asthma.

What's more, the researchers say that those children who receive the vaccine are actually more likely to be hospitalized than those who hadn't had a flu jab.

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Do Vaccines Cause Brain Damage?


By Cynthia A. Janak

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Neurological Vaccine Damage Explained by Dr. Andrew Moulden

Pathological processes have been clinically silent — until now

May 26, 2009, Fort Collins, CO. Canadian physician, Dr. Andrew Moulden BA, MA, MD, PhD, and leader of the Canadian Action Party will join radio talk show host, Leslie Botha, safe vaccine advocate and researcher, Cynthia Janak and Dr. Judi Gerstung on Holy Hormones Honey the Greatest Story Never Told! on community radio, KRFC FM 88.9, Monday, June 1 from 6 to 7 pm MST. The show will be audio streamed via the KRFC web site.

For the past seven months, the popular talk show has focused on the dangers of Gardasil, Childhood Immunizations and the Anthrax vaccine that has been linked to the Gulf War syndrome. The hosts have interviewed parents, and medical experts as they strive to share information about the dangerous and toxic adjuvants that are used in the vaccine serums as preservatives and additives. After months of research and combing FDA, CDC and myriads of pharmaceutical documents, Janak and Botha discussed the link between vaccines with toxic compounds, and neurological damage. In February, on a show titled: "Gardasil Girls Give the Silent Faces of Autism a Voice," and with documentation in hand, they announced that the Gardasil vaccine and childhood immunizations were responsible for brain damage.

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Probiotics may offer more effective and less painful vaccinations


A new oral vaccine has been developed that uses probiotic bacteria as the delivery system, raising hopes of safer, more effective vaccinations, without the painful needle factor.

Researchers led by Mansour Mohamadzadeh, associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has successfully created immunity to anthrax using a probiotic delivered vaccine in a preclinical study. He is also working on vaccines for a number of other infectious diseases, as well as breast cancer, using the same approach.

Aside from eliminating the need for a needle, the use of probiotics in delivering vaccines offers the promise of harnessing the full power of the body's immune system, much of which is located in the lymphatic tissues of the gut. The gut is the major route for pathogens to gain access to the body. The immune defences which prevent this from happening are not stimulated by traditional injected vaccines which bypass the gut.

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