General Environmental Health News

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According to as yet unpublished research reported at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego on May 19th, the inactivated flu vaccine (trivalent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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MCS International TV launches at The Environmental Illness Resource


Visitors to The Environmental Illness Resource are now able to benefit from the MCS International TV service.

MCS International the website and advocacy/support group for people suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chemical injury, and related illnesses such as ME/CFS and fibromyalgia last month launched its own internet TV station and video on demand service to mark their 3rd anniversary.

Gordon McHendry, founder of MCS International and MCS sufferer himself, created the station to provide one service where people can watch hundreds of videos on subjects including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Chemical Injury, Detoxing, Overlapping Inness's (like ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, GWS, Fibromyalgia, Morgellons Disease), and Alternative Health issues.

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