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6 Pollutants That Threaten Our Health

4. Drug-resistant Bacteria: antibiotics have saved many lives since its discovery in 1927. However, antibiotic resistance has become the world’s most serious health concern due to bacteria becoming stronger and less responsive to treatment. Microbes in the human body become resistant to the drug, much like weeds become resistant to excessive pesticide use. You can’t fool Mother Nature after all. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “Every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply. Repeated and improper uses of antibiotics are primary causes of the increase of drug-resistant bacteria.”

5. Contaminated Vaccines: in 2006 the pharmaceutical company Bayer found that the vaccine it had distributed in the United States was contaminated with the HIV virus. Rather than destroy the batch Bayer pulled it from the US market and instead sold it to Asian and European countries. Vaccines continue to raise questions as to whether they are helping or just making our health worse. Everything from the high numbers of autistic children to the epidemic of autoimmune disease, Gulf War syndrome and ADHD are being blamed on vaccinations and Thimerosal, the mercury used to preserve the vaccine. According to the National Vaccine Information Center, mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can harm the brain, spinal cord, kidneys and liver and can affect a child’s brain in pregnancy, infancy and childhood.

6. Fluoride poisoning: found in products all around your home such as toothpaste, vitamins, dietary supplements, cleaning agents, insecticides, and drinking water. According to Dr. Paul Connett, the CDC should ban fluoride because it not only destroys young teeth, but damages the brain as well. In truth it is not an essential mineral, but a toxic waste byproduct foisted on the public by the phosphate mining industry. Rather than release fluorosilicic acid into the environment, causing widespread poisoning and contamination, it was sold to municipalities and added to the water supply. Makes sense.

Related Links:
The Hazards of Fluoride in Food and Water
8 Ways Monsanto is Destroying Our Health
How to Take Action Against Monsanto

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9:03PM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Very true stuff right there thank you. ESPECIALLy about the flouride!!! I only use flouride free toothpaste!!! Now get this stuff out of my water!

5:40AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Insightful information. Thank you

9:24PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

I really don't know what we can do about a lot of these things except to try not to support the propagators of all this mess, and support the ones who are trying in their small way to do what's right.

10:11PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Anna - thanks for Don't Breathe the Air! Love it!

6:20PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

"Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air!"
(from a song lyric by Tom Lehrer, written in 1965)

ARTIST: Tom Lehrer
TITLE: Pollution

If you visit American city
You will find it very pretty
Just two things of which you must beware
Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air

/ C G / - C / - F / C GC /

Pollution, pollution
They got smog and sewage and mud
Turn on your tap
And get hot and cold running crud

See the halibuts and the sturgeons
Being wiped out by detergeons
Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly
But they don't last long if they try

Pollution, pollution
You can use the latest toothpaste
And then rinse your mouth
With industrial waste

Just go out for a breath of air
And you'll be ready for Medicare
The city streets are really quite a thrill
If the hoods don't get you, the monoxide will

Pollution, pollution
Wear a gas mask and a veil
Then you can breathe
Long as you don't inhale

Lots of things there that you can drink
But stay away from the kitchen sink
The breakfast garbage that you throw into the bay
They drink as lunch in San José

So go to the city
See the crazy people there
Like lambs to the slaughter
They're drinking the water
And breathing (cough) the air

9:52AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

I've never trusted vaccines and wont have them. Unfortunately as a child I was always being given antibiotics by the doctor and it shot my immune system.

3:03PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

I can't express enough that we need Strong Environmental Testing Departments in our Governments. It is a disgrace that Bayer turned around and sold their vaccine to Asian and European countries. Monsanto has a monopoly and needs to be shut down! Pesticides, antiobiotics,
GMO's, GE's wow...glad I am buying from organic local markets!

8:06AM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

Sad and frightening. There is no way we can help ourselves and our children. What a messed up world they will live in.

4:27PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

It's all about the mighty dollar. A life means nothing anymore. It's all about greed!

5:47AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

I am shocked about the vaccines too. Why aren't people in jail for doing that? It is a criminal act.

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