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'Chemical Brain Drain' Endangers Generations of Children


Health & Wellness  (tags: chemicals, children, diet, disease, environment, family, food, health, humans, interesting, investigation, research, risks, safety, science )

Kathy
- 347 days ago - environmentalhealthnews.org
According to some scholars, toxic exposures contributed to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Roman rulers were poisoned by water cisterns and food containers fashioned from lead.



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Freya H. (304)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:26 am
Recently I heard on TV - on a more-or-less quality show - that Caligula's madness and evil behavior may have been due to lead poisoning. We could learn a lot from the Romans, but I fear that we are repeating history. And unlike the Romans, we know better!
 

David C. (25)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:34 am
hmmm. Methinks i'm one of the last to downplay or belittle environmental poisoning...
BUT in the case of decreasing intelligence and worldwide stupidification i'd estimate that this is (at least) 90% due to 'SW' (i.e. psycho-socio-logical) causes and (at most) 10% to "HW" (i.e. physical, mostly chemical) factors.

 

Kit B. (277)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:35 am

A well written article but not one those in charge would even consider for halting a money making endeavor. I have read that Caligula may have been suffering from lead poisoning and a few other theories. He may have just been mad as hatter. The destruction of a long standing empires like the Romans was a long a slow spiral that was sharply evident with the move to Byzantine. The West became irrelevant and expensive to guard, the east continued on for some hundreds of years before being brought down by invading tribes from farther east. Thanks Kathy - very interesting.
 

Carla van der Meer (519)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:35 pm
Noted.
 

Bob P. (424)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:47 pm
thanks Kathy
 

Brian M. (145)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:00 pm
It seems increasingly unlikely that our species will survive the mass extinction event presently underway.
 

Dale O. (193)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:54 pm
The corporate world never concerns itself much with future generations or how the rest of us peons will fare when they unleash whatever toxins onto the scene. No one sees Monsanto shedding tears for the honey bees that they are annihilating en masse. Have to have that CEO bonus!

Who knows Brian M, perhaps some of us will escape the final count down, including some of the honey bees. If I can't be optimistic about something, then everything will be doom and gloom and perhaps the more nervous will run to join weird cults and drink kool-aid.

For all I know, two months from now we could get hit by a rogue asteroid wiping out most of the planet but I plan to escape unscathed and the resulting climate change will turn winter into a tropical zone and I will be sitting under a coconut tree watching the ocean waves where last winter it was -30. Or, I could get hit by a truck tomorrow or the cat that owns me will put me up for sale on eBay. Or...maybe things might just work out somehow.
 

Franck R. (51)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:41 pm
Noted
 

Sumit jamadar (9)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:12 pm
ANTI - NATURAL policies of corporates
 

Nimue P. (231)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:17 pm
noted
 
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