BAD BLOOD

                                        CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION
Before chemical contamination in blood is addressed, there are two written examples of scientific abuse that
should be addressed. It should also be remembered that a  Ph.D behind a name or the title Doctor, does not make
a scientist. Common
sense coupled with reason and facts can make a good scientist.  It is a fact that few
scientists appear to be aware that toxic and hazardous
 chemicals  in the form of sewage sludge are being
dumped (spread) on lawns, gardens, parks, golf course, school yards, sports fields, farms and forest as a
fertilizer
   

This causes direct exposure as well as contamination of our air, water and food. Food crops take up the toxic
chemicals at varying rates. Spinach is almost as bad as tobacco in toxic chemical uptake. This creates a high body
burden of toxic chemicals in our blood. The so called experts with titles would like us to believe tobacco is the
leading cause of death and the million of kilos of toxic chemicals released into the air, and water and spread on
food crops and directly on the land our children play on do not cause any deaths or health problems.

A chilling scenario beyond Latvia
Lestrade Law Associates LLC
Slovak Republic: Death, Sex & Lifestyles in Latvia - 2005 and Beyond
10 October 2005
Article by Dr. Edward Lestrade

According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco consumption is a leading cause of death in the world. Every
year, 4 million people die directly from the results of smoking and this figure is rising from year to year. The world
has around 1.25 billion smokers. Women and young persons smoking is on the increase and the average age of
smokers is falling year by year. 70% of tobacco-linked deaths projected over the next few years will occur in the
developing countries – seen by cigarette manufactures as ripe targets for this kind of exploitation by reason of
ignorant masses and irresponsible governments.
http://www.mondaq.com/i_article.asp_Q_articleid_E_35374


As another expert with a title points out the government is aware of the high body burden of toxic chemicals in our
blood. It is her contention that while the government has little data on the chemicals and no evidence of the harm
they will do once they are in our blood, this information should not be given to the public because it might distract
us from real everyday risk. As I understand her point -- death, disease, cancer, physical problems as well as
mental problems caused by the pollutants in sludge/biosolids and in our blood are not an everyday risk. See 40
CFR 503.9(t) on EPA's website.

Chemical-Contamination Con (from the New York Post)     
By Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2005

EDITORIAL
Publication Date: June 15, 2005

This column appeared in the June 15, 2005 New York Post:

But the coming CDC data on myriad trace chemicals found in blood and urine are not useful in the same way
because there is no evidence that these very low exposures pose any harm. Yet the report will still trigger endless
mischief, as environmental activists claim that we are all "polluted" and headed for an early grave because
industrial chemicals have invaded our bodies and left us at risk for disease.

Using government biomonitoring data to terrify Americans about trace environmental exposure to chemicals will do
absolutely nothing to promote public health. It will only serve to distract us from very real everyday risks around
us, while undermining our confidence in the technologies that afford us the highest standard of living in the world.

Dr. Elizabeth M. Whelan is president of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH.org).
http://www.acsh.org/healthissues/newsID.1135/healthissue_detail.asp


The (following) study notes the number of new cases of cancer in Canada has increased 54.4 per cent
since the 1980s, while cancer deaths have increased by 43.4 per cent.

Although researchers often blame rising cancer incidence on Canada's aging population, data show
incidence has increased among Canadians aged 20 to 44, says the report.

"The types of cancer most common among this age group differ from those among older people, which
suggests that risk factors other than age may be responsible for certain types of cancer."

Canadians found to be carrying scores of toxic chemicals in their bodies
Dennis Bueckert - Canadian Press - Friday, November 11, 2005


OTTAWA (CP) - The average Canadian has more than hockey in his blood; there are also flame retardants, stain
removers, heavy metals, PCBs and volatile organic compounds, says an environmental group.

Blood and urine tests of 11 volunteers from Saltspring Island, B.C., to St. John's, NL, found scores of toxic
chemicals suspected of causing everything from cancer to learning disabilities, says a report by Toronto-based
Environmental Defence.

On average, each of the volunteers showed blood contamination by more than 40 compounds, as well as urine
contamination by a number of pesticides.
http://www.canada.com/health/story.html?id=2fd45a8b-d07c-4602-bcac-3eecee28e5a8


“Protect Us From Toxic Chemicals” - Families across Europe lobby MEPs -Fri 11 Nov 2005

The families who journeyed to Brussels took part in a WWF-blood testing survey this spring that tested for 107
toxic, man-made chemicals. The families were horrified when the tests found a total of 73 persistent,
bioaccumulative and/or endocrine disrupting man-made chemicals in their blood.

“I was scared when I found I had a high level of three chemicals”, explained 16-year-old Carolin Munster from
Heidelberg in Germany.

Ingrid Korpela, a mother from Finland summed up the frustration of many of those tested when she said, “The
problem is that we don’t know where the contamination comes from. As a consumer it’s not my responsibility to go
to the producer and find out what chemicals are hazardous”.
http://europe.tiscali.co.uk/index.jsp?section=Current%20Affairs&level=preview&content=411941


EU citizens demand protection from toxic chemicals - 28 Oct 2005

The widespread contamination of people and wildlife with man-made chemicals is well documented and has been
continuously proved by WWF’s biomonitoring studies. In the most recent survey, a total of 73 man-made
hazardous chemicals were found in the blood of 3 generations (grandmothers, mothers and children) of 13
families from 12 European countries.

Many of the chemicals tested for are present in everyday consumer goods such as textiles, cosmetics, computers
and electronic appliances. Results showed that every family member was contaminated by a cocktail of at least 18
different man-made chemicals.
http://www.panda.org/news_facts/newsroom/news.cfm?uNewsID=24355

Many dangerous chemicals in European blood-WWF  Staff and agencies 09 October, 2005      Thu Oct 6, 8:
43 AM ET   

GENEVA - European children are absorbing dangerous chemicals into their blood from computers, textiles,
cosmetics and electrical appliances, according to a new study released on Thursday.   

The conservation body WWF said results of its first European Union -wide family testing survey found a total of 73
man-made hazardous compounds in the blood of grandmothers, mothers and children from 13 families in 12
countries.   

The highest number of chemicals, an average of 63 and including some which are now banned like DDT, was
recorded among the oldest generation tested, while the middle generation -- the mothers -- registered only 49.  

But tests on the children in the 13 families showed an average of 59 dangerous chemicals -- many of them new
products in widespread use like flame retardants, the WWF said.   "It shows that we are all unwittingly the subjects
of an uncontrolled global experiment, and its is particularly shocking to discover that toxic chemicals in daily use
are contaminating the blood of our children," said WWF specialist Karl Wagner.    
http://www.leadingthecharge.com/stories/news-0083390.html

Unborn babies pumped full of hazardous man-made chemicals -
25, Jul 2005

In a study for the Environment Working Group in the United States two major laboratories** tested the cord of 10
newborn babies for 413 chemicals. They found that the blood in the babies’ cords contained an average of 200
industrial chemicals and pollutants. As cord blood reflects what is being carried through the placenta, this shows
that man-made chemicals that have entered the women’s bodies are being passed directly to the unborn baby.   

Altogether 287 chemicals were detected in umbilical cord blood, including 209 of which had never been detected
before in cord blood. One hundred and eighty of these are carcinogenic, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous
system and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
http://www.panda.org/campaign/detox/news_publications/news.cfm?uNewsID=22112


Bad Blood?  

19, Oct 2004

Gland, Switerland/Brussels, Belgium.

Ministers from 13 European Union countries are contaminated with dozens of industrial chemicals according to
results of blood tests released today. Fourteen Environment and Health Ministers (1) tested by WWF in June 2004
have a total of 55 industrial chemicals in their blood.   

The chemicals found in the Ministers include those used in fire-resistant sofas, non-stick pans, grease proof-pizza
boxes, flexible PVC, fragrances and pesticides. Some were banned decades ago though many are still in use
today.    

"The Ministers are all contaminated with industrial chemicals whose effects are largely unknown" said Karl
Wagner, Director of WWF’s DetoX Campaign. "It is hard to believe that legislators have been willing to allow this
uncontrolled experiment to continue for so many years."    

Fifty five chemicals were found in the Ministers's blood – fifty three per cent of the 103 chemicals (2) tested. The
Ministers had an average of thirty seven chemicals in their blood: the highest number of chemicals found in any
one Minister was forty three and the lowest was thirty three. Twenty five of the same chemicals were found in all
the Ministers: one flame retardant, two pesticides, and twenty two PCBs.   

Chemical contamination is a threat to wildlife and people. The chemicals found in Ministers also contaminate polar
bears, dolphins, birds of prey and many other species even in the most remote environments. Although 86% of
the 2500 chemicals used in large quantities do not have enough safety information publicly available to do a basic
safety assessment, research increasingly links chemicals to cancers, allergies, reproductive problems and defects
in children’s development.  

"The chemical industry argues, apparently seriously, that it cannot afford to find out if its products are dangerous"
said Karl Wagner. "WWF says that for the sake of all life on our planet – including our own – we cannot afford not
to find out."
http://www.panda.org/campaign/detox/news_publications/news.cfm?uNewsID=15893