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Endocrine Disruptors and Plastics Everywhere, In Deepest Ocean Trenches

HEALTH & FITNESS

Endocrine Disruptors Everywhere

"Skully"
The Flag of the Corporate-Chemical-Corruption Pirates:
Corporate Corruption Perverts & Kills Man & Nature
 Corrupted Regulatory Apparatus allows Dangerous Chemicals in Everything
"Skully"
"Skully," is the, "battle flag," a representative symbol, and practical result of Our Bribed & Corrupted Political Regulatory Apparatus allowing Dangerous Chemicals into Everything, among many other dangerous policies (!), that are highly detrimental to us and our environment's health, our wealth, and everything's welfare.

 

Heavy Plastic and Endocrine Disruptor Distrubition.

Everywhere!

 

A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches,
The Atlantic, February 27, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

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Yeast Converted into THC Factories, & Weed Good for Senior Citizen Medical Issues

HEALTH & FITNESS

Two Weed Stories
1> Yeast turned into THC Factories, first below.
2> Weed Great for Senior's Medical Issues, second below.

Old School
 Living in the Past with non-toxic urban agriculture
Living in the Past: Non-Toxic Urban Agriculture...Old School THC, "factories," AKA. plants.

 

Yeast Converted into THC Factories

Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids,
University of California - Berkeley, February 27, 2019.

Main Points

Money Factories, er, Yeast Factories
New Products
“...synthetic biologists have engineered brewer's yeast to produce marijuana's main ingredients--mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD--as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.”

"...the possibility of new therapies based on novel cannabinoids: the rare ones that are nearly impossible to get from the plant, or the unnatural ones, which are impossible to get from the plant."

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Don’t Cut Yourself: Your Risks of Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Infections are Rising

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

 

EUSR on Anti-Microbial-Resistance from Humans, Animals, & Food, 2017
EUSR on Anti-Microbial-Resistance from Humans, Animals, & Food, 2017, Credit to ECDC/EFSA, 2019.
Credit to ECDC/EFSA, 2019. Full-sized map image.

 

Don’t Cut Yourself: Your Risks of Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Infections are Rising

 

Zoonoses: Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down,
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), February 26, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Antibiotic Resistance Rising
“The joint report, which presents the data collected from 28 EU Member States from humans, pigs and calves under one year of age, confirms the rise in antibiotic resistance already identified in previous years.”

“...antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective.”

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Antimicrobials Suck: Just Wash Your Frigging Hands...

HEALTH & FITNESS

Danger-Danger: Corruption Kills Man & Nature
 Skull and Crossbones symbol of death brought by the Greedy.
Corrupted Regulatory Apparatus allows Dangerous Chemicals in "Consumer" Products

 

Antimicrobials Suck: Just Wash Your Frigging Hands...

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment,
Washington University in St. Louis, February 21, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Bad Anti-Microbials
“...a chemical that is supposed to kill bacteria is actually making them stronger and more capable of surviving antibiotic treatment.”

Triclosan put in Everything
“Triclosan is the active ingredient responsible for the “antibacterial” property marketed on many consumer products. It is added to toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics and even to clothing, baby toys and credit cards with the intention of reducing or preventing bacterial growth.”

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UW Study: Exposure to Glyphosate in Roundup Dramatically Increases Cancer Risk

HEALTH, FITNESS, & REGULATORY CORRUPTION

 

Scene of the Crime
The Glyphosate Molecule
 The glyphosate molecule. Credit Monsanto & Benjah-bmm27 for the image.
Credit Monsanto for glyphosate & Benjah-bmm27 & Wiki for the image.

 

We’ve Been, “Rounded-Up”

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer,
University of Washington. February 13, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“Exposure to glyphosate--the world's most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup--increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent...”

“...a comprehensive review of existing literature--and focused on the most highly exposed groups in each study. They found that the link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is stronger than previously reported.”

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Some Deep Mosquito & Malaria History: In Gondwana Land?

ANCIENT MOSQUITOES & MALARIA

100 Million Year Old Malaria-Capable Mosquito
Cretaceous mosquito in amber, photo OSU.
Cretaceous mosquito, photo credit to OSU

 

Some Deep Mosquito & Malaria History

Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago,
Oregon State University, February 11, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

What
"...a new genus and species of mosquito, which was named Priscoculex burmanicus. Various characteristics, including those related to wing veins, proboscis, antennae and abdomen indicate that Priscoculex is an early lineage of the anopheline mosquitoes."

Old Freeking Skeeters
Gondwana
“This discovery provides evidence that anophelines were radiating – diversifying from ancestral species – on the ancient megacontinent of Gondwana because it is now thought that Myanmar amber fossils originated on Gondwana...”

"Most malaria...that infect(s) humans and other primates, is...spread mainly by anopheline mosquitoes."

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Exercise Improves Thinking Skills of People as Young as 20

HEALTH, FITNESS, EXERCISE, & NATURAL ENGAGEMENT

Fix them All with your Regularly-Used Wilderness Backpack...

Exercise may improve thinking skills in people as young as 20,
American Academy of Neurology, January 30, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

“Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well...”

“...positive effect of exercise on thinking skills may increase as people age.”

Executive Function Improvements
“The specific set of thinking skills that improved with exercise is called executive function. Executive function is a person's ability to regulate their own behavior, pay attention, organize and achieve goals.”

Engage Nature
"As people age, there can be a decline in thinking skills, however our study shows that getting regular exercise may help slow or even prevent such decline."

Clear Results
“Researchers found that aerobic exercise increased thinking skills.”

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Camping Tents Grossly Exceed Chemical Safety Standards

HEALTH & SAFETY

CHEMICAL FIRE RETARDANTS

Balanced between Chemical & Fire Safety?
Wilderness Camp Fire
Stove leak caught up terrain, me, and my tent.
Houston, we have a problem. The previous evening, a stove problem while cooking dinner inspired me to quickly use the bedroll, lower Left, to put out the rapidly-spreading tent fire.
I am amazed I was able to contain the rapidly-spreading nylon fire. Also note the disturbed terrain where I kicked out the line of fire between the stove and tent...

 

Tent camping could lead to flame retardant exposure,
American Chemical Society, May 11, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“...many tents sold in the United States are treated with flame retardants.”

“...found that flame retardants used in the manufacturing of tents are released in the air within this enclosed space, which could lead to campers breathing them in.”

“...some of these compounds are associated with reproductive and developmental problems.”

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Lancet wants to Starve Us so they Can Continue Overpopulating Our Planet

HEALTH, FITNESS, & FOOD

The Lemmings are Massing...

Lancet's Overpopulation Planet Earth Desperation Diet
No meat for you! Lancet's ten billion planet population starvation diet.
Diet for Dumbasses. Dumbasses who allowed 10 billion folks to crush our planet (fifty million to crush California), its climate & ecology, damaging their diets dependent on them...Credit to Lancet (original).

 

Ten Billion Kills This Planet, No Matter How you Feed & Starve Them...

The Lancet: Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, The Lancet, January 16, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

10 Billion by 2050? F-U!
“...will be impossible...”
“Feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production, and reducing food waste.”

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GMO: Creating Foods that Can Eat You, Each Other, & Destabilize Nature, Too...

HEALTH, FITNESS, & FRANKENSTEIN FOOD SCIENCE

All Our Basic Staples are now GMO
Top ten Genetically Modified Foods, by Raw for Beauty.
Top ten Genetically Modified Foods, by Raw for Beauty.

 

Creating Foods that Can Eat You, Each Other, & Destabilize Nature, Too...

Molecules of GM food can accumulate in human digestive tract and enter cells of body,
Far Eastern Federal University, January 17, 2019.

 

MAIN POINTS

What
“...study the potential risks of genetically modified (GM) products. Scientists have published a review of research papers on the fate of the DNA derived from GM food and feed entering the human body and animals.”

Genetically Modified YOU
“...the DNA of GM products can survive harsh processing and digestive conditions. Some of them can get into the human body, combining with the DNA of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Scientists have discovered the presence of such DNA in the blood stream and tissues of humans and animals.”

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Scary Reality of US Medicines Tainted with Germs, Glass, Carcinogens & "Mystery" Particles

3RD WORLD USA

And Our Corporate Elite’s “Global” Supply Chain...

“Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles,
"Our drug quality is probably not what we think it is."

Ars Technica, January 7, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Medical Poisons
"An investigation by Kaiser Health News...reveals a frightening record of medicines in the US being tainted with dangerous bacteria, mold, glass shards, rubber bits, cancer-causing chemicals, mysterious powders, and worrying metal particles....medications with too much or too little ingredients—or simply the wrong ingredients entirely."

The Politicians are Bribed into Submission
“FDA records and lawsuits suggest that drug makers can easily game the inspection system, mislead inspectors, lie about where drugs are manufactured, or outright sabotage inspections.”

Where Your Drugs Come From
Corrupt Manufacturers in Japan, India, and China...

“...made in overseas facilities, which are often feared for being the source of safety and quality issues.”

 

Bottom Line

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Health News: Bacteria found in Ancient Irish Soil Stops Superbugs

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS & RESEARCH

Irish Antibiotic Supersoil Bacteria
Swimming Clean in a Sea of MRSA
Irish Supersoil bacteria swimming clean in a sea of MRSA, G Quinn, Swansea University.
The Supersoil is the brown spot inhibiting the spread of the MRSA which is surrounding it, by G Quinn, Swansea University.

Irish Antibacterial Supersoil

Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs -- new hope for tackling antibiotic, resistance,
Swansea University, December 27, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Irish Supersoil Effective Against Superbugs
“...soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.”

They have named the new strain Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea.

Boho Highlands
“...originated from an area of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, which is known as the Boho Highlands. It is an area of alkaline grassland and the soil is reputed to have healing properties.”

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Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

DIRE CHEMICAL THREATS to HEALTH & FITNESS

Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls,
UC Berk Dept Public Health, December 5, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier...“

Study
“...followed 338 children from before birth to adolescence to document how early environmental exposures affect childhood development.”

Developmental Dysfunctions
“Over the past 20 years, studies have shown that girls and possibly boys have been experiencing puberty at progressively younger ages. This is troubling news, as earlier age at puberty has been linked with increased risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls and testicular cancer in boys.”

Girls
diethyl phthalate and triclosan
“...daughters of mothers who had higher levels of diethyl phthalate and triclosan in their bodies during pregnancy experienced puberty at younger ages. The same trend was not observed in boys.”

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GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION: Megacity Morons of Mexico City

GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION

Megacity Morons of Mexico City

Air pollution in Mexico City is associated with the development of Alzheimer disease,
IOS Press, December 21, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Relentless Alzheimer's Pathology
“...concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) urbanites.”

THIRD WORLD SHITHOLE
“Metropolitan Mexico City is an example of extreme urban growth and serious environmental pollution and millions of children are involuntarily exposed to harmful concentrations of PM 2.5 every day since conception.”

Alzheimer’s in Two Decades
“Non-P-Tau exhibited significant increases with age, an important finding in a young population where axonal changes are present and AD hallmarks are evolving steadily in the first two decades of life. Non-P-Tau is potentially an early biomarker of axonal damage and AD axonal pathology in highly exposed young populations.”

Building our Own Third-World Shitholes
LA, PHOENIX, TEXAS...
“In the USA alone, 200 million people live in areas where pollutants such as ozone and fine particulate matter exceed the standards.”

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Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

HEALTH, FITNESS, & PLASTIC DISINTEGRATION

Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds,
Lund University, December 19, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Fate of Trash Plastic
Macro or Micro?
“The research community is divided on whether the degradation process stops at slightly larger plastic fragments - microplastics - or actually continues and creates even smaller particles.”

Nano!
"We have been able to show that the mechanical effect on the plastic causes the disintegration of plastic down to nano-sized plastic fragments."

Nano Food Chain
“...in an earlier study from Lund University, researchers showed that nano-sized plastic particles can enter the brains of fish and that this causes brain damage which probably disturbs fish behaviour.”

“The emphasis of a number of other recent studies from the research community has been on microplastics and their increased distribution among organisms. There are now intense attempts to also identify nanoplastics in the environment.”

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Chemicals Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

WATER NEWS

3M’s PFAS, “Teflon & Scotchguard”

Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

Cancer-linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water,
Bloomturd, November 2, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

3M
3M manufacturing plant along the banks of the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

PFAS
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
The "Forever" Chemical
"3M’s factory had been churning out some varieties since the 1950s for the water- and stain-repellant Scotchgard. 3M also sold its PFAS to other companies to make Teflon, outdoor gear, greaseproof food papers and firefighting foams. The company stopped using some kinds in 2002, but has since made others. And the same property that makes them so effective in consumer products—one of the strongest molecular bonds ever discovered—means they are almost impossible to get rid of  and don’t break down in the environment."

PFAS Accumulate in Nature and Humans
"...“forever” chemicals had long been detected in most people’s bodies, research has shown how they accumulate  and can take years to leave."

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Tick News: Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

HEALTH & SAFETY: TICK NEWS

 

UPDATED

July 2019
Savage Tick-Clone Armies are Sucking Cows to Death; Experts Fear for Humans, ArsTechnica.

Dec 2018
New Tick has Vast Range

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) Asian Longhorned tick, Penn State Extension
Photo Credit: Thanks, Penn State Extension
 

Two Stories: New York Times & Ars Technica

 

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.,
New York Times, August 6, 2018.

"...is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City."

"It’s not known when or how long-horned ticks reached the United States, nor why the species is spreading so fast now."

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HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS: Organic Food Worse for the Climate?

HEALTH & FITNESS

Industrial Agriculture vs Organic
Illustration by Yen Strandqvist of the Chalmers University of Technology showing how much more effective industrial agriculture is at producing food.
Illustration by Yen Strandqvist of the Chalmers University of Technology showing how much more effective industrial agriculture is at producing food.
 

Are the Lunatics Running the Asylum?

Short Answer: Yup!

Organic food worse for the climate,
Chalmers University of Technology, December 13, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

"Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required."

Massive CO2 Increases
“Our study shows that organic peas, farmed in Sweden, have around a 50 percent bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed peas. For some foodstuffs, there is an even bigger difference – for example, with organic Swedish winter wheat the difference is closer to 70 percent...”

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HEALTH NEWS: Weak Fat Children Around World, & 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Two Research Reports

1> Weak Fat Children Around World

2> 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

Updated
December 10
Science Tracking Tech Tards

 

 

1> A Technological Wonder!

Fat , Weak Children Around World

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe,
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, November 26, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development...”

“…compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations...”

Modern Zombie Fatasses
“...modern lifestyles – increases in screen time, the growing urbanization of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks – are contributing to a pervasive public health problem that must be recognized as a global priority.”

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Two 2018 HEALTH & FITNESS Articles: Global Decline & Rising American Mortality

HEALTH & FITNESS: Global & American Decline

Two Articles of Declining Health

1> Warming, and Bad Air Damaging and Killing Millions

      Bottom Line

2> US Life Expectancy’s Continued Decline

 

 

1>DEATH from the Skies

Pollution and Warming: Coal Killing the Planet & its People

Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, November 29, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“...shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change are already exposing us to an unacceptably high health risk and warns, for the first time, that older people in Europe and the East Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable to extremes of heat, markedly higher than in Africa and SE Asia.”

Death from the Skies
“...ambient air pollution resulted in several million premature deaths from ambient fine particulate matter globally in 2015, a conclusion from IIASA researchers confirming earlier assessments.”

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