Category Archives: Pollution Issues

Chelation Therapy For Coronary Heart Disease: Does it work?

Chelation Therapy For Coronary Heart Disease: Does it work?

Chelation therapy consists of bonding a toxic metal atom, such as lead, to a ligand (a “tie in”) molecule. In fact putting the dangerous metal in quarantine. Why and when would we want to bind a metal? Per Wikipedia: “…Chelation therapy is the use of chelating agents to detoxify poisonous …Read the Rest

On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

On Rice, Arsenic, and Organic Farming

A post in the AllergyMenu [1] caught our attention. It purports that arsenic pollution is rampant in the rice we consume. The obvious question is: Does buying organic rice protect you? TheAllergyMenu claims that organic farming does, quoting them: “…Foods grown organically are your best choice since the land is …Read the Rest

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

Brown Rice: Benefits and Pollution Risks

MND: Brown rice, everybody knows it is good for you. But how good, and is there any risk? Brown rice is white rice with it’s husk and bran. To produce white rice, the bran layer and the germ in  are removed, leaving mostly the starchy endosperm. (Wiki) In the process …Read the Rest

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

MND: The benefits of Resveratrol on the cardiovascular system have been evaluated by a Canadian study on pigs. The pigs were exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke ETS for 14-days. (Doesn’t sound that long) MND: Then the following cardiovascular function were evaluated Endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation), The endothelium is the inner …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

MND: Most of us have heard of the risks of using unclad aluminum cooking utensils. There is serious controversy on the subject: For example    The Diet Channel by   John Messmer, MD claims that “a person using uncoated aluminum cookware and storing all food in aluminum containers is likely to absorb about three …Read the Rest

Do iodine and potassium iodide protect against nuclear disaster radiation?

Do iodine and potassium iodide protect against nuclear disaster radiation?

MND: Following the nuclear disaster resulting from  the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, some small amount of radiation has made its way towards the US and particularly the west coast. Some folks are buying and probably ingesting  iodine and potassium iodide protect against radiation.  An article posted in KevinMD attempted …Read the Rest

Pollution: Heavy metals in road dust along an urban-rural gradient and why it matters…

Pollution: Heavy metals in road dust along an urban-rural gradient and why it matters…

MND:    This study from the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health shows that “…results indicate that roadway dust may be important sources of metals for runoff water and localized resuspended particulate matter…” MND: If you think that these do not matter, think again. Here is a link …Read the Rest

Lupus:  Increased risk seen after exposure to breathable crystalline quartz silica, Carolina study shows

Lupus: Increased risk seen after exposure to breathable crystalline quartz silica, Carolina study shows

MND: Many autoimmune diseases are the result of a genetic predisposition and a environmental trigger. The Carolina study is described in this NIHS post. Quoting:  “…The study included 265 patients with lupus or “cases” and 355 people without lupus or “controls” living in 60 counties in North Carolina and South …Read the Rest

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

Pollution: Mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic levels in three fish species from the Atlantic Ocean: human health risks for consumption

MND: The fish are sardine, chub and horse mackerel. They chosen for this Portuguese study because they live in the “pelagic” (click here for wikipedia on pelagic)  zone of ocean waters, i.e. the high seas. MND: Quoting the conclusion: “… estimation of non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic health risks by the target hazard quotient …Read the Rest

Pollution:Toxicity and availabilty of phthalates from polyvinyl chloride plastics

Pollution:Toxicity and availabilty of phthalates from polyvinyl chloride plastics

MND: What mayhem can phtalates do? For this we giving you this link to this article from the University of Taiwan    “Phthalates: Toxicogenomics and inferred human diseases” where the authors conclude: “…The top three phthalate toxicity categories were found to be cardiotoxicity, hepatotoxicity[liver] and nephrotoxicity [kidneys], and the top 20 …Read the Rest

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