New study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered; to control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity researchers propose a global prevention strategy. The report follows up on a similar review conducted by the authors in 2006 that identified five industrial chemicals as “developmental neurotoxicants,” or chemicals that can cause brain deficits. The new study offers updated findings about those chemicals and adds information on six newly recognized ones, including manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos and DDT (pesticides), tetrachloroethylene (a solvent), and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants). Added to the Neurotoxins list.
Toxic chemicals triggering recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children – such as autism, dyslexia among many others – according to collaboration between Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The study outlines possible links between these newly recognized neurotoxicants and negative health effects on children, including:
- Manganese is associated with diminished intellectual function and impaired motor skills
- Solvents are linked to hyperactivity and aggressive behavior
- Certain types of pesticides may cause cognitive delays
Untested chemicals should not be presumed safe, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. forecast that many more chemicals than the known dozen or so identified as neurotoxicants contribute to a “silent pandemic” of neurobehavioral deficits that is eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, and damaging societies. Researchers say a new global prevention strategy to control the use of these substances is urgently needed.
Controlling toxicity pandemics is difficult because of scarcity of data to guide prevention and the huge amount of proof needed for government regulation. Very few chemicals have been regulated as a result of developmental neurotoxicity: it’s crucial to control the use of these chemicals to protect children’s and adult brain health worldwide. The problem is international in scope.
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Toxicity even in tattoo inks. Containing heavy metals that have been linked to a large number of health problems, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Among the most concerning metals found in tattoos are mercury, lead, antimony, beryllium, cadmium and arsenic.
Fast food giants admit to their food toxcity. Chick-fil-A or Chemical Fil-A the chain’s sandwich had nearly 100 ingredients, including peanut oil with TBHQ, a chemical made from butane. Ingredients in packaged food and fast foods are coming under greater scrutiny as more people look to stick to diets they feel are natural. Last year, for instance, PepsiCo Inc. said it would remove a controversial ingredient from Gatorade in response to customer demand, and Kraft Foods recently confirmed to the AP that it was reformulating select varieties of its macaroni and cheese to remove artificial dyes. Chick-fil-A executives top priorities are consumers and on healthy ingredient changes. Chick-fil-A publicly committed to become antibiotic-free within 5 years. A bold move for a major fast food company that serves only chicken Though they are not going fully organic or non-GMO. Giant food corporations attempt to say they’re taking toxins out but keep selling toxins as food.
Subway‘s Bread even Toxic claims “food babe”. Starting a petition to get Subway to remove use of the chemical azodicarbonamide from their breads. Azodicarbonamide is the same chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe soles, and other rubbery objects. It’s not supposed to be food or even eaten for that matter. And it’s definitely not “fresh”. Azodicarbonamide (ADA) is used as a blowing agent in the formation of certain rubbers and sealants. Are these companies any better than Monsanto? Who sells both pesticides and food.
Top 10 Food Additives To Avoid
- 1. Artificial Sweeteners
- High Fructose Corn Syrup.
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621)
- Trans Fat
- 5. Common Food Dyes
- Sodium Sulfite (E221)
- Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite
- BHA and BHT (E320)
- Sulfur Dioxide (E220)
- 10. Potassium Bromate
Organic? According to the USDA there are three categories for the term organic:
- 100 percent organic – Foods that don’t contain any non-organic ingredients can be labeled as “100 percent organic“.
- Organic – Foods can be labeled simply “organic” if they contain 95 percent organic ingredients, and the other 5 percent do not contain growth hormones.
- Made with organic ingredients – Foods that have at least 70 percent organically produced ingredients can use the term “made with organic ingredients”. That’s right – up to 30 percent of the contents could be non-organic.
What does the term “Made With” mean on a food label? If you see this term on packages, it’s safe to assume that there is some misdirection going on with the labeling. If a label says 100 percent real fruit juice, then its 100 percent juice, but if it says made with 100 percent fruit juice, check the label to see else may be included.
What does the term “natural” mean on a food label?
- Nothing; the term natural has no FDA guideline behind it.
New GMO study here.
Lung cancer in non-smokers: Cooking with Canola oil / Rapeseed oil. Fumes released by in particular may be of concern. Causes lung cancer one study focused on the fumes released from stir frying meat while others have focused on fumes from oils used to cook food. While these studies indicate that the cooking of stir fried food is a very real risk with regard to lung cancer. Fumes from stir frying food doesn’t surely help prevent lung cancer.
Luckily we can improve brain health: Polyphenols play an important role in maintaining a healthy brain, and this shows after just 60 days of therapeutic supplementation. Research concluded that the many unique polyphenols — these include gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin and their various metabolites — found in blueberries, grapes and other foods are delivered directly to the brain upon consumption. Once there, these nutrients are broken down and utilized to repair brain cells and optimize neuronal function, among other things.
“The basis for the use of polyphenol-rich nutritional supplements as a moderator of age-related cognitive decline is the age-related increase in oxidative stress and inflammation,” adds Paula C. Bickford, a lead investigator and co-author of the study from the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
“Non-vitamin polyphenols are the most abundant modulators of oxidative stress and inflammation in our diet. http://science.naturalnews.com/polyphenols.html
Sources: Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity
Dr Philippe Grandjean MD, Philip J Landrigan MD
The Lancet Neurology – 1 March 2014 ( Vol. 13, Issue 3, Pages 330-338 )
DOI: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70278-3 , http://www.naturalnews.com/043946_reading_food_labels_FDA_organic_foods.html , http://www.naturalnews.com/043948_canola_oil_hidden_health_dangers_food_bar.html ,