The pressing question of this commentary: what are we doing
to ourselves and why do we keep doing it?
In the past 50 years, scientists and chemists from all over
the world created 80,000 different chemicals to work all sorts of havoc on
Mother Nature. You can find
pharmaceuticals and pesticides in Polar bears as well as seals and fish in the
Southern Oceans of Antarctica.
Guess what? You can
find many of the same chemicals in human beings. If you look across America’s landscape, 30
years ago, Autism affected 1 in 110,000 births. Today, it affects 1 in 110.
(Source: CDC report)
When we poison the plants and animals of the food chain
around the planet, we ultimately poison ourselves. Witness cancer rates skyrocketing around the
world. Witness Parkinson’s disease,
fibromyalgia, lupus and other neurological maladies affecting millions of
Fukushima reactors spill billions of gallons of radioactive
wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. It
circulates to all corners of the planet.
But closer to home, we continue injecting drugs and chemicals into our
own Great Lakes.
An International Joint Commission report, conducted by
scientists from both the US and Canada, discovered that the Great Lakes region suffers
severely contaminated waters replete with chemicals and prescription drugs that
slipped past treatment methods at sewage treatment plants.
“The commission found that about half of all
prescription drug and other chemical contaminants remain in sewage waste after
it is treated,” said a Natural News report. “The situation is so dire that the
commission is calling out for new water treatment methods, warning residents of
the area of "chemicals of emerging concern" that may affect the
health of both aquatic life and humans in negative ways.”
The Great Lakes -
becoming a cocktail of pharmaceutical and chemical compounds
Antonette Arvai, physical scientist of the International
Joint Commission, said, “It is hard to tell how one contaminate may affect the
human body, let alone a whole mix of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The
compounds, which can't be seen, are showing up in mixed proportions at parts
per billion or parts per trillion. As compounds combine randomly and in
different proportions, water from the Great Lakes is becoming a wicked cocktail
travesty of science.”
According to the commission, “A chemical flood
of 4.8 billion gallons of waste water is treated and discharged into the Great
Lakes basin every day. All the intermingling, parts per billion of untreated
waste chemicals add up. The Great Lakes are basically becoming a pharmaceutical
stew, a melting pot of side effects waiting to be drunk.”
This list shows chemicals and pharmaceuticals that accumulate
in the Great Lakes region.
• A couple of
antibiotics drugs and commercial antibacterial triclosan -
antibacterial compound found in commercial soaps, toothpastes and other body
care products is a known toxin to algae and has been shown to be a hormone
disruptor to fish. How might triclosan and other antibiotics spawn the creation
of dangerous and evolved bacteria strains?
Diana Aga, chemistry professor and chemical
researcher of the Great Lakes region said, “Even at low levels you don't want
to have people ingest antibiotics regularly because it will promote resistance.”
• An herbicide
- How might this destroy nutritional algae and other
beneficial plants, which are needed for a thriving ecosystem?
• Acetaminophen and an
anti-inflammatory drug called diclofenac.
accumulates in fish. How might continual dosing through water sources
accumulate in the cells of humans and tax the liver over time?
• An estrogen, estriol
- How might hormones in the water affect mating
patterns in wildlife and in humans?
• An anti-seizure drug
- How might drugs like these, with side effects
including suicidal thoughts and behaviors, effect people over time?
Do you filter your water? Start today!
Commission board member and scientist for the National
Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center Michael Murray said, "Wastewater
plants weren't designed to handle these types of chemicals
As wastewater treatment plants fail to keep up
with high levels of pharmaceuticals and chemical compounds, obtaining clean water
will become the responsibility of the individual family.
Most municipal water sources suffer contaminating
with fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals. You must filter your own water.
Gravity-fed activated charcoal filtration devices are becoming more popular for
their ability to eliminate pharmaceuticals and herbicides from tap water. Other
filters that use reverse osmosis help eliminate fluoride and arsenic. Some
water filtration systems utilize both methods to free water of practically all
Finally, a friend of mine said that my quest to educate all
Americans as to the ramifications of adding 138 million people within 36 years
fails from the git-go. Most Americans
and certainly our Main Stream Media cannot grasp the enormity of it, or if they
do, they flee the subject because it proves extremely unsettling. Better to
deny it today and deal with it tomorrow.
Unfortunately, that’s like driving a car toward a cliff at
100 miles per hour and start braking within 100 feet of the edge. You certainly know what happens to anyone in
That’s why we need to take action today. We must stop mass immigration into America.
We don’t want to become a “refugee nation” and we don’t want our civilization
overwhelmed and unsustainable.
Call Speaker of the House John Boehner and demand he not pass
S744 amnesty that will flood the country with two million immigrants annually
and give amnesty to 20 million plus. The reasonable solution: enforce our
current laws against employers. Call
him: 202 225 0600.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant
video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls
Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG
graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes
to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the
chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the
results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability
for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org