Category: Health

prion disease and TSE

Risk Assessment Overlooks Prions The San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans to recycle sewage water into drinking water this week. In my opinion, it joined a growing global movement in what could become a human health disaster. The latest wastewater reclamation project is another death sentence for millions of people who will drink the water and contaminate their homes, gardens […]

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prion disease and TSE

Sewage Sludge Contaminating Watersheds New research confirms that people and animals dying of prion disease are contaminating the environment around them with a deadly protein in their bodily fluids. Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the […]

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prion disease and TSE

Prions Recycled As the California drought meets the summer heat, Governor Jerry Brown and other elected leaders want more recycled water production. His administration has made $800 million available in loan financing for water agencies to treat wastewater. On the surface, this seems to be a resourceful idea for California and other parched regions. If […]

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prion disease and TSE

Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. […]

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public affairs

Teens Targeted By Marketing Strategy Most smokers wish that they had never started their ugly habit. The nicotine and the additives such as ammonia make cigarettes extremely addictive and deadly. In fact, nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine and heroin. One of the reasons tobacco is so addictive is that about 4,000 chemicals have […]

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prion disease and TSE

Caregivers In Harm’s Way Approximately 50 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and some related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic. A new book by Gary R. Chandler explains why some, if not all, forms […]

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health and sustainability

A Hopeful Cancer Treatment The question of cutting down or preserving old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest has been a controversial issue for years. Now a specific tree in the forest — previously thought of as economically useless — is adding fuel to the already heated debate. Bark and needles from the Pacific yew tree […]

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