Category: Prion Disease

Prion Disease

prion disease and TSE

Prion Pathogen Threatens Mammals Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (it subsequently found prion disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. In my opinion, these reported cases (and most others) are just the […]

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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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wolf conservation

Wolves Key Part Of Biodiversity When attempting to manage wolf populations in our modern world, we must admit that the threat of prion contamination in our watersheds and food chain now poses a much greater risk to several industries, human health, and homeland security than our god-given wolves ever did. In fact, predators are one […]

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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

Many Factors Driving Brain Disease Approximately 40 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 several related diseases seem to fit the definition of a global epidemic. Alzheimer’s disease deaths in the U.S. alone increased 68 percent between […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Now Dumped On Farms, Ranches, Playgrounds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly visited New York City today to mark the end of dumping sewage sludge in the ocean. New York City has met the terms of its agreement to stop transporting and dumping its sludge in the ocean by June 30, […]

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