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Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’

April 20, 2011 1 comment

telegraph

Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals.

Energy saving light bulbs

Scientists claim that several carcinogenic chemicals are released when energy saving light bulbs are switched on 
 
 

Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on.

Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin’s Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”

The bulbs are already widely used in the UK following EU direction to phase out traditional incandescent lighting by the end of this year.

But the German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when Read more…

Sixth Study in Recent Months Linking Mercury in Flu Shots to Brain Damage, Autism

March 29, 2011 Comments off

NaturalNews

The toxic effects of the mercury, also known in vaccines as Thimerosal, have once again been confirmed, this time by researchers from the University of Brazil. Marking the sixth major study in recent months to condemn the use of mercury in medicine, the new study reveals that mercury causes serious brain damage, and is linked to autism and other developmental diseases in children and Alzheimer’s disease in adults.

Dr. Jose Dorea and his colleagues conducted an extensive, peer-reviewed analysis of various studies and available information in major databases that address the effects of low-dose Thimerosal, or ethylmercury, on neural tissue and behavior. They found conclusively that Thimerosal accumulates in brain tissue, negatively affects brain development, and harms brain cells.

“Mercury is known to cause serious harm, especially to fetuses and children because of their Read more…

NASA’s buzz about comet Elenin

March 28, 2011 11 comments

earthpulsedaily

IMAGE: NASA JPL

NASA posted a video on their website Buzzroom last week, bringing attention to a recently discovered comet in our solar system. The comet was discovered by Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin in December last year. Comet Elenin, as it is called, is of particular interest to NASA because of the close proximity to Earth that its orbit will reach during its turn around the sun on its way back out through the solar system later this year.

Most orbits of planets are not circles; they are ellipses. The elongated ends of elliptical orbits are called aphelions and perihelions; the aphelion being the end farthest away from the stationary object being orbited, and perihelion being the end closest to the stationary object. In Elenin’s case, its trip around our sun represents the comet’s perihelion.

So little is known about this comet because of its relatively recent-discovery status, therefore, Read more…

SUBLIMINAL FLICKER Part II: Fluorescent Lights and Flicker Sensitivity

March 9, 2011 Comments off

conradbiologic

If you have incandescent light bulbs, I suggest you keep them… Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act Oh yeah if you did not know, ALL CFLs are Made in China.  NOT ONE is produced in USA!

by Richard Conrad, Ph.D

Subliminal: below the threshold of conscious perception; inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response.

All types of fluorescent lights have some amount of flicker. Most of this flicker is invisible, at least to the conscious mind. Flicker is invisible when it consists of pulses or waves of light that repeat one after the other so rapidly that they appear to fuse together into steady light. Our flicker fusion frequency (the frequency above which we no longer consciously see flicker) ranges from about 25 to 55 Hz (Hz means times per second). Flicker fusion frequency varies with the person, with the intensity and color of the light, and also depends on where the light falls on the retina. Optic nerve signals proportional to flicker at frequencies far above the conscious flicker fusion frequency do reach our brain from the eye (as shown by EEG and other studies). Any invisibly flickering light that affects the brain is what I call Read more…

Arctic Sea-Ice Controls the Release of Mercury

January 23, 2011 1 comment

Mercury is the most high profile atmospheric contaminant entering the Arctic because it is a potent neurotoxin that biomagnifies in food webs. In the troposphere (lower atmosphere) it is primarily present in the form of gaseous elemental mercury. Photochemical reactions during the Arctic spring (Figure 1) combine salts from sea ice and the gaseous mercury in the air to create an oxidized reactive form of mercury. This mercury is then deposited to snow and ice. These deposition events require salty sea ice and snow crystal surfaces so they are widespread in the Polar Regions.

Mercury (Hg) is the only heavy metal that is essentially found in gaseous form in the atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution, emissions of anthropogenic Hg resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels have exceeded natural emissions. Both anthropogenic emissions and natural emissions (which mainly stem from the oceans and gases released by volcanoes) reach the Polar Regions under the action of atmospheric currents. In this way, fallout from global atmospheric pollution contributes to depositing mercury in Arctic ecosystems, even though these are far away from major anthropogenic emission sources. Read more…