Thursday, December 1, 2011

Defense and Aerospace Industry Pollutant Now Found in Virtually All Humans Tested

Sayer Ji, Contributing Writer
Activist Post 

Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by defense contractors, military operations and aerospace programs, as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel.

It is now found in virtually all humans tested, and it is continually making its way up the food chain through ground and drinking water, into feed and edible plants, animals products, milk and breast milk -- contaminating conventional and organically grown food, alike.

It is now distributed widely throughout North America, as depicted by the image below:


The Colorado River is so thoroughly contaminated with perchlorate (1.5-8 micrograms per Liter) that 90% of the lettuce consumed during the winter months in the United States produced in the Lower Colorado River region contains this powerful endocrine disruptor. (Source).

What does it do?

Perchlorate has been used as a "medicine" in this country to "treat" hyperthyroidism since the 1950s despite the fact some patients may develop aplastic anemia (bone marrow destruction) as a result.

Perchlorate interferes with iodide uptake at the sodium-iodide symporter in the thyroid gland which unfortunately has a 30-fold higher affinity for perchlorate than iodide. Without adequate iodide hypothyroidism ensues. Could this pollutant have anything to do with the geometric expansion of hypothyroidism diagnoses in this country?


If it were not for the perfect fit between pharmaceutical medicine, e.g. Synthroid (levothyroxine) and pollution-caused hypothyroidism, this question might get some traction in the medical community and we could start solving the underlying problem: a military-industrial establishment that thrives on death and disease. 

HAS PERCHLORATE DESTROYED THE MEANING OF ORGANIC?

In 2005 the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology published a study on perchlorate levels in North America. They found:
Conventionally and organically produced lettuce and other leafy vegetable samples were collected from production fields and farmers' markets in the central and coastal valleys of California, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Quebec, and New Jersey.
Results show that 16% of the conventionally produced samples and 32% of the organically produced samples had quantifiable levels of perchlorate using ion chromatography. Estimated perchlorate exposure from organically produced leafy vegetables was approximately 2 times that of conventional produce... (Source)
The time has come for those of us who buy organic food to transcend the inherently self-centered and anthropocentric limitations associated with these food quality concerns. We can no longer fool ourselves into thinking that we can save ourselves by eating organically without doing something about the planet dying under the weight of the conventional and dominant food production and distribution system. When we pollute the environment we pollute ourselves. The very flesh of the Earth (our mother) and our flesh are woven from the same fabric.


The exact same problem with thinking that consuming organic protects you from planetary destruction has emerged with the inreasingly destabilized/destabilizing nuclear energy paradigm. Radioisotope contamination of the environment is now a global problem, and low-energy internalized radiation is several orders of magnitude more harmful to our health than previously assumed. (Read our expose on this topic here). The global distribution of uranium-238 through hydrological and meteorological cycles, for instance, does not descriminate between "organic" and "conventional" food -- it bioaccumulates equally.

We are not saying that organic isn't important, as we have no other way to protect ourselves from what is increasingly becoming a nutricidal food production system. However, in order to stay grounded in reality, we must realize its limitations and work on changing the underlying dysfunctional planet-harming systems that are cutting across the "organic" and "conventional" lines with equally destructive force. 

Additional Relevant Research:
 
Perchlorate Toxicity
Radiation Associated Toxicity
Hypothyroidism
Why We Can't Afford NOT To Eat Organic

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4 comments:

lonegranger said...

Geriatrics rejoice!

This may be good news! 7x10^5 humans remaining on earth, each with a life span of 30 yrs sounds about right. After a few hundred millenia, maybe things will be set right again.

The next two to four generations will pay the price for the missteps of the last 500 years!

smokingun said...

could this be what's in the chemtrails?

Anonymous said...

Perc is also part of landfill leachate. You got an old landfill then you have contaminated groundwater. That groundwater flows to the nearest river. Some fast some slow. The environmental industry including regulators are corrupt. You can not make money for your client, the polluter if you do not well, LIE.

Anonymous said...

Perchlorate was used in dry cleaning machines that my parents had in their business back in the 1960's. I don't know if it is still used for dry cleaning. I doubt that rockets are the only source of the pollution. Other industries probably use it too.
IF my parents used it, so did millions of others. It's a wonder we haven't discovered Perc in people, water, and food before this.

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