Residents Outraged as DHS Spraying Town With Chemicals—Using Them as Human Guinea Pigs

By Jay Syrmopoulos

A planned chemical/biological test by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has residents of a small Oklahoma town in fear that they are being used as human guinea pigs, as the federal government prepares to carry out plans for biological testing in the area next month.

DHS announced plans to conduct chemical and biological testing near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma in January and February, and again in June and July, to determine how much protection people would receive from being inside a house or an apartment in the event of a biological terrorist attack, according to a statement on the Homeland Security website.

The DHS press release notes:

The study is part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to preparedness and the shared responsibility of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to gather data that enhances our predictive capabilities in the event of a biological agent attack. Specifically, this work will help in predicting the extent to which an intentional release of a biological agent may penetrate single family and multi-family structures. These tests will release inert chemicals and biological materials that will be used to measure the amount of material that penetrates the buildings under varied conditions.

“This helps responders and emergency managers decide how to respond and save lives. It helps in planning for evacuations…and other tactics,” John Verrico, DHS’s science and technology directorate spokesman, said in an email to Newsweek. “It also helps us to understand how materials settle and stick to surfaces.”

Verrico claims that no one has been injured or adversely affected by chemical tests performed by Homeland Security.

Contrary to the assertions of Verrico, area residents dispute that the chemicals are harmless to humans, animals, and the environment, and are working to stop the planned biological/chemical tests.

A resident of a nearby town, Jill Wineinger, collected almost 9,000 signatures on a petition to block the testing after Homeland Security placed a legal notice inviting the public comment about the tests during a 30-day open comment period.

“We just don’t really know or trust that everything that they’re saying is what they’re doing,” Wineinger told Newsweek.

DHS is reportedly reviewing approximately 300 comments received by email from the public before deciding whether to go forward with the testing, according to Verrico.

The chemical agents DHS plans to use in the testing are titanium dioxide, fluorescent brightener, urea, and Dipel, an insecticide.

“I’m really sorry that everyone is so afraid in Newkirk because these are very benign products,” Kitty Cardwell, a professor at Oklahoma State University and director of the National Institute of Microbial Forensics for Food and Agricultural Biosecurity, who has been involved in other Homeland Security projects, told Newsweek.

Cardwell believes the chemicals are non-toxic at that minuscule amount and likely wouldn’t reach populated areas.

Interestingly, while Cardwell and the U.S. government claim the chemicals used in the testing won’t adversely impact human health or the environment, the EU has proposed to classify titanium dioxide as a carcinogen—meaning that it is suspected of causing cancer – specifically when inhaled.

Wineinger disputes the idea that these substances are harmless, noting that she’s allergic to urea and could be hospitalized if she’s exposed to it. She also expressed concern about individuals with asthma and fears the area’s crops could be contaminated by the chemicals.

“It could saturate our homes and it could saturate our water supply,” Wineinger said.

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes, in response to the planned chemical and biological testing, said federal agencies, “need to be 100 percent certain this test is safe for the residents of south-central Kansas,” noting that he has “numerous questions.”

Estes serves on the Houses Committee on Homeland Security, and in a statement released on Thursday, said that he is “monitoring the situation very closely.”

“I have numerous questions regarding this proposed test,” Estes said. “While it’s important for our federal agencies to test their abilities in response to threats, we need to be one hundred percent certain this test is safe for the residents of south-central Kansas.”

One comment on Wineinger’s petition presciently asked, “Why not test it in a more likely area to be hit by an attack, like NYC?”

Maybe because people there have the money and clout to protect themselves from our [government]. An Indian school in the middle of nowhere. Yeah, just like the Tuskegee syphilis study. No one who matters gets hurt.

The chemicals will be released at the now-abandoned Chilocco Indian School.

“The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male” is a notorious secret research experiment conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service in Alabama from 1932 to 1972 involving 600 African American men.

Researchers conducted the study without participants’ consent as a means of tracking the progression of the deadly sexually transmitted disease—and participants received no treatment. Disgustingly, those unfortunate human guinea pigs were instead monitored until they died and then examined post-mortem.

The idea that citizens are being subjected to a potentially dangerous situation by DHS, without consent, certainly raises some serious questions as to the methodology being employed.

Please share this article to raise awareness about chemical/biological testing being carried out on an unsuspecting American public!

Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

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29 Comments on "Residents Outraged as DHS Spraying Town With Chemicals—Using Them as Human Guinea Pigs"

  1. In the 1970’s the government sprayed bacteria into the New York subway system to see how many people got sick and assess how dangerous an actual attack might be. Many older people died from respiratory ailments. The government instigated the 1967 Newark riots to gain insight on what would happen and how best to respond if riots broke out in a predominately black city.

    Non-consensual experiments on the US population are not new. Some people think the California fires result from tests of new space based weapons. Ditto unusual earthquake patterns. We cannot know.

    But the real question is – What are YOU prepared to do about it!

    In Oklahoma no one shot a DHS agent caught in the act of poisoning the town. Complaining after the fact is useless. Newark still has not recovered.

  2. Shouldn’t they be spraying these chemicals in and around Washington, Arlington County, as well as Quantico, Prince William County to see how well the most important members of US society can withstand a potential biowarfare attack?

  3. The good people of Kansas and Oklahoma need to call out their National Guard troops to protect this town and prohibit the feds from mass-poisoning their populace.

    Titanium Dioxide is a nanoparticle; it gets into everything and the feds know it. Inhaling it is very bad for the lungs and causes ongoing irritation and inflammation. Nanoparticles are small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and lodge in the brain tissue, causing long-term neurological and cognitive problems. Just based on this one disclosed part of the test, I know that people who are used as test subjects without their fully-informed consent will suffer long-term health problems, long after the feds have gone away and declared their tests to be harmless.

    When firemen need to test new firefighting methods, they don’t burn down entire towns; instead, they build structures in safe places and conduct their tests on those structures. I don’t believe a word of the feds’ excuses for this planned mass poisoning and I hope the good people of Kansas and Oklahoma do their civic duty and defend their neighbors in the targeted small town (Newkirk?).

    • Good call; common sense wins every time. They are testing these on the population, not on buildings or whatever, otherwise, they’d do it somewhere away from the population. This is not rocket surgery! Where are our soldiers to defend us from these domestic enemies attacking us? It’s hard to fathom they get away with doing stuff like this and it needs stopping.

    • Titanium Dioxide is added to some supplements. I took a supplement for joint inflammation and pain back to the large chain of stores where I purchased the product with their label early this year once I saw in an article that it is harmful. Read labels carefully.

      Also, if the products being used in Oklahoma are harmless, as is claimed, then why is there a need for any testing?

  4. This shows how little respect DHS has on the people it’s supposed to serve. “We want to see how this cocktail sticks to buildings, so we plan to drop it over a populated area.” The last time I checked you don’t need people around to check that clam. Also, isn’t urea piss? Are they literally saying piss on them? I also have a problem with people breathing titanium dioxide. It isn’t something people go around breathing everyday. It could make people sick. I think the scientist and people approving of this study need this crap dumped on their houses. Then we will see if they still want to go ahead with this test.

    • Urea: a colorless crystalline compound that is the main nitrogenous breakdown product of protein metabolism in mammals and is excreted in urine. And eww.

      • Fact: Urea actually DOES have medicinal uses,as well as many other uses that are well worth knowing of. Also an LD50 level that bears comparison to that of Borax as well as common table salt.

        Source: Although it is not wise to rely on Wikipedia for accurate information with respect to politically “hot” topics such as Paedogate and State-operated global human trafficking networks, Hillary Clinton’s infamous Body Count or the proper disposition of toxic financial derivatives (last I looked, at any rate), this cite IS accurate…

        …and can, imvh_experienced-everyday-chemist_o, safely be taken seriously. The remainder of the article is also highly informative, for that matter…. (Wannabee Mad Bombers take note; just sayin’ ’cause it’s true. 😉 )

        As for titanium dioxide: Before THIS, the only common high-concentration source of the schtuff was in soft-serve “ice cream” (more ice than cream by far). Nanoparticulated TiO2 is a KEY INGREDIENT in that schtuff – and the autopsied brains of deceased+demented geriatric elders with alifelong history of DQ (etc) consumption turned up LOADED with it.

        Just like the brains of deceased autistic folk who were kept on the CDC Vaccination Schedule for their entire crippled lives have been (again) found to be loaded with aluminum, far more likely than otherwise from the post-Mercury Era injections. The vax makers substituted nanoparticulated aluminum for the thimerosol (an organic form of mercury) and (yup again) Made It All WORSE.

        Oh but Yours truly does tell one and all, DO trust the USG! Because one really really SHOULD trust it…

        …Like one trusts a SCORPION: To do EXACTLY what it WILL do. And that is all. 0{:-|o[

    • Urea is not piss. It is a component of it, but it’s a product of protein metabolism in the digestive tract.

  5. More junk science, if I were running a test I would have to use exact chemical agents to know the out come. Simulating a specific agent not by running a simulation based on some bought and paid for professor, who “believes” the faux substitutes reactions are harmless (insecticide?). More wasted money by the DHS who has already proven their inept ability to catch real terrorists – not the kind invented by the FBI/CIA.

  6. Slow kill biologicals is what is being used against americans. Government has always experimented on citizens and soldiers.Remember agent orange?Bet Monsanto is supplying the agents….

  7. we have history of the sinister behavior of governments after they murdered JFK we lost all control of this government , it has been taken over by satanists! if even folks of the low information order do not believe the Department Fatherland Nazi security?, then i think we all need to realize they seek to murder all using sprayers from ari craft poison in the food and water supplies and in the vaccines drugs they sell us! its all evil and we know it! stop watching devilvission start reading! tell the lady to drink a cup of this chemical live on air ffor you if its harmless? see! think! log info!

  8. DHS was CONTRIVED by 911, to enable and empower a President-controlled Federal Gestapo, which subverts the 2nd amendment. Totally UN-CONSTITUTIONAL.

  9. i have family in oklahoma. what is the name of this “small town”? until i know the name of this town i have to call b.s. on this “story”.

  10. DHS is straight from the pits of hell. People really need to STOP these demonic assholes.

  11. Isn’t that how these things are always sold?


  12. The chemical agents DHS plans to use in the testing are titanium dioxide, fluorescent brightener, urea, and Dipel, an insecticide. Kitty Cardwell, a professor at Oklahoma State University and director of the National Institute of Microbial Forensics for Food and Agricultural Biosecurity, who has been involved in other Homeland Security projects, is saying that these chemicals to be used are benign. So to Kitty Cardwell I would say, “If you’re suggesting that these chemicals used in this outdoor testing using live people as guinea pigs is safe, then let us see you and your loved ones sprayed first.”

    OK, we know insecticides are not inert. That’s fact. What are fluorescent brighteners? Let’s have a look.

    Optical brighteners are used in detergents, textiles, chemistry, plastics, paper, etc.. Optical brighteners consist of anything from benzene to disulfonic acid (both of which are considered extremely toxic). They are synthesized from various chemicals, approximately 400 different types, so it is very difficult to confirm what an optical brightener actually contains. However, here are the most common types of optical brighteners that everyone should be aware of (don’t worry, I can’t pronounce these either):

    Triazine-stilbenes uses cyanuric chloride as a bonding agent in its production. Cyanuric chloride is classified as “very toxic,” “harmful,” and “corrosive” by the European Union. It is considered very toxic by inhalation. Several studies have been reported on TOXNET—a database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases by the United States National Library of Medicine—that claim exposure to cyanuric chloride can cause,

    “irritation of the skin, eyes and pharynx, followed by serious obstructive pulmonary syndrome with impairment of alveolar capillary exchanges. No effects on the heart function were seen (although a slightly abnormal ECG was reported from an pre-exposure investigation) and irritation/corrosion of the conjunctiva and skin irritation.”


    Coumarins, found in more than 5,000 cosmetic products and detergents, are under the scope as of late. Researchers at the Germany-based Federal Institute for Risk Assessment warn that coumarins may cause liver damage and trigger allergies. In animal studies, high concentrations caused cancer.


    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission,

    “Imidazolines are a family of drugs that are vasoconstrictors indicated for nasal congestion and/or ophthalmic irritation. Products containing imidazolines can cause serious adverse reactions, such as central nervous system (“CNS”) depression, decreased heart rate, and depressed ventilation in children treated with these drugs or who accidentally ingest them.”

    Need I say more? Yes:


    Benzoxazolines are aromatic substances used in pharmeceutical drugs such as Flunoxaprofen, which has adverse effects including hepatotoxicity, chemical-driven liver damage, and has been removed from the market. Benzoxazolines are not chemically stable either.


    Biphenyl-stilbenes are a stilbenes derivative and have been found to have a hormone-like effect on humans. According to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), “It was once used as a medicinal product for pregnant women but was withdrawn from the market because of severe side-effects on offspring (malformations and carcinomas in the genital tract).” According to the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in Australia,

    “Workers exposed to biphenyl fumes for short periods of time have experienced nausea, vomiting, irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, and bronchitis […] Breathing small amounts of biphenyl over long periods has caused damage to the liver and nervous system of exposed workers. Other human health effects associated with exposure to small amounts of biphenyl over long periods are not known. Laboratory studies show that repeat exposure to large amounts of biphenyl by ingestion damages the kidney and blood, and reduces growth and life expectancy of animals. Limited evidence suggests that repeat exposure to biphenyl dust adversely affects the respiratory tract of laboratory animals.”

    The research says it. These types of optical brighteners may cause developmental and reproductive effects on humans.

    What are optical brighteners really doing?

    As if it wasn’t bad enough, when added to your laundry soap, these optical brightening agents (OBAs), fluorescent brightening agents (FBAs), fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs), synthetic fluorescent dyes, or bluing agents offer no cleaning benefits to your clothes whatsoever. On the flip side, there are several dangers to using these chemical dyes. Knowing some of the harm these chemicals can cause humans, you can only begin to imagine the damage they do to wildlife and the environment as they slip through the sewage treatment facilities and into our lakes and streams. Optical brighteners don’t work forever. They fade with time and exposure to UV rays, and while doing so are absorbed into your skin. But while the illusion of their usefulness does fade, their toxic effects do not. These agents are not biodegradable, in fact they bioaccumulate, so they won’t just go away—and it isn’t something we can simply ignore until millions of dead fish wash up on the beach.

    Affect on the environment

    No, these optical brighteners won’t heighten the color of your world. Quite the opposite. They are proven toxic to fish and animals. Their negative affect on water quality is immeasurable. These chemicals are bioaccumulative, meaning they stick together to form sludge in high concentration, killing aquatic life and even causing mutations in bacterial cells adding to the problem of resistant bacteria. According to a report by the European Ecolabel Commission on criteria for laundry detergents in 2011, “as optical brighteners undergo photo degradation, numerous metabolites may be produced that are not yet identified, which means we may not know the true potential impacts upon the environment.”

    Optical brighteners in food

    These chemical agents can be found in your food, too. “Food grade optical brighteners” can come into contact with your food via plastic and paper packaging. As that cereal box sits on the store shelf, exposed to UV light, those bright colors you see are seeping into those crunchy flakes you love so much. It’s in your soap, the paint on your dishes, the fabric of your dish towel and the inside of your dishwasher. According to a study on the migration of optical brighteners into jam and fruit drinks from the packing materials, published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology,

    “Optical brighteners are commonly used to modify the appearance and to improve polymer properties of packaging. They are not chemically bound to polymers and able to migrate from packaging into the foods. These migrants are potentially harmful to human health.”

    How to avoid optical brighteners

    Optical brighteners have infiltrated the market to the extent that it may seem impossible to avoid them. It’s quite simple really. Anything claiming to make your clothes, “whiter than white” probably contains some form of these chemicals and should be avoided. Here are five simple tips to help you ditch the illusion of optical brighteners:

    Make your own soap using organic ingredients such as soap nuts, or use natural products from companies that state they don’t contain optical brighteners.

    Buy your food in glass rather than plastic.

    Buy organic clothes and fabric.

    Read the labels and avoid disodium diaminostilbene disulfonate, disodium distyrylbiphenyl disulfonate, coumarins, naphthotriazolylstilbenes, benzoxazolyl, benzimidazoyl, naphthylimide, and anything that lists optical brightener as an ingredient.

    Many times these ingredients won’t be labeled because it is not required by law. If it isn’t and you’re not sure, don’t buy it. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Short of carrying around a black light to expose these chemicals, the best advice I can give you is to become more self-sufficient. Grow your own food, read labels, avoid plastic and colorful packaging like the plague, and buy 100 percent certified organic as there are stricter regulations regarding certified organic products. As I said, the FDA doesn’t require listed ingredients for products like laundry soap, and let’s not forget they don’t require labeling of GMOs either, so do the research yourself. As the old adage goes, knowledge is power.

    For the report on “optical brighteners”, a special “thank you” is acknowledged to Kate Hunter who enjoys organic gardening, whole-food cooking, crafting, making natural products and following up on politics and the latest health food news.

  13. Why Oklahoma? No Negroes there?

  14. harmless as fluoride….right Professor. How much money did the University get for that lie?

  15. Could it be that this is just another part of the “depopulation” plan?
    “This is a test. This is only a test.” Does anyone remember that line?

  16. The spray us with chemicals everyday under the guise of geoengineering. American military will kill us all in their quest for global dominance


  18. Nothing new. They’ve been spraying the upper atmosphere for years.
    From Chemtrails to air born viruses to vaccines to gmo to synthetic drugs to perpetual wars the beast in the east thrives on disease.

  19. SO SICK of these LIARS Claiming it’s to SAVE lives!!!

  20. Guinea Pigs have red pilled, woke, becoming aware that they are in fact guinea pigs.

  21. This is why we have the 2nd Amendment. Set up militias to enforce the Constitution and the security of a free state.” You are within your rights.

  22. planned biological/chemical tests = planned biological/chemical ATACK

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