Why are our children contracting cancers and other illnesses previously unknown with their age group? Could our lethal environment be a factor? As a point of reference, consider our daily exposure to mercury from coal-burning power plants, dental fillings, vaccines, and the seafood we eat.
David Lincoln is a geologist, environmental consultant, and author of a book called “Deep Horizons Exposed” who jumped off the corporate ladder and changed careers after he saw how Enron was being operated for the benefit of a select few. He and our host focus on the elevated cancer rates and health problems affecting the farming community of Tulare County, California, that appear to be the direct result of large amounts of stored toxic waste in that region.
Click here to listen to an excerpt of David Lincoln’s Sep. 27 appearance on the radio show.
Environmental Causes of Cancer
Evidence linking the increased used of petroleum-based chemicals in the home and workplace with increases in adult and child cancers
Richard W. Pressinger, M.Ed.
Wayne Sinclair, M.D., Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Mercury Poisoning Disproportionately Impacts Latinos
Brennan Alvarez, Center for American Progress intern
July 4, 2011 at 8:51 am
According to the EPA, as many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age have enough mercury in their system to put their babies at risk in the womb or through nursing.
Mercury in Aquatic Ecosystems
Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and cycles among the atmosphere, water, and sediments. Human activities such as coal burning power plants and waste incineration increase the amount of mercury cycling in the environment.
From MedlinePlus / NIH
Methylmercury is a type of mercury (“quicksilver”), a metal that is liquid at room temperature. Most compounds containing mercury are poisonous. Methylmercury poisoning has occurred after people have eaten meat from animals fed seed grain or fish from waters contaminated with methylmercury (such as Minamata Bay in Japan).