Post: Mycotoxins research
Posted by DD on 4/27/04
I haven't had the luxury to surf the net regarding
mycotoxins and aflatoxins in quite a while, but today, I
did a cursory search and found quite a bit of info;
scientific rather than lay.
The big surprise was how much of the info contradicts
itself; epa reports on malformin are contradictory within
the body of the same report. It says that liver and kidney
damage occur in mice and other laboratory animals, but that
it seems to be innocuous in humans except for those who are
immunocompromised. Yet Mayo research, to name one,
indicates that a whopping majority of sinusitus sufferers
have fungal infections.
I skimmed the genetic susceptibility thread recently and
saw, with amusement, the old arguement about the fittest
surviving. And we know that certain pesticides cause,
among other things, immunosuppression, which is why some
are banned. In addition, some of these pesticides and
fungae are mutagenic, altering at the cellular level.
When you look at the big picture, it is clear that there is
a lot that we are unaware of regarding the action of these
two agents, chemical and biological, on the human body,
either singly or in combination.
In so much that early civilized man realized that some
fungae were beneficial, bread, beer, etc.., they also
realized that some were dangerous, regarding it growing in
homes or on textiles or grains.
Now where does this leave those of us who frequent this
board for it's true purpose, toxic torts? I think that
most of the regulars have seen the twists and turns that
can be taken with seemingly simple, irrefutable fact, but
to allow word games and mind games and deep pockets and
unscrupulous people to make mucho money off of the misery
caused by misinformation, shoddy work, broken contracts,
deceitful behavior, manipulation of information, and
slanderous forays, is just a bit too much.
I heard once that honesty was a luxury afforded the rich,
as cliches go, this one is passe. Apparently even the rich
cannot afford honesty, at least not publicly.
As we look at the violence and mayhem in the Middle East
and tsk, tsk, perhaps we should consider the log in our
collective eye before taking the mote out of our
neighbors. True, they are more open and actively violent
toward one another, but no one there expects anything any
better from their 'opposition'. Here, we mask our violence
with passive aggressiveness and civility, but the end
result is the same; suppression and destruction of the
enemy. At least there, they all know who the enemy is and
there is no candy coating.
Our civil justice system is showing the cracks now, and as
we our fond of saying, we still have it better here than
anywhere on Earth. This is true, how long this remains
true is up to us.
For all you have suffered through poisonings, either
chemical, biological, or both, due to the active or passive
action of others in breach of a contractual obligation and
who have found no justice in our civil justice system must
come together to make your voice heard and to seek some of
the civil freedoms that we as Americans have as a
We are in several countries fighting 'for the rights of the
oppressed'; we have many of those right here,oppressed
people, I mean. Let's do something about it. Those of you
who are able, please collect your medical files, laboratory
testing, etc... proof that your conditions were caused by
the exposure to these chemicals, all your correspondence
with offending parties whether it be insurance companies,
landlords, pesticide companies, construction companies,
etc... so that we can work together during this election
year to make an impact at the national level. Please do
this for me and for yourselves. It is time to bombard the
major parties and the not so major parties with our
information and demands.
Thank you again D. Haney, Dr. Lipsey, Weatherton, FF,
Eagle, etc.. , even you, Mary and CC, for all the input
into this forum, and everyone else who has contibuted to
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