Sunday, March 30, 2008

Research discovers that mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking!

Note from Health Lover, Ilena Rosenthal:  I became involved in the un-cover-up of cell phone dangers when it became obvious, that the same enormous junk science propaganda team was hired to defend cell phones as breast implants (and vaccinations, amalgam, etc. etc.)

By Geoffrey Lean
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Mobile phones could kill far more people than smoking or asbestos, a
study by an award-winning cancer expert has concluded. He says people
should avoid using them wherever possible and that governments and the
mobile phone industry must take "immediate steps" to reduce exposure
to their radiation. More here.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Silicone Wars ~ Ides of March, Repost from 1999 ~

by Ilena Rosenthal, March 15, 1999

Beware The Ides of March.

This historical date of classic betrayal and traitorism ~ March 15th ~ appears to be living up to it's reputation. Caeser and Brutus move over.

Here come The Dows!

On this date, Dow Corning's bankruptcy division, in yet another public relations blitz regarding their previously profitable breast implant division, will begin mailing a couple hundred thousand implant recipients a settlement offer for their vote.

They will continue their very expensive PR campaign to make the forgiving public believe that there is zilch ~ zero ~ nada ~ none ~ no evidence whatsoever ~ that their previous cash cow of silicone, causes harm. They will hit the media through their intricate and expansive network with "Poor Dow" and "Generous Dow" articles. They won't reveal however, that Baby Dow Corning has earned over $200 million in profit each and every year. Bankruptcy has served them well.

Nor will they remind the public that Papa Dow Chemical recently lost $4 million in Reno and an as yet unknown amount in a class action suit in Louisiana they have managed to stall. They are guilty of not only manufacturing, but for years, concealing the known dangers and risks of breast implants. Mighty Dow, in spite of the Nevada verdict Halloween, 1995, is still appealing at the federal level. They have lost all state appeals but with clever legal strategies and stonewalling, that four million dollars is still in the coffers of Dow, and the very ill plaintiff, Marianne Hopkins, is left broke with a debilitating disease similar to Multple Sclerosis.

They will fail to mention, that although marketed as "lasting a lifetime," recent studies, including one in the prestigious British Lancet (11/22/97), report a rupture rate up to 95% over 20 years. Nor will the press releases mention hidden studies done by Dow as early in the 50's and 60's whose results were buried for years. They did not want their customers to know that silicone migrated throughout the body and crossed the placental barrier. They exclude the fact that implants were once designed as a "drug delivery system," or that cockroaches dropped dead from the silicone fluid.

They will try to convince you, that it is out of their generosity, not scientific evidence, that they are paying out $3.2 billion. They prefer to be seen as the benevolent, unfairly maligned corporation, who, with no fault of their own, offer this money out of pure concern for fairness.

They will utilize their long running campaign of defaming all doctors who dare to report their findings on the damage to women's bodies and immune systems by calling them "junk scientists." They will imply that hundreds of thousands of implanted women are faking serious autoimmune symptoms and removing their ruptured implants at the whim of plantiff attorneys.


Rarely admitted is the fact that no breast implant has ever been approved by the FDA for safety. Or why, as of 9/10/98, 127,500 women with silicone gel implants and an additional 49,661 with saline filled implants had reported serious adverse reactions to the FDA.

In 1995, my phone started ringing with women sharing their implant stories and I began my internet newsgroup and email list. The horrors continue to unfold today as hundreds more ill women come forward every month. Women literally and figuratively disintegrating ~ at least one whose tortured chest is being held together by mesh. Silicone in their brains, their uteri, their livers, their spinal fluid, their children.

The manufacturers have engaged implanted women as distractors causing confusion and paranoia throughout the support system, knowing that dividing the injured women disempowers them. It's as if Brutus himself taught them well to spread rumors like viruses.

What about the women?

With the pittance offered the majority of them, will they even be able to afford to remove their ruptured or disintegrating implants?

And if they vote "no," will a better offer ever come their way?

Who will cover their mounting medical bills as their immune systems break down from chemicals and known carcinogens like silica, toluene, and platinum? Health insurers are already routinely refusing coverage for implanted women.

The Silicone Issue is the slippery slope of Big Bu$ine$$. It brings attention to other dangerous devices and drugs, other toxins whose real dangers are still being minimized.

If the wealthy silicone manufacturers don't take real responsibility for their failed products, this is a public health catastrophe in the making.

Ilena Rosenthal, is Director of The Humantics Foundation for Women and author of Breast Implants, The Myths, The Facts the Women. Daily she communicates with thousands of implanted women and their families via her email lists.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Zeitgeist Day ~ Ides of March ~ 3.15.2008

This video, winner of the Award, has educated and inspired many of my friends and myself.

Click below to  find a list of private and public events & showings on this date.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sex Hormones, Mood Stabilizers Found In Drinking Water Of 41 MILLION Americans ... Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue

Note from Ilena Rosenthal:  There is such outrageous news coming at us all moment by moment right now ... I really appreciated Andy Borowitz's satirical slant on this amazing revelation that our waters too, are contaminated 
by pharmaceuticals.

And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies _ which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public _ have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas _ from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky. Here's the full article on Huffington Post.

Bush Reveals Tap Water as Prescription Drug Plan by Andy Borowitz

Note from Ilena:  Art imitates life once again.

One of the most important articles I've read that explains what a potentially health killing legacy these pharmachemicals could be creating was published in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. It totally disputes all the rabid chemical industry apologists (aka flacks, shills, media, etc.) who claim that the many complex and multifaceted symptoms and illnesses commonly known as
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a myth ... and then they blame everything but the chemicals! 

They repeat the same denials regarding the harm to many by vaccinations, 
dental amalgams with mercury, aspartame, (to name but a few).

Here's an excerpt ... (I'll send you a copy of the whole article if you can't access it and want to read the rest.)

Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue
By Peter Waldman Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

For years, scientists have struggled to explain rising rates of some cancers and childhood brain disorders. Something about modern living has driven a steady rise of certain maladies, from breast and prostate cancer to autism and learning disabilities.

One suspect now is drawing intense scrutiny: the prevalence in the environment of certain industrial chemicals at extremely low levels. A growing body of animal research suggests to some scientists that even minute traces of some chemicals, always assumed to be biologically insignificant, can affect such processes as gene activation and the brain development of newborns. Amazing article here.