Ed Brown talks about the proliferation of chemicals in just about everything since World War II. Many of the chemicals have not been tested for safety at all. When they are tested, they are tested one at a time. No testing has been done of chemical combinations but we are assured by all the industry’s experts that they are safe and to suggest otherwise is to be scientifically irresponsible.
These chemicals are very likely a factor in the explosion of chronic disease. Genetics is almost certainly not a factor. The large spike in chronic disease has happened too fast to be genetic in origin.
One of the best examples of systemic insanity today is fluoridation of water. Former EPA scientist Robert Carton, PhD, has called it the “greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not all time.” Scientific fraud is a highly competitive field and everybody has his opinions, but fluoridation is a strong candidate. Fluoride is a phosphate industry waste product that is considered a pollutant in air, ground, bodies of water—everywhere but in our drinking water. Another example would be the practice of renaming human sewage “sludge” and selling it to farmers as fertilizer.
Even toys for small children are not safe. The ageless rubber ducky contains toxic vinyl. Sunscreen typically has more than one toxic ingredient. The cosmetics industry pretends to regulate itself but you can guess how effective that is. An entertaining example shows Homer Simpson at the “Screaming Monkey Medical Research Center” where he is a test subject for some new chemical. Brief exposure causes him obvious pain and burning but in the next scene the experts are immediately recommending it for general use. Those experts do not get a thumbs up but the video does rate thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2015