The point of this thread is to highlight a few falsities and to present facts in regards to the "chemtrail" phenomena.
Specifically - Barium and Aluminium.
Firstly a brief background:
Barium is a silvery-white metal that occurs in nature in many different forms called compounds. These compounds are solids and they do not burn
well. Two forms of barium, barium sulfate and barium carbonate, are often found in nature as underground ore deposits. Barium is sometimes found
naturally in drinking water and food. Because certain forms of barium (barium sulfate and barium carbonate) do not mix well with water, the amount of
barium usually found in drinking water is of a small quantity. Other barium compounds, such as barium chloride, barium nitrate, and barium hydroxide,
are manufactured from barium sulfate. Barium compounds such as barium acetate, barium carbonate, barium chloride, barium hydroxide, barium nitrate,
and barium sulfide dissolve more easily in water than barium sulfate.
Barium and barium compounds are used for many important purposes. Barium sulfate ore is mined and used in several industries. It is used mostly by the
oil and gas industries to make drilling muds. Drilling muds make it easier to drill through rock by keeping the drill bit lubricated. Barium sulfate
is also used to make paints, bricks, tiles, glass, rubber, and other barium compounds. Some barium compounds, such as barium carbonate, barium
chloride, and barium hydroxide, are used to make ceramics, insect and rat poisons, additives for oils and fuels, and many other useful products.
Barium sulfate is sometimes used by doctors to perform medical tests and take x-ray photographs of the stomach and intestines.
Pure aluminium is a silvery-white metal with many desirable characteristics. It is light, nontoxic (as the metal), nonmagnetic and nonsparking. It
is somewhat decorative. It is easily formed, machined, and cast. Pure aluminium is soft and lacks strength, but alloys with small amounts of copper,
magnesium, silicon, manganese, and other elements have very useful properties.
In the Earth's crust, aluminium is the most abundant (8.3% by weight) metallic element and the third most abundant of all elements (after oxygen and
silicon). However, because of its strong affinity to oxygen, it is almost never found in the elemental state; instead it is found in oxides or
So now we have established a couple of things in regards to these chemicals.
*Both are found naturally.
*Both are widely used in modern industry and manufacturing.
Question: Why are these two singled out by chemtrail theorists?
Answer: Because high levels have been found in air and soil samples around the USA.
Now that is quite a leap to assume it's to do with chemtrails, why don't we have a look at something a little more plausible, such as tabled
emissions from the EPA.
Here is a link to the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
You can enter the relevant data to generate the same results as I have.
This table represents the amount of chemicals (In this case barium, aluminium and their alternate forms) released via numerous sources.
A detailed breakdown of sources can be found
Here's a list I've drawn up showing the TOTAL amount (in pounds) of barium, aluminium and their alternate forms released over 10 years.
- 1997 - 41,479,841
- 1998 - 273,161,271
- 1999 - 367,405,383
- 2000 - 381,077,404
- 2001 - 300,338,671
- 2002 - 255,367,294
- 2003 - 252,116,329
- 2004 - 283,923,691
- 2005 - 286,765,468
- 2006 - 272,520,410
- TOTAL - 2,714,155,762
pounds or 1,231,120,344.6 Kilograms!
From just two chemicals.
Here is a document from the American Water Council
Ten states account for about half of all legal barium released in this country:
1. Texas (17.1 million pounds)
2. North Dakota (15.7 million pounds)
3. Illinois (11 million pounds)
4. Alabama (10.2 million pounds)
5. Michigan (10.1 million pounds)
6. Colorado (10.1 million pounds)
7. Minnesota (8.8 million pounds)
8. Ohio (8.2 million pounds)
9. Montana (7.9 million pounds)
10. Indiana (7.8 million pounds)
And 26 additional states released anywhere from 1 -- 7 million pounds of barium apiece into the environment. Of course, none of these statistics take
into consideration the illegal, unreported dumping of barium metals into the environment.
Now, after seeing these facts, why would anyone believe chemtrails are to blame?
The facts don't lie, over two and a half billion pounds of barium and aluminium are dumped, by industry into the environment.
You're barking up the wrong tree folks.
So I challenge the chemtrail believers, specifically the ones who say barium and aluminium is being sprayed, to prove otherwise.
Want some more reading material?
Toxic Waste Sites
The links below will connect you to pages containing yet more links to US EPA pages describing Superfund (National Priority List) toxic waste sites
throughout the United States. These are among the worst toxic waste sites in the country. Note: EPA is in the habit of regularly relocating their
Superfund site pages. Links are updated as time allows.
A state by state listing of contaminated waste sites.
This is where you guys should be barking.