Though not classified as a heavy metal such a lead, it can be dangerous in high levels. Especially since it can accumulate in ones body, the brain being the worst place it can find itself. Higher aluminum levels have also been linked to Alzheimers. 2. 3.
How does it make it into us?
It's used in the manufacturing of cookware, flatware, foil, cans used for soda. It's also used commonly in the following health products: Antacids, Buffered Aspirin, Vaccines, Vaginal Douches, Hemorrhoid Medications, Anti-Diarrhea Medications, Astringents, Nasal Sprays, Baby Powder, Dentures, Lipsticks, Talcum Powder. It's used commonly in the following cooking ingredients, Baking Powder, Self-Rising Flour, Table Salt, Pickling Salt, Processed Cheese, Cake Mix. Source.
Many of the symptoms of aluminum toxicity mimic those of Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis. Colic, rickets, gastrointestinal problems, interference with the metabolism of calcium, extreme nervousness, anemia, headaches, decreased liver and kidney function, memory loss, speech problems, softening of the bones, and aching muscles can all be caused by aluminum toxicity.
Aluminum is excreted by the kidneys, therefore toxic amounts can impair kidney function. Aluminum can also accumulate in the brain causing seizures and reduced mental alertness. The brain is normally protected by a blood-brain barrier, which filters the blood before it reaches it. Elemental aluminum does not pass easily through this barrier, but certain compounds contained within aluminum, such as aluminum fluoride do. Interestingly, many municipal water supplies are treated with both aluminum sulfate and aluminum fluoride. These two chemicals can also combine easily in the blood. Aluminum fluoride is also poorly excreted in the urine.
If you feel that you may be effected by Aluminum Toxicity you can find out with tests. Keep in mind that it is impossible to be completely Aluminum free. But the more it's avoided and removed from your diet and surroundings, its cumulative effect will be slowed and could possibly save you from Alzheimers.
Vaccines have received a lot of attention on ATS in the past, 1300 Girls Harmed by HPV Vaccines. Vaccine Information Thread. Etc etc.
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains a small amount of an agent that resembles a microorganism. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
I'll start by saying that I have never had a flu vaccine, and I have never had the flu. The same goes for my entire immediate family. People can draw their own conclusions to that statement. I hope some people can provide their own stories in this thread about their vaccine experiences. Have you been vaccinated by the flu, and did you subsequently come down with it?
There is a lot of evidence that Vaccines are far from as safe as claimed by the Manufacturers who reap billions in profit from them. Additionally, studies have found that their appears to be a link between the rise in childhood autism and the use of high levels of mercury in Vaccines. Mercury is added to vaccines as a preservative. 1. 2. 3.
It's also worth noting, that a recent study is out that appears to refute the link. Source. If I reaped the benefits of a billion dollar industry, I may go to some great lengths to make studies support my needs. Whether that's the case, and what the long term effects of the study will be, remains to be known. Keep in mind there have been many, many studies that have made the link, and only one to really refute it.
What about the other dangers, besides Mercury?
The vaccine history is fairly long and dark. Dr Mendelsohn, M.D. (1984) stated:
My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children. The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one or more of the others.
SIDS, is the acronym for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” which as it name suggests, is the spontaneous death of an infant that remains to be completely explained.
The statistics alone are shady enough, but one also needs to realize that statistics collected by the manufacturers are often skewed and deaths are listed as coincidental, or under other terms such as cot death, MSbP & SBS. Source
Smallpox vaccine infant deaths (UK) were estimated at 25,000 in 1880, and 6,000 in 1921. Source
780,000 people die from Allopathic (vaccinator) iatrogenic disease in the USA every year, 106,000 from adverse drug reactions. Source
The bottom line: Allopathy has always killed more children than the diseases with vaccination ( 1 2 3 4 ) and the suppression of effective non-Allopathic medicine such as Vitamin C which would prevent all cot-deaths and most other child deaths, (known since 1949)
The evidence is overwhelming to anyone who bothers to look. It's also worth noting that it makes no sense to take what could be a toxic vaccine, to stop one strain, when it could mutate the same year and leave you unprotected any ways. Is the risk really worth it? With major death statistics, as well as Severe Adverse Reactions reported world wide, and billions spent compensating victims, say NO to vaccines for you, and especially your children. Cause once they've been damaged, they may never be the same.
Toxic Aids and Cancer Treatments
Recently a lot of discussion was stirred when a mother refused to allow the government to force her child to finish Chemotherapy. Link
Some supported the Judge who over ruled the kids decision to abandon chemo for alternative methods that wouldn't devastate his body and bring him to the edge of death, in hopes of avoiding it. I have seen first hand the destructive effects of chemo first hand. And it's terribly sad to see, especially when it's someone you love. Now don't get me wrong, there are cases where chemo does work. But is it as effective as it is popularly believed?
And why, after trillions of dollars of funding and millions of educated man hours, is there not a treatment that is not only effective most often, but does not require extensively poisoning the body, in hopes of maybe poisoning the cancer while your at it? Is it not fair to demand such results after the expense that has been paid by private donations and tax dollars?
One study goes far for the case of debunking Chemotherapy as an effective treatment. : “The contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adult malignancies.”
The three authors of the paper are: (1) Graeme Morgan, Associate Professor and radiotherapist at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. (2) Robyn Ward, a senior specialist in Medical Oncology and Associate Professor of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. (3) Michael Barton, Research Director Associate Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Liverpool Health Service, Sydney.
Where it was published
They publish their work in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Volume 16, Issue 8, December 2004, pages 549-560. This is a peer-review well-respected medical journal. Their paper was submitted for publication on 18 August 2003. It was revised and finally accepted for publication on 3 June 2004. This means the paper has been scrutinized by fellow doctors and has undergone the normal peer-review process. It is not a back-door, arm-twisting way to get into the pages of the medical journal. Given the above, you and I (and even doctors!) should not have any doubt as to the credibility and validity of what they say in their research paper.
[edit on 8-6-2009 by king9072]