Why are Americans most prone to mental illness?
I'm gonna make an argument that the cause of increased rates in mental health disorders are due to mercury emissions. Which in a way might be done
purposely to deprive americans of healthy intellect and make them dependent on pharmaceuticals. EPA does not even care to control mercury emissions.
Do you think the public is aware of this?
Do you care?
What do you think can or should be done?
Why does the EPA fail to enforce their regulations?
Included is abstract of confirmed reports and scientific studies related to this.
EPA Lets Old Coal Plants Fire Up
Aug. 22, 2003
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to roll back clean air regulations, enabling some old, coal-fired power plants and refineries to emit more
air pollutants, an environmental activist group said. The group accused the Bush administration of purposely releasing the final rule while Congress
is on recess.
Mercury in fish worse than thought
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS - Aug 5, 2004
... Coal-fired power plants like Mississippi Power's facilities in Gulfport and Escatawpa only reduced mercury emissions from 51 tons per year to 48
tons per year ...
State's fish from lakes test high for mercury
Billings Gazette, MT - Aug 5, 2004
EPA to Probe Missing Mercury
Plants Unable to Account for Tons of Annual Purchases
May 30, 2004; Page A14
Under prodding from environmental groups, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking another look at a handful of U.S. chemical plants that cannot
account for as much as 65 tons of mercury they may be releasing into the environment each year.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mental illnesses including anxiety disorders and depression are common and under-treated in many developed and developing countries,
with the highest rate found in the United States, according to a study of 14 countries.
Rates ranged from 26.4% of people in the United States to 8.2% of people in Italy.
Vol. 291 No. 21, June 2, 2004
The prevalence of having any WMH-CIDI/DSM-IV disorder in the
prior year varied widely, from 4.3% in Shanghai to 26.4% in the United
The neurotoxicity of inorganic and organic mercury in experimental animals is manifested as functional, behavioral, and morphological changes, as
well as alterations in brain neurochemistry. The cerebellar cortex appears to be especially sensitive to mercury toxicity. MM induces an increase in
lipoperoxidation in the membranes of cerebellar neurons. MM is believed to act on the oxidative pathways, possibly interfering with mitochondrial
electron transport. Also, MM may be acting on mitotic spindle microtubules leading to cell injury in the developing cerebellar cortex.
the Journal of Neurochemistry ran a study showing brain cells exposed to even minute levels of mercury developed the exact set of neuro-deformations
associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Journal of Neurochemistry
Volume 74 Issue 1 Page 231 - January 2000
Exposure of neuroblastoma to molar mercury
increases increases Tau phosphorylation. Both of these events occur in Alzheimer’s diseased brain.
Amyloid Amyloid plaque formation is the plaque formation is the
“diagnostic hallmark” of Alzheimer’s disease. “diagnostic hallmark” of Alzheimer’s disease. Olivieri Olivieri et et
al. J. Neurochemistry, 74, 231, 2000. al. J. Neurochemistry, 74, 231, 2000.
Exposure of cultured neurons to mercury rapidly causes the stripping of tubulin from the from theneurofibrils forming the neurite leading to the
processes to the
formation of formation of neurofibillary tangles, a “diagnostic tangles, a “diagnostic
hallmark” of Alzheimer’s disease. Leong Leong et al. et al.
NeuroReports NeuroReports 12(4), 733, 2001 12(4), 733, 2001
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