Current Tips 6/15/05
1. Individual states are now determining if they
will restrict or not restrict foods such as genetically engineered
on a local county basis. Check on what they plan to do in your area.
2.Air Pollutants cause children (and adults) to
have asthma and respiratory disease- and harm the growth of children's
lungs. People who live in non-industrial areas where the air, soil,
and water are less polluted, have less illness and live longer. The
more ozone, the higher the death rate.
3. Roundup exposure can damage the unborn baby in
the uterus. see www.beyondpesticides.org-- and cry. We must do more
to protect the babies!!!!
4. A lawsuit against spraying the NY water with a
toxic chemical to control West Nile infected mosquitoes is to be decided
soon. Next newsletter will tell you what happened.
5. A study at Harvard Dental College suggests fluoride
in water might be a contributory factor related to bone cancer in
6.Shanna Swan MD at U of Rochester found the urine
of pregnant women with high levels of phthalates or plastic in their
bodies have male infants with genital differences, including slightly
smaller penises. Very low doses of this and other types of chemicals
can cause significant changes in sexuality. These finding are similar
to those described in several forms of wildlife. Phthalates are in
soft plastic, cling wrap etc., Girls can also be affected and some
develop breasts at 6-8 yrs of age. Should we be concerned? I certainly
think so. For more details see my book, Chapter 5 of Our Toxic World
A Wake Up Call (1 800 787 7870)
7. If someone you love is going to Iraq, get the
sperm or eggs saved so when they return, their offspring have a better
chance of being normal. Those who fought in Viet Nam still have sperm
that is not normal.
8. Boric acid by law must now be added in rather
large amounts to mattresses. This powder can get into the lungs of
children in particular and cause respiratory illness. Make your own
mattress or clean up an old one.
time allows, I will try to give updates of new information each week
from now on.
Doris J. Rapp, M.D.
1421 Colvin Blvd. Buffalo, New York 14223
Phone 716-875-0398 Fax 716-875-5399 E-mail email@example.com
Dr Rapp.com 2004