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The following information is from a variety of sources and was updated to 29 April 2003.
Aluminum And Chemtrails
The following section is from: http://www.rense.com/general20/alum.htm dated March 2002.
Since aluminum has been discussed in relationship to the possible components of chemtrails, I thought it was important to give you information about the side effects.
HOW ALUMINUM AFFECTS HEALTH
* Nervous System - in animal studies, aluminum blocks the action potential or ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE OF NERVE CELLS, REDUCING NERVOUS SYSTEM ACTIVITY. Aluminum also inhibits important enzymes in the brain (Na-K-ATPase and hexokinase). Aluminum may also inhibit uptake of important chemicals by nerve cells (dopamine, norepinephrine, and 5-hydroxytryptamine).
* Behavioral Effects - dementia resulting from kidney dialysis related to aluminum toxicity causes memory loss, loss of coordination, confusion and disorientation.
* Digestive System - aluminum reduces intestinal activity, and by doing so can cause colic.
POSSIBLE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ALUMINUM TOXICITY
* Early symptoms of aluminum toxicity include: flatulence, headaches, colic, dryness of skin and mucous membranes, tendency for colds, burning pain in head relieved by food, heartburn and an aversion to meat.
* Later symptoms include paralytic muscular conditions, loss of memory and mental confusion.
OTHER POSSIBLE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ALUMINUM TOXICITY
* Alzheimer's disease, hypoparathyroidism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, anemia, kidney dysfunction, liver dysfunction, hemolysis, Ceukocytosis, porphyria, colitis, neuromuscular disorders, osteomalacia, dental cavities, Parkinson's disease, dementia dialactica, and ulcers.
If you are experiencing these disorders, contact a doctor familiar with tests for metals and DMPS IV (intravenous) chelation.
Further information regarding the above: Caring Laboratory Services - check under the Therapies link.
"Heavy metal poisoning has become an increasingly major health problem, especially since the industrial revolution. Heavy metals are in the water we drink, the foods we eat, the air we breathe, our daily household cleaners, our cookware and our other daily tools. A heavy metal has a density at least 5 times that of water and cannot be metabolized by the body, therefore accumulating in the body.
Heavy metal toxicity can cause our mental functions, energy, nervous system, kidneys, lungs and other organ functions to decline. Learning where these metals can be found and decreasing one's exposure is vital to staying healthy. For the person who wonders if they have heavy metal poisoning, testing is essential. If a person has heavy metal toxicity then interventional natural medicine procedures need to be performed."
Alzheimer's Disease and death rate
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control published the National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 50, No. 15, September 16, 2002.
It is available online in PDF format: CDC report.
The graph from page 9 (of 120 pages) of this report is below - Figure 5. Age-adjusted death rates for the 15 leading causes of death: United States, 1958-2000 - and it shows a slight decline in the death rates from some diseases in recent decades, stroke being one.
But note the age-adjusted death rate from Alzheimer's disease - highlighted with the red arrow. Unlike the 14 other causes of death shown, Alzheimer's isn't even plotted before 1979. In 1979, the Alzheimer's death rate was 0.2 per 100,000 people. By 2000 it was 18.0 per 100,000, making it the eighth leading cause of death. For a 21-year period, such a jump -- almost 100 times -- is astronomical. From barely noticeable in 1979, to epidemic proportions today.
On the previous page of the report, the authors claim that this increase was partly due to improved diagnosis and more awareness among medical professionals. Well, possibly, to some extent. But considering how huge the jump was, how can these factors have had more than a minor effect? The authors also mention other "unidentified factors," without specifying them. But in 2000 the National Institutes of Health said that only 10 percent of Alzheimer's cases are genetically caused. That means 9 out of 10 Alzheimer's cases are caused by environmental factors.
What if the murder rate had jumped 100 times in the last 20 years? Or heart attacks? You get the idea...
Alzheimer Society of Canada
After contacting the Alzheimer Society of Canada and exchanging e-mail with one of their experts (April 2003) it appears that equivalent current information to the above death rates is not available in Canada.
All that could be found online at StatsCan: http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/991125/d991125d.htm was this: "The age-standardized mortality rate from Alzheimer's disease surged from 0.4 deaths per 100,000 males as well as females in 1979, to 7 deaths among men and 8 among women in 1996. (Basically the same as shown in the CDC chart above for 1996.) This increase may reflect diagnostic improvements by health care professionals."
The only page on the Alzheimer Society of Canada web site that discusses aluminum is this one:
Aluminum as a cause of Alzheimer's disease.
The information presented on that page is below:
At the present time
- Aluminum is one of several factors scientists are investigating in the search for a cause of Alzheimer Disease.
- The role of aluminum in the body and the brain is not well understood.
- Scientists disagree as to whether or not there is a connection between aluminum and Alzheimer Disease.
What is aluminum?
We usually think of aluminum as a light silvery metal used to make pots and pans, airplanes or tools, but it also has a non-metallic form. It is this form of aluminum that makes up eight per cent of the earth's surface.
Where is it found?
In the environment
Aluminum in its non-metallic form is found everywhere:
in the foods we eat
drinking water both as a natural component and in some municipalities as an additive
- in the water treatment process
- in many food products, added during manufacturing
- in many cosmetics
- in drugs, to make them more effective or less irritating
- in the air we breathe as a result of dry soil, smoke, and sprays
In the body
Aluminum is always present in the body, but its role is not fully understood. Very little of the aluminum taken in by a healthy individual is actually absorbed; most is flushed out of the body by the kidneys.
What has lead some scientists to believe there is a connection between aluminum and Alzheimer Disease?
Aluminum has been linked with dementia and Alzheimer Disease in particular by several studies. Like with many scientific theories, there remain many unanswered questions.
- Some scientists have found more aluminum than normal in the brains of people with Alzheimer Disease. Much debate goes on about the specific techniques used for measurement:
- Are they sensitive enough?
- Because aluminum is so plentiful, are the tissue samples being contaminated by aluminum in the environment?
- Several studies report that people who live in areas with low levels of aluminum in the drinking water have less chance of developing Alzheimer Disease than those who live where levels of aluminum in the drinking water are higher. These studies have raised numerous questions:
- How much water does each individual drink?
- How much aluminum do they ingest from other sources, i.e., food, cosmetics, drugs?
- How do scientists determine if people have Alzheimer Disease?
- How is the aluminum measured in the drinking water?
- A form of dementia that developed in people on artificial kidney machines was found to be caused by high concentrations of aluminum in the fluid used by the machines. The dementia was eliminated by reducing the aluminum concentration in the fluids. This type of dementia was not Alzheimer Disease.
At present so little is known about the underlying cell changes in Alzheimer Disease that definitive statements about any toxic substance, such as aluminum, cannot be made with any certainty.
So, what about the pots and pans?
Aluminum pots and pans contribute only very small amounts of aluminum to foods that are cooked in them. The amount does increase when food is acidic (for example, tomatoes, rhubarb).
There is no proof that the use of such utensils plays a significant role in the development of Alzheimer Disease.
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