Fluoride and Carbon Monoxide effect brain and behavior
Everyday exposure to toxins like carbon monoxide from vehicle exhaust and fluoride in drinking water can alter brain chemistry and thinking patterns. Combined with the barage of corporate media propaganda (PSYOPS?), this could explain the apathy of Americans in the face of a fascist government..
Nazi scientists added fluoride to the drinking water of Germany's concentration camps and occupied territories to keep the inmates passive. American Alcoa Aluminum, which produced fluoride as a manufacturing byproduct, traded information with I.G. Farben, the Nazi chemical conglomerate to utilize fluoride in creative, profitable ways. During this time only a few U.S. municipalities fluoridate their water. This increased dramatically soon after WW2. The propaganda was and is that fluoride is good for teeth and is harmless. But a toddler can die from eating too much toothpaste with fluoride, and the effect of fluoride on teeth is to harden them to the point of making them brittle, called dental fluorosis. Apart from the ongoing benefit to the aluminum industry that does not have to dispose of toxic waste, and can instead put the fluoride into the drinking water, the control of the populace via fluoride may be a consideration.
Improving on nature is a common explanation of the excesses of corporations, industries and government policies. But, to enforce the "improvement on nature" there has to be a passive public. Combining fluoride with carbon monoxide and other chemicals (that synergize with unpredictable results), and the massive media propagandizing assaulting the public, it is easier to destroy the environment for profit and keep the public out of the decision process. Instead of raising hell and taking a stand, the embattled consumer wishes most often for a little more relief and distraction. Then when disaster strikes, it is seen as unreal even as the body gives out and the spirit dies with barely a wimper. The American victim sees relatives and friends struggling and succumbing to the rising epidemic of cancer, but the daily routine goes on without question: make more money, pay off the rising debts, and don't take any action on global warming or the war on Iraq.
And above all, never, ever question the benefits of fluoridated drinking water.
What happens to a human population when their bodies and brains are attacked by a small amount of toxins on an almost daily basis? If it is not enough to be obviously noticed, the effect on the body would be more gradual. If the EPA tells us we can be exposed to X amount parts per million (ppm) without any noticeable health hazards, does this dismiss the unnoticeable health hazards?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, catalytic converters that change CO to CO2 are not always 100 percent effective. Any freeway will have a percentage of CO gas in the air nearby. People impaired by frequent CO exposure can continue to drive, work, procreate, and above all consume. However, they are hardly in any condition to start creatively improving their lives and opposing injustice. Prozac (fluoexipine, also contains fluoride) and more television are instead the normal course. Meanwhile, one of the original causes of the overall malaise, CO, is unquestioned and considered only dangerous in massive, lethal quantities
Two risks in particular are fluoride compounds in drinking water and breathing carbon monoxide in the air. Both these toxins are found in various locations/situations, so almost everyone is exposed to some in small amounts. The question asked is how much can cause the mental effects of apathy, depression, confusion and other commonly misdiagnosed symptoms of malaise.
Since both these toxins are emitted from separate sources, we will initially deal with them individually, then discuss how the combination of these two toxins would effect the mind. Some of the info below contains scientific evidence to support the claims of the mental effects of CO, fluoride and other toxins on human healthy and behavior.
Emission of carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion. This varies according to make/model of vehicle, for example SUVs emit nearly twice the amount of CO than do smaller cars. This carbon monoxide is an invisible odorless gas that is often inhaled by people in the vicinity of vehicles. The approx. amount CO inhaled and its effect on the body is the subject of this report. After CO enters the lungs it is absorbed into the bloodstream (along with oxygen, O2 gas) through the capillaries. What normally happens is the O2 molecule binds chemically with the iron (Fe) molecule in the hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and its primary function is to transport oxygen to cells. When the iron delivers the oxygen to the cells, it picks up the waste product carbon dioxide (CO2) and returns to the lungs capillaries where CO2 is exhaled.
The CO molecule is 200 times more likely to bind with the iron molecule in hemoglobin than is O2. When this occurs, the hemoglobin can no longer deliver O2 to the cells and is considered carboxylated hemoglobin. When cells do not receive the needed oxygen they die. The effect of cell death from CO inhalation is called carbon monoxide poisoning. Severe cases of CO poisoning cause death, yet milder cases of CO poisoning are less noticeable but are also detrimental to health.
Low-level CO poisoning symptoms are a result of less oxygen being transported to the brain. These symptoms include nausea, dizziness, depression, irritability, headaches and other common symptoms often misdiagnosed. People who live and/or work in the vicinity of heavy vehicle traffic are more susceptible to low level CO poisoning. Long term exposure to low level CO poisoning can cause worsening of symptoms, sometimes leading to violence. The question is how much CO inhalation can cause the symptoms mentioned above?
CO inhalation is usually measured in parts per million (PPM). The amount in CO ppm inhaled that causes the above symptoms varies with each individual. On average, a one hour exposure time to CO levels of 300 ppm can lead to 10 percent carboxylated hemoglobin in the blood. (CO Headquarters) This is an estimate for an adult at rest. Any level above 5 percent carboxylated hemoglobin is abnormal and unsafe. Obviously a child at play will be far more sensitive to CO uptake and resulting increase of carboxylated hemoglobin in the blood.
Since CO inhalation is most common in urban areas of high vehicle traffic; the equation below applies to street canyons, areas surrounded by buildings;
Ce = (0.1*K*N*V^-0.75) / (U + 0.5)[(x^2 + z^2)^(1/2) + 2]
Ce = concentration of CO in parts per million
K = constant of 7
N = traffic (vehicles per hour)
V = vehicles ave. velocity (miles per hour)
U = wind speed (meters per second)
W = street width (meters)
x = distance of receptor from traffic lane
z = height of receptor above traffic lane
This equation is used for the leewardside of the street canyon, there
is a separate equation for the winward side of the canyon. The leeward side is where the wind is coming from, winward side where the wind is blowing to. This is assuming the wind is blowing at an approx. 90 degree angle perpendicular to the street canyon. (Eagleman, pg. 95)
Although there are less CO emissions from modern vehicles, there are more vehicles on the road, so CO poisoning in urban areas like Los Angeles, Mexico City and Houston is still a great risk.
The total miles driven by all passenger vehicles in the U.S. increased 2.7 times between 1965 and 1995. The passenger vehicle is still the largest single source of carbon monoxide nationwide. The emissions of hydrocarbons have been reduced by two-thirds, while the emissions of carbon monoxide have been reduced by only one-third. (Auto Emissions and Carbon Monoxide)
Symptoms of aggressive behavior and depression in large urban areas are often misdiagnosed as mental health problems. Many people from urban areas are being incarcerated for behavior that is a result of CO poisoning over several years exposure. Urban children are especially at risk, even more frequently misdiagnosed and label ADD by a mental health system that attempts to correct this problem by prescribing pharmaceuticals.
A simpler and healthier solution would be to reduce the amount of fossil fuel combusting vehicles by increasing public transit, making cities more bike/pedestrian friendly, and using alternative fuels (hydrogen, biodiesel) instead of petroleum. Until then, carbon monoxide will continue to plague the health of people living near vehicle traffic
Fluoride compounds added to drinking water have generated much controversy due to industry manipulation. Science is often influenced by the financial support of industry, and dissenting opinions are often treated harshly in the mainstream scientific community. Dr. Phyllis Mullinex presented her report to the National Institute of Dental Research about the negative effects of fluoride and was later fired. She discovered that exposure to fluoride caused hypoactivity, or lethargy in prenatal rats. Exposing adult rats caused hyperactivity, and also showed effects of fluoride accumulation in the brain. Subjecting animals to toxins for research is unethical since animals are not able to give consent. Animals may also be effected differently than humans. However, she was not fired for ethics and animal research, she was fired because she continued to talk about her findings of fluoride on rats.
Some basic info on fluoride is needed to help people begin educating themselves on the fluoride effects. The term "fluoride" is often used to describe several compounds that contain the element "Fluorine", or "F" on the periodic table. Fluorine is grouped with bromine and chlorine as a halogen. Halogen gasses are electronegative elements, with fluorine exhibiting the strongest electronegativity of the three. Elemental fluorine gas is never found in nature in pure form, it is mined and extracted from minerals like cryolite (Na2AlF6), fluorspar (CaF2) and converted to fluoride compounds like hydrofluosilicic acid.
The behavior of the fluoride ion in the body is different for the type of tissue it effects. The most common effect known is the effect on the enamel of the teeth, where the fluorine separates and bonds with the calcium containing hydroxyapatite (enamel) and replaces the hydroxyl (OH) group. Since fluorine is a strong electronegative element, it creates a stronger bond. The tooth is harder and also more brittle after the more flexible hydroxl is replaced.
Fluorides effect on the brain as a neurotoxin is less understood yet the known facts are being suppressed. Evidence shows that fluoride slighty damages the brain's hippocampus, the area needed for memory and learning new behavior. People are still able to function normally, as the parts undamaged regulate repetitive learned behavior, with frequent memory repetitions, but little new information being processed. This makes people more susceptible to propaganda, by repeating images in the mind.
Air Pollution Meteorologyby Joe R. Eagleman 1991, University of Kansas
Auto Emissions and Carbon Monoxide
Fluoride Action Network
link to pub8.ezboard.com
Fluoridation: A 50 year Old Blunder and Cover-up
link to www.deh.gov.au
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