Causes . ..
Perhaps we should stop breaking our babies?
How much Mercury (commonly found in flu and other vaccinations) is too much?
Heavy Metal and Particle Vulnerability
Children are more vulnerable to the dangers of toxic chemicals than are adults, according to Herbert L. Needleman, M.D. and Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., authors of Raising Children Toxic Free.
According to a study released in October 2004, conducted by the University of North Carolina, 21 percent of women of childbearing age have mercury levels in their hair that exceeds federal health standards. That is up from eight percent in just four years using a recent CDC study as a reference point.
Under United States guidelines, 79 percent of Inuvik women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury. Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a directive warning women of childbearing age to eat no more than two meals or 12 ounces of seafood, including canned tuna, weekly.
The life period with the highest adaptability and vulnerability
to environmental factors: the period inside the womb.
Dr. Sandra Steingraber describes the particular vulnerability of children when it comes to mercury poisoning:
The placenta, which works well to bar pathogens from entering the womb, does a terrible job of keeping methylmercury out.
In fact, the placenta actively pumps mercury into the fetal capillaries as though it were a precious molecule of calcium or iodine. This is why levels of mercury in the blood of a newborn typically exceed those of its mother by 70 percent.
When confronted with methylmercury, the placenta functions more like a magnifying glass than a barrier. Once inside the fetal blood supply, mercury is carried to the fetal brain where it interferes with brain cell migration.
Just as a spider can lower itself from the ceiling by reeling out a single strand of silk, a fetal brain cell moves from the center of the brain to the surface by rappelling along its own fiber.
This process of brain cell migration begins in earnest during month four of pregnancy and continues after birth at least through the age of two.
Methylmercury paralyzes migrating brain cells and thus interferes with their movement from center to surface.
Methylmercury also halts cell division in the fetal brain by binding directly to neural chromosomes.
The cerebellum—center of balance and coordination—is a special target of methylmercury.
Prenatal exposures to methylmercury have also been linked to deficits in memory, learning, and attention span that persist into adolescence and appear irreversible.
In short, human fetuses are more vulnerable than adults to the brain-addling powers of mercury for two immutable reasons:
- They receive a comparatively bigger exposure (because of the placenta’s concentrating powers), and
- Their brain cells need to move and multiply.
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency biochemist, Kathryn Mahaffey estimates that one in six pregnant women in the United States had high enough blood mercury to damage her child, for a total of 630,000 U.S. newborns at risk.
This was the first study to calculate the numbers based on children’s blood levels, not the mother’s blood. The new formula showed that one in six pregnant women had mercury levels in their blood of at least 3.5 parts per billion, sufficient for levels in the fetus to reach or surpass the EPA safety threshold of 5.8 parts per billion.
In 1999-2000, the last year for which government data is available, this meant that 630,000 children were at risk instead of the original estimate of 320,000.
According to Dr. Sandra Steingraber, “The EPA has taken pains not to adopt the 630,000 figure as its official position.” Calculated by EPA scientist Kathryn Mahaffey, these new estimates were published in Environmental Health Perspectives, April 2004.
Children are more vulnerable than adults to oxidative stress due to their naturally low
glutathione levels from conception through infancy.
More than 100 years ago Dr. Abraham Jacobi, the father of American pediatrics, recognized the importance of and need for age-appropriate pharmaceutical therapy when he wrote, “Pediatrics does not deal with miniature men and women with reduced doses and the same class of disease in smaller bodies, but… has its own independent range and horizon.”
Modern pediatrics has abandoned this wisdom as demonstrated by the fact that vaccines are not adjusted down to the bodyweight of infants.
What you can do about this:
1) Do not have any dental work done leading up to or during pregnancy or breastfeeding if it entails amalgam – replacing or adding any to your mouth.
2) Avoid ALL vaccinations – for you leading up to and during pregnancy – especially the flu ones as they are FULL of mercury.
3) Avoid all vaccinations for baby until s/he is at least three years old – as by them most foods will have been trialed and the child’s immune system will have been allowed enough tome to develop as nature intended.
4) Take liquid activated zeolites as the most important health insurance you can take out for all the family – but especially newborn.
5) Searching the internet for ‘toxic sperm’ and ‘toxic breast milk’ if you are at all in doubt.
6) Take charge and refuse to be part of the modern childhood health epidemics of autism, ADHD allergies and asthma.
7) Get Dr Kenneth Bock’s Healing the New Childhood Epidemics and work preventatively, so you don’t need my or other health care professionals services trying to give your baby the start s/he should have had – genetic potential is only possible without the toxic overload.
General Safety Guidelines-Vaccinations
by Kenneth Bock
Administer vaccinations only to abundantly healthy children.
Postpone the vaccinations if your child is ill, has a fever, was ill within the past week or two, or appears to possibly be coming down with an illness.
Any condition that compromises immunity can lead to adverse reactions.