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The Woman's Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Dr. Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

The reason is that many chemicals, such as formaldehyde, benzene, phenol, and chlorine have estrogen-mimicking properties. These chemicals take the place of estrogen in the body. The body thinks that it has enough estrogen and doesn't make enough of its own. Estrogen is responsible for reproduction as well as many other vital functions in the body. Problems occur when the body calls upon the estrogen it thinks it has, but doesn't. "Silicone breast implants are making women terribly ill. They have a tendency to grow fungus inside the implant, which adds a problem to an already existing one.

Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives: A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients Vitamin E

Ruth Winter (See book keywords and concepts)

Brown crystals made from methane and benzene, related to the long banned but still environmentally present pesticide DDT, Endosulfan is used as an insecticide on fruits and vegetables and on growing tea. It is used especially on tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, and spinach. FDA residue limit on dried tea is 24 ppm. It is toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption. Emerging evidence indicates that this insecticide and other chemicals that imitate the human reproductive hormone, estrogen, may be associated with instances of breast cancer, although definite proof is lacking.

The Pathological Protein: Mad Cow, Chronic Wasting, and Other Deadly Prion Diseases

Philip Yam (See book keywords and concepts)

A solvent, such as benzene, petroleum spirit, hexane, or perchloroeth-ylene (dry-cleaning fluid), was pumped in two or three times while the solution was heated. This process took about eight hours. Next, the resulting mixture of tallow and solvent was sent to another cooker, which generated temperatures of 105?to 120?C for 45 to 60 minutes. At this stage, the mixture reached 90?C—hot enough to vaporize the solvent, which would later be condensed and reused. The tallow was recovered, and the greaves left behind were steam-blasted for 15 to 30 minutes to remove any residual solvent.

After the procedure, the stainless steel and silver rods were cleaned off with benzene, a 70 percent alcohol solution, and formaldehyde vapor. Later that year, Bernoulli used two of the electrodes on a 23-year-old woman and on a teenage boy They developed CJD 16 and 20 months after they were exposed.6 To prove the link between the elderly patient and the young CJD victims, Gibbs retrieved the electrodes—it was now two years after the time of contamination, and the instruments had been sterilized at least three times—and implanted them into chimpanzees.

Health in the 21st Century: Will Doctors Survive?

Francisco, M.D. Contreras (See book keywords and concepts)

These fall into four categories: ţSynthetic organic chemicals like benzene and many pesticides ţNatural chemical substances like chlorine, ammonia and hydrogen fluoride ţToxic fibers like carcinogenic asbestos ţToxic metals like mercury, nickel and cad mium It is impossible for any government to do tests on each of the millions of synthetic organic chemicals produced by industry. If a substance is tested and proven harmful, its production may be banned.

Eat To Beat Cancer: A Research Scientist Explains How You and Your Family Can Avoid Up to 90% of All Cancers

J. Robert Hatherill (See book keywords and concepts)

However, the liver can bungle the removal attempt and in fact can actually activate some nontoxic substances so that they become toxic ones. benzene is a good example of a chemical that can be activated to a carcinogen by normal liver functions. The kidney provides another critical removal system. The kidney filters the blood; in an average person, about 180 liters of fluid are filtered each day. Compounds that are small tend to be excreted in urine and eliminated by the kidneys.

For decades, exposures to benzene and to radiation have been suggested as causes of leukemia. Vitamins A and D and cod liver oil (high in vitamins A and D) protects against leukemia.

The Politics of Cancer Revisited

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Regulatory Developments The year 1977 was a year of regulatory confrontation for benzene, as moves were finally made by federal agencies to limit and control exposures in the workplace, in the general environment, and in the home. Regulation in the Workplace. The 1977 occupational standard of 10 ppm was originally based on a standard developed by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists in 1969.29 This is one of several industry-oriented organizations in whose hands occupational standards were set prior to passage of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Epstein's points are illustrated with case studies from the Workplace (asbestos, vinyl chloride, Bischloromethylether, benzene) from Consumer Products (Tobacco, Red Dyes 2 and 40, Saccharin, Acrylonitrile, Female Sex Hormones) and from the General Environment (Pesticides, Aldrin/Dieldrin, Chlordane/ Heptachlor, and Nitrosamines, Dr.

Industry, led by the Manufacturing Chemists Association and the American Petroleum Institute and with the support of their academic consultants, attacked EPA estimates on environmental levels of benzene, while having failed to previously supply such information on request and in spite of the fact that the government estimates agreed well with industry findings.

Seventh, the report does not reflect major increases in the production of the occupational carcinogens it considered such as benzene, with the likelihood of recently increasing exposures. Eighth, the study examined only a limited number of sites, excluding cancers such as skin and bladder which are known to be occupationally related.

The report estimated the total number of workers exposed to asbestos, nickel ores, chromium, arsenic, benzene and petroleum fractions, including aromatics. The excess cancers attributable to each of these carcinogens were derived by multiplying the number of exposed workers by known risk ratios and subtracting the "normal incidence" of the cancer. The report concluded that "as much as 20% or more" of cancers in the near term and future may reflect past exposure to the six carcinogens considered.

A few days after the press conference, ACS announced a "new set of policies," passing resolutions for improved regulation of such chemicals as asbestos and benzene, and for cleanup of toxic waste sites. However, there has been no evidence of any real change of nicity and use data of a wide range of industrial and other chemicals. heart in the ACS since then.

Gary Null's Power Aging

Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

Chloroform, formaldehyde, and benzene are some of the problematic fumes encountered indoors; they emanate from paints, building materials, and dry-cleaned clothes, among other sources. So while that suit you just picked up from the cleaner's may have a nice clean smell, it's actually toxic. Bleach is toxic, and if you're using it, you are breathing it in. At the workplace you can be exposed to all forms of outgassing fumes from copy machines, paint, carpeting, and furniture.

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Dr. Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

You want to avoid fumes from paints, thinners, solvents, wood preservatives, varnishes, glues, spray adhesives, benzene, dry cleaning fluid, anything chemically based and questionable. Stay away from household pesticides. I want to emphasize again that you don't want to go spraying for fleas, roaches, or ants with commercially available pesticides when you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant." Radiation. "Avoid radiation and x-rays, especially during the first three months. If a doctor feels an x-ray is required, be sure to mention that you may be pregnant.

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients

Ruth Winter, M.S. (See book keywords and concepts)

Crystals made from chlorine and benzene have a penetrating odor, are almost insoluble in water, and are noncorrosive and nonstaining. A solvent for many organic materials, it is employed in degreasing hides and wool, metal polishes, moth repellents, general insecticides, germicides, spray deodorants, and fumigants. PDB is commonly found in room deodorizers and moth-killing products. Vapors may cause irritation to the skin, throat, and eyes, and prolonged exposure to high concentrations may cause weakness, dizziness, loss of weight, and liver damage.

Natural Cures

Kevin Trudeau (See book keywords and concepts)

Upon waking, he realized that benzene must be a ring, a discovery that was a major breakthrough in organic chemistry. The story for The Strange Case oj Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde came to Robert Louis Stevenson in a dream. He woke up and jumped to his desk,- he drafted the whole novel in less than a week. Noted psychologist Carl Jung owes his idea of a "collective unconscious" to a dream in which he wandered around a strange yet oddly familiar mansion discovering art and artifacts from every age of human existence. Elias Howe invented the sewing machine thanks to a dream.

Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century

Earl Mindell (See book keywords and concepts)

Any compounds with benzene, benzyl alcohol, or phenol-containing essential oils such as thyme, cinnamon, and tea tree can be toxic to cats. They should not be given orally or used on the skin, as the cat will lick it off. Other herbs that should not be used for cats are those high in salicin (white willow), coumarins (red clover), and licorice (glycyrrhiza globra). Garlic (Allium sativum) is a close relative of the onion (Allium cepa) and may cause anemia if used long-term to control fleas. Consult an experienced practitioner before trying new alternatives on your pet. (See section 343.) 333.

The Experts Speak : The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation

Christopher Cerf and Victor S. Navasky (See book keywords and concepts)

Francis Clifford, dismissing the news that dangerous levels of the toxic gas benzene had been detected in the atmosphere near the Love Canal, May 1978 "[There is] no major health problem in Niagara Falls."9 —Bruce G. Davis (Executive Vice President of the Hooker Chemical Company), reassuring a group of businessmen in Buffalo, 1978 "When you come right down to it, you'd be hard pressed to find any group of people who care as much about the environmental... well-being of Niagara Falls as the people at Hooker.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff (See book keywords and concepts)

Gasoline fumes, deodorizers, mbber, and solvents are sources of benzene. Trichloroethylene, if blocked from the normal Phase I pathway, will fotm a toxic secondaty metabolite called chloral hydrate, the so-called "Mickey Finn," which causes disorientation and dizziness. Toxic chemical exposure may be one reason why there is a higher incidence of ALS diagnosed in soldiers who participated in Operation Desert Storm.

Curcuminoids: Antioxidant Phytonutrients

Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D. Vladimir Badmaev, M.D., Ph.D. Uma Shivakumar, Ph.D. R. Rajendran, M.S. (See book keywords and concepts)

The essential chemical structure in curcumin molecule to inhibit the nitrosation reaction has been shown to be the para hydroxy groups in the benzene rings.98 6. Antiviral, antimicrobial and antiparasitic activity of turmeric and curcumin The development of mammary tumors in C3H (Jax) CRI strain of mice is a multifactorial event including four known components: mammary tumor virus (MMTV), hormonal factors, environmental factors and genetic predisposition to the disease. The C3H (Jax) CRI mice fed daily with diet containing 1% of turmeric had shown lower incidence of mammary tumors.

Studies correlating chemical structure of curcumin with its biological activity showed that the presence of olefenic double bonds at C 3,4 and C 3', 4' positions, and hydroxy groups at C8, 8' positions in the benzene rings are important for the antiinflammatory activity of curcumin.77 On the other hand, blocking the para hydroxy groups in curcumin molecule still did not diminish its anti-inflammatory property in preventing tissue release of histamine - the important inflammatory substance.

Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human: A Comparison of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Substances

Committee on Comparative Toxicity of Naturally Occurring Carcinogens (See book keywords and concepts)

Ring hydroxylations, such as those associated with benzene and its derivatives (e.g., the moth repellent p-dichloroben-zene), and with drugs like the barbiturate phenobarbital and the antipyretic acetanilide, are extremely common. Side chain oxidations are also common phase I reactions. Examples include the hydroxylation of the N-methyl group of the pesticide carbaryl and the metabolic schemes for pentobarbital, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and pyrethrin, a natural pesticide.

Evans and Osman, 1974 Substance Nature of Supporting Evidence" Extent of Natural Occurrence in Foods References" 8-methoxypsoralen (Xanthotoxin) Xylitol Kidney and Zymbal's gland tumors in male rats; mutagenic, clastogenic Bladder tumors in mice; adrenal gland tumors in rats Carrots, lettuce, onions, raspberries, and spinach NTP, 1989 Anonymous, 1977 In addition to the list above, the committee is aware of other data on carcinogenic effects of benzene, cycasin, methoxyazoxymethylacetate, and styrene. See Appendix B.

PAHs], heterocyclic amines, benzene, and glycidaldehyde), and those compounds that appear in preserved or cured foods (e.g., nitrosamines) and in technologically altered foods. PAHs are present in a variety of prepared foods. They can be endogenously produced, or enter food through environmental contamination from both natural (e.g., forest fires) and anthropogenic sources (IARC 1983).

Beating Cancer with Nutrition

Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS (See book keywords and concepts)

IMMUNE SYSTEM • Enhanced by: • • Vitamins: A, C, E, B-6 • • Minerals: Zn, Cr, Se • • Quasi-vit: CoQ, EPA, GLA • • Amino acids: arg, gluta • • Herbals: astragalus, Cat's • claw, Pau D'arco • Foods: yogurt, cartilage, garlic, enzymes, green leafy, shark oil • Positive emotions: love Reduced by: Toxic metals: Cd, Pb, Hg VOC: PCB, benzene Sugar: glycemic index Omega 6 fats: corn, soy Stress: depression 4) Selectively starve the tumor Tumors are primarily obligate glucose metabolizers, meaning "sugar feeders".

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

A group of coloured (yellow) aromatic plant constituents with a spicy taste and smell, chiefly due to the presence of benzene. Efficient absorption of Vitamin C is dependent upon them. Their action is chiefly diuretic, antispasmodic and antiseptic. Some strengthen fragile capillaries and tone relaxed blood vessels, as in veinous disorders. They lower blood pressure.

A Physician's Guide To Natural Health Products That Work

James A. Howenstine, MD (See book keywords and concepts)

Tobacco, hormones such as estrogen, drugs (legal and illegal), asbestos, coal tar products, benzene, cadmium, uranium, and nickel all can promote DNA damage leading to cancer. Some observers believe that the well documented health benefits of antioxidants may relate to their ability to elevate the level of glutathione. Melatonin Melatonin protects against free radicals in cells and in fat containing membranes. Melatonin also increases the production of Glutathione Peroxidase. This compound is regarded as the premier substance to prevent free radical damage in the human brain.

Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives: A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients Vitamin E

Ruth Winter (See book keywords and concepts)

RESIN, METHACRYLIC and DlVINYL benzene • A compound of fine particle size, weakly acidic. Used as an absorbent for Vitamin B12 in nutritional supplement products. No known toxicity. RESIN, PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON • A chewing-gum base synthesized from fuel oil. No known toxicity. RESINS • The brittle substance, usually translucent or transparent, formed from the hardened secretions of plants. Among the natural resins are dammar, elemi, and san-darac. Synthetic resins include polyvinyl acetate, various polyester resins, and sulfonamide resins. Resins have many uses in cosmetics.

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients

Ruth Winter, M.S. (See book keywords and concepts)

MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • Colorless needles derived from oxidation of benzene. Used in the manufacture of polyester resins, pesticides, as a preservative for oils and fats, and in permanent-press resins. Irritating to tissue. MALIC ACID • A colorless, crystalline compound with a strong acid taste that occurs naturally in a wide variety of fruits, including apples and cherries. An alkali in cosmetics, foods, and wines. Also used as an antioxidant for cosmetics and as an ingredient in hair lacquer. Irritating to the skin and can cause an allergic reaction when used in hair lacquers.

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