The earth seems to be at the brink.

Articles about strange disease trends are popping up around the world.

Long term human health is being ignored unsustainably, in favor of political and corporate interests. In the United States, 100% of groundwater is contaminated with herbicides or pesticides or both. In many areas the contamination is very serious but receives minimal publicity. Do research on toxins in your region.

Below are links to a number of articles that show the disregard some companies, and even governments, have for basic human well being.

1) Mystery disease kills thousands in Central America.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/12/mystery-disease-central-america_n_1272286.html

The timing of rises in Kidney disease in Ghana, India and Israel might suggest the problem is related to long term toxicity of a specific pesticide.

2) Cancer Mysteriously Ravages German Village.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/the-curse-cancer-mysteriously-ravages-german-village-a-813852.html

3) Concerns over cost-cutting at new ABC HQ.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-01/environmental-concerns-on-new-abc-building/3804050/?site=newcastle

4) Cancer survivor calls for link investigation.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Cancer-survivor-calls-link-investigation/story-15109522-detail/story.html

5) Wider cancer study.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Editorials/2012/01/21/Wider-cancer-study.html

6) Effects of genetically modified foods.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/monsantos-gmo-corn-linked_n_420365.html cites http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0706.htm

7) Swimming in sick seas.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/20/animal-diseases-increasingly-plague-the-oceans/

8) "The Food Standards Agency has sought to allay any fears about eating lamb, although little is known about the virus so far."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9106270/Mystery-virus-kills-thousands-of-lambs.html

Remember Mad Cow Disease? Don't worry. No wait. Do worry.

9) Autism has increased significantly in recent decades, and the increase may be accelerating.

dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2118804/Autism-Number-schoolchildren-classified-autistic-soars-56-years.html

10) Chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico (from BP oil spill?) on your dinner plate.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201241682318260912.html?view=all

Why is this in AlJazeera but not the New York Times?

11) Dead dolphins and seabirds off the coast of Peru, Israel etc.

Peru's second most populous area, Trujillo, and its fourth most populous area, Chiclayo, both lie on Peru's Northwest coast, where the currents flow northward. Trujillo is especially dependent on irrigated agriculture, and the associated pesticides. This may or may not be related to a mass die off of dolphins, and another of Pelicans in April and May 2012.

In late May 2012 there was a mass die off of crustaceans south of the above events, near Lima Peru. Crustaceans are particularly sensitive to pesticides. In fact in some places people "fish" for crayfish in streams by putting a bit of insecticide in the stream then walking downstream and collecting the stunned (or dead) animals.

In August, 2012 a higher than normal number of dead dolphins was observed on the Mediterranean coast of Israel.

12) Is wastewater injected into the ground causing earthquakes?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-12/earthquake-outbreak-in-central-u-s-tied-to-drilling-wastewater.html

13) Chemical in nonstick cookware linked to thyroid cancer.

The chemical PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) is found in the blood of more than 98% of the U.S. population, and has a half life in the body of from 2 to 3 years. It also causes thyroid disease and other problems, though the full extent of its effect on health is not yet known. But, there is no known way to eliminate it from the body, and manufacturers continue to pump it into your body through cookware, food packaging etc.

14) Carefully managed fish "resources" are showing worrying signs.

Alaska has a wealth of highly educated experts to manage its fisheries. They have broad powers to do as they think best, without worry of political interference or commercial pressure. Still, there are a number of fisheries that seem in serious decline.

Not all Alaska fish runs look like the charts below, but enough do to show a problem.

From http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCounts/index.cfm?ADFG=main.home

 

 

Situk River Chinook for 1999, 2002, 2006, 2012

 

Ayakulik River Chinook for 2003 (black) and 2012 (red)

 

Deshka Chinook for 1997, 2002, 2011, 2012