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  •  Tremendous diary, Teacher KEN (2+ / 0-)
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    Where did you get your stats on asthma?  
    This particularily got my attention...

    the death rate for asthma among children 5-14 doubled from 1980 to 1988, with African-American children 4 to 6 times more likely to die from asthma related problems.

    Do you have stats after 1988?

    2001 is when I developed serious allergies to mold and latex paint. I had no allegies I knew of before then,  and good health.   After being diagnosised with pnuemonia twice in 18 months, my doctor sent me to an allergist. I tested sensitive to 9 of the 14 species of mold in the standard scratch panel. Four of those species I had a very serious reaction to.

    I theorize my paint sensitivity maybe from an additive that prevents mold growth on the paint. Mycotoxins (toxins from mold), started to be seriously used in the chemical industry in the mid- 90's for mildewcides, herbicides, and pesticides.   Sometimes these are marketed under the moniker "natural" because the chemicals are made by living things..

    One species of mold "fusarium" (a kind of which I get very sick from)was genetically engineered to produce 100 times the natural amount of a particular protein that causes broadleaf plants to die.  This mold was released against cocaine plants in South America as part of the war on drugs  , because plants had developed a resistance to Roundup.

    Mold spore travels easily on the wind.

    During the same time period that I "tipped over",  I heard many similar stories.
    Including two deaths.  My sister's best friend from high school days died at age 47 of "pneumonia"  in the hospital, despite an antibiotic IV (Antibotics would not work for mold induced asthma possibly misdiagnosised as pneumonia); and a friend whose friend had died of an asthma attack, also a woman just entering middle age.  

    "Let us not be conservative with compassion. Be generous with compassion."

    by ilyana on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:06:18 AM PST

    •  stats are in the report (2+ / 0-)
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      RogueStage, ilyana

      and they provide citations - download the PDF, it is worth your while

      Those who can, do. Those who can do more, TEACH!

      by teacherken on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:10:01 AM PST

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      •  just read it today! our congress is considering (0+ / 0-)

        a bill to allow further testing of mycoherbicides! In South America!

        What the h___!  What is our Congress doing making health decisions for other countries!

        Especially the testing of something that has been stockpiled as a bioweapon?

        "Let us not be conservative with compassion. Be generous with compassion."

        by ilyana on Tue Dec 05, 2006 at 01:26:48 PM PST

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