Defense and Aerospace Industry Pollutant Now Found in Virtually All Humans Tested

Posted on Dec 03, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden –

Source: Activist Post  by Sayer Ji

Perchlorate is an environmental pollutant primarily associated with releases by defense contractors, military operations, and aerospace programs, as it is a key ingredient in rocket fuel.

It is now found in virtually all humans tested, and it is continually making its way up the food chain through ground and drinking water, into feed and edible plants, animals products, cow milk and breast milk — contaminating conventional and organically grown food, alike.

It is now distributed widely throughout North America, as depicted by the image below:

The Colorado River is so thoroughly contaminated with perchlorate (1.5-8 micrograms per Liter) that 90% of the lettuce consumed during the winter months in the United States produced in the Lower Colorado River region contains this powerful endocrine disruptor. (Source).

What does it do?

Perchlorate has been used as a “medicine” in this country to “treat” hyperthyroidism since the 1950s despite the fact some patients may develop aplastic anemia (bone marrow destruction) as a result.

Perchlorate interferes with iodide uptake at the sodium-iodide symporter in the thyroid gland which unfortunately has a 30-fold higher affinity for perchlorate than iodide. Without adequate iodide, hypothyroidism ensues. Could this pollutant have anything to do with the geometric expansion of hypothyroidism diagnoses in this country?

If it were not for the perfect fit between pharmaceutical medicine, e.g. Synthroid (levothyroxine) and pollution-caused hypothyroidism, this question might get some traction in the medical community and we could start solving the underlying problem: a military-industrial establishment that thrives on death and disease. 


In 2005, the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology published a study on perchlorate levels in North America. They found:

Conventionally and organically produced lettuce and other leafy vegetable samples were collected from production fields and farmers’ markets in the central and coastal valleys of California, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Quebec, and New Jersey.

Results show that 16% of the conventionally produced samples and 32% of the organically produced samples had quantifiable levels of perchlorate using ion chromatography. Estimated perchlorate exposure from organically produced leafy vegetables was approximately 2 times that of conventional produce… (Source)

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Hayden’s Note:

I decided to link the rest of the story as it goes on to talk about topics that I don’t really believe in 100%.  I recommend you read it for yourself, and make your own decisions, but I’m not going to beat an old horse by talking about “planetary destruction” and what we can do to help the Earth, recycling, etc, et al.  The point is, this dangerous chemical – which has received quite a bit of attention over-seas near large US Military dumps and private defense contract landfills – can do some serious damage and is already found to be residing within almost all humans tested in the United States.

Additional Relevant Research:
Perchlorate Toxicity
Radiation Associated Toxicity
Why We Can’t Afford NOT To Eat Organic

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