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Mercury and Lead: The Fallacy of “Safe” Levels the Government Wants You to Believe

Mercury and Lead: The Fallacy of “Safe” Levels

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. WorldMercuryProject.org

In our toxin-filled world, we often look to government agencies to tell us what levels of exposure we should consider safe or unsafe. If our exposure does not exceed an agency-determined threshold, we assume there is little cause for concern.

How do regulatory agencies determine these thresholds?

There is considerable evidence to suggest that safety limits are often arbitrary and do not accurately flag risks.

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Toxic Lead Lurking in Baby Food? What You Need to Know

The Environmental Defense Fund released a study in June, 2017, showing the presence of detectable levels of lead in a surprising number of baby food samples tested over a decade-long period.

For the study, the EDF evaluated data collected by the FDA between 2003 and 2013. They collected 2,164 baby food samples and found that:

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Flint and Michigan Agree to Settle Water Suit for Almost $100 Million, Dig Up Miles of Pipe

The state of Michigan will pay $87 million to replace water lines to thousands of homes in lead-contaminated Flint under a settlement agreement submitted Monday.

Scandal: Top EPA official resigns following “irreversible” effects of lead poisoning among Michigan children

Both state and federal regulatory agencies failed the people of Flint, Michigan, by declining to take action after discovering the presence of high levels of lead in the community’s water supply.

More evidence children harmed by lead near Philadelphia 'Ghost Factory'

Alison Young,October 12, 2015
Children living near the former site of a huge lead factory in Philadelphia are six times more likely than children nationwide to have elevated levels of toxic lead in their bodies

The harmful effects of fluoride and lead on our children


Approximately 30,000 calls to United States poison control centers concerning acute exposure to fluoride, in children, are made each year. Some researchers state that fluoride is safe while others state that it can be detrimental to health. As with vaccines, researchers will often look at just one factor – is it the mercury, is it the aluminum, but do not really take all the elements into account.

Exclusive: Scientific paper that announced high levels of lead in rice suddenly retracted by its author


A recent scientific paper that concluded imported rice was heavily contaminated with lead has been suddenly withdrawn by its author. Natural News has confirmed from the author, Monmouth University Chemistry Professor Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, that the paper is "recalled until further notice."
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Made in Britain: The toxic tetraethyl lead used in fuel sold to world's poorest


A British company convicted of bribing foreign officials to maintain sales of a poisonous lead fuel additive is continuing to sell the chemical abroad to unstable countries, despite mounting evidence that it is responsible for long- term damage to human health and may be linked to violent crime.

The link between lead poisoning and underperforming students


Patricia Robinson recalls a time when she fondly watched her son, Michael, then a toddler, sit in the windowsill of her Englewood home, completely engrossed. Matchbox car in hand, he would run the toy back and forth over the brown painted surface, making little vrooms and beep-beeps as he played.
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