• Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:26:23View | Delete

    I am not aware of any spills in the USA

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:25:58View | Delete

    Thank you for givning your members the opportunity to learn about this film, and hopefully the informaiton contained in the film will result in every day changes in the use of products, and a desire to see more research on the health effects of aluminum. Hopefully these changes will have beneficial effects on health and the environment which is our goal.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:24:11View | Delete

    In Brazil, it appears as if the processing plants and red mud lakes are closer to sea level, making what you have described more problematic. In Jamaica, the mud lakes are high in the mountains, but the concern is heavy rains which could cause flooding into the nearby rivers, and dust during hte dry season.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:22:47View | Delete

    Hopefully now that the film has highlighted the potential for this to further exacerbate the health problems of these poor people, this will not take place.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:21:55View | Delete

    Yes – but the vaccine industry is protected from liability for health problems and injuries caused by vaccines. They have mandated profits with no liability, so there is no incentive for them to spend money to find safer substitutes. Some believe that the pharmaceutical industry is benefitting from the rise in chronic illness and disability, because instead of self limiting illness such as measles and chicken pox, people are experiencing chronic condition that require daily use medications.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:19:35View | Delete

    Yes – aluminum mining destroys the forests, usually taking many decades to reforest. The separation of aluminum from ores requires the use of toxic chemicals such as caustic soda, which remains in the red mud waste in addition to many other toxic elements in the periodic table such as mercury and other heavy metals. It requires 10 times the amount of energy as iron to process, further adding to the pollution.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:17:14View | Delete

    NVIC.org has a chart which lists all vaccines given at each well child visit at the pediatrician and it can be accessed here:http://www.nvic.org/Ask-Eight-Questions.aspx
    The vaccines that contain aluminum are Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 micrograms per shot.
    • Hepatitis B – 250 micrograms.
    • DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 micrograms.
    • Pneumococcus – 125 micrograms.
    • Hepatitis A – 250 micrograms.
    • HPV – 225 micrograms.
    • Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 micrograms.
    • Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 micrograms.

    you can read more about aluminum in vaccines at http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/vaccines/vaccine-faqs

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:14:02View | Delete

    Also , I was involved in providing the seed funding for another great film called “The Greater Good” which discusses vaccines and their ingredients, and the lack of good quality studies to support the current CDC recommended vaccine schedule. The film website has a science library which can be accessed for free at http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/TGG/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/RESEARCH10-8LJM.pdf

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:11:14View | Delete

    Yes, aluminum from red mud is leaching into the groundwater, contaminating residential areas during floods as pictured in the film in Hungary and the communities surrounding the Brazilian plant, and blows in the air when the water dries up and forms dust clouds. This is particularly problematic in areas in Jamaica during the dry season. I just toured Jamaica and drove by 5 large red mud lakes and some of them are perilously close to major rivers. Political leaders are aware of the health effects suffered by members of the community, but have not had the hard scientific evidence or political will to enact stricter environmental controls.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:08:06View | Delete

    Several very excellent presentations can be found on http://www.vaccinesafetyconference.com by experts in neuroscience, biochemistry and autoimmunity. The 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity will be held in March 2014 and will feature a full day of scientific presentation by leading scientific experts on aluminum adjuvants and the links to many chronic illneses, especially autism and autoimmune diseases

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:05:12View | Delete

    Aluminum is used as an adjuvant in vaccines to stimulate an immune response, becasue it was found that inactivated or weakened viruses do not produce an immune response on their own. The aluminum was added during a trial and error process to look for something that would cause an immune reaction, and along the way, the antibodies that are produced in response to the aluminum, recognize and react to the weakened antigens in the vaccine. The aluminum has a long half life, and the inflammatory response is chronic, leading to chronic illness and disability.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 17:01:39View | Delete

    Aluminum producers will likely try to continue to find ways to dispose of this toxic byproduct, and I hope they will act responsibly and not add further toxicity to those who are already being harmed by aluminum by not exposing them further.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:59:07View | Delete

    Yes – we are in the process of building a website where information can be found regarding the sources of aluminum in every day products, new research, articles by experts and more. Another website to visit is Skin Deep which is funded by Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. This ite evaluates products for toxic ingredients, and you can search for aluminum in the products you use and find safe choices

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:56:26View | Delete

    The range of conditions which aluminum is now being found to contribute ranges from those affecting the very young, such as autism, ADD/ADHD, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, diabetes, obesity, asthma – and as we age, cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s ALS, MS, autoimmune diseases and many other conditions. This one toxin has the potential to be linked to all of these and many other conditions.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:53:14View | Delete

    Thank you for appreciating their stories and understanding the relevance to the many serious conditions facing children and adults as the level of aluminum exposure increases. This is a very serious problem that can only be addressed through educating the public about aluminum’s harmful health effects, and finding solutions to the environmental issues regarding the mining and processing.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:50:46View | Delete

    Bert Ehgartner was the film maker and I unfortunately don’t know how he met the subjects. My role has been as a supporter and funder of the the scientists who have appeared in the film.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:49:06View | Delete

    The form that chelates aluminum must be silicic acid, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicic_acid

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:47:38View | Delete

    Unfortunately I don’t have any information on induction cooking.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:46:45View | Delete

    According to Dr. Christopher Exley, the worlds leading researcher on aluminum and the author of the chelation study, only silicic acid will remove aluminum, and is found in volcanic spring waters that surfaces through silicon rich soil.

  • Claire Dwoskin commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: The Age of Aluminum

    2013-04-01 16:45:02View | Delete

    There was a recent meeting of 200 scientists who are studying the properties and health effects of aluminum, and here is a book of abstracts from the meeting. Some of the relevant animal and human studies begin on about page 54 : http://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/group/bioinorganicchem/keelemeetings/Abstract%20book.pdf

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