Perchlorate Contamination – Health Concerns from Contrails and Chemtrails
Perhaps you’ve never heard about perchlorate contamination but it’s something that ALL people should be made aware. It’s only getting worse as the decades go by. Chemical residue from contrails (condensation trails) and/or chemtrails (a visible trail left in the sky by an aircraft and believed by
some to consist of chemical or biological agents released as part of a
covert operation) have been found in the drinking water of over 35 states in the US so far, with levels being highest in the states that have military bases.
Since I live in between two of them, (MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC and MCB Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC), my exposure could be much higher than other people who don’t live near any.
What are perchlorates?
They are the salts derived from perchloric acid, comprised from a chlorine atom and four oxygen atoms. They can be produced by natural processes but can also be produced artificially. They are a primary component and explosive ingredient found in rocket fuel, fireworks, flares, matches, produce, infant formula, and some bleaches.
How did perchlorate get into the environment?
Activities associated with decommissioning military weapons (Department of Defense) have been the primary source. Perchlorate has either been released into the air as old weapons have been destroyed, or perchlorate has leaked from fuels into the ground, reaching groundwater aquifers. When released into the air, they can settle on grasses where farm animals graze.
Perchlorate has leaked from military bases and defense and aerospace contractors' plants in at least 22 states, which has contaminated drinking water for millions of Americans. As early as the 1880's, it was detected in *Chile's Atacama Desert; and for a long time, was considered to be a unique resource. However, recently it was discovered in soil samples taken from Mars, which was also assumed to be a naturally occurring perchlorate.
*Alarmingly, the perchlorate released from Chilean nitrate-based fertilizers, were imported into the U.S. by the hundreds of tons in the early 19th century, and are still found in some groundwater sources in the United States.
Why is Perchlorate Contamination a Health Risk?
Water monitoring conducted from 2001 to 2005 revealed 153 drinking water sources in 26 states to contain perchlorate.
Perchlorate contamination can be detected in all produce, with highest levels frequently established in apricots, melons, oranges, grapes, raspberries, lettuce, kale, spinach, tomatoes, basil, and asparagus.
Perchlorates were found to be the highest in the Colorado River, which provides drinking water for 20 million people. It is also rich resource for the irrigation of crops grown there.
Scientists reveal that perchlorate contamination could cause thyroid deficiencies in more than 2.2 million women of childbearing age.
Perchlorate inhibits the thyroid's ability to absorb iodine, a vital nutrient for the production of thyroid hormone. Low iodine levels are associated with hypothyroidism, which is a risk factor for many health problems.
The OCA (Organic Consumers Association) has mobilized thousands of organic consumers to put pressure on the EPA and government officials to clean up perchlorate contamination.
A report from the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) revealed that perchlorates are roughly ten times more toxic to humans than the DOD (Department of Defense) has claimed.
The NAS recommends human exposure at no more than .0007 milligrams per kilogram/body weight. However, the EPA announced a new drinking water standard of 24.5 ppb (parts per billion) for perchlorate.
The US military has been using manufactured perchlorate since the early 1900's. Military sites and rocket fuel plants around the US have tested for larger amounts of perchlorates, including Henderson, Nevada, where EPA well monitoring found perchlorates at a level 30,000 times higher than the limit. There are over 12,000 military sites in the U.S. that are presently used for training with LIVE explosives that contain them. (I hear the military bombing all the time here. Many times, they bomb so much it literally shakes my house! Remember I live in between two military bases in NC. And to think I once only worried about noise pollution!)
To distinguish natural from man-made perchlorate, scientists began looking for a difference in isotopic signatures. They discovered perchlorate atoms that are naturally formed have a different number of neutrons their manufactured counterparts, so the atomic masses differ. The technology however, is largely used in research.
Perchlorates, even at low very low levels, can hinder the production of the thyroid hormone.
Perchlorate has predominantly shown up in California and Texas. Over many years, perchlorate has continued to be been found in milk and lettuce due to crop irrigation with perchlorate-containing water.
It has been known since the 1950's that high doses of perchlorate can disrupt thyroid function and hormone production. Ironically, perchlorate was used back then to treat overactive thyroid glands, which cause neurological and behavioral problems in children.
A 2006 study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) found a marked association between low amounts of perchlorate and observed changes in thyroid function in women with low iodine levels.
The EPA has set an interim health advisory level of 15 ppb for drinking water, the highest level that the most sensitive populations, (pregnant women for example), should ingest. However, some CDC studies suggest the thyroid can become reactive to very low levels, between 1 and 20 parts per billion, of perchlorates.
The NAS health report, coupled with EPA's 2002 ubiquity report on perchlorate contamination, shows that U.S. residents are being exposed to unsafe levels of perchlorates every day. You gotta wonder... why do Americans/sheeples allow this?
The average American is said to have a perchlorate level of 5.5 parts per billion circulating in their bodies.
The EPA estimates between 5 and 17 million people in the US are being served water from public water systems that contain perchlorates.
California, where perchlorate contamination has been a problem for years, has a regulated maximum level of 6 ppm. (parts per MILLION, not billion)
Up to now, perchlorates have remained to be unregulated at a Federal level.
Milk and other produce, both imported and domestic, have been tested to show levels of perchlorate contamination.
From 2001 – 2002, the CDC evaluated 2,299 men and women, ages 12 and older. They participated in the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) at that time. They focused on concentrations or perchlorates in urine, along with the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood. Researchers found that the presence of perchlorate was predictive of thyroid hormone levels in women, but not men.
Perchlorate was found in the urine of every one of 2,820 U.S. residents (ages 6 and older) in a national representative sample.
Children ages 6 to 11 are exposed to an average of 1.6 times more perchlorate than adults.
Perchlorate exposure at levels significantly lower than the EPA RfD of 24.5 ppb are associated with a lowering of thyroid hormone levels in approximately one third of American women.
Twenty million Americans drink water contaminated with perchlorate, which has been detected in water or soil in 43 states.
Scientists from Texas Tech University tested 36 breast milk samples from 18 states and found contamination in every sample.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported perchlorate contamination of drinking water supplies in 28 states, at concentrations ranging from 4 ppb to over 420 ppb.
One EWG study found perchlorate in more than half of all superstore winter lettuce samples.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) found perchlorate in 32 out of 32 milk samples that were tested.
According to tests conducted under the EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, at least 160 public water systems in at least 22 states are contaminated with perchlorate.
Overall, according to the CDC, 69 percent of the 1,090 food and beverage samples tested had levels of detectable perchlorate.
This is a MUST WATCH video about geoengineering and how contrails/chemtrails and other man made chemicals are changing the Earth's weather.
What can you do?
Drink distilled water, grow your own garden so you have your own produce, or buy it from local farmers’ markets you trust. Many times, it’s suggested to buy water filters like PUR, Brita, or Reverse Osmosis, for your home but guess what? The filters they include also have chemicals.
If you drink a lot of water (and you should), and if you have public water, you can make your own distilled water just by allowing your drawn water to sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before ingestion. Why does this work? Because most contaminants in city water (fluoride, chloride, perchlorates) will evaporate into the air within 30 minutes.
For all the naysayers
Listen to this recent review from the United Nations! Chemtrails are real and a real threat to our planet and way of life!
Perchlorate contamination is just another reason to safe guard your health today. It is obvious that the POWERS THAT BE look out only for their bottom dollar and don't GIVE A RATS BEHIND about you or me! It's yet another prime example of why you should do everything within your power to control your own chemical exposure.
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