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Study: MRI Dye Leaves Toxic Metal in Brain & Bones

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that produces detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and other internal body structures for the purposes of detecting and diagnosing diseases. Commonly, a type of intravenous drug known as a contrast agent is used to improve the visibility of internal structures during an MRI. A new research article verifies past claims that some of these contrast agents pass the blood brain barrier and leave behind a potentially toxic metal.

The C Word

"I had to admit I was more than a little excited to see my next patient. This was a big day, for both of us.
Five years earlier, when he was 68, he had come to the emergency room, feeling terrible. His white blood cell count was higher than his age, and he was profoundly anemic — really, to a degree that was almost incompatible with life. He was transferred to our hospital, where we performed a bone marrow biopsy that clinched the diagnosis of acute leukemia.

Front Range groundwater likely contains hormone-disrupting chemicals due to oil and gas activity

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Top 10 Holistic Tips for Expectant Moms - Veria Living | Veria

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Nearly 100 Toxic Plumes Poisoning Colorado Water

A well known carcinogen is causing poison plumes accross Colorado and thanks to the inept EPA, it's perfectly legal.
"The (plumes) formed because, in the past, PCE legally could be flushed into sewers, dumped out backdoors, emptied down alleys.
PCE is heavy, sinking through soil and groundwater to form pools that can remain volatile for decades and do not readily break down.
Health authorities say they worry most about sites where PCE levels in soil and groundwater are so high that vapors rise up and contaminate buildings."
Read more:
Cancer-causing chemical PCE contaminates Colorado soil, water and homes - The Denver Post

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Why Organics Matter (Especially to Children)

The Case For Organic Fruits and Veggies | Environmental Working Group

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EPA Unable to Identify Cause of Cancer Cluster

Osteosarcoma incidence rates
have increased 40% since 1970s
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been investigating possible environmental causes for a cluster of childhood cancer cases near West Salem, Oregon.  The investigation is in response to a public petition begun after numerous children were diagnosed with a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma; at least 1 has died.
"Investigators tested for the presence of radium, found in some drinking water sources, that has been connected with osteosarcoma."
Radium is a radioactive metal found in uranium, radon is the radioactive gas formed when radium decays; both are known carcinogens.

A parent group, led by Craig Prosser, indicated more osteosarcoma cases are being reported by current and former West Salem youths.
“People are coming out of the woodwork,” Prosser said. “We’re just trying to find answers to help kids in the future not get sick.”
State Rep. Vicki Berger, stated she would keep pressure on officials to continue looking for a cause for the cancer cases.
“Nobody in this community is going to walk away from this,” she said. “Why would we? How could we?”

Read more:
EPA study finds no environmental cause for West Salem cancer cases | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com

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Carcinoid Tumor Overview

What are carcinoid tumors?

From WebMD:
"Most carcinoid tumors start in the gut, including the intestines, appendix, rectum, colon, stomach, and pancreas. These tumors can also be found in the lungs, ovary, and elsewhere.  Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor, which means they come from cells of the nervous and endocrine system."

According to the National Cancer Institute, these tumors are usually diagnosed in adults, however, they are sometimes found in children.

Learn more about symptoms, treatment & risk factors from NCI.

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Carcinoid tumors are one type of cancer that
 has seen dramatic increases in recent years.
Inceased incidence in carcinoid tumors

Carcinoid tumor locations

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"Decisions regarding prevention must inevitably be made in the context of some degree of scientific uncertainty. In 1965, Sir Austin Bradford Hill wrote: "All scientific work is incomplete—whether it be observational or experimental. All scientific work is liable to be upset or modified by advancing knowledge. That does not confer upon us a freedom to ignore the knowledge we already have or to postpone the action that it appears to demand at a given time."
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