Air Pollution Caused 4.2 Million Early Deaths Worldwide – New Study

Air Pollution Caused 4.2 Million Early Deaths Worldwide – New Study

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H/t reader squodgy:

“Together with BigAgri land pollution, River Pollution, Plastic oceans, Chemtrails, it definitely looks like we the people have allowed the Industrial Complex to poison our biosphere.
We deserve it all for trusting greedy people.”

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Tehran in the grip of unprecedented air pollution, over 400 dead

H/t reader squodgy:

“Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Delhi & Shanghai have similar geographical status to Tehran where susceptibility to wind clearance is concerned.

Perhaps not a good choice to raise a family.”


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Tehran in the grip of unprecedented air pollution, over 400 dead:

A thick layer of smog engulfed Tehran, Iran over the last week. The unprecedented pollution levels have set new records while more than 400 people were reported dead.

The PM2.5 levels have reached values exceeding 150 micrograms per cubic meter, thus setting a new record for the area. The particles of 2.5 micrometers in diameters are regarded as extremely dangerous, as they are capable of penetrating human lungs and enter the bloodstream. According to media reports, they are connected to the rising rates of chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and heart disease.

This week, however, the blanket of smog smothering the Iranian capital has been blamed for a string of deaths and prompted unprecedented emergency measures by the city’s authorities.

Video credit: NewsBeat Social

According to Habib Kashani, a member of the local municipal council, 412 people have died as a result of air pollution over the last 23 days. All the local schools have been closed down, as of November 17, 2016.

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City dwellers’ brains are contaminated by industrial pollution

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City dwellers’ brains are contaminated by industrial pollution:

When brain tissue samples were taken from over three dozen people who had lived in the industrial cities of Manchester and Mexico City, researchers found something very peculiar, unlike anything they had studied before. The city dwellers’ brains all had something in common, something that has yet to be fully understood: The frontal cortex of their brains was polluted with magnetite nanoparticles. The brain samples were obtained from people ranging in age from 3 to 92 who had died in fatal accidents; their brains were left intact.

Breathing fine particulate matter causes inflammation in the brain

There was ample evidence that the magnetite nanoparticles were taken in through the polluted air of the city. All signs indicated that the particles had penetrated their blood-brain barriers to congregate in the tissue of the frontal cortex. These newly discovered magnetite nanoparticles were shaped differently from what naturally occurs in the brain. In the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers find higher than normal amounts of magnetite particles, indicating an inflammation factor, but these particles are always angular in shape.

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How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world:

Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen.

But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use.

We’ve all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels on cross-Channel ferries, cruise liners, container ships, oil tankers and even tugboats.

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The chemicals mankind dumped in the sea are coming back to poison our children

H/t reader squodgy:

“Jim Stone raised the issue that the dramatic loss of fish stocks worldwide, was most probably nothing to do with Fukushima but more likely simple over-fishing of particular species.
Nevertheless, we (I mean Global Corporations with our ignorant, benign approval) have been dumping all sorts of toxic crap into our “DUSTBIN” oceans for decades for our fish stocks to consume.
Now the wheel turns, yet again!”


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The chemicals mankind dumped in the sea are coming back to poison our children:

The body’s first line of defence against harmful chemicals is being hampered by toxins such as DDT, PCBs and flame retardants found in fish, study finds

Poisonous chemicals dumped in the sea are coming back to haunt us in the fish we eat, interfering with a “critical defence system” of the body, according to new research.

The scientists warned that newborn babies are particularly at risk as they are exposed to high concentrations of the pollutants in breast milk and their defence mechanism is not yet fully developed.

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China Chokes As Beijing Issues “Red Pollution Alert” For First Time Ever

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China Chokes As Beijing Issues “Red Pollution Alert” For First Time Ever:

Just a week after Beijing’s major literally had his head saved, thanks to a cold front which swept away some of the worst pollution ever, the city has raised the alarm once again.. but this time to a record level. For the first time ever, the municipal government has issued a so-called red pollution alert – imposed car bans and suspending schools – after acrid-smelling haze returned to the Chinese capital.

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Airpocalypse Now: China Pollution Reaching Record Levels

Airpocalypse now: China pollution reaching record levels:

In some areas level of harmful particles in the air were 56 times the levels considered safe by the World Health Organisation

Residents of north-eastern China donned gas masks and locked themselves indoors on Sunday after their homes were enveloped by some of the worst levels of smog on record.

Levels of PM2.5, a tiny airborne particulate linked to cancer and heart disease, soared in Liaoning province as northern China began burning coal to heat homes at the start of the winter.

EPA Admits Spilling Millions Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste Into Colorado River – Stunning Aerial Footage

EPA Admits Spilling Millions Of Gallons Of Toxic Waste Into Colorado River – Stunning Aerial Footage (TheAntiMedia, Aug 8, 2015):

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal organization in charge of fining and arresting people and companies for damage done to the environment, spilled over a million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas river in Colorado this week. The waste came from an abandoned mining operation and turned the entire river a disgusting shade of bright orange.

The EPA admitted earlier this week that the spill occurred while workers from the agency were using heavy machinery to open the Gold King Mine, an operation that was shut down some time ago. While trying to enter the mine, the machines busted a shaft that was filled with wastewater, creating a leak into the river.

At first, the EPA attempted to downplay the spill and act like there was nothing wrong, but they were heavily criticized for those initial statements.

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The World According To Monsanto (Video)

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The World According to Monsanto is a 2008 documentary film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le monde selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin’s three-year long investigation into the US agricultural giant Monsanto corporation’s practices around the world.

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This Chinese Documentary That Got Over 30 Million Views In One Day (Video – English Subtitles)

Former celebrity TV anchor Chai Jing, quit her job after her baby daughter was born with lung tumor, and after a year of rigorous investigation, launched this 1 hour 40 minutes documentary about China’s smog.

 ENGLISH SUBTITLES ARE IN THE TRANSLATING PROGRESS

This Is The Chinese Documentary That Got Over 30 Million Views In One Day (ZeroHedge, March 1, 2015):

While the citizenry of America remains transfixed by the ever-changing color of some Scottish wedding dress; this weekend saw an even more massively viral social media phenomenon as tens of millions of Chinese watched, gripped and outraged, a 104-minute video entitled “Under The Dome” exposing the ugly truth about Chinese air pollution. What is perhaps most stunning – aside from the fact that something so ‘important’ can go viral without Kim Kardashian’s ass all over it – is that the Chinese government, so far, has not shut off the documentary, and recently appointed minister of environmental protection, Chen Jining, even praised the video; suggesting a growing conflict between Beijing and the Chinese industrial complex.

Full documentary here – with English subtitles (with over 35 million views since its release yesterday on YouKu)

English audio translation of the first section can be found here.

As The NY Times reports, the documentary, funded and narrated by a former Chinese TV reporter,  recounts her journey of discovery, hunting for the sources of China’s bad air and inquiring why repeated government promises have done so little to clear it up, while coping with a daughter born with a tumor…

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Shocking Must-See Images Of China’s Dire Pollution Problem

Shocking Images Of China’s Dire Pollution Problem (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):

China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but, as boredpanda.com explains, they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked. China is very close in size to the USA.  Yet, as The Burning Platform notes, their population is the size of the entire Western Hemisphere, plus Japan, Germany, and France. The land can not support this mass of humanity without very dire consequences, and these shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China…

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A boy swims in the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao
Boy Swims In Algae-Filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong

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Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Drinking Water Following Pipeline Spill into Yellowstone River

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Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Drinking Water Following Pipeline Spill into Yellowstone River (Common Dreams, Jan 20, 2015):

Impacted residents, many of whom live near proposed Keystone XL pipeline route, say environmental disaster highlights dangers posed by shale oil extraction and transport

The cancer-causing chemical benzene has been detected in the drinking water supply of a Montana town after a pipeline ruptured on Saturday, sending up to 50,000 gallons of Bakken shale crude oil into the partially-frozen Yellowstone River.

The second Yellowstone River pipeline spill in less than four years, the environmental disaster has raised alarm among nearby residents, some of whom say they can smell oil in the air, according to a statement from the Northern Plains Resource Council.

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Second crude pipeline spill in Montana wreaks havoc on Yellowstone River

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Second crude pipeline spill in Montana wreaks havoc on Yellowstone River (AL Jazeera, Jan 20, 2015):

Environmental damage from recent oil leak ranges from contaminated water supply to polluted farmland

GLENDIVE, Montana — When an oil pipeline burst in July 2011 and poured 63,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River 200 miles upstream from Dena Hoff’s farm of wheat, beans and corn on the Great Plains in Glendive, she felt disgusted.

When it happened again Saturday, she felt terror. This pipeline breach was underneath the Yellowstone River, just a few feet from her sheep pasture. The new spill poured out some 50,000 gallons of crude oil. Leaders of this small riverside farming and ranching community in northeastern Montana warned residents not to drink their tap water, because benzene, a carcinogen, was found in the municipal water system. Oil slicked the river for dozens of miles, almost to the border with North Dakota. Hoff’s property smelled sickeningly like diesel.

“People need to understand this is a very serious thing,” she said. “It impacts everything and everybody downstream.”

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Eustace Mullins: Murder By Injection (Video)

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Eustace Mullins (1923-2010), discusses one of his best-selling books; ‘Murder by Injection’ exposing the unholy dynasty of the big drug companies, the medical establishment, the Rockefeller syndicate and the evils of the cut-slash-and-burn cancer racket that has killed millions in the name of ‘fighting cancer.’

While there are many books on the corruption of modern medicine, there is no other book out there that so effectively tells the whole story as does this seminal volume, laying bare the criminal machinations of those who profit in the name of “promoting good health.” The federal bureaucracy that ostensibly “regulates” the big drug companies is all part and parcel of the problem.

Related info:

“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute

Dr. Dean Burk Former Head Of National Cancer Institute Research: ‘Fluoridated Water Amounts To Public Murder On A Grand Scale’ (Video)

The Great Culling: Our Water Official (Full Documentary):


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3 BILLION GALLONS Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: ‘Errors Were Made’ State Admits

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Prof. Chris Busby For RT: Wrecking The Earth: Fracking Has GRAVE RADIATION Risks Few Talk About

Fracking Hell: Toxic And Radioactive Waste – The Untold Story

The Oil and Gas Industry’s 800-Pound Gorilla: RADIATION!

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3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: “Errors Were Made” State Admits (ZeroHedge, Nov 17, 2014):

Dear California readers: if you drank tapwater this morning (or at any point in the past few weeks/months), you may be in luck as you no longer need to buy oil to lubricate your engine: just use your blood, and think of the cost-savings. That’s the good news.

Also, the bad news, because as the California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, California state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump up to 3 billion gallons (call it 70 million barrels) of oil fracking-contaminated waste water into formerly clean aquifiers, aquifiers which at least on paper are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, and are protected by the government’s EPA – an agency which, it appears, was richly compensated by the same oil and gas companies to look elsewhere.

And the scariest words of admission one can ever hear from a government apparatchik: “In multiple different places of the permitting process an error could have been made.”

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Heavy Air Pollution Blankets Northern China, Reaches ‘Hazardous’ Levels

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Heavy air pollution blankets northern China, reaches ‘hazardous’ levels (RT, Oct 10, 2014):

Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits.

By 4pm Friday the Air Quality index in Beijing reached 470, with anything over 300 considered severe pollution, while in neighboring Hebei province Dangerous PM2.5 particles climbed above 500 micrograms per cubic meter, forcing the Chinese authorities to issue an “orange” warning.

The World Health Organization’s recommended expose is 25. PM2.5 particles lodge deep inside the lungs and are considered the most dangerous kind of air pollution to human health.

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Antibiotics Found At High Concentrations In China’s Lakes And Rivers

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Antibiotics found at high concentrations in China’s lakes and rivers (Natural News, May 27, 2014):

Cities in China are quickly becoming toxic waste sites, emitting so much pollution now that people have to walk around with filters over their face. Even the bright blue skies above these highly polluted cities can’t disperse the smog. One man has even proposed selling jarred French mountain air to Chinese city dwellers. Many “organic” products coming from China contain alarming levels of heavy metals, as tested by the Natural News Forensic Food Lab.

As these modern-day chemicals are consumed en masse and discarded into the environment as waste, they begin infiltrating the countryside, accumulating in rivers and lakes. A joint study by the East China University of Science and Technology and the Tongji and Tsinghua Universities, reports that Chinese water quality is plummeting fast, with worrisome amounts of antibiotics and pharmaceuticals appearing throughout the country’s waterways.

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China’s Smog Splits Expatriate Families As Companies Pay For Fresh Air

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As bad air chokes Chinese cities, some expatriates are starting to leave families in their home countries, the latest sign of pollution’s rising cost to the more than half a million foreigners working in China and the multinationals seeking to retain them.

China’s Smog Splits Expatriate Families as Companies Pay for Fresh Air (Bloomberg, April 7, 2014):

As a thick smog hung over Beijing last year, Stephanie Giambruno and her husband decided it was time for her and their two girls to return to the U.S.

Giambruno’s husband stayed back in China for his job as general manager of a global technology company. He now skypes with the family twice a day and lives with “constant jet lag” as he travels to Florida once a month to see them, she says.

While it’s hard to be apart, Giambruno says Beijing’s record air pollution left them no choice. She saw friends’ children develop asthma. Their own daughters, at age 6 and 21 months, were often forced to remain indoors.

“It’s not a way to live, to keep your baby inside with an air filter running,” she said.

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PRICELESS: Chinese State-Run Media Embarrasses Itself by Proclaiming ‘Unexpected Benefits of Smog’

Chinese State-Run Media Embarrasses Itself by Proclaiming “Unexpected Benefits of Smog” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Dec 11, 2013):

In case you weren’t aware, several of China’s major cities have experienced record-breaking, extremely dangerous levels of smog in recent days. For example, here is a shocking picture of Lianyungang, China:

Chinese State-Run Media Embarrasses Itself by Proclaiming Unexpected Benefits of Smog
Photograph: Chinafotopress/Getty Images.

So how did China’s state-run media decide to respond to this environmental and public health disaster? With ridiculous propaganda about the “unexpected benefits” of smog of course. You have to see this to believe it.

From The Guardian:

China’s noxious air pollution has made people smarter, funnier and impervious to missile attacks, the country’s official media reported this week, as a toxic cloud covering half of the country began to lift.

On Monday the website of the state broadcaster CCTV published a list of five “unexpected benefits” brought by the smog.

It said the haze had unified Chinese people, as they found solidarity in their complaints; equalised them, as both rich and poor people were vulnerable to its effects; enlightened them, as they realised the cost of rapid growth; and “made Chinese people more humorous”, as smog-related jokes proliferated on the internet.

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