Nor can our municipal water treatment plants, despite the use of chlorine, neutralize all of these synthetic chemicals before we drink the tap water or bathe ourselves in it. Technology in many forms that are, indeed, extending people's lives. Fitzgerald: Yes indeed, and that's true with dry cleaning as well, and bringing home those plastic-insulated chemicals on our dry-cleaned clothes, and then opening them up in our heavily insulated bedrooms and closets and getting a whiff of all of these fumes. Every organic product tested contained some level of pesticide residue. They don't follow the old public health rules of what is generally know to be risky or a danger to human health, so the poison is no longer just in the dose.
They leech into the roots of plants, and they end up in the food crops. At the end of three weeks, I had my blood tested again, at the same laboratory in Dallas, and it was found that the synthetic chemicals that I had focused on eliminating from my body, especially the pesticides, had almost been totally eliminated. The problem with labeling right now -- and this is a whole separate area of the book -- is that under trade secrecy laws, the ingredients of many products, of foods and medicines and consumer products, are hidden from public view. These chemicals are being recycled through us, and right now there is nothing that industry or government can do about it. Dispelling common myths Mike: You also cover some of the sacred myths that we in Western society believe, and have believed for quite sometime, but you explode those myths. Not only that, but more than 100,000 synthetic chemicals are already in wide use in the marketplace. Why should a consumer believe that he or she needs to read your book if all of these chemicals are advertised as being safe for us? Pesticides are being found in the Artic, in the bodies of polar bears, so we cannot escape synthetic chemicals, especially pesticides.
Mike: Real quick on point two, you are saying that we are all -- or many of us -- are being medicated with trace amounts of these pharmaceuticals? The book then goes on in detail about the dangers of , the toxic threats of the processed food humans and animals currently eat, and how this chemical contamination has now affected the water that people drink, and how this has brought on increased biological changes, genetic mutations and newly discovered and increasing illnesses and diseases, in both human and animals. In retrospect, buying this book was just the tip of my suspicions that something awful was going on with the chemical industry, and that something worse is probably coming in the future. I have recommended this to many others to read. Another sin from somewhere evil I'm furious. The final word is that you can bring it all home and work to detoxify yourself, and to avoid as many chemicals as possible, but the ongoing question is how long do you even have to do that, if the system that is supposed to watch out for you is actually watching out for Wall Street and the bottom line? We lost the right to our free country when the Americam Dream became to see how rich you could get and throw it in the faces of others; by using others to get there. Or do you think your message will be able to withstand the backlash from those companies? Fish in the great lakes began developing both male and female sex organs.
Mike: I think you cover this in the book. Now, my conclusion from this is that is one reason why more than 100,000 Americans sicken and die each year from adverse reactions to prescription drugs. As these toxins accumulate, they begin to interact with each other. In the face of this national health crisis, Fitzgerald presents informed and practical suggestions for what we can do to turn the tide and live healthier lives. Hand lotions and body lotions are good example.
We have an outstanding team going with grove and fox foundation. These are substances that break down very slowly in the body, and sometimes these molecules of chemicals are even indestructible. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Other toxins, which are being introduced through our air, our water and our food, once again set up a chain reaction in which synergies can occur. Tons of data on the changes in health and disease rates relating to the changes in food, drugs etc.
The election is calling for change. It is to their best interest for the organic label to be as general and as diluted as possible so they can begin to sneak more synthetic chemicals in the form of preservatives, colorings and so forth into products that are labeled organic. What is the bottom line if we don't make changes? It may well be much less by a factor of 5, than other products that are produced with pesticides, but there is still a residue of pesticides in organics, and the reason for that is that pesticide chemicals do not respect boundaries, they do not respect geographical boundaries. What was your intention behind writing this book? Yet we can make choices about what we put on our bodies, in our bodies and around our bodies simply by being mindful of alternatives to the conveniences of modern life. There are tried and proven strategies where we can bolster our immune system while eliminating the toxins that depress our immune systems, and make us more susceptible to the triggering of a genetic predisposition to illness and disease.
Fitzgerald: It's simply a heading under which synthetic chemicals are hidden. Fast Food Nation makes various references to it. We know that because thousands of people sicken and die every year from chemicals that animal studies predicted were safe. I am not a health specialist, or authority. What is the common denominator in all of these changes that at are creating mutants in the wild? We have been led to believe, and most of us have chosen to believe, over the last few decades, that chemicals and the toxicity of chemicals are all determined by the dose we receive. What we are finding through medical research is that new mixtures of chemicals are being absorbed by us that have never entered the human body before. The myth of better living through chemistry Mike: I know I am playing the skeptic frequently in this interview, but here is another one for you.
It starts by describing the myths that the public believes, that toxicity health issues are 'someone else's problem', and then goes on to talk about what is known to the scientific and chemical communities, and charts the history of the cover-up of chemicals in relation to human health, and the level of business made from this by the chemical companies. We were sold the idea that synthetics are an improvement over nature. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here. We also find the problem of pesticide contamination of organic products. Decade by decade, the author pinpoints what new health hazards were introduced, and highlights the horror that somebody who was in a position to have stopped these chemicals from destroying our food system, didn't. Human beings are fast becoming one of the most polluted species on the planet. It involved raw, organic foods.
We all look about the same. A big reason for that is the premise, a foundation on which the Hundred-Year Lie book is based, which is that synthetic chemicals have alarmingly and rapidly led to the degeneration of our health. I must add that prior to this time, which was about two years ago, I had never really written about or investigated the subject of health or synthetic toxins. The book is a wake-up call. The intention of writing the book, and my intention for the reader, is not just to frighten; not just to wake you up to the toxic threat that exists within us and around us. What kinds of links were you able to substantiate and present in the book? So I know it is not a hopeless, helpless, situation for readers of the book. I became employed in the water treatment field in April '03, prior to this I did not know or care about what was put into the water system.
We now know these plants are not technologically sophisticated enough to remove most of the synthetic chemicals that show up in our foods, our medicines and our consumer products. Synthetic chemicals have seared into nature a seemingly immortal stamp. What happens when these toxins are driven deeper? Fish off of the coast of California were developing both male and female sex organs. If you had all the power in the world and you could make the changes, what would you like to see change in terms of companies, consumption and a manufacturing? This book is one of many that I read on this topic. The book ends with a discussion on Western and Eastern medical approaches and philosophies, a focus on alternative medicine and eating healthily, avoiding synthetic foods, and a practical guide on how to detoxify one's body.