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  1. Nanoparticles kill 80% of human cells

    Nasty nanoparticles destroy human cells on contact

    Everything is getting smaller these days. You used to need a bodybuilder and a crane to move a television set, but now you can download Bonanza reruns right to your wristwatch.

    And while Corporate America is asking you to swallow the whole miniaturization trend hook, line and sinker, you'd better make sure you don't breathe it. Because the same chemicals these fat cats are using to sell you pocket-sized computers may be tearing your lungs to shreds.

    Missouri researchers just wrapped up a study where they exposed human lung cells to the metal oxide nanoparticles found in electronics, cosmetics, and even Big Pharma pills. And the end result was a biological apocalypse that ought to be a four-alarm wakeup call to every consumer in America.

    Turns out a jaw-dropping 80% of the cells that came into contact with copper oxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles were killed on contact! That's right. When it came to killing your cells, nanoparticles were only 20% less effective than boiling yourself alive!

    And these nasty nanoparticles don't stop there. As I've told you before, nanoparticles have been linked to chromosome damage that could trigger everything from heart disease to cancer. It's all because these tiny particles can slip right past your cell membranes and run amok like an angry bull in a china shop.

    Nanoparticle use is exploding like a powder keg in a volcano, and the industry is one of the most grossly under-regulated in the entire world. Make sure you use this database to find out which products are made with nanotechnology, and do your best to avoid them. Because when it comes to keeping you safe, once again Uncle Sam is coming up small.

  2. Tiny particles, huge risks

    FDA's nano rules come a day late and a dollar short

    Right now, you're playing guinea pig in the world's biggest biotech experiment as tiny untested particles are quietly dumped into your food, drink, cosmetics, and more -- and no one has any idea what they'll do to you in the long run.

    Conspiracy theory? No way.

    Microscopic nanoparticles have been added to virtually everything over the past few years, and the FDA has sat back and done nothing to ensure their safety. And only now, when you can't avoid them even if you try, are they finally getting around to MAYBE proposing POSSIBLE rules that COULD take effect... SOMEDAY.

    That's the FDA for you.

    I'm surprised they've taken even this tiny step -- makes me wonder what made them wake up and smell the micronized particles (and yes, they're in your colognes and perfumes too).

    Maybe it was the fact that we know these particles can be ingested, absorbed through the skin, and even inhaled from the air -- and once inside the body, they can cross the blood-brain barrier.

    Or maybe it was the UCLA study that found nanoparticles can cause DNA and chromosome damage. Or the study that found commonly used particles kill human gut cells.

    Or maybe it was the research that found these particles can kill nerve cells and POKE HOLES in the brain.

    On the other hand, that last one could explain the FDA's complete inaction on this -- because you'd have to have a pretty big hole in your head to allow the widespread use of these micronized particles without any real testing.

    Don't expect that to change anytime soon, despite the latest proposal. For an up-close look at how slowly the FDA normally operates, just take a look at the agency's "urgent" action to regulate antibiotics in livestock, first proposed in 1977.

    Only now -- 35 years later -- are they turning that proposal into reality, and only because a court ordered them to.

    In other words, don't hold your breath waiting for the newest proposal to lead to actual action... but you might want to hold your breath anyway so you don't inhale any of those particles.

  3. Is there a sperm-killer in your lap?

    Merry Christmas -- here’s a special bit of nonsense to brighten up your holiday: Researchers claim the Wi-Fi signals from laptop computers can kill sperm and even destroy the DNA of the ones that do manage to survive.
  4. Yet another downside to diabetes

    A new study found yet another downside to obesity and diabetes: infertility.
  5. Who needs breasts anyway?

    To avoid getting breast cancer, some women are opting to do away with their breasts altogether. After all, if something's not there, it can't become cancerous, right?
  6. Coffee, tea, and D (NA)…

    A growing body of evidence suggests that a "daily dose" of coffee may help to prevent what's quickly contending for "number one killer" status among Americans: Diabetes.
  7. License, registration - and fingerprints, please?

    According to a recent Breitbart.com article, traffic coppers in England and Wales are testing a high-tech new program to match motorists' fingerprints - right at the site of roadside detention

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