L’affaire Distilbène ou Mutilations sur ordonnances

Un Livre de Dane Morin Delacroix

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Dane Morin-Delacroix constate en 1983 que ses quatre enfants sont tous nés avec des lésions et des malformations provoquées par le Distilbène prescrit lors de ses grossesses. Regardez l’album de photos “livres DES” sur Flickr…

Ces écrits relatent les aventures incroyables d’une mère de famille, Dane Morin Delacroix, qui découvre l’effarante réalité : avec plus de 300 000 femmes elle a absorbé pendant ses grossesses un traitement qui a provoqué des cancers et des malformations sur les enfants qu’elles portaient… pouvant se transmettre aux générations suivantes !

Elle décide alors, devant la négation et l’indifférence totales des pouvoirs publics, de se battre pour faire éclater la vérité.

Vous serez stupéfaits par tous les pièges mis sur sa route et comment, avec sa famille ils se sont retrouvés en plein drame policier.

Mais jamais elle ne renoncera.

Le “Distilbène” ou “DES” est une hormone de synthèse, prescrite pour des problèmes de fausse-couches de 1946 jusqu’en 1977 alors qu’elle aurait dû être INTERDITE dès 1971. ”

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* EdilivreL’île aux livtesOuest France.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Pesticide DDT linked to slow Metabolism, Obesity, Diabetes, Cholesterol and affected Offspring

Perinatal Exposure of Mice to the Pesticide DDT Impairs Energy Expenditure and Metabolism in Adult Female Offspring

As they reached adulthood, female mice who were exposed in utero and just after birth to the pesticide DDT showed metabolic changes that put them at greater risk for obesity, type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life, a study led by the University of California, Davis, says.

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Pesticide DDT linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life – image Credit: © Zerbor / Fotolia.

Perinatal Exposure of Mice to the Pesticide DDT Impairs Energy Expenditure and Metabolism in Adult Female Offspring” is the first study to show that developmental exposure to DDT – like other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose and cholesterol.

Abstract

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) has been used extensively to control malaria, typhus, body lice and bubonic plague worldwide, until countries began restricting its use in the 1970s. Its use in malaria control continues in some countries according to recommendation by the World Health Organization. Individuals exposed to elevated levels of DDT and its metabolite dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) have an increased prevalence of diabetes and insulin resistance. Here we hypothesize that perinatal exposure to DDT disrupts metabolic programming leading to impaired metabolism in adult offspring. To test this, we administered DDT to C57BL/6J mice from gestational day 11.5 to postnatal day 5 and studied their metabolic phenotype at several ages up to nine months. Perinatal DDT exposure reduced core body temperature, impaired cold tolerance, decreased energy expenditure, and produced a transient early-life increase in body fat in female offspring. When challenged with a high fat diet for 12 weeks in adulthood, female offspring perinatally exposed to DDT developed glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, and altered bile acid metabolism. Perinatal DDT exposure combined with high fat feeding in adulthood further impaired thermogenesis as evidenced by reductions in core temperature and in the expression of numerous RNA that promote thermogenesis and substrate utilization in the brown adipose tissue of adult female mice. These observations suggest that perinatal DDT exposure impairs thermogenesis and the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids which may increase susceptibility to the metabolic syndrome in adult female offspring.

Sources and More Information
  • Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes, UCDavis, news_detail.lasso?id=10982, July 30, 2014.
  • Perinatal Exposure of Mice to the Pesticide DDT Impairs Energy Expenditure and Metabolism in Adult Female Offspring, PLOS one, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103337, July 30, 2014.
  • Study says early DDT exposure may set up females for obesity, diabetes, LosAngelesTimes, Science, July 31, 2014.

Danish Crown withdraws Pork from ICA and Axfood after DES Banned Hormone Findings

Pork tenderloin from Denmark is revoked in Sweden due to diethylstilbestrol findings

From Swedish via Google translate

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Danish Crown withdraws a batch of pork from the stores of the supermarket chains ICA and axfood. A total of 11.5 tonnes of pork recalled.

A batch of pork recall from several Swedish stores belonging to retail chains ICA and axfood. These are pork with packing 2 June 2014 coming from the slaughterhouse in Sæby, as evidenced by the label authorized marking DK 71 EF. The item has been delivered by the Danish Crown.

Pork tenderloin is sold in packages containing about 550 grams and has the best before date of 30 June. This means that the meat now is either eaten or it is in the freezer at the home of the consumer. Danish Crown urges those who still have product left to return it to the store to get a refund.

All, there are about 11,504 pounds of pork fat that is withdrawn.

This is done since the hormone substance diethylstilbestrol (DES) has been found in a pig slaughtered at Danish Crown’s pig slaughterhouse in Sæby. After that discovery, Veterinary and Food Administration, the Danish equivalent of the NFA, a control visit to the current swine herd. During this check, there was nothing that indicated that the banned substances had been used in the herd, suggesting that their findings may be due to an impurity.

In Denmark oversees the state veterinary control and companies carefully the entire production through the effective and fine-mesh control. There are very small amounts of the hormone substance has been identified, but there is zero tolerance for hormonal substances in fattening and after discussions with food authorities, Danish Crown therefore decided to withdraw the products from the packing date in question. ”

Sources:

  • synthetic hormones (diethylstilbestrol: 1.3 µg/l) in pork from Denmark, 21food, 01 Jul 2014.
  • Pork tenderloin is revoked in Sweden, Danish Crown, Randers July 1, 2014.
  • Danish Crown withdraws pork from ICA and axfood, Swedish National Food Agency, news archive, 2014-07-02.
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Wild Thyme Plant effective for Breast Cancer Treatment

Effects of Thymus serpyllum extract on cell proliferation, apoptosis and epigenetic events in human breast cancer cells

Thyme has long been known as a medicinal plant.
Oncologist researchers at Celal Bayar University in Turkey carried out a study to determine what effect wild thyme (thymus serpyllum) might have on breast cancer activity. Their 2012 study suggested that thyme might be a serious breast cancer fighter…

Abstract:

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A 2012 study in Turkey suggested that wild thyme might be a serious breast cancer fighter…

Thymus (T.) serpyllum (wild thyme) is an aromatic medicinal plant due to its several biological properties, including anticancer activity. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies and increasing evidence supports that it is not only a genetic but also an epigenetic disease. Epigenetics investigates changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms that do not involve alterations in DNA sequence. DNA methylation and histone acetylation are the most widely studied epigenetic changes in cancer cells. This study evaluated the effects of T. serpyllum on apoptosis and epigenetic events in breast cancer cells. XTT cell viability assay was used to determine cytotoxicity. DNA fragmentation and caspase 3/7 activity assays were used in the assesment of apoptosis. DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) activities were evaluated by ELISA and verified by qRT-PCR. T. serpyllum extract induced significant cytotoxicity in breast cancer cells (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) but not in normal cells. It also induced apoptosis and inhibited the DNMT and HDAC activities in MDA-MB-231 cells. In the present study, the first preliminary data on the effects of the methanolic extract of T. serpyllum in normal and breast cancer cells were obtained and suggest that T. serpyllum may be a promising candidate in the development of novel therapeutic drugs for breast cancer treatment.

Sources:
  • Effects of Thymus serpyllum extract on cell proliferation, apoptosis and epigenetic events in human breast cancer cells,
    NCBI, Nutr Cancer. PMID: 23163852, 64(8):1245-50. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2012.719658, 2012.
  • Thyme: A new breast cancer drug?,
    MotherNatureNetwork, health, Jul 29, 2014.

Pharma testing out Drugs on Mentally ill Homeless People

How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats,
an investigation by Carl Elliott, on Medium, ReadMatter

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How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats, an investigation by Carl Elliott.

… ” If you’re looking for poor people who have been paid to test experimental drugs, Philadelphia is a good place to start. The city is home to five medical schools, and pharmaceutical and drug-testing companies line a corridor that stretches northeast into New Jersey. It also has one of the most visible homeless populations in the country… ” …

… ” Most people think of pharmaceutical research as a highly technical activity that takes place in world-class medical centers.
The reality is somewhat different
… ” …

… ” Eligibility requirements have changed, too. For years, trial sites paid only healthy volunteers, mainly to test new drugs for safety. These days people with asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other conditions can be paid take part in trials… ”

Read the incredible revelations by Carl Elliott, bioethics professor at University of Minnesota, in Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats, on Medium, ReadMatter.

PVC Flooring related to Human Uptake of Phthalates in Infants

#Phthalates – used as softeners in PVC flooring material and suspected as #EDCs – are absorbed by the body of the infants and the amount absorbed depends up on the body area of the infants.

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Phthalates are absorbed by the body of  infants. The amount absorbed depends up on the infants body area

Phthalates are chemical compounds present in commonly used materials like cleaning solvents, toys, etc. They are also used as softeners in poly vinyl chloride (PVC) flooring material. Earlier studies have found that phthalates can result in several chronic diseases in children like asthma and allergies. They are suspected to be endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). A 2012 study conducted by scientists from Karlstad University in Sweden and published in the journal Indoor Air has found that phthalates can be absorbed by the bodies of infants and produce asthma in them.

For their research, the scientists led by Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, professor of public health at Karlstad University, randomly selected 83 children from Varmland, Western Sweden. All the children were between the ages of two and six months. Urine samples, collected from the children, were analyzed for the presence of metabolites of di-ethyl phthalate (DEP), di-butyl phthalate (DBP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBzP) and di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The family members of the children were also asked to fill up a questionnaire elated to their lifestyles and to their indoor environmental factors including the flooring material used in their homes.

The researchers found that the levels of metabolites of BBzP were significantly higher in those infants whose bedroom had PVC flooring. It was also seen that the levels of this metabolite in the urine corresponded to the surface area of the infants. It was noted that the levels of the metabolites of DHEP were higher in two months old infants who were not solely on breast milk compared to those who were completely breast fed.

The study clearly shows that phthalates are absorbed by the body of the infants and the amount absorbed depends up on the body area of the infants. These chemicals also reach the infant formula through indoor dust and can be absorbed through the food.

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Neonicotinoids Pesticides and DDT Remains are Decimating Birds in North America and Europe

Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world

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Neonicotinoids are the new DDT: a class of poisons licensed for widespread use before they had been properly tested, which are now ripping the natural world apart. – Sloss DDT advert via Francis Storr

Michigan yards songbirds are still being poisoned by DDT, a pesticide that was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago. Lethal concentrations were found in the birds’ brains, as well as in the worms they eat.

The stunning decline in bird numbers in North America and Europe are also being linked to a new generation of insecticides called neonicotinoids, a poison 5,000-10,000 times more toxic than DDT.
A recent study results suggest that the impact of neonicotinoids on the natural environment is even more substantial than has recently been reported and is reminiscent of the effects of persistent insecticides in the past. Future legislation should take into account the potential cascading effects of neonicotinoids on ecosystems.

Sources and More Information:

  • Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yards; Superfund site blamed, EnvironmentalHealthNews, dead-robins, July 28, 2014.
  • The ‘New DDT’ Is Starving Out Songbirds,
    MotherBoard, read, July 10, 2014.
  • Declines in insectivorous birds are associated with high neonicotinoid concentrations,
    Nature, doi:10.1038/nature13531, 09 July 2014.
  • Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world, TheGuardian, environment/georgemonbiot, 05 Aug 2013.

You may have never heard of Ractopamine, but it is common in American Pork

Banned in 160 Nations, Why is Ractopamine in U.S. Pork?

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The EU will not change its legislation on beef hormones and the drug ractopamine , used as feed addictive in U.S. pork production to rapidly boost growth rates.

If you care about the drugs that make it into the United States’ food supply — or only about what happens to the animals that supply us with meat — you should care about ractopamine. Because of safety concerns, about 160 nations ban or restrict the use of this drug during pig production, including all countries in the European Union, Russia and China. But that hasn’t stopped the U.S. pork industry from feeding it to an estimated 60 percent to 80 percent of American pigs to rapidly boost growth rates. If you buy pork at your local supermarket, chances are that it came from a ractopamine-treated pig.

The Food and Drug Administration first approved it 15 years ago, claiming the drug was safe to use. The nonprofit Center for Food Safety cited information from the European Food Safety Authority showing ractopamine can cause increased heart rates in humans. The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy has reported that studies show pigs fed ractopamine can have trouble walking, become more aggressive, and experience other abnormal behavior.

The sixth round of negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) took place July 14-18 in Brussels, Belgium. While the EU is willing to eliminate tariffs on nearly all goods, it announced publicly it was unwilling to eliminate them on beef, poultry and pork. The EU will not change its legislation on beef hormones and the feed additive ractopamine used in beef and pork production.

Sources and More Information:

  • Banned in 160 Nations, Why is Ractopamine in U.S. Pork?, LiveScience, 47032, July 26, 2014.
  • Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal, The Fresno Bee, 4033927, July 21, 2014.
  • Sixth round of TTIP negotiations conclude, National Pork Producers Council, 267983401, 07/21/2014.

Cervical Cancer Prevention via SCJ Cells Removal

Clearing Cells to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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Removing SCJ cells might have a significant impact in reducing the risk of cervical cancer.

A novel approach to preventing cervical cancer has been described by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers, based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells reside in the cervical canal and have been implicated as the origins of cervical cancer.

Sources and More Information:

  • Clearing Cells to Prevent Cervical Cancer,
    BWH, Press Release, Jul 25, 2014.
  • Unique recurrence patterns of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia after excision of the squamocolumnar junction,
    Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.28978, 3 JUL 2014.

The FDA to continue allowing Antibiotics Use in Animal Feed

Appeals Court Backs the FDA’s Passive Approach to Farm Antibiotics

FACTORY FARM TURKEYS
Turkeys and other livestock are commonly fed antibiotics to prevent the spread of disease in cramped conditions and promote growth with weight gain.

Most of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are fed to farm animals, not people. And the animals usually aren’t sick. Low levels of antibiotics are used continuously because it promotes growth and prevents disease.

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may continue its policy of allowing widespread antibiotic use in animal feed — a practice believed by many to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or superbugs.

Sources:

  • Appeals Court Backs the FDA’s Passive Approach to Farm Antibiotics, Blomberg, Courts, July 24, 2014.
  • Appeals court rules FDA can continue allowing antibiotics in animal feed, AlJazeera, articles, July 24, 2014.
  • FDA Doesn’t Have to Ban Antibiotics Given to Food-Producing Livestock, WallStreetJournal, pharmalot, Jul 24, 2014.
  • Feds Failing To Act On Antibiotic Resistance Despite Grave Threat, Health Advocates Warn, HuffPost, Green, 07/25/2014.