This Little Light Of Mine

Sunday, September 2, 2012

West Nile virus fear mongering campaign

by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer - Natural News

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently engaged in a massive fear mongering campaign that would have everyone in America believe that the so-called West Nile virus (WNv) is spreading uncontrollably like wildfire. Though the CDC admits that only a miniscule percentage of people have even a remote chance of contracting the virus, the agency is still pushing for the mass spraying of cities with toxic pesticides, and actively encouraging people to coat themselves in toxic DEET chemicals to deter mosquitoes.

DEET can damage the human nervous system

DEET, which is known chemically as N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, is an insect repellant chemical that was originally developed by the U.S. Army back in 1946, and later made available to consumers in 1957. It is widely used today as the active ingredient in conventional mosquito repellant sprays, and is claimed by many to be a safe, behavior-modifying chemical that does not interfere with human health in any way.

But a 2010 study published in the journal BioMed Central Biology reveals that DEET actually appears to repel mosquitoes and other insects by interfering with the normal function of their nervous systems, rather than just modifying their behavior. Specifically, DEET appears to inhibit a key neurological enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, which is a precursor to the neurotransmitter substance acetylcholine. This inhibiting effect is similar to the one brought about by exposure to toxic nerve gases, or organophosphate insecticides. (http://www.naturalnews.com/029136_deet_toxic.html)

What this means is that the human nervous system is susceptible to neurological damage from DEET exposure as well, which in more extreme cases can mean permanent brain damage or even death. In other words, encouraging the masses to spray themselves with DEET to protect against WNv is akin to telling a person who works in a battery acid factory to preemptively expose himself to equally dangerous neutralizing chemicals just in case he happens to come in contact with the acid chemicals.

Why isn't the CDC encouraging people to eat immune-boosting superfoods and supplements in order to naturally avoid WNv?

1 comment:

  1. I have some by the door ... thanks for the warning.

    ReplyDelete