Chemical, Radioactive and Heavy Metal Contamination and What to Do About It
The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning. Roman engineers in the end brought down the Roman Empire when they replaced their stone aqueducts with lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water, thus turning much of the Roman population into neurological cripples.
This is a devastating example of how people can be so very wrong in their assumptions and actions and how it can lead to such massive hurt, destruction and disease. Today instead of Roman engineers using lead we have vaccine manufacturers using thimerosal, dentists pouring the mercury into peoples’ mouths, and industry dumping pollution into the environment in obscene quantities. We have health officials putting fluoride in the drinking water, which increases the uptake of lead, which is still present in modern plumbing fixtures, all together creating a devils triangle of toxicity with mercury throwing the knockout punch.
Today humanity is exposed to the highest levels in recorded history of lead, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, copper, tin, antimony, bromine, bismuth and vanadium. Levels are up to several thousand times higher than in primitive man. Powdered milk contaminated with arsenic in 1955, for example, led to more than 12,000 cases of poisoning and 131 deaths in Japan. Among survivors, there was a tenfold increase in the proportion who were mentally retarded