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Crime of the Century: The Failure to Prevent the Lead Poisoning Pandemic (Video)

Clinician-scientist Bruce Lanphear, MD, has produced a video on the lead pandemic: “Over the last century the planet has experienced the largest mass contamination in history, a pandemic of lead poisoning. Brought on by the deception and negligence of a corporate collusion to extract immense profit from the sale of a known, harmful material, the subsequent waste has cast a toxic shadow over the earth, leaving in its wake death, disease and crime.”

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Lead could be fueling America’s high blood pressure epidemic

There’s one possible reason so many Americans, especially those living in inner cities, have high blood pressure: lead exposure.

Researchers tested people’s bones for evidence they took in lead over the years. The heavy metal accumulates in bone and stays there for decades as people drink lead-tainted water, breathe in dust carrying lead or get it some other way. But if something causes its release — anything from simple aging to pregnancy or thyroid disease — it can raise blood pressure.

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New study could help decide whether chelation benefits the heart

Chelation therapy has long been scorned by many in the medical community. But after a major study suggested it was somewhat effective for heart disease, the alternative health treatment is once again going under the microscope. A second study called TACT 2 (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) will assess chelation’s heart-health benefits for patients with diabetes.

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Free info session on diabetes, heart disease, and TACT2

TACT2 investigator Dr. Richard Nahas will present a free information session on diabetes, heart disease, and the TACT2 study on Tuesday, February 13, 7:00–8:30 p.m., at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa, ON. RSVP required. Contact 613.727.7246 or trials@seekerscentre.com for more information.

Listen to Dr. Nahas talk about the history, goals, and significance of TACT2 in the video below.