Top 20 things that are more dangerous to children than lead paint in Mattel toys By:Mike Adams
"The mainstream media is amusingly irrational when it comes to reporting
scare stories. The latest example involves the lead content of Mattel
toys made in China. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a
third recall of Mattel toys involving over 700,000 toys containing
unacceptably high levels of lead paint (over .06 percent lead).
Irrational parents are rushing back to retailers in droves, turning in
their Mattel toys to "save their children" from the dangers of lead
paint. Mattel, for its part, is being rightly blasted in the media for
selling shoddy products made with toxic heavy metals.
But here's the interesting part in all this: Parents directly poison their children every day with products far more dangerous than Mattel toys.
Don't believe me? I'll name twenty things in this article that are far
more dangerous to children than Mattel toys. It doesn't mean Mattel
toys are safe, of course. They apparently do contain unacceptably high
levels of lead, and there's no question about the toxicity of lead. But
children don't eat toys nearly as often as they eat some other toxic
substances given to them by their parents, and even as parents are
herding back into retailers to refund their toxic lead-laden toys,
they're returning home and poisoning their children with many other
products that are far worse.
The press, of course, reports nothing about these other toxic products. And why? Because they're made in America.
American products poisoning American children
products, you see, are often given blanket immunity by the U.S. press.
While the media is happy to jump on toxic lead found in Chinese
products, they completely ignore (for example) the toxic mercury that
dentists continue to place into the mouths of young children all across
the country. Why is it considered highly dangerous for a child to
merely touch a toy with .06 percent lead paint while it is considered perfectly safe for a child to chew on a filling made with 40 percent
mercury? Mercury is far more toxic than lead in many ways, yet the
media has nothing to say about the mass poisoning of children through
the outmoded dental work still being performed on children today.
Mercury fillings were invented before the Civil War, and they're just
as toxic now as they were then!
Of course, if dental fillings were made in China, the U.S. press would be screaming about their toxicity!
But since they're installed by crazed U.S. dentists -- many of whom
still manage to seem convincingly sane -- there's zero coverage in the
Reporting the truth about dangerous chemicals, heavy metals and other threats to children is extremely selective. The public never hears the real truth about what's dangerous -- they only hear what the media want them to think is dangerous!
But I've had it with popular media distortions. Here, I'm going to reveal the top 20 things that are more dangerous to children than the lead paint in Mattel toys.
Interestingly, most of these are things that parents intentionally give
their children (or feed to them!). If you're worried about lead paint,
you should be far more worried about these 20 things...
The top 20 things that are more dangerous to children than lead paint in Mattel toys
1. Mercury fillings Often
called "silver fillings" to hide the fact that they're made from
mercury, these highly toxic fillings are placed directly into the
mouths of children where they are inhaled (mercury vapor) and
swallowed, causing systemic mercury poisoning to the child and leading
to long-term neurological damage. Visit www.IAOMT.org and watch the "Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas" video to learn more.
2. Vaccines Think
vaccines are safe? You've been hoodwinked by the popular media
parroting drug company propaganda. Vaccines are preserved with methyl mercury,
one of the most dangerous chemical forms of the toxic heavy metal. This
mercury is injected directly into the bodies of children where it
causes severe neurological damage. And yes, it does cause Autism,
despite what you've read in the dumbed-down press. Only a fool would
inject their child with mercury-preserved vaccines.
3. Hot dogs Hot dogs are made with horrifying processed meat parts (click here to see shocking photos of processed meat products, then preserved with a cancer-causing ingredient called sodium nitrite. As detailed in my book Grocery Warning,
this ingredient causes brain tumors in children, not to mention
leukemia, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer and other cancers. Hot dogs
are far more dangerous to a child's health than lead paint in my
opinion, and yet parents keep feeding them to their children!
4. Antibacterial soap How
about a little nerve toxin in your soap? That's what's found in
antibacterial soap. It's a toxic cocktail of chemicals designed to kill
life. That's how it kills bacteria. The problem is that it also harms
people -- especially infants and children who are trying to develop
healthy nervous systems. Avoid all products claiming to be
"antibacterial. " You're better off using natural soap (like Dr.
Bronner's soap, www.DrBronner. com
) and letting your child's immune system fight off common bacteria. The
world isn't sterile, after all. You can't turn your house into a
5. ADHD drugs Would you give your
child street drugs like speed or meth? Probably not, but what if your
doctor wrote you a prescription for speed and said your child needed it
because he was ADHD? If you're like most parents, you'd fall in step
and start giving your child speed. But wait, you say: ADHD drugs are
not speed, are they? But of course they are. They belong to a class of
drugs called amphetamines. They used to be illegally sold as speed. Now
they're prescription drugs, and they're given to children in schools
all across America (and elsewhere). Psychiatrists and drug companies
are making a killing dosing up kids and infants on substances that used
to be considered illegal street drugs (and that have no legitimate
medical use whatsoever).
6. Sports drinks For some
reason, parents irrationally believe sports drinks are healthy because
they contain the word "sports." Didn't they notice the neon green
artificial coloring? Sports drinks are, in my opinion, a nutritional
joke. Made from salt water, processed sweeteners and petrochemical
coloring, many of their ingredients are actually harmful. Drinking
water would be smarter, and feeding your child some healthy trace
minerals would be even better. Low on potassium? Eat a banana.
7. Cough syrup and over-the-counter medicines Nearly
all children's over-the-counter medicines contain multiple toxic
substances such as chemical sweeteners, preservatives and additives.
Cough syrup, in particular, has been scientifically proven to be
absolutely worthless in preventing coughs. Many "children's" medicines
are actually more toxic than their adult counterparts because they're
sweetened up and cosmetically enhanced with artificial colors made from
petrochemicals. Yet parents poison their children every day with
8. Sunscreen The sunscreen
industry is a huge scam. Most popular sunscreen products actually cause
skin cancer due to the numerous toxic chemicals they contain (which are
quickly absorbed into the skin where they cause DNA mutations that lead
to cancer). Even worse, sunscreen blocks the UV radiation that allows
the skin to manufacture all-important vitamin D -- the most powerful
anti-cancer nutrient yet known to modern science. It prevents over a
dozen different cancers, yet parents block it by slathering toxic
sunscreen on their children, all while mistakenly believing they're
"protecting their children from cancer!" What a scam.
9. Fluoride in the water I've
always found it amazing that city water officials were dumb enough to
actually buy a toxic waste substance and arrange to have it dripped
into the public water supply where it would be ingested by infants and
children. The result? Mass fluorosis and toxicity to children
everywhere. Didn't these people realize that fluoride only works topically?
(That is, it only works if you rub it on your teeth, then spit it out,
and even that only works if you're using natural fluoride, not the
chemicals spit out as byproducts of the fertilizer industry, which is
what city water departments are buying and dripping into the water
supply.) Click here to see my CounterThink cartoon on this topic.
heard of drinking a topical medication in the first place? It's like
swallowing sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Even worse, putting this into
the public water supply effectively mass medicates everyone
with a bioactive chemical substance that no one has been given a
prescription for. This is all done with no regard for the level of
natural fluoride children might already be ingesting from other
sources. The situation is so crazy that it's difficult to find a more
insane example of medical tyranny than the mass fluoridation of public
water supplies. The fact that doctors and dentists so vehemently
support it demonstrates just how crazy they really are.
10. Processed milk Children
as young as 10 years old are now being diagnosed with heart disease and
clogged arteries. Ever wonder how it happened? It's due in part, I
believe, to all the processed milk children are swallowing these days.
Not only is the milk contaminated with pus, blood and detectable levels
of pesticides and other chemicals, it's also homogenized,
meaning the fats are artificially modified in a way that makes them
stay in suspension. This homogenization also makes milk fats dangerous
to cardiovascular health. While I support the consumption of raw,
unprocessed milk, I think that consuming processed, homogenized milk is
dangerous to the health of infants, children and adults alike!
11. Fast food Fast
food is extremely unhealthy for children. Not only are the foods often
fried, homogenized, hydrogenated and otherwise altered, they're also
laced with chemical additives, taste enhancers, processed sugars,
petrochemical food coloring and other unhealthy substances. Strangely,
many parents actually reward their children for good behavior by buying
them unhealthy fast food meals, thereby creating a psychological
association between good feelings and junk food. (Fast food restaurants
further exploit this psychological link by building playgrounds and
running feel-good advertisements that emphasize friends and fun, then
link those good vibes to their food products.)
12. Antidepressant drugs Children
as young as six months old are now being put on psychotropic drugs such
as SSRIs (antidepressants) . These drugs, we now know, cause suicidal
thoughts and violent behavior, especially in young boys. They imbalance
brain chemistry and even alter the body's metabolism of sugar,
promoting diabetes and leading to rapid weight gain. These drugs are so
dangerous that feeding them to children should be considered a crime.
Every single school shooting involving a child in the United States in
the last 15 years has been linked to antidepressant drug use. Need I
13. Chemical laundry detergents Parents are
shown fancy ads on television depicting how wonderful and clean their
clothes will be if they wash them in brand-name laundry detergent. What
they're not shown, however, is the toxicity of all the synthetic
chemicals that go into most laundry detergent products. The fragrance
chemicals alone are often carcinogenic, and they're just as bad for the
environment as they are children's health. A new alternative has
appeared, however: Soap berries! It's laundry soap that grows on trees.
We offer it at Truth Publishing.com
14. Flame retardant chemicals Did
you know that new mattresses for infants and children are often sprayed
with extremely toxic flame retardant chemicals? These are easily
absorbed through the skin of infants and children where they contribute
to numerous neurological disorders and immune suppression. Many
clothing products are also sprayed with flame retardants, as are some
carpeting products. In the push to make everything fireproof, state
regulators (who have mandated the flame retardant chemicals in states
like California) have created a toxic environment for everyone. I
suppose if you're a politician, it's always better for a million people
to die of a mysterious disease that can't be linked to you than to have
one baby burning up on the evening news with fingers of blame pointed
directly at you.
15. Soda Aside from directly
promoting diabetes and obesity, sodas also contain high amounts of
phosphoric acid, a substance that dissolves bones and causes a loss of
bone mineral density. This causes massive tooth decay as well as a
shrinking jaw bone and overall skeletal fragility. Diet sodas are even
worse, since they contain chemical sweeteners linked to neurological
disorders and learning disabilities.
16. Air fresheners Air
fresheners contain cancer-causing chemicals. Unleashing them in the
house exposes children to these chemicals, promoting asthma and other
respiratory problems. If you value the health of your children, avoid
air freshener products and just use essential oils or citrus peels
instead. (Peel an orange and hang the peel in your kitchen.)
17. Synthetic vitamins Many
children's vitamins are made with cheap, synthetic "vitamin" chemicals
that actually harm people who take them. Plus, many are loaded up with
artificial colors, sucrose and chemical sweeteners. Avoid cheap,
store-bought children's vitamins or anything containing cyanocobalamin (a toxic form of vitamin B12). Quality children's vitamins are available through sources like Nordic Naturals (fish oils) and www.IntegratedHealth.com (also check www.WellnessResources.com for high-quality supplements) .
18. Dryer sheets Most
popular dryer sheets and fabric softeners are made with toxic synthetic
chemicals that are not safe to use on children's clothing. The
fragrance chemicals alone are often highly carcinogenic, and the other
chemicals contribute additional toxicity to the clothing. Children's
clothes should never be washed or dried in chemicals. Only use natural
detergents and fabric softeners, or avoid the fabric softeners
19. Bacon Most bacon and sausage are
processed meat products made with sodium nitrite (like the hot dogs,
above) and contaminated with various chemicals lodged in the animal
fats. Conventionally- raised beef, pork and chicken products are, in my
opinion, extremely toxic to the human body and contribute to colon
cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and many other diseases and
disorders. If you make meat for your children, shop for 100% organic,
free-range, antibiotic-free meats that have no nitrites or nitrates.
20. Shampoo and bath products Virtually
all popular shampoo and bath products sold on the market contain
cancer-causing chemicals. The ingredients read like a top-40 list of
toxic chemicals. Virtually none of these chemicals have ever been
tested or approved for use on humans (they are simply ignored because
the FDA astonishingly believes the skin won't absorb chemicals). If you
want healthy products, use the shampoo I recommend: Pure Essentials Fragrance-Free Shampoo from Earth Science (www.TheNewES.com)
Keeping your health priorities straight
that's the list of 20 items that are more dangerous to the health of
children than the lead paint in Mattel toys. Most parents have no
concern whatsoever for any of these 20 things, but they're going
ape-shoot-crazy over the tiny amounts of lead in their Barbie toys and
Elmo stuffed animals. It all just goes to show you that the sheeple
will think anything the mainstream media tells them to think (and
they'll ignore everything else).
It's classic American
contradiction: Returning a Mattel toy at the local toy store while
taking your child to a dentist to have mercury implanted in the
cavities caused by all the soda the kid consumed at home (because the
parents keep buying Coke and Pepsi). If it all weren't so downright
tragic, it would almost be funny.