[back] Polio and DDT

Eleanor McBean

In addition to the drastic vaccine poisons and the self generated poisons from wrong foods there are a number of other poisons that are being free used that are known to cause polio.

INSECTICIDES such as lead arsenate, hydrocyanic gas and other cyanide compounds, DDT, parathion and other deadly poisons are a constant cause death and disease. Dr. Abraham Gelperin, director of the Bureau of Communicatable Diseases and assistant Clinical Professor or Public Health at Yale University stated flatly that he believes many ills to be the result of these poison insecticide and that large numbers of what are believed to be polio are in reality cases of poisoning, possibly caused by something like parathion.

Dr. J. W. Norton of the N. C. Department of Health said the "symptoms parathion poisoning are similar to those of polio, including headache, gastric upset set, giddiness, tightness of the chest, vomiting and sometimes diarrhea.

"One of the manufacturers of the widely used insecticide parathion describes it as ‘capable of producing severe systemic toxic effects and death in animals and man either by oral administration, inhalation of mists, dusts, or vapors and by absorption through the unbroken skin." (Prevention—June, 1950. p. 12)

What are our elected officers and public protectors doing while all the wholesale poisoning is going on? Are the over-wealthy manufacturers the on ones to be "protected" in their game of "grab and stab"?

FORMALDEHYDE IN MILK has been reported as a cause of polio.

Australian Medical Gazette, (Aug. 24, 1897) states that "formalin," an aqueous solution of formaldehyde, caused paralysis in some who drank milk that contained it. Our U.S. Government permits the dairymen to add formaldehyde to milk so that stale, inferior milk may be sold as fresh milk. Formaldehyde is a poisonous embalming fluid that is, no doubt, one of the causes of the epidemics of diarrhea and death among the bottle fed infants in hospitals.

The Lancet (Jan. 9, 1915) mentions an epidemic of polio that was said to have been caused by raw milk. It has never been. proved that raw milk has ever caused polio or undulant fever or any other disease but the added poison pre-servatives could cause many diseases. Pasteurization companies capitalized on this incident to stampede some laws into operation which would prohibit the sale of raw (unprocessed) milk. Pasteurization makes matters even worse because the heating process melts the butterfat in the milk and this coats the calcium globules and readers the calcium unassimilable to a large extent.

From the Journal of Biochemistry, (Vol. 75, pp. 251-62. Oct., 1927) we read: "In the Nutrition Laboratory of the Dept. of Home Economics of the University of Chicago, in 1927, experimentation revealed that only about 27% of the calcium in pasteurized milk and 30% of evaporated milk was retained in the body."

Rats fed on pasteurized milk grew at only half the normal rate and developed various ailments and died early. Calves fed on pasteurized milk died before maturity in 9 out of 10 cases.

SOLANIN, a poison that is formed in frozen potatoes was found to be the cause of an epidemic in Ireland. The disease had polio-like reactions but was called remittent fever. Old, sprouting potatoes and those that have been exposed to the sun in the growing period until the skin was green were also found to contain this toxic substance.

UNRIPE FRUIT and ERGOT from some types of rye have caused gastrointestinal disturbances which affected the nerves, spinal cord and brain and caused a form of polio. A diet excessively high in grains (especially milled grains) has been followed by deficiencies that terminated in polio as was reported by Stockman and Johnson in the Journal of Nutrition, (Nov., 1934).