INCINERATORS - WEAPONS OF MASS
Summary. RIBA (London), 31 January, 2005 by Dr. Dick van Steenis MBBS
Updated 23 September 2005.
1853 Dr John Snow proves cholera
from Broad St pump not "ODOURS" (used by EA 1996-)
Industry heavily influences
Result ,£46bn spent on NHS 1996 risen to £67bn 2005 (plus trust overdrafts plus capital savings less fees on PFI hospitals etc) meaning £11bn above inflation with only 1.5% extra output meaning £11bn extra costs from pollution due to "Tony's cronies" on top of previous £19bn, ie. £30bn current NHS pollution cost of which £24bn could be realistically saved, including disbanding corrupt committees/quangos. Invalidity benefit is now paid to 3% of population in parts of West Berkshire & North Hampshire relatively less polluted, compared with 20% Merthyr Tydfil& 40% above Port Talbot being more polluted areas, so scope for more savings.
Particle average sizes emitted from burning coal are alkaline PM5, heavy oils acidic PM2, orimulsion & waste mixes PM1. Only smaller than PM3 enters lungs. 90% of PM1 retained in lungs. Hence UK govt. only measures PM10 down to PM4 in monitors -totally irrelevant. At the new Grundon incinerators (Colnbrook) there will be no monitoring of PM2.5s, radioactivity or (after first year) dioxins. Power stations & oil refineries have unlimited emissions, cement works virtually the same, and incinerators unlimited PM2.5s, PM1s & PAHs at least. Even trains burn very substandard fuels, thanks to the Rail Regulator until 2011, without emission controls.
The only proper long-term study of health from incinerators was at St. Niklaas 2001 which was officially within EC directive but closed by court judge in court due to deaths & illnesses. Av. 12 years was taken off lifespan. Cancer incidence rose 480% on top of Belgian national increase. Slough had SMR 88 in 1990. After 5 years operation of Grundon's radioactive incinerator the SMR rose to 122 equal to 11 years off lifespan by 1995 and was again SMR121 in 2001. This meant a cull of population especially 50s.
Health effects result as expected around chimneys (2 miles) & downwind (highest rate 7miles per 100ft.chimney, total spread PM2.5s over 28 miles per 100ft., PM1s also cause dimming of sun. Health damage occurs within 3 mile of hazardous waste sites where for example incinerator flyash is dumped. One example is near Bishops Cleeve (Cheltenham) where radioactive flyash is dumped from Colnbrook & Bolton plus hazardous flyash from 3 other incinerators, without current liner, with cancer of ovary in two 30-year olds & another SADS victim noted recently.
PM2.5s set up inflammation in lungs, which are handled by macrophages & T-Lymphocytes. Excess or insoluble items walled off (fibrosis leading to COPD) soluble items travel via bloodstream. PAHs & heavy metals are amongst worst affecting heart & causing mutations of DNA leading to increase in birth defects and cancers. COPD now common in women.
TOTAL EFFECTS INCLUDE
Birth defects ---terminations, live defects, miscarriages. See McMaster experiment 2004 .
Premature deaths of babies, infants and adults incl.stillbirths.
T-lymphocyte diversion/depletion causes SIDS, cot deaths, autism, MS, AIDS, GBS
Attention Deficit Disorder & Behaviour problems.
Lower IQ & educational achievement eg 1or 2 classes down, worse GCSE grades.
Asthma, COPD, viral & other respiratory or other infections (85% younger boys)
Coronary artery disease, heart attacks, arteriosclerosis, strokes, SADS
Diabetes 2 (and sometimes diabetes 1) - massive rise in UK under tong.
Multiple chemical sensitivity with allergies and arthritis.
ME (gasses affect P450 & T-lymphocytc diversion) and CFS
Clinical depression. (9x rise Pembs), suicides, apathy., part of obesity problem.
Hypothyroidism (part of obesity problem)
Endometriosis & other hormones disrupted.
Cancers - leukaemias, non-odgkins lymphoma, brain, breast, colon, lung, bladder, kidney, liver. For childhood cancers see Knox report Jan 2005 and Perera et.al report July 2004. Cancer incidence has reached some 80% of deaths in Pembroke downwind of oil complex.
Analysis of just birth defects, premature deaths all ages, childhood asthma, COPD, diabetes, suicides, heart attacks & cancers in Telford 2005 proved only worst wards had high pollution.
Campaign & pray for revival with return of morality.
Take selected public health directors to GMC for breaches of duties & fraud.
Move house to less polluted zone. (Would it were possible!)
Install HEPA filter in home. Some may like Airoma diffuser (reduces PM1s)
Avoid pesticides and fluoridated water as much as possible as cocktail effects.
Take added selenium, zinc, coenzyme Q10 and vitamins C.
Public Health directors have orders from the GMC to protect the public, know their subject, keep up to date, listen to and be prepared to justify every sentence of all documents signed by them. The public health director at "XX" like many of his fellow directors are in breach of each of these rules, instead signing warrants for unlawful killing.
Dr Dick van Steenis.
Dr Dick van Steenis.
Dr van Steenis is a renowned British pollution expert who has
spoken at numerous international conferences both here and
abroad. As usual, he is prepared to support all statement
made in this article wiith numerous references.
Dr van Steenis is a renowned British pollution expert who has spoken at numerous international conferences both here and abroad. As usual, he is prepared to support all statement made in this article wiith numerous references.
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