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Endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs are chemicals that can interfere with the body's endocrine or hormone system - the highly sensitive chemical messaging system the body uses to control different metabolic and developmental processes. Human and animal hormones regulate bodily functions such as metabolism, sexual development and growth. Hormones are released into the blood by various glands including the thyroid, ovaries and testicles.

Flu vaccines can contain a number of chemical toxinsincluding ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin. In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminium and squalene.

The search is on for energy-saving alternatives to the so called EU or CFL light-bulbs. Alternatives that don't harm the health of the producer or the user. Given time safer alternatives will naturally develop. Needless to say there are several alternatives in the pipe-line.

A warm Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) that breaks should be disposed of with care:

Are you aware that the EU has decided that energy-efficient light-bulbs are to replace "normal" light-bulbs by 2012? The yellow canary suggests that you read the following report from The Sunday Times that claims that hundreds of factory staff are being made ill by mercury used in bulbs destined for the West.

From The Sunday Times
May 3, 2009

Within 3 months of installing 30 so called energy-efficient lightbulbs: Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) a US technician, who researchers cutting-edge clean technology, was troubled by exceptional ill health. These 30 lightbulbs were installed in his home and during these three months he and his family all developed unusual health problems including chronic migraines, nausea, skin rashes and arthritic-like conditions.

This is a letter to Irish MEP's from the founder and director of the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health, Richard Burton, Nutritionist, Nutritional Therapist and Acupuncturist.

Dear Irish MEP,

In my estimation, if the Food Supplement Directive (FSD) is adopted in or close to its current form, it will have the following impacts:

RESTRICTIVE VITAMIN supplement standards due to be set by the EU are to be re-examined following an Irish petition. The standards, introduced by EU directive, would restrict doses of vitamin D to the equivalent of that produced by 25 seconds of sunlight and prevent the sale of high-dose vitamin C products without prescription.

The EU food supplements directive was given the go-ahead in 2005. However, the maximum permitted levels of ingredients to be contained in supplements has not yet been set.