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“Scientists Pin Blame For Some Coronavirus Deaths On Air Pollution, PFAS, And Other Chemicals;” Potential for Aerosol Dissemination of Biological Weapons; Why Strict Regulations Are Needed ASAP To PROHIBIT Atmospheric POLLUTION

It’s a mystery why there has been zero legislation passed to protect our environment from contamination by polluters. RESEARCH: The Geoengineering Act

 


 

2003 | “These data provide evidence that it is technologically feasible to disseminate biological agents from aircrafts..”  Link_To Article 

Potential for Aerosol Dissemination of Biological Weapons: Lessons from Biological Control of Insects

 

 

 


 

 

“Scientists Pin Blame For Some Coronavirus Deaths On Air Pollution, PFAS, And Other Chemicals”

June 26 2020 | By  | The Intercept | Source

“ALMOST SIX MONTHS into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s already clear that environmental pollution is responsible for some portion of the hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 deaths around the world. Now scientists are trying to pinpoint how exactly industrial chemicals make people more susceptible to the coronavirus and how much of the blame for the devastation wrought by the new coronavirus should be laid at the feet of the industry that produces those chemicals.

The link between Covid-19 and air pollution is particularly strong. A study set to publish in July linked six air pollutants in 120 Chinese cities with cases of the viral disease. Researchers in Italy have also shown that long-term exposure to air pollution is “significantly correlated with cases of Covid-19” in up to 71 provinces in that country. And a study that used data from California, set to publish in Environmental Research in August, showed that the air pollutants PM2.5, PM 10, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide were associated with coronavirus infections. The authors of that study concluded that reducing exposure to these pollutants “will contribute to defeating COVID-19.”

Scientists have even managed to measure the precise harm that a single microgram/cubic meter increase in air pollution has on a population, which, according to researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is “an 8% increase in mortality from COVID-19.”

While alarming, these findings aren’t surprising, according to Linda Birnbaum, the former director of the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, who stepped down last year. “Everything in our health is determined by our environment,” she said.

In addition to air pollutants, Birnbaum pointed to the potential for endocrine-disrupting chemicals to make people more vulnerable to Covid-19. Among them are BPA and its replacements; phthalates, which are found in makeup, nail polish, and plastics, particularly food packaging; and PFAS, a class of industrial contaminants most famously used to make Teflon and other nonstick products.

Exposure to even very small amounts of these chemicals has been linked with conditions that have been shown to make Covid-19 worse. Phthalates are associated with damage to lungs and obesity, as well as to diabetes, the second most common underlying condition in people who die of Covid-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BPA, which is often added to food packaging and drink bottles, is also linked to obesity, as well as asthma and diabetes.

PFAS, which also interferes with the functioning of the endocrine system, has been shown to cause several underlying conditions that leave people more vulnerable to Covid-19. People with higher levels of PFAS in their bodies are more likely to gain weight and have a harder time losing it. The chemicals not only increase obesity risk in those exposed, but also in the granddaughters of women who were exposed. And PFAS is associated with asthma and hypertension, two other conditions that appear to worsen people’s chances of surviving Covid-19. PFAS causes kidney disease and elevates levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood, which also increase the chances that people with Covid-19 will be hospitalized or need intensive care.

The vast majority of people who die of Covid-19 had at least one other illness before they got sick from the virus. Compared to people who didn’t have underlying conditions, patients who had kidney disease, diabetes, lung disease, and heart disease, among other conditions, are six times as likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 and 12 times as likely to die, according to the most recent data from the CDC.

In addition to causing medical problems that make people more vulnerable to the coronavirus, several environmental contaminants, including PFAS, also directly weaken the body’s immune response. Studies have shown that in both adults and children higher levels of certain PFAS chemicals were associated with weaker responses to vaccines. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the CDC, recognized this evidence in an announcement it recently posted to its website on the “potential intersection between PFAS exposure and Covid-19.”

With the pre-pandemic knowledge of the effects of individual chemicals and the maps showing that Covid-19 is ravaging polluted areas, the next step for researchers is to address how exactly chemicals make individual people more susceptible to Covid-19. “We now know pollution is associated with increased infections and more hospitalizations,” said Birnbaum. “So it has a role. The question is how much of a role and how do you show that an individual is getting sick is because they have higher levels?”

Philippe Grandjean, a Danish scientist who was the first to show that children with relatively high PFAS levels had immune deficits and were more likely to get respiratory infections, has already begun to try to answer this question. Grandjean is in the process of collecting blood samples of people who were hospitalized with Covid-19 — “just a few drops of the serum from leftover blood samples that hadn’t been used” — analyzing them for PFAS levels, and comparing them with PFAS levels from the blood of people who were infected with the coronavirus but not hospitalized.

“We really need to understand the connection between exposures at the individual level and Covid-19 severity,” Grandjean said. While noting that several environmental contaminants likely increase the risk of the disease, Grandjean expressed particular concern about PFAS compounds because they can remain in the body for years and some of them tend to concentrate in the lungs. Grandjean, who is conducting the research in Denmark, hopes to have results of the study within the year.

Others are using animal experiments to explore how chemical exposure affects the impact of the coronavirus. Paige Lawrence, a professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, plans to infect mice with a mouse-adapted human coronavirus that was built from the 2003 SARS pandemic and study how exposure to PFAS alters the course of the viral infection.

“We need to understand at a cellular level what’s changed” by chemical exposure, she said. “We can’t improve health if we don’t know what we’re trying to fix.” Lawrence’s past research has shown that the environmental contaminants dioxin and PCBs change the immune system by binding to receptor cells — an effect that, in the case of dioxin, lasts for generations.

While the research is underway, many of the people in highly polluted communities worry about the greater risk they may face during the pandemic. “I think about it a lot,” said Hope Grosse, a resident of Warminster, Pennsylvania, who developed stage 4 cancer while drinking water that had been contaminated with PFAS from firefighting foam used at a nearby naval base. “My immune system was definitely impacted.” Grosse, who had 25 lymph nodes removed during her cancer treatment, resumed her work as a realtor last month and wears gloves and a mask when she shows houses. “I’m as careful as I can be, but I still worry,” she said.

Whatever we learn from the research now in the pipeline, some scientists say there is already enough evidence to lay blame for at least a portion of the toll of the virus on chemicals — and their manufacturers.

“Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are clearly involved in driving the comorbidities and are heightening mortality risk from Covid-19,” said Pete Myers, founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences. “You can’t hide from that truth.” Myers is one of several environmental scientists who have been pushing for more than a decade — with little success — for government to limit the use of these chemicals.

“The American Chemistry Council has impeded our ability to develop meaningful regulations,” said Myers, referring to a powerful chemical industry trade group. “And the result of that is that these comorbidities have become epidemic over the last three decades. And now more people are dying than would have.”

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“Correlation between environmental pollution indicators and COVID-19 pandemic: A brief study in Californian context”

“Our findings indicate that environmental pollutants such as PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, and CO have a significant correlation with the COVID-19 epidemic in California.”

Link To Full_Correlation between environmental pollution indicators and COVID-19 pandemic: A brief study in Californian context

 

 

 


 

 

“Role of the chronic air pollution levels in the Covid-19 outbreak risk in Italy”

 

“..Data on distribution of atmospheric pollutants (NO2, O3, PM2.5 and PM10) in Italian regions during the last 4 years, days exceeding regulatory limits, and years of the last decade (2010–2019) in which the limits have been exceeded for at least 35 days, highlight that Northern Italy has been constantly exposed to chronic air pollution. Long-term air-quality data significantly correlated with cases of Covid-19 in up to 71 Italian provinces (updated April 27, 2020) providing further evidence that chronic exposure to atmospheric contamination may represent a favourable context for the spread of the virus…”

Link To Full_Document Role of the chronic air pollution levels in the Covid-19 outbreak risk in Italy


“Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from China”

 

“Our study suggests that there is a statistically significant relationship between air pollution and COVID-19 infection.”

Link To Full _Document_Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from China

 

 


 

 

Link To Article  Coronavirus Detected On Particles of Air Pollution 

 

 


 

Geoengineering, cloud seeding, and other weather modification activities are hazardous because they release contaminating pollutants into our atmosphere that are harmful to nature, our environment and human health.

Rosalind Peterson 2007 Keynote Presentation RE: Weather Modification & Geoengineering Hazards:

 

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U.S. Weather Modification Code

Link To 15 U.S. Code CHAPTER 9A—WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITIES OR ATTEMPTS; REPORTING REQUIREMENT

 


 

 

Efficient formation of stratospheric aerosol for climate engineering by emission of condensible vapor from aircraft

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US Government Funds Geoengineering 

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Environmental pollution is associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorders in the US and Denmark

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“We have confirmed previous conclusions that the aluminium content of brain tissue in Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis is significantly elevated.” Link

 


TOXICITY OF CLOUD SEEDING AEROSOLS

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OUTLAW Cloud-Seeding & Geoengineering!

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Rhode Island H8062 The Geoengineering Act 2020:  Protection of the atmosphere and our environment from pollution.    

The Geoengineering Act 2020 — H8062

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 Reference: 

 

Climate Change Theory, History of 1.5C Temperature Manipulation Origins, and CO2 as justification for climate and weather modification / human interventions.

1.  Soviet Developments in Weather Modification, Climate Modification, and Climatology / DARPA 1975
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a017675.pdf
“The projected increases in fossil fuel combustion, thermal pollution, and particulate pollution are cause for serious concern. If the present 5-6% annual growth rate of energy production continues, within a few decades world heat production could rise from the present level of 0. 2% of the received power from the Sun to a level of 2%, thus causing a 1-1. 5 C mean global temperature increase. 
“…method of moderating planetary warming trends by temporarily increasing the concentration of sulfate aerosol particles in the lower stratosphere and thereby reducing global radiation.”      -Introduction 

Such a potentially harmful warming trend could, in principle, be checked by artificially increasing the planetary cloud cover.”  -p.82-83


 

2. Solar geoengineering as part of an overall strategy for
meeting the 1.5◦C Paris target

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsta.2016.0454

“Solar geoengineering refers to deliberately reducing net radiative forcing by reflecting some sunlight back to space, in order to reduce anthropogenic climate changes; a possible such approach would be adding aerosols to the stratosphere.”


 
3. Green New Deal Is NOT A Good Deal 
https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hres109/BILLS-116hres109ih.pdf

“Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.

Whereas the October 2018 report entitled ‘‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C’’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…”

“the United States must take a leading role in reducing emissions through economic transformation;” P.3

Link To UN IPCC Date Found To Be Flawed
Link To Why The Green New Deal Is NOT a Good Deal.

 
4. US Federal Legislation following 1.5C  climate strategy:
https://zerogeoengineering.com/2019/s-745-climate-security-act-of-2019/

 
5. Article Air Pollution Threat &  CV19
https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-stricken-u-faces-another-144854519.html

6. Aerosol Dissemination of Biological Weapons
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/452339_3

7. HR 5519
https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr5519/BILLS-116hr5519ih.pdf
“(5) Under the Weather Modification Reporting Act of 1972 (15 U.S.C. 330 et seq.), NOAA is responsible for oversight of any activities undertaken to modify weather, which includes research or test- ing activities related to modifying the atmosphere to affect local, regional, or global climate (defined as atmospheric climate intervention under such Act).” — Page3

 
8. US Code – Weather Modification 
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/chapter-9A

9. RI Geoengineering Act 2020  H8062
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText20/HouseText20/H8062.pdf
 

10. The Federal Weather Enterprise
2018 https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018_fedrep.pdf
2019 https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2019_fedrep-2.pdf
2020  https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2020_fedrep.pdf
2021 https://zerogeoengineering.com/2020/the-federal-weather-enterprise-fiscal-year-2021-budget-and-coordination-report/
4.1 Exercise leadership in coordinating U.S. efforts in international weather research priorities including the current World Meteorological Organization Grand Challenges.” p3  Federal Weather Enterprise 2021 
WMO Grand Challenges 
https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/08-The-Grand-Challenges-by-Hwirin-Kim-2.pdf
2018-2022 Federal Weather Enterprise Strategic Plan
https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/stratplan.pdf


11. NOAA Weather Modification Spreadsheet 2010 
https://zerogeoengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/450WV_2010_NOAA_Final_Listing_of_Weather_Modification_Programs_Spreadsheet_10WXMOD5.pdf

Americans4ZeroGeoengineering  / A4ZG
Americans 4ZERO GeoEngineering’s mission is to inform policymakers and the public about essential legislation to prohibit hazardous deployments in weather modification, cloud seeding and other Geoengineering activities, and to stop polluting emissions entirely so as to protect human health and our environment.