When a high rate of fine industrial particles [PM2.5s] are
present, it leads to a high level of free radicals in the
bloodstream, which cause Type 2 Diabetes by body cell walls
becoming resistant to insulin and glucose, so the body will
then pile on fat.
Over 12.5% of the UK population suffer from low thyroid due
to a shortage of selenium [needed to convert thyroxine to
T-3], exposure to industrial fluoride in water and airborne,
plus a cocktail of other contaminants in industrial PM2.5s
causing reduced thyroxine production. Victims will then "burn
off" less calories.
The herbicide "Round-up" messes up the body's carbohydrate
metabolism and hormones, resulting in weight problems.
Breathing ultrafine particles causes clinical depression,
which often leads to "comfort eating", apathy and
hence less exercise.
Vaccines & viruses
Some vaccines, e.g. Rubella and Hepatitis B, and some viruses
can affect the pancreas so less insulin is produced.
Dioxins and PCBs are harmful substances that, along with pesticides
and heavy metals, are hoarded in body fat when people put
on weight for the above reasons. The dioxins and PCBs will
have already messed up the body's hormones, and will be released
into the blood when dieting.
Obesity is one of at least 18 common illnesses caused by
avoidable industrial PM2.5 air pollution that are listed in
Dr Dick van Steenis' "Industrial Air Pollution and the
Country Doctor" at www.countrydoctor.co.uk and which
now account for almost 50% of the NHS bill.
HM Treasury failed to reply to the question raised by Paul
Marsden MP [October 2004] regarding the failure of the
UK to adopt the US Clean Air strategy and thereby save £40
billion per annum in NHS costs, the US having already saved
in excess of $193 billion in reduced hospital visits and days
off work [Washington
Post, 27 September 2003].
Tony Blair and his Cabinet are directly responsible for:
" the increasing rates of industrial emissions of PM2.5s
[waste incineration programme]
" allowing selenium to be banned from 1 August 2005
" trying to extend the addition of industrial fluoride
to water supplies
" boosting drug company profits by increasing numbers
becoming chronically sick
" ignoring potential NHS savings of £40 billion
Prepared by Michael Ryan after consultation with Dr Dick
van Steenis MBBS. 24 July 2005