Some Chemicals May Alter Gene Function for Several Generations

Discussion in 'Health News' started by Merry, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Merry

    Merry Well-Known Member

    The Environmental Working Group recently reported on research on transgenerational chemical damage.

    I haven't read the research by Mohan Manikkam and Michael Skinner and am not qualified to assess it.

    EWG's news report links to another short report on the same subject that talks about epigenetics.

    Coincidently, in his most recent blog post, Cort Johnson writes about Patrick McGowan's ME/CFS epigenetics research.

    The subject of chemical damage particularly interests me because I was exposed to agricultural chemicals throughout my childhood. I have been ill since my teens. My mother was also ill. She grew up on a farm in the US, as I did, and late in her life I asked her about her father's use of pesticides. She said that he'd put on the fields extra DDT "for good measure." I have no way of verifying what we were exposed to and how much and when exactly. All I know is that my family's water source was a shallow well at the edge of a field. Now my thirty-four year old son, who has been unwell for almost a year, has a tentative diagnosis of CFS. In the months preceding the decline in his health he was exposed to at work fumes from an experiment on an adhesive (toxicity unknown), and later a mold test on his apartment building revealed elevated levels in the basement, the source of the air coming into the apartments from the heating and cooling system.
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  2. Remy

    Remy Administrator

    I too am convinced that agriculture is a big's rampant in my neck of the woods as well.
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  3. Tammy7

    Tammy7 Well-Known Member

    So sad.............................we are living in such a TOXIC world. Pesticides, heavy metals..........all sorts of toxins ..get stored in the liver and do indeed get passed down from generation to generation.
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