The Guardian: Agricultural fungicides are ‘bad news for neurons’, study suggests

Agricultural fungicides are ‘bad news for neurons’, study suggests
Fungicides caused mouse cells to show changes similar to those seen in autism and Alzheimer’s, although a definite link to the disorders has not been proven
Modern fungicides that are sprayed on fruit and vegetables have come under fresh scrutiny after scientists found they caused similar genetic changes in mouse neurons to those seen in autism and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers exposed dishes of the brain cells to more than 300 different pesticides and fungicides and found that one class of fungicides, the strobilurins, produced patterns of genetic changes often seen in the human conditions.
Scientists at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill hoped the experiment might shed light on the kinds of substances in the environment that contribute to cases of autism. To their surprise, they found compounds that produced some genetic hallmarks of autism and neurodegenerative diseases at the same time.
The strobilurins have only been approved for use in the past 20 years, more than half a century after the first individual diagnosed with autism was announced in the medical literature. Since the fungicides arrived on the market, they have been sprayed in increasing quantities to protect crops such as cabbages, spinach, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, apples, pears and grapes.
While the fungicides produced autism-like and Alzheimer’s-like signatures in the way genes are expressed in mouse neurons, the relevance of the changes is unclear: the scientists have no evidence that the chemicals contribute to either condition.
“The study was designed to try and identify chemicals that could cause autism, but we in no way say these things do cause autism,” said lead scientist, Mark Zylka, whose study appears in Nature Communications.
“What this work provides is evidence that these chemicals are bad for neurons. They turn the same genes on or off that you see not only in autism brains, but also in neurodegeneration,” he added.

The REAL science on vaccines, dental fillings, and brain damage: Stunning video shows how mercury content damages neurons under a microscope

Medical science has long known that mercury is a health hazard no matter how it gets into the body. Whether by foods we eat, water we drink, through vaccines or even our dental fillings, mercury is damaging to our health and toxic to our bodies.

According to this scientific video explaining mercury’s toxic effects, one of the major contributors to mercury toxicity in via dental fillings.

The video, produced by the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, “clearly shows how mercury in fillings can destroy brain neurons as seen with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease,” according to a description of it posted online at YouTube.

Researchers demonstrated in 1997 how mercury vapor inhalation by animals produced negative effects in the brain – in particular a lesion that is seen in at least 80 percent of brains in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. And more recently, researchers at the University of Calgary were able to demonstrate how mercury can alter the cell structure of developing neurons in the brain.

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