Originally Posted by Kishan
So getting vaccinated against one of the most common transmissible diseases on the planet, one that is the greatest cause of cancer deaths in women, equates to condoning promiscuity? Specious reasoning at the very least. Delusional at worst.
I find you to be mistaken when you say:"one that is the greatest cause of cancer deaths in women"
Breast Cancer has more than 10 times the yearly death rate:
Breast cancer is newly diagnosed in about 211,240 women each year in the United States. This is 32 % of all causes of cancer in females. Seventeen percent of all women will be given a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women who are 40 to 55 years of age. When deaths are aggregated by age, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death for persons younger than 85 since 1999. Heart disease caused 356,014 deaths in women in 2002. It is estimated that breast cancer will cause 40,410 deaths in women in 2005.
We are looking in the 40,000 number each year in recent history.
I find it sad that more is not done to promote Indole-3-carbinol"It took only one week to prove that the conversion of estradiol to 2OHE can be accomplished without drugs. Using a natural substance, researchers were able to increase the conversion of estradiol to weak estrogen by 50% in twelve healthy people.
Next, they tested the natural substance in female mice prone to developing breast cancer. Both the incidence of cancer and the number of tumors fell significantly. What was the substance? Indole-3-carbinol (IC3), a phytochemical isolated from cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, kale, green cabbage, mustard seed, etc.).
I3C was then given to 25 women for two months. Again, levels of strong estrogen declined, and levels of weak estrogen increased. But more importantly, the level of an estrogen metabolite associated with breast and endometrial cancer (16alpha-hydroxyestrone) fell."http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag99/oct99-report1.html
I also find it sad that more is not done to ban Hexane in foods:
Edible Oil Extraction: Severe Limitations of Hexane (Solvent Extraction)
For practical and economic reasons, hexane (C6H14) is the dominate extraction solvent for oil seeds, used throughout the world. It is cheap (7 cents per pound) and abundant: every petroleum refinery on earth produces it, as it is an essential high-vapor pressure easily-ignited component of gasoline. As total world petroleum is about 3,500 million metric tons annually, a simple 5% early stripping of this "natural gasoline" would allow 175 million tons (385 billion pounds) of availability. Since world oil-seed extraction using hexane solvent probably accounts for around 60 million metric tons of edible oil, which represents about 250 million tons of feedstock, at a moderate loss rate of 0.15% (3 pounds per ton of feedstock), total annual hexane losses to the environment might be 750 million pounds (130 million gallons), or about 0.2% of what is potentially available from refineries. This is an extremely minor area for the petroleum industry. Thus, the combination of extremely large availability, very low cost, and simple effectiveness have created 50 years of inertia which has tended to obscure six very menacing features. These are as follows:
1. Even with modern DST units (desolventizer/toaster), some residual hexane remains in the final meal (animal feed). In many facilities, this can run as high as 0.5%. The known mild toxicity of this trace contaminate in animal feed precludes the use of solvent-extracted meal in a number of markets (it kills baby piglets). There are deeper issues involving the near-irreversible adduct that the hexane molecule forms with the interior, highly hydrophobic regions of the folded proteins. Presumably, upon digestion in an animal's gut, this toxic hexane is released. It is then free to adduct to other hydrophobic acids, etc. This is supported in the literature going back 30 years.
2. Hexane is "too efficient" - it extracts virtually every oil soluble fraction, including up to 5% of unwanted (but nutritionally very valuable) materials, usually referred to as "unsaps." This means that the meal (now contaminated with hexane) no longer contains these oil-soluble, critical nutrients (phytosterols, vitamin E family tocols, and phosphatidyl choline and other natural lecithins). Additional chemicals particularly caustic soda, and severe thermal processing, etc., are now required, and this creates quantities of waste sludges and greatly degraded unsaps. This is both a cost problem (chemicals) and a waste problem (sludges).
3. Even where the recovery of sterols, vitamin E, etc., from the unsaps is attempted, the final yield is only a fraction of the content in the original feedstock. Furthermore, it has been degraded and requires many subsequent stops of purification and modification to become edible again.
4. The inevitable daily loss of hexane (by inherent design) into the environment is probably the most severe problem. Older plants lose up to 0.5% per ton of feed, and the current state of the art guaranteed on new facilities have a maximum loss of 0.15%, with practical operations at 0.1%. Even at this guaranteed loss of 0.15%, a moderate-sized 100,000 bushel per day soybean facility would lose 6,000 pounds of hexane per day to the environment (atmospheric leaks from distillation, decanting, open vessels, and the meal). This translates to an entire 40,000 pound (tank wagon) every week lost to the environment.
5. The EPA now categorizes hexane as a HAP (haxardous air pollutant). It is included on the list of 189 toxic chemicals. It is controlled under the TRI (toxic release inventory) of the U.S. EPA. Refer to Inform, Vol. 9, No.7, July 1998: p 708.
6. Since hexane is very volatile, flammable and explosive, it is also a simple physical hazard. Numerous plants have exploded and burned over the past 50 years, often with the loss of multiple lives. Usually, one or two "go up" annually, throughout the world. After all, this is high-vapor-pressure gasoline, which is being endlessly redistilled in a closed loop, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
In light of the above, it is absolutely impossible to site a new hexane extraction plant in a number of locations in the United States. This trend is continuing.
Overton SV and JJ Manura (1997) using new technology found higher than expected levels of pentane, hexane, heptane, octane and benzene derivatives in all 6 hexane extracted cooking oil samples tested. This means that humans and livestock may be ingesting greater amounts of petroleum derivatives than previously thought.
Hexane and PAH awareness should be brought to the attention to all women as well.
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are byproducts of the incomplete burning of coal, gas and oil, and are used to make some pesticides. Studies show that PAHs cause tumors in laboratory animals through inhalation, via food, or through prolonged contact with skin.
PAHs are also known xenoestrogens ("zeeno"-estrogens) or false estrogens, and easily bind to estrogen receptor sites on our cells. Unlike our natural estrogen hormones that do their jobs and move on, however, estrogen-mimics aren't as easy to turn off. They cause cellular functions to change, often with undesirable results. False estrogens, for example, have been associated with several forms of estrogen-related cancers, and multiple studies show the link between PAHs and breast cancer.