by Mark Sircus
30 August 2010
Uranium, Mercury, Cancer & Diabetes
Hyperinsulinemia may promote mammary carcinogenesis.
Insulin resistance has been linked to an increased risk
of breast cancer and is also characteristic of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes and cancer, which are both are expanding dramatically in
the world today, can in great part be traced to the increasing
radiation, heavy metals and chemicals to which we are all being
Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer but
few are aware of the connection between heavy metals, general
chemical exposures, and cancer. Fewer still understand the
connection between toxic exposure and diabetes. See my book
Paradigms in Diabetic Care for a look at how toxicities run head-on
into nutritional deficiencies to create diabetic conditions.
Making a connection between radiation and diabetes may seem
ludicrous to physicians who recommend and administer dangerous
radioactive CAT and PET scans because they are in full denial that
they are using tests that cause cancer to diagnose and treat it.
Modern medicine is at the head of the line in terms of actively
downplaying the rising dangers of both radioactivity and mercury
because it’s an industry whose paradigm includes exposing patients
directly to these dangerous substances.
One in ten Chinese adults already has the disease and another 16
percent are on the verge of developing it, according to a study
published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The rate of
increase is much faster than we’ve seen in Europe and in the U.S.
and tracks the most rapid increase in air and water pollution ever
seen on earth.
China is home to the most diabetics in the world as
it is home to the worst pollution.
“Depleted (DU) uranium is highly toxic to humans, both chemically as
a heavy metal and radiological as an alpha particle emitter,” writes
Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Canadian Epidemiologist.
A new study,
conducted by biochemist Dr. Diane Stearns at Northern Arizona
University confirms that, separate from any radiation risks, cells
exposed to uranium will bond with the metal chemically.
Uranium and phosphate have a strong chemical affinity for each other
and the DNA and
mitochondria are loaded with phosphate so uranium is
a DNA and mitochondria deep-penetration bomb.
The uranium is
attacking on fundamental cellular levels while mercury offers a
knockout punch by attacking the sulfur bonds so essential for
insulin’s proper function.
Exposure to radiation causes a cascade of
free radicals that wreak havoc on the body.
Radiation decimates the body’s supply of glutathione.
Metals such as iron, mercury, arsenic, lead and probably aluminum
play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through
stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have bonded
to these cells in the pancreas.
It is well documented in the medical
literature that chemicals and drugs can cause temporary or permanent
Both mercury and uranium oxide are floating in
the environment like invisible clouds that have
spread out everywhere. They are raining down on us,
damaging and damning our future.
Simultaneous exposure to mercury and uranium shows significantly
more damage to the kidneys than when exposure is to each metal
Lead and aluminum are common metals that have been shown to
radically increase the toxicity of mercury so when we have many
chemicals, heavy metals, and increased exposure to radiation from
medical tests and other sources, we have serious damages to cell
physiology that we need to treat.
Thiol poisons, especially mercury and its compounds, reacting with
SH groups of proteins lead to the lowered activity of various
containing sulfhydryl groups. This produces a series of disruptions
the functional activity of many organs and tissues of the organism.
Professor I.M. Trakhtenberg
Nephrotoxicity of the kidneys with necrosis of proximal tubules has
been seen to increase significantly with dual exposure to both
uranium and mercury.
In February 2007 the Canadian Institute for
Health Information (CIHI) reported that the number of new cases of
kidney failure jumped 114 percent. The burden of renal disease is
also growing rapidly in India. The mean age of ESRD (end-stage renal
disease) patients requiring dialysis in India is 32-42 years
compared to the 60-63 years in the developed world. Chronic kidney
disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem.
Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim in her book
Poisonous Prescriptions explains
clearly how many drugs used by the unsuspecting public today are
involved also in the onset of impaired glucose control and diabetes.
She explains using the example of the drugs
both used in diabetes research to make lab rats diabetic, and Vacor,
a rat poison known to cause insulin-dependent diabetes in humans.
Allopathic medicine has to face up to the fact that many drugs,
including most surprisingly the antibiotics including penicillin as
well as an entire host of others, causes changes in the beta cell
and/or insulin function.
It is through mercury’s attack on these sulfide bonds (SH) that
mercury is able to change the biological properties of proteins and
change important physiological functions.
Chemicals, heavy metals
and radiation combine to act on the very same cellular enzyme
The interaction of lead with
sulfhydryl (SH) sites causes
most of its toxic effects, which include impaired
inhibition of erythrocyte Na/K ATPase, diminished RBC glutathione,
shortened RBC lifespan, impaired synthesis of RNA, DNA and protein
and impaired metabolism of vitamin D. Lead may also affect the
body’s ability to utilize the essential elements calcium, magnesium,
There are three things that determine the toxicity of radioactive
Chemical effects - Uranium is chemically very toxic.
Radioactive effects (includes half-life and energy released)
gram of DU (1/20th of a cubic centimeter) releases 13,000 alpha
particles a second. One alpha particle can cause cancer under the
right conditions and certainly it has the capacity to wreck havoc in
beta cells and everywhere else.
Particle size - In the nano particle range (diameter of 0.1 microns
or smaller) the particulate effect (non-specific catalyst or enzyme)
is far more biologically toxic than the first two effects. This is
why DU is so devastating.
Chernobyl incident was a major humanitarian disaster, which has
resulted in a plethora of health problems that are still far from
being fully recognized.
Most studies analyzing the medical
consequences of this catastrophe have so far focused on diseases
such as thyroid cancer, leukemia, immune and autoimmune
pathology, even though an increase in the incidence of type 1
diabetes mellitus, a disorder involving the immune system, was
observed within the residential population of Hiroshima among
survivors of the atom bomb detonation.
Studies have also shown
that thymectomy and a sub-lethal dose of gamma radiation induces
type 1 diabetes in rats.
Researchers at the Pediatric Hospital A. Meyer, Florence, Italy
studied this question by assessing the incidence of the disease in
children in Gomel, Belarus in the years subsequent to the Chernobyl
disaster. The results of the study seem to confirm the hypothesis of
the influence of environmental pollution subsequent to the Chernobyl
accident can cause diabetes.
Mass screening for diabetes mellitus has been conducted on
64,000-113,000 atomic bomb survivors resident in Hiroshima City
since 1961. From 1971 to 1992 a 2.7-fold increase in the prevalence
of diabetes mellitus was observed in males and a 3.2-fold increase
Liquidators of the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident (LCA) who had
worked within the 30-km zone for not more than three months in 1986
and early in the year 1987, were examined in 1988-1992 and again in
1997-1998. Hyperinsulinemia was recordable in these workers with
normal and abnormal body mass index for the space of 3 to 12
years after the accident.
Hyperinsulinemia, as the researchers saw
it, was related to direct or indirect action of irradiation because
those persons with prior acute psychogenic stress along with those
who are healthy have been found to be free from hyperinsulinemia.
The possibility cannot be ruled out that hyperinsulinemia is a
predictor of increased body weight gain and obesity in these
We have a significant and documented increase
in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and
adolescents after Chernobyl in the radioactively
contaminated area of Gomel compared to Minsk.
Heinrich Heine University
Dr. Chris Busby, the scientist who revealed increased radiation
levels over England after the last attack on Iraq, has made a link
between everyday radiation exposure and a range of modern ailments:
“There have been tremendous increases in diseases resulting from the
breakdown of the immune system in the last 20 years: diabetes,
asthma, AIDS and others which may have an immune-system link, such
as MS and ME. A whole spectrum of neurological conditions of unknown
origin has developed.”
According to Moret, it won’t take more than two days
for the uranium particles to reach India from Iran. Egypt, the
Middle East, Central Asia and Pakistan would also be affected.
The probability of a war in Iran is quite high but no one in the
world of responsibility - no one in the media or in government - is
warning the world of the consequences, which are astronomically
This part of the world just went hot with all the fires in
Russia burning up the forests and soils full of radioactive fallout
from previous disasters. A war would double and double again (and
worse) the rising toxicities from multiple sources. Easily the
peoples of this part of the world are going to meet their makers
before others from dramatically less polluted and destroyed areas.
Almost a quarter century after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear meltdown
in Ukraine, its fallout is still a hot topic in some German regions,
where thousands of boars shot by hunters still turn up with
excessive levels of radioactivity. In fact, the numbers are higher
than ever before.
Forest soil in regions that were hit hardest after
Chernobyl - parts of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg in southern
Germany - still harbor high amounts of radioactive Cesium-137 that
the boars burrow into and eat their favorite truffles.
This is the
proof that radiation contamination for nuclear accidents (of which
there have been more than several in the old USSR) and from
uranium wars is much more widespread than officials admit.
Medical scientists and doctors in general are heartbreakingly wrong
in their ideas of just how much increased background radiation the
human body can withstand without long-term effects. Public health
officials across the board tend to grossly underestimate the
dangers and medical officials are out there claiming, as usual,
that toxic substances are actually good for your children.
that about mercury and they say that about radiation. Meaning they
don’t lose any sleep after exposing patients to massive doses of
radiation for medical tests they deem necessary.
According to Moret, depleted uranium is the,
“Trojan horse of nuclear
war. It is the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.”
nature of depleted uranium causes it to burn at very low
temperatures. This makes it an ideal radioactive gas weapon.
it gets vaporized, microscopic particles of uranium oxide remain
suspended and form the radioactive component of dust.”
That Trojan horse has already come to roost in Great Britain, where
radiation levels, weeks after the last war in Iraq started, went up
by a factor of eight from normal levels.
Dr. Busby calculated that
some citizens in different parts of the country would have inhaled
about 26 million particles of uranium oxide. Like Troy burning, the
blood in Britain’s citizens is smoldering.
Matt Hunt, science
information manager at Diabetes UK, said:
“By 2010, we estimate that
the number of people with diabetes in the UK will increase by around
30 percent to three million.”
Thirty percent in three years is a
It’s literally raining mercury and the government is still exploding
uranium weapons on American soil but
the CDC is only concerned about
influenza and the bird flu. Because of this they themselves are
recklessly adding to our already heavy body burdens of mercury
insisting we get our yearly
flu shot, which has about 3,000 trillion
atoms (25 mcgs) of mercury in it.
Dr. Dayna Kowata wrote,
“I have noticed an upward trend in uranium
toxicity in my pediatric patients and not just those with autism.
The affected patients come from the Temecula/Murrieta area of
southern CA. One of my autistic patients has had an extremely
difficult time chelating this metal. We’ve had success with all
other heavy metals but the uranium remains consistently high. We’ve
used oral DMSA and EDTA.”
Uranium levels 54.6 times the U.S. standard were found in water
supplies in a village near Icheon, about 25 miles northeast of Osan
Air Base, according to a South Korean government environmental
South Korea’s Ministry of Environment said it was not ready
last week to release its full uranium survey of 93 sites in South
Korea, but it issued a news release on its findings.
measured 1,640 micrograms per liter in Janpyeong-ri village near
“A recent analysis of my hair ordered by my physician indicated a
uranium level that is about five times the maximum reference range.
How alarmed should I be with respect to this result?
I am not
exposed to uranium by occupational hazard, as I’m an office manager
in a very clean environment. Past ingestion may have been the result
of private well water, but I’ve not ingested any of this well water
for six years now,” reports one patient.
The most important question of our times is: What is
the safest most effective way to remove uranium, mercury
and an army of other toxins in our and our children’s bodies?
 Diabetes Care. 2003 Jun;26(6):1752-8. Type 2 diabetes and
subsequent incidence of breast cancer in the Nurses’ Health Study.
 A radioisotope of an element will bind best to the same
substrates which a non-radioactive isotope of the same element will
bind. Dr. Stearns has established that when cells are exposed to
uranium, the uranium binds to DNA and the cells acquire mutations,
triggering a whole slew of protein replication errors, some of which
can lead to various cancers. Stearns’ research, published in the
journals Mutagenesis and Molecular Carcinogenesis, confirms what
many have suspected for some time - that uranium can damage DNA as a
heavy metal, independent of its radioactive properties. The
biochemical reaction of heavy metals can cause genetic mutations,
which in turn can curtail cell growth and cause cancer. Heavy metals
that are also radioactive amplify this effect and can cause
distortions in shape and thus function even of red blood cells.
 Trakhtenberg, I.M. From Russian translation. Chronic Effects of
Mercury on Organisms. In Place of a Conclusion
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 In February, 2007 The Canadian Institute for Health Information
(CIHI) reported that the number of new cases of kidney failure
jumped 114 per cent, from just fewer than 1,100 in the first year to
more than 2,100 cases in 2004, adding that the incidence of Type 2
diabetes jumped during the same period. In the United States (US),
there is a rising incidence and prevalence of kidney failure. The
number of patients enrolled in the end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Medicare-funded program has increased from approximately 10,000
beneficiaries in 1973 to 86,354 in 1983, and to 452,957 as of
December 31, 2003. In 2003 alone 100,499 patients entered the US
These is some structural similarity between the chemicals
streptozotocin, alloxan and vacor: in each, there is at least one
oxygen atom joined by two bonds to a carbon atom (C=O), which forms
a carbonyl group, which is flanked on each side by a nitrogen (n)
atom. This is interesting since carbonyl groups and nitrogen atoms
are often reactive species due to their excess of negative charge.
That is, they are electron rich sources that very often have an
affinity for positively charged species such as zinc ions
(ZN)2+.Therefore, they behave like magnets attracting oppositely
charged species. Since insulin is stored in the pancreas in
combination with zinc, the pancreas has the highest concentration of
zinc in the body and could conceivably present a source for chemical
 In Science, Volume 311 on Feb. 3, 2006, page 622-628 is an
article called ‘The Toxic Potential of Materials at the Nano Level.’
It explains how any kind of material - it could be ordinary carbon
or a metal that is not radioactive - if these particles are small
enough (tinier than a micron which is a millionth of a meter, or one
ten thousandths of a centimeter) if these particles are that small,
it turns out they are toxic in themselves, whatever their
composition. “That’s exactly what’s happening in the case of nanoparticles which are produced when the uranium burns upon impact
and melts steel and the fine particles are so small, they act like a
gas. So what you’re getting is a gas of uranium that gets
transported around the world and is now proven by these latest
measurements,” says Dr. Sternglass.
Depleted uranium shouldn’t be used. It’s a gas, and we’ve
already signed the Geneva protocol not to use gas in warfare.
It’s already illegal. It’s a metal fume. A metal fume is a gas.
Dr. Rosalie Bertell
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Mankind has lived with low-level background radiation for as long as
we have existed but the uranium in a DU weapon explodes on impact as
it penetrates a target. It burns with an extremely high temperature
(above 5,000 degrees centigrade) and in the process vaporizes into
particles so small that more than half them, by mass, are smaller in
size than the wavelengths of light. The minuscule radioactive
particles then become airborne like a gas and will eventually extend
throughout the planet. They are a phenomenon that does not exist
naturally and never did before now. They are a totally new,
biologically dangerous, and have global reach.
uranium particles are a growing part of our world since 1991 and
government and military officials are incredibly cavalier about it.
“Comparing a small DU particle to a red blood cell would be like
comparing a man to a 50,000-foot high mountain, a mountain twice as
high as Mt. Everest” writes Rolf A. F. Witzsche.
The few atmospheric
nuclear-bomb tests that were conducted in the 1950s and 1960s
utilized only small amounts of uranium, too little to be significant
in comparison with the thousands of pounds of the stuff that have
been exploded in four battlefield theatres and on many military test
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 The measure correlates highly with body fat. Calculated as
weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters
(kg/m 2 ).
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 It could be possible, for instance, that a mere .001 rise in
the rem could generate an increase globally in sickness. And the
proximity of the source of rem increase may be less relevant than we
think. Long term exposure to >0.001 increased rem overall may be
actually be quite profound. Our knowledge of the effects of
radiation derives primarily from groups of people who have received
high doses so in reality medical science knows and understands very
little about low level risks.