Should we be alarmed?

I’m a downwinder of the open air nuclear testing of the 1950s.
When I was in junior high school, the government conducted a testing program of the students in St. George, Utah.
In the old quonset shaped brick gymnasium were assembled a drove of doctors of all sorts to test the students of the junior high and high school.
I remember the dentists could tell if a student lived in neighboring Santa Clara by the perfect teeth we had due to the mineral content of our culinary water.
A few days later, we’d see some students in school with a scar on the base of
their throats. They’d had an operation on their thyroid gland because of the
effects of the radiation on them.
My friends and I surmised that it was because of where they lived.        Many lived in the Washington and St. George fields away from the ridges and mountains, where the winds would come from southern Nevada unhindered.
The Ivins bench seemed affected and places like Veyo too.
Later I realized that it was due to other factors besides the fallout.
During the 1950s many films were made in Washington County Utah.
Among those was “The Conqueror” starring John Wayne and Susan Hayward.
Many in the cast later developed some form of cancer which was attributed to the fallout in the sands of Snow Canyon and elsewhere where filming was done.


Most of those were alcohol drinkers and heavy smokers..
Mac Hafen, a small boy at the time, spent time with his trick pony on the set.
Some of his family have over the years developed cancer and some have
even died from it. Yet Mac, now in his early 70s, hasn’t.
Why? He was on the set. He would have played in the dirt of Snow Canyon.
Those with the cancer troubles weren’t there. Some weren’t even born.
What made the difference?
There are other factors. Let’s say the straw that broke the camel’s back.
He came from a farm family who operated a nursery.
A man, Ivin Wittwer, used trichogamma wasps for bug control. He couldn’t have them shipped to the Ivin’s Post Office, which was in the same building and common area as the nursery, because the out gassing poisons in the nursery would kill the little wasps.
The use of these poisons and the smelling of the out gassing in that and other local nurseries, could have been that straw.
We are so alarmed over the outbreak of a new virus worldwide and yet we
still are spraying poisons on every green blade of grass or spraying
pre-emergence poisons all over our yards, streets and byways.
And as spring begins, the pest control sprayers are starting out in force
spraying poisons in and around every house and building.
If someone’s immune system isn’t compromised already, it will be.
A brother of mine has had leukemia and a nervous disorder for years.
He was improving until the yard guy sprayed lawn, rock, and concrete
around his apartment complex with a pre-emergent poison..
The straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Poison is still poison.
The canaries are dying and warning us of the danger we all face because
of the use of poison on everything all the time.
Shouldn’t we be as concerned about that as we seem to be over the new virus?

Jay Beacham

A new book The Canaries Are Dying:

Explains about many poisons in our modern society that are compromising people’s immune systems.

Trichogamma Wasp

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