SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the US, Canada, and other Western countries, clear azure blue skies are a thing of the past. Our skies are now often tainted with a white haze from jet-laid particle trails. These soon morph into artificial clouds, spread into a haze, sometimes thick enough to make a cloudless sky overcast.
What is being sprayed? What might be the consequences of such spraying on human and environmental health? The authorities are silent.
In a scientific article in Frontiers in Public Health, San Diego geoscientist J. Marvin Herndon presents three independent lines of evidence that show the principal substance being sprayed into the air we breathe is coal fly ash. Coal fly ash is a substance too toxic to be allowed to spew from the smokestacks of coal-burning utilities. The ultra-fine particles — less than 2.5 microns across — mix with the air we breathe. Inhaled they become trapped deep in our lungs.
Herndon writes, "The documented public health associations for PM2.5 particulate pollution are also applicable to aerosolized coal fly ash which is similar in grain size. These associations include increased hospital admissions, morbidity and premature mortality, low birth weight, lung inflammation and diabetes, risk for cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, lung inflammation and diabetes, risk for stroke, Alzheimer's disease, onset of asthma, renal functions in older men, and reduced male fertility."
"The ability of coal fly ash to release aluminum in a chemically mobile form upon exposure to water or body moisture has potentially grave human and environmental consequences over a broad spectrum, including implications for neurological diseases, reduced male fertility, neurological disorders of bees and other creatures, and biota debilitation."
"The ability of coal fly ash to release heavy metals and radioactive elements upon exposure to body moisture has potentially grave human health implications over a broad spectrum, including, but not limited to, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and stroke."
In addition, the author notes that, "Toxic methylmercury and ozone-damaging chlorinated-fluorinated hydrocarbons…may be produced from certain types of tropospheric spraying that places coal fly ash in the jet-fuel combustion environment. Experimental verification is warranted."
The author concludes that from a geophysical perspective, "coal fly ash sprayed in the troposphere warms the atmosphere, blocks heat from Earth radiating back into space, and retards rainfall, which can artificially elevate atmospheric pressures that can block incoming weather fronts, further leading to drought conditions….this activity contributes to global warming."
"The purpose of this covert activity is unknown to the scientific community and to the public. The time has come for the scientific community and especially the environmental science and public health communities to understand that a multiplicity of toxic substances is being sprayed into the air breathed by people in many parts of the world and that it will adversely affect virtually all life on Earth."
Herndon, J. M.: Human and Environmental Dangers Posed by Ongoing Global Tropospheric Aerosolized Particulates for Weather Modification. Frontiers in Public Health, 30 June 2016.
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SOURCE J. Marvin Herndon