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The Air We Breathe Causes Cancer

Published on November 6, 2013

The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and should now be classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) is now declaring. It really does matter where you live and where a person treats their cancer. One does not want to be anywhere near a city like this when battling their cancer.

The WHO this month classified outdoor air pollution as a leading cause of cancer in humans. "The air we breathe has become polluted with a mixture of cancer-causing substances," said Kurt Straif of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

"We now know that outdoor air pollution is not only a major risk to health in general, but also a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths." Although the composition of air pollution and levels of exposure can vary dramatically between locations, the agency said its conclusions applied to all regions of the globe.

Air pollution was already known to increase the risk of respiratory and heart diseases. The most recent data, from 2010, showed that 223,000 lung cancer deaths worldwide were the result of air pollution, the agency said. Cancer is rising alarmingly around the world and yet not any of the money that governments have thrown into the war on cancer is stopping the accelerating cancer epidemic. One of the reasons why is that air pollution is getting worse and negative health effects are accumulative.

Most of our cancer patients have
a lot of amalgam dental fillings.
Professor W. Kostler

Mercury vapors in the mouth is another form of air pollution. Each year in the U.S. an estimated 40 tons of mercury are used to prepare mercury-amalgam dental restorations. “Mercury from amalgam fillings has been shown to be neurotoxic, embryotoxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, immunotoxic and clastogenic. It is capable of causing immune dysfunction and autoimmune diseases,” writes Dr. Robert Gammal.

Humanity is traveling down a deadly path. There is "overwhelming evidence that every child, no matter where in the world he or she is born, will be exposed, not only from birth, but from conception, to man-made chemicals that can undermine the child’s ability to reach its fullest potential — chemicals that interfere with the natural chemicals that tell tissues how to develop and construct healthy, whole individuals according to the genes they inherited from their mothers and fathers," says Dr. Theo Colborn, Senior Program Scientist, at the World Wildlife Fund.

Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93%
higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.

U.S. Council of Environmental Quality

Today mankind is exposed to the highest levels in recorded history of lead, mercury, arsenic, uranium, aluminum, copper, tin, antimony, bromine, bismuth and vanadium, just to mention a few of the metals and thousands of chemicals flooding the environment. Levels are up to several thousand times higher than in primitive man.

The heavy metals in the air we breathe contribute to carcinogenesis by inducing/increasing oxidative stress.[1] Oxidative stress damages DNA and can lead to mutations that promote cancer.[2],[3],[4] Heavy metals also disrupt the process of apoptosis (programmed cell death).[5] Apoptosis is vital for safe removal of sick/unhealthy cells, including cells that may become cancerous.

Your doctor will always understate the risks and dangers of the drugs, tests, radiation and surgery he or she will recommend. That is to be expected. The question of air pollution and cancer calls into question the place where we seek treatments. Is the hospital and its location important to treatment success? We know how dangerous hospitals are in terms of antibiotic resistant infections. However, how about the air that surrounds and penetrates them?

It Matters Where You Live

Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across
the country are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants
that put them at a much greater risk of contracting cancer.

                                                                  Environmental Protection Agency

It really does matter where you live and where you treat one’s cancer. Do not choose a hospital to treat your cancer in any of these neighborhoods! This whole subject of location safety is getting more complicated because Fukushima is threatening populations all over the northern hemisphere, especially more local and downwind lands like North America.

If you are sick and are living in a city where you can literally see the air when looking from a distance you need not wonder so much about the cause of your illness. It is right there in the air you breathe. It might not be the only source of your disease but it is a cause – a part of the etiology. Every human being on the planet is being poisoned but in some places it is like a gas chamber, forcing poisons into our bodies until we get sick and then die.

As adults, we make certain decisions as to where we work and live and that is just a fact. It is tragically sad that our young ones have neither choice nor option in this regard. They are much more vulnerable to environmental threats and we do have reports of increased infant mortality since Fukushima melted down over two years ago.

Los Angeles, Calif. and Madison County, Ill. had the highest cancer
risks in the nation according
to EPA data. Allegheny County, Pa.
and Tuscaloosa County, Ala., placed strong second place.

A study suggests that the air we breathe increases insulin resistance and inflammation. [6] Cardiovascular and lung researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center are the first to report a direct link between air pollution and diabetes, which eventually and statistically leads itself to increases in cancer rates.

It is not just the toxic medicines and medical procedures that we need to avoid like the plague but even the cancer treatment centers located in polluted urban centers. They built nuclear plants on fault lines with the complete illusion that accidents would not happen and the same kind of insanity lead to hospitals in the hearts of cities with the worst food and most dangerous infections waiting for the people who enter.

In the future of humanity healing centers will be more appropriately placed and protected, though one wonders if there will be any pristine places left on earth in the very near future. We should have avoided building nuclear power plants with uncontrollable and unmanageable technology on fault lines and we should not have built big hospitals downtown that are getting too dangerous to walk into.

Most hospitals have nuclear facilities of their own to test and treat patients. If one wants to be poisoned or cut up into pieces it is the right place to go but healing from cancer involves something that helps instead of hurts.

Downwind of Fukushima

I have written 50 essays on Fukushima and a book about Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome, and what to do about it. Moreover, my book on Iodine speaks miles about why in desperation everyone should be reaching for his or her iodine supplements every day. Being downwind from Fukushima is a dangerous place to be and already radiation levels are trending higher across the board in North America. Those who get radiation induced cancer are in for big trouble when they worsen their situation with more dangerous radiation in the form of tests and cancer treatments.


I am offering a different vision for the future of cancer care though one might have to leave the planet to get it. Allopathic practitioners have tried to make natural cancer treatments illegal while polluting the planet and everyone’s bodies with poisons (medicines) and as much radiation as they can.

I have built a retreat center in the center of the South American continent, in Brazil, and will officially open it in 2014. Here we still have the miracle of clean air and pristine water and here it is where we will offer an alternative by allowing nature to participate in people’s healing.

For those who cannot make the trip I offer the same in the relative safety of their own homes. Though domestic violence makes the home a horror for too many women and children it is often the best place to heal and treat one’s cancer.

Money is best spent, no matter what the situation or treatment approach, at home, with things that will help make a difference and help one deal with the toxicities that are causing the cancer in the first place, especially if its emotional toxicity and stress driving the cancer.

One must remember that one has to start treating today and everyday meaning we cannot live in a hospital or treatment center forever. Before we arrive or after we leave, if we elected to go anywhere in the first place, we need to treat and take care of ourselves in ways that doctors do not even imagine.

Doctors and medical officials endlessly justify their madness while celebrating their intelligence in front of others. In our topsy-turvy world, one ought to believe the opposite of almost anything one hears regarding medicine and the treatment of cancer if it comes from the mainstream press, which is owned and strictly controlled by financial interests.

This 2,500-page cancer compendium offers a new vision in cancer care. You will find plenty of reports from the press like the one above about air pollution. There is truth out there but one has to put it all together into a meaningful whole, which is what I have put together in these pages. (I hope to have the compendium ready for the new year.)

Prof Stephen Hodi, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, found encouraging results in the survival chances of almost 5,000 melanoma patients put on ipi (ipilimumab). ‘This is a really amazing time,’ he said. ‘A few years ago we could never have imagined using the C-word – cure – in melanoma. But we are headed that way.’

Actually the train pulled out of the station a long time ago in terms of cancer cures and specifically Dr. Hodi was referring to a new treatment, which involves the combination of two different types of drugs that ‘reboot’ the immune system. Natural Allopathic Medicine already employs exceptionally strong natural therapies that increase immune strength without the toxic effect of pharmaceuticals. Far-infrared therapy alone is known to increase immune system strength by up to fifty percent by raising core body temperature.

Prof Alexander Eggermont believed these new immunotherapy drugs would be adopted ‘across the board’ to successfully treat a wide range of other advanced ‘solid tumors’. What this translates into is the conclusion that most cancers can be treated successfully by therapies that stimulate the immune system. Best way is the safest way, which is the natural way when it comes to immune stimulation.

[1]  Mitochondria as an important target in heavy metal toxicity in rat hepatoma AS-30D cells;Belyaeva EA, Dymkowska D, Wieckowski MR, Wojtczak L.j; Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2008 Aug 15;231(1):34-42. Epub 2008 Apr 7.  PubMed

[2] Effect of mercury vapor exposure on metallothionein and glutathione s-transferase gene expression in the kidney of nonpregnant, pregnant, and neonatal rats;.Brambila E, Liu J, Morgan DL, Beliles RP, Waalkes MP; J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2002 Sep 13;65(17):1273-88.  PubMed

[3] Metal-mediated formation of free radicals causes various modifications to DNA bases, enhanced lipid peroxidation, and altered calcium and sulfhydryl homeostasis; PubMed

[4 ]  Free radicals, metals and antioxidants in oxidative stress-induced cancer. Valko M, Rhodes CJ, Moncol J, Izakovic M, Mazur M.; Chem Biol Interact. 2006 Mar 10;160(1):1-40. Epub 2006 Jan 23.;PubMed
[5]  Disorders of apoptosis may play a critical role in some of the most debilitating metal-induced afflictions including hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, neurotoxicity, autoimmunity and carcinogenesis.  Metals and apoptosis: recent developments.Rana SVJ Trace Elem Med Biol. 2008;22(4):262-84. Epub 2008 Oct 10; PubMed

[6]  Ohio State University Medical Center – Thu, 01/22/2009 – 16:05

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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