posted 08-09-2001 04:40 PM
Jo, RTW and Anne....I wonder if this article is relevant?
West Nile Pesticide Spraying - Proven Neither Safe Nor Effective
From Dr. Leonard Horowitz, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H.
Tetrahedron Publishing Group
Box 2033, Sandpoint ID 83864
Sandpoint, ID - Spraying pesticides to combat mosquitoes suspected of carrying the West Nile Virus (WNV) has not been scientifically proven to be either safe for humans or effective against the disease, according to award-winning public health author and emerging diseases expert Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz.
An outspoken health rights activist, Horowitz is concerned that spraying with malathion, a suspected human chemical carcinogen and known immune system blocker, or its alternate, Anvil 10:10, violates a basic tenant of public health practice that requires prior knowledge of the risks and proven benefits of the policy before it is implemented.
Horowitz urges political and public health officials to cease and desist this lethal and imprudent practice immediately, or possibly face class action litigations if not antigovernment reprisals. He makes his case for public endangerment in light of substantial evidence linking exposure to airborne chemical compounds with cancer and genetic damage in various species throughout the food chain.
Based on government documents reprinted in the author's 530 page Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism and Toxic Warfare (Tetrahedron Publishing Group, 2001; 1-888-508-4787), even the origin of WNV, and declarations concerning its emergence along eastern coastal states, is questionable, if not suspicious.
According to Horowitz, studies of related encephalitis viruses were pioneered during the late 1930s in the West Nile district of Northwest Uganda, home to the Rockefeller family funded International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC). A 1971 National Cancer Institute (NCI) report by the Army's sixth leading biological weapons contracting firm, Litton Bionetics, collaborating with the IARC and Rockefeller University, cited the encephalitis agent among a group of bio-engineered pathogens being tested at that time. Most suspiciously, according to U.S. Senate reports, Rockefeller University President, Dr. Joshua Lederberg, a bio-terrorism expert for the Council on Foreign Relations, directed the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) to ship a variety of lethal biologicals including the WNV to Sadam Hussein's military laboratories for months preceding the Gulf War.
Horowitz new book, Death in the Air, clearly documents the money trail. He asserts that Dr. Lederberg, along with other bio-weapons testing advocates Col. Jerry Hauer, the Head of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for New York City during the 1999 WNV "emergency," and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisor Col. Thomas Monath, of OraVax Corporation, makers of the only WNV vaccine, met with President Clinton and Janet Reno in the Truman Room at the White House a year before the alleged WNV outbreak in New York. Arrangements were then made to rescue the insolvent OraVax Corporation with a $343 million contract from the CDC for a smallpox vaccine, a $1.8 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a vaccine against dengue fever, and additional sums to stockpile the WNV vaccine for future "emergencies."
"The evidence indicates the entire field of public health, and the majority of humanitarians serving to advance it, has been undermined by unscrupulous parties in what amounts to Machiavellian iatrogenocide." That is, Dr. Horowitz explained, "false threats of biological urgencies are being promoted by agents and agencies primarily for financial reward. In this milieu, the arenas of public health and economic espionage merge, and control over the entire process is lost by informed citizens, honest policy makers, and legitimate investigators for whom I wrote Death in the Air."
In an effort to save lives, Tetrahedron Publishing Group has waved its copyright of relevant chapters of Death in the Air to citizens, activist organisations, and the media for mounting opposition to pesticide spraying campaigns promoted during political gatherings by misguided, or misinformed, public health professionals. The book is available through libraries, select bookstores, direct from the publisher over the Internet at http://www.rense.com