"In anticipation of a
attack, the drug
pyridostigmine bromide was given to 100's of 1,000's of
troops" resulting in a medical condition called
Gulf War syndrome.
Other contributors to this war time syndrome were the exposure to
pesticides sprayed on clothing, housing and dining areas.
Additional troop exposure could have resulted during US destruction of
stored Iraqi nerve gas. spring 2009 Bostonia
magazine editorial Gulf War Syndrome Gets Real
"Antifreeze used in radiators is
ethylene glycol, but the
fact is that propylene glycol
(PEG) is a related chemical
that is known to cause heart, kidney, liver, and central
system damage if sufficient quantity is absorbed by the
body...Depending on manufacturing process used, PEGs
may be contaminated with measurable amounts of ethylene oxide and
1,4-dioxane. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies
ethylene oxide as a known human carcinogen and 1,4-dioxane as a possible
human carcinogen. Ethylene oxide can also harm the nervous system,
and evidence has shown that it may interfere with human development...
Americans eat approximately 5 times the ice cream they did only 50 years
ago; it is anyoneís guess what the long term effects of the small
amounts of propylene glycol in store ice cream might be (source:
So, ethylene glycol will kill you quickly and propylene glycol will kill
you slowly and perhaps painfully. That seems to be the gist of it to me.
maple syrup too.
If it isnít labeled organic, chances are propylene glycol was used
in the production process as well...how
to make healthy ice cream...
Just because commercial ice cream manufacturers make a
practice of adding a little bit of antifreeze to their ice cream,
then it doesnít have to be labeled!
I donít even trust organic ice cream as it is way too easy to scoop out
of the container right out of the freezer...The FDA actually had the
gall to grant GRAS status to antifreeze! What is GRAS? It is an
acronym for 'Generally Recognized As Safe'...
a side effect of consuming antifreeze is loose bowels, even diarrhea.
Propylene glycol is even used to clean out the bowel before surgery and
is a primary ingredient in some over the counter constipation meds...
MANY other chemicals added to commercial ice cream that are toxic
and unlabeled. Piperonal, for example, is used in place of vanilla and
is a chemical used to kill head lice, so youíre not even safe getting a
basic flavor like plain vanilla ice cream."