Toxic barium levels may be an origin of Multiple Sclerosis. According to some very recent research1, high levels of industrial sources of barium (Ba) have been associated with a high incidence of Multiple Sclerosis.
Some of the most toxic Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clusters of barium have been found in Saskatchewan, Sardinia, Massachusetts, Colorado, Guam, and NE Scotland where elevated levels of barium have been found in the soil. A toxic mean level of 1428 ppm of barium was compared to a non-toxic mean level of 19 ppm of barium recorded in adjoining MS-free regions.
Sources of Barium:
1. Barium ore quarries
2. Heavy additives for oil-well-drilling mud
3. Atmospheric aerosol sprays for enhancing/refracting the signaling of radio/radar waves along military jet flight paths (including chemtrails) and missile test ranges
4. Paper and rubber industries
5. Fillers or extenders in cloth, ink, and plastics products
6. Radiography - the "barium milkshake"
7. Getter (scavenger) alloys in vacuum tubes
8. Deoxidizers for copper
9. Lubricants for anode rotors in X-ray tubes
10. Spark-plug alloys
11. Expensive white pigments
In laymen's terms, this is how toxic barium levels connect to a diagnosis of MS: abnormal levels of barium salts can initiate the formation of MS as a result of a combination of barium with sulphate. This in turn deprives sulphated molecules of their sulphate co-partner, and this disrupts the fibroblast growth factor, which induces the loss of S-proteoglycan activity, which maintains the growth and structural integrity of the myelin sheath. Whew.
Barium toxicity also disturbs the sodium-potassium ion pump capability – another key feature in an MS profile. MS could pivot upon a common disruption of the sulphate signalling systems in the body. Toxic levels of barium appear to disrupt this signalling system. Most of the health risks are caused by breathing in air that contains barium sulphate or barium carbonate.
Barium is a silvery-white metal that can be found naturally in the environment. It is typically found combined with other chemicals, such as sulfur, carbon or oxygen. It is very light element, with a density half that of iron. Barium oxidizes in the air and reacts vigorously with water, liberating hydrogen. Barium reacts with almost all the non-metals, often forming poisonous compounds.
Barium is surprisingly abundant in the Earth's crust, and is the 14th most abundant element. High amounts of barium are only found in soils and in food, such as nuts, seaweed, fish and plants. Because of the extensive use of barium in industry, it is commonly released into the environment. As a result, barium concentrations in the air, water and soil are higher than naturally occurring concentrations.
Barium enters the air during mining processes, refining processes, the spraying of chemtrails, and during the production of barium compounds. It can also enter the air during coal and oil combustion.
Many hazardous waste sites contain barium. People that live near these sites can be exposed to harmful levels, and exposure can be by breathing dust, eating from the soil or plants grown in the soil, or by drinking water that has become polluted with barium.
Barium compounds that dissolve in drinking water can be harmful to human health. Toxic amounts of barium may cause paralyses and in some cases, death.
Small amounts of water-soluble barium can cause a person to experience breathing difficulties, increased blood pressures, heart rhythm changes, stomach irritation, muscle weakness, changes in nerve reflexes, swelling of the brain and liver, kidney and heart damage. And now, MS.
From Dr. Janet Starr Hull's Healthy Newsletter November 2007
1 Purdey M (2004) Chronic barium intoxication disrupts sulphated proteoglycan synthesis: a hypothesis for the origins of multiple sclerosis. Medical Hypotheses 62(5):746-54.