Changes mark triumph over mercury

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I'd like to congratulate the environmental group Savannah Riverkeeper and all those connected with Olin Corp.'s agreement to change to mercury-free technology in the production of chlorine by 2012. I know it's been a long, hard struggle to win over Olin, but well worth the effort.

It's always a huge win when people realize that mercury, the second- most toxic element on Earth, needs to be controlled so that the least amount possible will escape into the atmosphere and cause neurological damage.

We need to control too much mercury from entering our bodies in any form, including vaccines.

Maurine Meleck

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soldout 12/17/10 - 11:13 pm
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Amen. It is weird that the

Amen. It is weird that the only place considered safe for mercury is in your tooth or in a vaccine. Drtenpenny.com gives a whole different view of vaccination. If you ever read the history of vaccinations you probably won't want another one but so far you have the freedom to take them or avoid them.

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MajorPaul 12/18/10 - 12:09 pm
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The thing of it is, you get

The thing of it is, you get 20 times the amount of mercury in the average tuna sandwich that you get in a dose of any vaccine. If that amount of mercury bothers you, by all means, take the risk of smallpox or polio or whatever.
How much mercury do you think you got from Olin? Is their new technology worth all those people who will be unemployed?
Maybe the environmental group Savannah Riverkeeper will offer them some unemployment benefits, or employ them to keep us all safe from the 'dreaded mercury'?

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soldout 12/18/10 - 12:26 pm
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talk about risk; talk to

talk about risk; talk to parent who had a perfectly normal child that went in for a series of scheduled shots and within 24 hours had an autistic child. Now that is real risk. If the doctors would use NAET it could have told which shot was going to cause the problem and avoided it until a NAET treatment could fix the child so there would be no reaction. We and our children perish for lack of knowledge that is available in this area.

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msitua 12/18/10 - 01:43 pm
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A tuna sandwish has

A tuna sandwish has methylmercury and vaccines ethyl mercury. They are different kinds, but both neurotoxic dangerous. The problem with ethyl mercury is that if it is not excreted from the body very soon(as what happens with children on the autism spectrum) due to low amounts of glutathione--then it crosses the blood-brain barrier and causes untold damage. Injecting mercury into the body is quite different from eating something that goes thru the digesti ve track and is excreted.
That;s why it is strange that the government would warn pregnant women to lower their fish intake due to methylmercury and yet recommend injection of the flu vaccine containing 25 micrograms of ethylmercury(in multi dose vials).
Olin corp emits about 1,000 pounds of mercury into the air in Augusta
every year. That's a lot of mercury. What Major Paul says about jobs in Augusta and keeping the mercury exposure high is a bit old-fashioned, outdated and irrational. Times change, knowledge changes. It's like suggesting we go back to bleeding patients to get them well

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J.W. 12/18/10 - 04:19 pm
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Future Headline- "Olin Closes

Future Headline- "Olin Closes Augusta Plant: Consolidates Augusta Operations with Charleston Tennessee Facility." Community leaders at a loss as to what went wrong...
Olin Augusta...1965-2012. Loss of: 75 jobs, $35,000,000 annual expenditures in the local community and $500,000 in local tax revenue.

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dwb619 12/18/10 - 05:12 pm
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Does International Paper

Does International Paper still use chlorine from Olin to bleach their pulp?

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augusta citizen 12/18/10 - 05:23 pm
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I have mercury amalgrams

I have mercury amalgrams throughout my mouth. Don't know if it bothers me or not, BUT have never allowed them in my child's fillings. Also, I ask before any vacination if there is thimerasol (mercury) agents, I insist on vacinations without it.

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msitua 12/18/10 - 06:46 pm
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As far as International paper

As far as International paper Co. goes--I believe they still do use it. Thanks for reminding me.

msitua
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msitua 12/18/10 - 06:51 pm
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Future headline: One out of

Future headline: One out of every 25 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, 1 out of2 with asthma because we didn't care enough to remove toxins and keep our children safe. The cost of dealing with their illnesses will cost families and taxpayers billions of dollars

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jamesnewsome 12/18/10 - 07:47 pm
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In response to "Major Paul"

In response to "Major Paul" comment about the SRK "offer them some unemployment benefits, or employ them to keep us all safe from the 'dreaded mercury'," I don't recall any comment about Olin laying off workers as a result of eliminating mercury from the manufacturing process.

According to an article in Friday's Augusta Chronicle Olin released 3,456 lbs of mercury in 1989 before pollution controls were installed. Last year the company released 171 lbs. Mercury is still so prevalent in our state's rivers that it is unsafe to eat fish from most rivers. The argument that it's "jobs or pollution" no longer holds water.

I suggest everyone take a few minutes and educate themselves on the effects of mercury on families. Here's an excellent source for info http://www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/mercury

I congratulate Olin's management for working to totally eliminate a toxic chemical from their manufacturing process. Perhaps one day in 30 or 40 years Georgians will once again be able to catch and eat fish from our rivers without worrying about mercury pollution.

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Pu239 12/19/10 - 11:08 am
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msitua? What about Denmark
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msitua? What about Denmark and Sweden where thimerosal in vaccines was banned in 1992 yet the instances of Autism seem to propagate at exponential rates? (American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 2003.

James, you may want to reread some Olin articles if you did not see anything about workers being layed off.

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msitua 12/19/10 - 10:53 pm
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PU 239--I have seen that

PU 239--I have seen that study and it has horrendous flaws. Go to Generationrescue.org and then to the 14 studies(of which Denmark is one) and see the study taken apart bit by bit.
well, hello--so workers are laid off. Let's be sure we keep every one of the 70 or so workers to be laid off and poison 10,000 babies instead.

Pu239
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Pu239 12/20/10 - 09:55 pm
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msitua, this is an old thread
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msitua, this is an old thread and I don't know if you check back....The article I referenced for the post above came from another study from the CDC and it had multiple conclusions from multiple sources that can't definitively blame or absolve thimerosal. And that is my conclusion, at this time there is no definitive answer on the danger of thimerosal in vaccines.

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