Thursday, August 25, 2016

Smithsonian Channel: The Great Wall of China / Secrets

The Great Wall of China is more than just a part of history, it's part of the world's geography, a sprawling, massive edifice of mud, reeds, and billions of bricks. But why did the Chinese go to such lengths to build it? And what secrets have enabled it to survive for over 2,000 years? We unravel its mysteries and rewrite its complex history through groundbreaking science and pioneering drone technology. This is how the wall was built, what its real purpose was, how it has survived multiple earthquakes and attacks, and how long it really runs.

Video 46 minutes:

If we want to better understand China and its history, then the above video is a valuable reference. Especially in light of how many times it has been invaded.

Talcum Powder Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Women are warned to stop using talcum powder around their genital area. Talcum travels up the vagina and lodges in the ovaries, causing inflammation and eventually cancer..... researchers found talc particles embedded in a majority of the ovarian tumors investigated.

Note: Talcum powder should not be used around babies nor breathed in by anyone. Corn starch is a safe substitute substance to absorb moisture.

Talc is also added to many foods as an anti-caking agent, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted it GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. This means it need not be approved by the FDA prior to use in food. What types of food could chalk-like talk possibly be added to? More than you might think (this is only a partial list):
• Breakfast cereals
• Processed cheese, fruit and vegetables
• Table-top sweeteners
• Condiments (vinegar, mustard, sauces, seasonings)
• Baked goods and candy
• Sherbet and sorbet
• Pudding and yogurt
• Energy drinks
• Processed rice products

Note: The average American uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals besides talc.

It's important to remember that your skin is your largest and most permeable organ. Just about anything you put on your skin will end up in your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. Once these chemicals find their way into your body, they tend to accumulate over time because you typically lack the necessary enzymes to break them down.