Posted by Cynthia
on August 18, 2000 at 22:00:08:
In Reply to: Aspartame and GWS posted by Ray on July 25, 2000 at 13:02:20:
I read about nutrasweet becoming toxic when heated, as diet sodas would have been before being chilled for consumption by the troops, and an allegation of Monsanto falsifying safety tests on their sweetener, BUT depleted uranium is a MAJOR suspect in MANY thousands of cases, also apparently having caused birth defects in the offspring of some vets, and heidious birth defects, still births and an enormous rise in childhood cancers in southern Iraq. Also, suspect is Sarin from Saddam's bombed weapons plant, the rapid fire innoculations, some untested, that the army was advised NOT to use in rapid succession, and the wanton use of pesticides in tents where troops camped. Depleted uranium is both chemically toxic and significantly radioactive, and it become aerosol particulates when a depleted uranium projectile hits a tank. Soldiers were not warned, but the AAF had specific warnings to those cleaning up plane wreckage where DU was used as counter weights. Where an El Al Isreali passenger plane with DU counterweights crashed into blocks of apartment buildings in Holland, Israelis at the crash site wore protective gear. Now over a thousand people living in the area or who were exposed to the wreckage have symptoms resembling Gulf War Syndrome...It had been a waste material, plus : I wonder how many of you know that Aspartame (nutrasweet) is the source of nearly all gulf war vet problems??