Pollution and Calcification and new Calcium Detoxification Supplements
Calcification increases with exposure to pollution. Supplements can help!
Date: 8/23/2007 12:36:02 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 3566 times
Most people have read the recent report that links pollution, specifically, fine particle pollution, to an increased risk of heart disease.
That study, by Barbara Hoffman of the University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany, evaluated over 4000 people who lived at various distances from high traffic roads.
Dr. Hoffman stated in an interview about the study that “The most important finding of our study is that living close to high traffic, a major source of urban air pollution, is associated with atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries — the blood vessels that supply the heart. People who live near a German freeway or federal highway, which can be traveled by 10,000 to 130,000 cars daily, have more atherosclerosis the closer they live to the road,” Hoffmann said.
“If you live at a distance of, for example, 100 meters (321 feet) from the freeway of highway, then on average you have seven percent more calcification in your coronary arteries than a person with the same cardiovascular risk profile who lives 200 meters (642 feet) away.”
SEVEN percent more calcification for every 100 meters closer you live to busy roads. That is staggering!
In the US, > 80% of us live in urban areas, surrounded by busy roads, power plants, and other industrial factories. It seems that anyone who doesn't actively seek natural products to consistently cleanse and fortify their bodies may be in trouble.
Heart disease is still the number one disease in the US, not to mention that respiratory illness, and autoimmune conditions are rising to epidemic proportions. All have the common symptoms of inflammation, thrombosis, stenosis, etc. These symptoms are described in my first blog as all being linked to soft tissue calcification.
In a previous blog, I discussed calci-clear. I take it because it provides the right ingredients to address STC, namely: EDTA, Citrates, Mg, Vit K, Pycnogenol, K, NAC, ALA, etc.
We may never be able to "cure" the environment, our dependence on cars, or our addiction to energy consumption....but hopefully, with the advent of green technologies, things will get better. In the meantime, I am sticking with my supplements and excercise.
1. Hoffman B, Moebus S, Mohlenkamp S, et al. Residential exposure to traffic is associated with coronary atherosclerosis. Circulation 2007; DOI: 10.1161/circulationaha.107.693622. Available at:
2. Dominici F, Peng RD, Bell ML, et al. Fine particulate air pollution and hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. JAMA 2006; 295:1127-1134.
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