Thank you Biosafe. Here`s what I find interesting to say the least.According to the article below and this is my interpretation, babies,small children and persons are at risk for adverse effects just from drinking water with chlorine dioxide.Also included a site that states to give to babies and children which I find to be very negligent.As for the mylar cells it simply mmeans brain tissue shrinkage is possible. Here are the articles..http://www.ehponline.org/members/1996/104-5/kanitz.html
The disinfection of drinking water with chlorine dioxide results in the presence of chlorites and chlorates in the water. Chlorites oxidizehemoglobin to methemoglobin in rats (in vitro and in vivo) and in humans (in vitro) (18,19). Moreover, they produce hydrogen peroxide in vivo, with consequent hemolysis in animals (rats and cats) at levels too low to provoke methemoglobin.
Fetuses and newborn infants are more sensitive than adults to oxidative stress, and their blood cells may be damaged (20).The potential effects of chlorite on human newborns may be increasedbecause infants consume nearly three times as much liquid per unit bodyweight as adults (21). Fetal hemoglobin is more readilyoxidizible than adult hemoglobin, and infants have a lower enzymaticcapacity to reduce methemoglobin once it is formed (9). Infants also have a shortage of antioxidants such as vitamin E (22), and for these reasons they are considered at high risk to the effects of drinking water disinfected with chlorine dioxide.
Couri et al. (23) studied the embryotoxic effects ofchlorine dioxide via different exposure routes (water, food, andinjection into the peritoneal cavity) in pregnant female rats. Theyobserved an increase in intrauterine deaths, smaller litter size, andsmaller offspring body weight. These effects are associated withhypoxia, which is a consequence of methemoglobinemia and hemolysis.
Heffernan et al. (18) reported reduction of glutathione levels in red blood cells incubated with ClO2-. Abdel-Rahman et al. (24) confirmed these results with ClO2- and extended the observation to ClO2 and ClO3- (24). A thyroid-inhibiting effect of chlorine dioxide in monkeys has also been described (25). Taylor and Pfohl (26) attributed this effect to the reduction in brain growth they observed in neonatal rats.
The results of the above-mentioned studies, carried out at highexposure levels in animals, indicate that consumption of drinking watertreated with chlorine dioxide may be associated with adverse effects onthe hemopoietic system and also with embryotoxicity (alterations offetal development and neonatal growth).
Only limited research results are available on the outcomes we studied (12). Kramer et al. (27)associated exposure to chloroform concentrations above 10 ppb indrinking water with a small increase in the risk of low birthweight(adjusted OR = 1.3) and a somewhat greater risk ofsmall-for-gestational-age (SGA) births (adjusted OR = 1.8). Using birthand fetal death certificates to identify birthweight, preterm delivery,SGA, and fetal deaths, a study was conducted in northern New Jersey (28):mean birthweight was reduced slightly in relation to the use of surfacewater supplies and in relation to the use of water with trihalomethaneconcentrations >100 ppb (adjusted OR = 1.1-1.4).
Savitz et al. (10) evaluated the risk associated withwater sources, water consumption, and trihalomethane concentrations ina case-control study of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and lowbirthweight in central North Carolina. Water source and trihalomethaneconcentrations were not related to any of these pregnancy outcomes butan increase in the amount of water ingested was associated withdecreased risks of all three outcomes.
In our study we observed a significant difference in somesomatic parameters of newborn infants. Although this effect can beexplained in light of the results of animal studies (23-26),it is more difficult to understand why the differences were significantonly in infants born to mothers of more than 30 years old. It isnoteworthy that another study in Liguria (29) showed thatsomatic parameters of the newborn child are not affected by severalfactors, including birthplace, socioeconomic and cultural background,and number of pregnancies. A plausible hypothesis may be that thedefense and/or adaptative processes against oxidant stress aredeteriorated in women who have been drinking water treated withchlorine dioxide over a longer period of time and therefore the effectson the fetus during pregnancy are more relevant.
We also observed that infants of women who consumed drinkingwater treated with chlorine compounds during pregnancy were at higherrisk (adjusted) for some outcomes, such as body length 49.5 cm, cranial circumference 35cm, and neonatal jaundice. It is necessary to emphasize thatassociations resulting from our data must be considered carefullybecause the quantity of water consumed during pregnancy was not considered and we ignored nutritional habits, amount of smoking, and age distribution of the women.
In conclusion, our study provides some new information on thepossible association between some drinking water disinfectiontreatments and somatic parameters of infants at birth. Furtherinvestigations will be needed to verify the results of the present study by rigorous exposure assessment.
Next article..For Children: The protocol for children is essentially the same. One should usually start at 1/2 drop. Just make a one drop drink and pour out 1/2 of the drink before giving it to the child. Then increase from 1 to 2 to 3 drops as given above, but do not go beyond 3 drops for each 25 pounds
(11.4 kg) of body weight. With a baby start with 1/2 drop and increase to one drop up to 2 drops, but no more. So if you give 1/2 drop in the morning wait until the afternoon before giving 1 drop and then the next morning for 2 drops. It the baby or child should become nauseous wait an extra hour or two before giving another dose and also give a smaller dose. Give smaller doses until the baby or child can tolerate more, but do not stop giving doses until they are well. Children that are sick with the flu or other diseases should have 1/2 drop every hour during most of the day. http://gohealed.com/?p=7