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Nitrogen

Nitrogen makes up 80% of the atmosphere and is converted to various biological uses through the nitrogen cycle: “It is a component in all amino acids, as incorporated into proteins, and is present in the bases that make up nucleic acids, such as DNA and RNA…  Plants take nitrogen from the soil, by absorption through their roots in the form of either nitrate ions or ammonium ions. All nitrogen obtained by animals can be traced back to the eating of plants at some stage of the food chain…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_cycle; “Most organisms…are dependent on other organisms to convert nitrogen gas to nitrate, ammonia, or amino acids… Nitrate is of most concern for humans. Nitrate is broken down in our intestines to become nitrite…” http://bcn.boulder.co.us/basin/data/NUTRIENTS/info/NO3+NO2.html; “Nitrites oxidize the iron atoms in hemoglobin from ferrous iron (2+) to ferric iron (3+), rendering it unable to carry oxygen. This process can lead to generalized lack of oxygen in organ tissue and a dangerous condition called methemoglobinemia. Although nitrite converts to ammonia, if there is more nitrite than can be converted, the animal slowly suffers from a lack of oxygen.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrate

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Nitric oxide (‘NO”) is a critical neurotransmitter that acts directly on nerve cell membranes to facilitate nerve conduction and indirectly on metabolism to increase blood flow (vasodilation). Illness caused by nitric oxide, excess nitrogen catabolism and the conversion of nitrate to nitrite:

Fertilizer: http://www.uky.edu/~garose/BIO.PLS.210.NITROGENFIXATION.HTM

Nitrogen catabolism ( inducing oxidative or nitrosative stress): a cause of AIDS

Nitrate toxicosis : common in grazing ruminant animals from feed and fertilizer http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/212300.htm

“The largest accumulations of naturally occurring sodium nitrate are found in Chile and Peru, where nitrate salts are bound within mineral deposits called caliche ore.” [ This was called Chile saltpeter]..”For more than a century, the world supply of the compound was mined almost exclusively from the Atacama desert in northern Chile until, at the turn of the 20th century, German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch [I.G. Farben] developed a process for producing ammonia from the atmosphere on an industrial scale (see Haber process). With the onset of World War I, Germany began converting ammonia from this process into a synthetic Chilean saltpeter which was as practical as the natural compound in production of gunpowder and other munitions.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_nitrate

Nitrobenzene — Chemical, Aniline: “Aniline is mainly produced in industry in two steps from benzene. First, benzene is nitrated using a concentrated mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid at 50 to 60°C, which gives nitrobenzene. In the second step, the nitrobenzene is hydrogenated… Originally, the reduction was effected with a mixture of ferrous chloride and iron metal via the Bechamp reduction. As an alternative, aniline is also prepared from phenol and ammonia, the phenol being derived from the cumene process.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aniline; “Approximately 95% of nitrobenzene is consumed in the production of aniline, which is a precursor to rubber chemicals, pesticides, dyes, explosives, and pharmaceuticals… Nitrobenzene is highly toxic.. and readily absorbed through the skin. Prolonged exposure may cause serious damage to the central nervous system, impair vision, cause liver or kidney damage, anemia and lung irritation. Inhalation of fumes may induce headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, cyanosis, weakness in the arms and legs, and in rare cases may be fatal.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrobenzene. French chemist, Antoine Bechamp, also developed the theory of pleomorphism in the generation of microbes, competing with rival Louis Pasteur: https://polioforever.wordpress.com/germ-theory/

Food Additives:

pickling and curing solutions

Nitrites are salts of nitrous acid commonly used as sodium nitrite for curing/preserving meat; maximum legal concentration is 200 ppm; heating nitrites react with amino acids to produce carcinogenic nitrosamines.

The most common sudsing agent found in shampoo and laundry soaps, sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS “has also been linked to nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are potent carcinogens that cause your body to absorb nitrates, also known to be carcinogenic.” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/21/are-you-slowly-killing-your-family-with-hidden-dioxane-in-your-laundry-detergent.aspx

Nitrates May Be Environmental Trigger For Alzheimer’s, Diabetes And Parkinson’s Disease

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2009) — A new study by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with increased deaths from diseases, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes mellitus and Parkinson’s. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease…..http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090705215239.htm

Medicines:

Amyl nitrite used as a treatment in heart disease, gives this benefit: ‘under hypoxic conditions, nitrite may release nitric oxide which causes potent vasodilation” –sadly, fluorides, radiation,  and other halogen salts* are a cause of heart disease. The familiar distinction of (bad) LDL and (good) HDL cholesterol was determined in the 1950s from irradiated blood studies, no doubt anticipating the effects of fallout. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/Good-vs-Bad-Cholesterol_UCM_305561_Article.jsp ; Manhattan Project veteran,  John W. Gofman, who renounced the proliferation of nuclear power but NOT WEAPONS, was the chief scientist on the cholesterol project http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/inmemoriam/johngofman.html; “One of the environmental..influences that changes the lipoprotein in serum is radiation..[irradiated] serum became milky..[and] was associated with lethal damage.”–Dr. Gofman’s lab assistant Thomas Hayes, Donner Lab Biophysics Oral History Project

Explosives: TNT http://www.3dchem.com/molecules.asp?ID=226; Nitrogen Mustard gas http://www.answers.com/topic/nitrogen-mustard

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Doubling of sensitivity to radiation:

http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/Chemical-Nuclear/Nitric-Oxide-Radiosensitivity30nov57.htm  Nitric oxide alone reduced survivor rate by 10%; with added irradiation the rate reduced to 50%

Oxygen also doubles (and triples) cellular sensitivity to radiation http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v207/n4998/abs/207776a0.html

Electromagnetic radiation (dirty electricity, microwaves, cell phones, etc) enhances the cellular injury effects –called ‘combined’ injury in this blog– as much or more than X-radiation and fallout. https://polioforever.wordpress.com/electromagnetism/

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http://jcs.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/119/14/2855 nitric oxide and mitochondrial biogenesis

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/101631/scanned-page/523 nitrogen metabolism in acute infections

[Scripps] “Excess nitric oxide production by one enzyme [there are 3] has been tied to human illness ranging from inflammation to cancer”… http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/101208.html

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From the succeeding page on Fluoride:
An example of bromine’s usefulness to the military complex is given in the 1947 book “Treason’s Peace” by Howard Ambruster:
Bromine, together with chloral, is used in making nitric gases which are of such great importance in trench warfare. Without bromine these nitric gases are of slight effect; in connection with bromine, they are of terrible effect.”   http://www.archive.org/stream/treasonspeaceger00ambrrich/treasonspeaceger00ambrrich_djvu.txt
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The nitrogen and sulfur mustards (p-chloroalkylamines and sulfides) have been studied especially extensively and found to be potent mutagens for all organisms studied. In general, their effects are similar to those of x-rays and UV but there are differences in detail.” www.profiles.nlm.nih.gov/BB/A/B/F/H/_/bbabfh.ocr
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Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock

“Nitrate in itself is not toxic to animals, but at elevated levels it causes a disease called nitrate poisoning. Nitrates are normally found in forages are converted by the digestion process to nitrite, and in turn the nitrite is converted to ammonia. The ammonia is then converted to protein by bacteria in the rumen. If cattle rapidly ingest large quantities of plants that contain high levels of nitrate, nitrite will accumulate in the rumen. Nitrite is ten times (10 X) as toxic to cattle as nitrate. Nitrite is absorbed into red blood cells and combines with hemoglobin (oxygen carrying molecule) to form methemoglobin. Methemoglobin cannot transport oxygen as efficiently as hemoglobin, so the animal’s heart rate and respiration increases, the blood and tissues of the animal take on a blue to chocolate brown tinge, muscle tremors can develop, staggering occurs, and the animal eventually suffocates.” http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ansci/livestoc/v839w.htm

Spanish Influenza, the “great pandemic” that swept a war-weary world in 1918-1919 bears many remarkable likenesses to nitrate toxicosis among its early victims. The Spanish Flu was preceded in 1916 by the (then) largest epidemic of polio in US history which erupted after the mobilization of the munitions industry. In New York City, the polio crisis reached its peak two weeks after the explosion and incineration of Black Tom Island, a fully-loaded railhead of war materiel. https://polioforever.wordpress.com/influenza/ . Two decades later, just prior to the outbreak of World War Two, lawyer John J. McCloy won suit against the Germans for sabotaging the Black Tom Island cache and destroying railroad property. McCloy, who was renown as an expert arbiter and “Chairman” of the Establishment, is noted to have led the founding board of the Salk Institute.

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