Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.
When scientists use the term “environment,” they don’t mean only sunlight and other outdoor factors. “When we start talking about the environment, we are talking about things that are nongenetic in nature,” explains Mark F. Gourley, M.D., fellowship training program director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
I will leave you to read the rest but Im so unhappy that the world and the chemicals in it Kill
Please wear the right safety equipment and use the right protection and keep your self safe. We dont go to work to die
a PS today — Fantastic Mavis..Again Thank You Most construction workers are exposed to RCD at some point some more than others. Crystalline silica is also found in wood so joiners and workshop joiners are exposed to this nonsense as well.. Then you have the steel workers who blast steel,The potters and ceramics workers..Dental technicians,electronics workers..silica is in chips and electronic bits and pieces..textile workers who blast jeans.. Silica is in the soil and wheat so farmers fall prey to this ..not to forget miners and frackers …. Quite a lot of people from very different working backgrounds that all seem to have two things in common..they work with crystalline silica dust and are prone to autoimmune diseases…there are many other triggers everything from solvents to sun light.. Many men who have severe autoimmune conditions usually have a history of occupational exposure to crystalline Silica Dust..These conditions are not as rare as some people make them out to be
And another add on this is fascinating — See Mavis… and others… as you can see my friend Gordon aka Danger Dust also reveals to you that his WG/GPA (Autoimmune Vasculitis) and also mine and my husbands WG/GPA are caused by exposure to crystalline silica and asbestos in dust from the construction industry. There are so many more of us victims out there, between us we know lots of them. We were all meant to meet up and spread the word about the dangers of dust containing asbestos, crystalline silica, etc. There is loads of good peer reviewed research published out there now to prove it. Crystalline silica and more recently too asbestos are linked to causing autoimmune diseases such as WG (GPA), Lupus, RA, & others from the list of 80-100 autoimmune diseases now on the list, with 40 more waiting to be added to it, MS being one of the more recent ones. You only have to look at what happened to thousands of victims of the World Trade Center dusts and the very high incidence of autoimmune disease that followed and is still increasing, not only cancers, etc. That was dust that came from what became a massive demolition site, full of construction and demolition wastes, just like the contaminated waste that currently is being ‘recycled’ back into new building products in the wood, brick, plastics, cement, etc., industries. It contains all those previously banned chemicals & substances, banned from use in new building products because they were proven to cause cancers, asbestos related diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc. It’s being ‘recycled’ back into new building products by stealth under the guise of ‘recycling’, without ever being stated on any MSDS. We all know that MSDS are a complete loophole for the industry written by the industry. They are mostly useless, as who ever checks they are correct anyway. But when you combine this with failing and not fit for purpose regulatory authorities such as the HSE, EA, LA’s, etc., who rarely enforce legislation designed to protect both public and employees, who work to out of date data and use out dated monitoring systems (see the report ‘No Proof of No Harm’ for evidence of that…. just Google it), who protect only the industries needs and profits over protecting human health and you have the recipe for a ticking firebomb….. for us all. We are leaving a legacy for the future that our own children and grandchildren will suffer from. The ‘recycling’ of old contaminated construction & demolition waste is happening in absolutely massive quantities and no one knows exactly how much or into which new building products it’s going back into. Look around and everyone will see that these ‘recycling’ companies, ‘recycling’ construction & demolition waste companies are all around us. When travelling on a motorway look how many lorries are from ‘recycling’ or waste companies and that’s those that use their own named lorries to advertise but many don’t. Stobart’s for example, process wood waste themselves now in massive quantities, and transport it all over to Biomass Incinerators, mostly from docks. Waste wood is being imported now too so can be coming from other countries that don’t have regulations at all. God knows what’s in that. The same ‘recycled’ contaminated waste wood extracted from the C&D wastes is used in the manufacture of wood composite boards such as MDF, chipboard, particleboard, etc., by big companies such as Sonae (closed down after the world’s largest class action began), Kronospan, Egger, etc. Australia refuses almost half of all the wood composite board that is imported from China, as they have much stricter regulations overall, but we don’t here in the UK. All use old waste wood but then include a certain, very small percentage of what they refer to as ‘virgin’ wood because then they can sell it to the huge DIY sheds that insist on the products they stock being FSC certified to appear to be environmentally friendly to their more aware customers. To get FSC certification on a wood or wood based product it only has to have a very small percentage of ‘virgin’ wood, which is supposed to be traceable & from sustainable forests and all that environmentally friendly stuff they’ve brainwashed us all into believing. So yet more loopholes like with MSDS. What you have at the moment is industries effectively policing themselves, & we all know what that means. Even the EA have TAG’s to advise them, made up of representatives from the industry they are supposed to be protecting us all from. DUR! Industry insists and advises EA that they don’t need further regulation….. they’re going to be good girls & boys and police themselves…… EA says great….. just what we wanted to hear….so we can sit back and monitor using out dated monitoring methods…….no surprise there!! The only losers are the unsuspecting understandably ignorant, brainwashed public earning what they want to hear. Then you look at the ‘FSC’ organisation that grants that valuable certification, then you see what a fairy story that is too, how it’s the wood industries behind it, certifying themselves & their own products, hence why only a small % of ‘virgin’ wood is required to meet the criteria to get the certification. Wood waste recycling companies also provide the same contaminated waste wood directly as fuel for Biomass or for wood pellet production that then also fuel Biomass Incinerators and even home wood stoves. Burning the contaminated ‘recycled’ waste (but technically it’s not being ‘recycled’ if it’s being burnt) causes toxic emissions even in the best of them. Then, to add to the mix, according to EA statistics, there is on average 1 large fire per day at ‘recycling’ plants causing plumes of toxic smoke that drift for miles, the Fire Service have raised concerns about it. These burn for weeks, smoulder on for several more showering whole communities with black very toxic, carcinogenic smoke, killing fish in rivers, wildlife & so on. Then there is the added danger of dioxins, furans, etc, that form from incomplete combustion processes. Dioxins are carcinogens on their own right, the worst of the worst, as these in conjunction with other carcinogens speed up the carcinogenic processes, so cancers can be formed far earlier than you would normally see. Smoke gets darker the more particles (contaminants) it contains, some so small they cannot be seen with the naked eye, which are the most harmful of all. As with any particulates the smaller the particle e.g. those smaller than PM 2.5 can pass through the lung tissue after inhalation via the alveoli into the bloodstream where they are transported to any part of the body to cause harm/disease. Keeping windows closed does not protect communities, especially the very young, elderly or those already suffering ill health, which is normally the only advice they are given by the Fire Service/EA. Smoke kills, we all know that, so why are communities told that smoke is harmless? ‘Recycling’ in this way has to stop or the incidence rates of cancers, asbestos related diseases, autoimmune diseases, respiratory diseases, birth defects, infant mortality & so on, will rise. Not all ‘recycling’ is safe and environmentally friendly. The ‘recycling’ cycle has to be stopped without further research, better notification on product MSDS, uptodate legislation/regulation and improved enforcement by the regulatory authorities. That said no amount of regulation can offer sufficient protection for all employees or communities exposed to the emissions from it. We all need to wake up and smell the coffee, or should I say the contaminated dust!! Or ‘recycling’ will become the new asbestos…. only far worse!! Do we really want this to be our legacy that we leave for future generations, for our own children and grandchildren????