Marilyn Vine brings you more information on toxins. This is the second page to cover this topic.
News Target dated 18 September 2017 published this article “Texas carpet bombs its own hurricane-traumatized victims with neurological poisons sprayed from military planes”. An excerpt from the article:
““U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes began spraying insecticides over three eastern Texas counties over the weekend and will expand to other areas over the next two weeks, officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said,” reports Reuters. “About 1.85 million acres have been treated as of Tuesday, according to the department.”
Please click the link above to fully understand what is being done to the people of Texas.
NaturalHealth 365 on 21 March 2017 has published an article entitled “Toxic pesticides: The difference between conventional and organic foods”. The article goes on to say:
“As more and more consumers discover the nutritional benefits and peace of mind supplied by organically grown produce, the organic food industry is enjoying popular support (like never before) – and healthy profits. Perceiving this success as a threat, some agribusiness groups have gone on the offensive with a “smear campaign” over the use of pesticides.
In addition to claiming that the organic industry uses scare tactics and deceptive advertising to pump up sales, many try to generate consumer fear by claiming that organic food is grown using toxic pesticides. (No kidding, they’ll stop at nothing to prevent healthy food from getting into your body)”
While I (Marilyn Vine) personally believe that choosing organic over conventionally grown fruit and vegetables is the healthiest option I now know that due to the stratospheric aerial spraying of harmful ingredients over the earth has now robbed us of the true “organic” status. Commonsense should alert you to the fact that anything that is sprayed on our soil, comes down in our rain, etc has to be absorbed by the produce grown in this soil in the form of toxins. I have been saying this for years and finally Ty Bollinger of the Truth About Cancer published an article. In his article Ty provides information on the constituents being sprayed:
“Chemtrails are geo-engineered aerosols that are loaded with toxic chemicals, including but not limited to: barium, strontium 90, aluminum, cadmium, zinc, viruses and “chaff.” Chaff looks like snow but it’s actually Mylar fibers (like in fiberglass) coated with aluminum, desiccated blood cells, plastic, and paper. Polymer chemist Dr. R. Michael Castle has studied atmospheric polymers for years, and he has identified microscopic polymers comprised of genetically-engineered fungal forms mutated with viruses, which are now part of the air we breathe.”
Click this link to read the full toxin article. “What are Chemtrails and How Are They Harming Our Food and Water? By Ty Bollinger 24 January 2017.
In my own garden I grow organically but I still take precautions with the citrus, vegetables, feijoas and tree tomatoes that I eat by soaking these in a product designed to pull pesticides and toxins out. I have been taught to soak the produce and gently massage while soaking and very important – make sure you rinse it well. I do this with my own home grown and anything purchased elsewhere. Click this link to learn more about what I use.
I am also very selective in what water I drink and cook in and you can check this out at this link.
NaturalNews dated 22 May 2016 brings toxins information on an estimated 12 million avoidable deaths each year from pollution! The article goes on to say:
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is turning heads after releasing statistics on the number of deaths caused by pollution. In theory, all these deaths are preventable, completely avoidable if there were greater efforts to clean up home and work environments. Widespread use of lab-validated air and water purification systems could mitigate many of the deadly risks associated with today's industrial pollutants. Greater public awareness of these environmental contaminants could bring about holistic solutions that redefine people's quality of life. While great strides have been made to abandon use of carcinogens like asbestos and leaded gasoline for vehicles, there remains a long list of questionable chemicals and substances that disrupt the human digestive, nervous and endocrine systems.”
Click this link to read the full article. You will be amazed at the list of chemicals – many of which you may be using.
Since June 1996 I have been learning about harmful ingredients in personal care and household products under the guidance of Tom Mower Sr. First it was through the company that he formed called Neways International. Tom work with Dr Samuel Epstein of the Safe Shoppers’ Bible in removing harmful ingredients from Neway’s products. The company was sold in November 2006 and Tom Mower Sr founded his new company SISEL International. I stopped using Neway’s products sometime after the sale as I found that some of the harmful ingredients that had been removed were now appearing back in the products. Tom taught us well – always read the labels and know what you are using!
I have been using Tom’s new products from SISEL International since 2007 and today (25 May 2016) I am in good health and I am well into my 70s! I use many of his dietary supplements, personal care and household products and I can say that my house and garden is virtually toxin free.
After reading these documents if you would like to join with me in using these safe products to avoid toxins then please click this link.
NaturalNews on 21 May 2016 brings us information on chemical preservatives contained in baby wipes that could be causing our babies to have skin rashes. The article goes on to say:
“The mainstream media is reporting that an adverse reaction to a chemical preservative chemical called methylisothiazolinone (MI) in baby wipes is causing a horrific rash due to an "allergic" reaction. MI is used exclusively to extend shelf life and has no other purpose.
Experts have been raising the alarm on dangerous MI reactions, which they say have been reaching epidemic levels since 2005. And MI is in a wide range of beauty and personal care products, not just baby wipes.”
Please make sure you read the article and even if you don’t have young babies or infants make sure you let your family and friends know about this.
NaturalNews on 14 May 2015 provides information on a lawsuit whereby a farmer is claiming that 223 of his calves were killed by eating livestock feed which contained levels of the antibiotic monensin which was high enough to kill the calves. The farmer claims he did not request this antibiotic and the feedbags contained no label showing that it had been included.
I was under the impression that feeding antibiotics to animals was being reduced due to the high amounts of these antibiotics being found in our food chain to help reduce the toxins we were ingesting. It appears I was wrong.
NaturalHealth 365 on 17 April 2015 brings the story of one family’s vacation in the Virgin Isles. What has happened to this family of four should never have been allowed to occur if Governments world-wide stopped using substances that are known for their harm and their toxicity. Read this article and say a prayer for the recovery of this family.
NaturalHealth 365 on 7 February 2015 brings us this unbelievable toxins information:
“Victoria’s Secret, one of the most-recognized names in women’s lingerie, has been marketing panties and bras made of fabric containing dangerous chemicals. It wasn’t until pressured in a high-profile campaign by advocacy group Greenpeace that the fashion giant vowed to change its ways. Meanwhile, lingerie containing traces of deadly and harmful chemicals continue to be purchased and worn by unsuspecting women.”
ARE THEY FOR REAL!
On 14 December 2014 (NaturalHealth365) brought us this amazing information.
“In a move completely in opposition to the promotion of good health, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has raised unnecessary red flags about the safety and nutritional value of organic foods. On its website, the organization downplays the wealth of research showing the health benefits of organic foods and even goes so far as to suggest there may be safety concerns with food not treated with pesticides.”
Click this link to read the article and may I suggest that you contact this Foundation and set them right and tell them that this sort of information on their website is not acceptable especially when people’s lives are at risk.
NaturalNews on 20 January 2015 brings information on 10 ingredients commonly used in personal care products which are toxic and could lead to cancer, etc. Please click this link to read more about these ingredients.
This is why I love Sisel International for their no potentially harmful ingredients in their personal care products. Click this link to learn more about these toxins free products. I have also learned from Sisel that the bathroom is probably the most dangerous place in your house. These potentially harmful toxins may cause or be:
Listen to the YouTube and you will learn that Atrazine causes the body to produce Aromataze and then the FDA has given approval to 11 pharmaceutical companies to produce Letrozole or brand name Femara® to overcome the Aromataze! Wouldn’t it be better to ban toxins like Atrazine instead?
Do you eat cornflakes? I bet you won’t once you have listened to the YouTube below!
Andreas Moritz explains how various foods can influence the development of illness and sickness. Once you get rid of the toxicity, you can also get rid of disease, like cancer, according to Moritz. Is the food you eat also potentially a toxin? Find out what Andreas says!
This is a product that I use that assists me in eliminating heavy metals from my body. Remember that artificial fluoride compounds are known to contain cadmium, mercury, arsenic and lead.
Prevent Disease on 26 September 2014 asks “At what point did we start accepting our insane world as the norm?”
The article goes on to say:
“Ever wonder when it was that we all started submitting to the terms of life as we are subjected to on a daily basis? When did we start accepting the poisoning of our water supply with fluoride and other toxins? When did we start saying it's ok to pollute our food, the planet and ourselves? When did we start giving away our freedom of choice and giving it to the government? When and why did this happen to humanity and how could we let it happen?”
We can do something about it. We can start and stand up and ask questions of our governments and our authorities as to why they are subjecting us to toxins. We can bring to their attention information that we might have with regards to the harm being caused by their actions. Do not be fobbed off by inane answers but continue asking the question why are you doing this when you are harming the health of our people.
Remember to always been courteous in your actions and correspondence. Being rude achieves absolutely nothing and is a turn off to the person who is at the receiving end. However, do be persistent.
Green Media dated 18 March 2012 brings information on a new class of oestrogens – metalloestrogens – implicated in breast cancer. Click this link and read the article on the number of heavy metals contained in food, etc that could be causing this new class of oestrogen.
GreenMedia on 18 September 2014 advises:
“Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems including cardio-respiratory deaths, pulmonary disease, and chronic respiratory conditions. And the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
But a new clinical trial finds that tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem.”
Amazing that a plant can help to remove toxins!
Would you be interested in using a product that may be able to reduce
some of the herbicide and pesticide content of your food? Click
this link to learn more.
NaturalNews on 23 August 2014 advises “Pesticide exposure puts students at 500 elementary schools across America at risk of cancer, neurological, reproductive and immune problems”. Once again Dow AgroScience with their weed control products containing glyphosate and other chemicals appear to be involved. Click this link to read the full article.
Again NaturalNews on 23 August 2014 provides information on “groundbreaking research at the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 248th National Meeting and Exposition regarding the potential dangers of hydraulic fracking”. Please click the link to learn more about what the scientists have discovered.
NaturalNews advises on 4 August 2014:
“500,000 people have
been left without drinking water in the city of Toledo, Ohio, and store shelves
there have been stripped bare of water.
"Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination surfaced," reports USA Today. (1) "Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency for Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties and deployed the National Guard to get water and meals ready to eat, or MREs, to the area."
Mike Adams goes on to advise the following and says he could not find any reference to the run offs causing the algal blooms in the mainstream media:
“What's happening is that all the fertilizer being dumped on nearby farm fields causes phosphorus runoff. This phosphorus runoff winds up in Lake Erie where it feeds the algae, resulting in algal blooms that produce the toxins. These toxins contaminate the drinking water supply and have led directly to the current water crisis.”
NaturalNews dated 6 August 2014 brings information on the tragedy associated with not testing water for heavy metal contamination. Please click this link to read the article.
GreenMedia on 9 June 2014 brings information from Dr David Lewis who was employed by the US EPA and became a whistleblower with regards to the harm being caused by toxins to people who were using sewage sludge to fertilize their land. This is an excerpt from the article and I urge you to click this link (this link has been removed) to read the full story and the court cases that have taken place particularly with the death of a young boy.
“US EPA's 503 sludge rule (1993) allows treated sewage sludges, aka biosolids, to be land-applied to farms, forests, parks, school playgrounds, home gardens and other private and public lands. According to a recent EPA survey, biosolids contain a wide range of mutagenic and neurotoxic chemicals, which are present at a million-fold higher concentrations (ppm versus ppt) compared with their levels in polluted air and water (1). Biosolids contain all of the lipophilic (fat-soluble) chemical wastes that once polluted our rivers and lakes, but which now settle out at sewage treatment plants and become concentrated in sewage sludges. Most biosolids contain ppm concentrations of heavy metals, including chromium, lead, and mercury. They contain similarly high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and semi-volatiles, such as bis (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate, Benzo(a)pyrene), and polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners (PBDE flame retardants). Most biosolids also contain pathogenic agents and ppm levels of many common drugs, including ciprofloxacin (Cipro), carbamazepine (Tegretol, Equetro), and fluoxetine (Prozac).”
EWG publishes its annual rating of conventional foods with the most and least pesticide residues to fill the void left by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has largely failed to tell Americans they have a right to know about the risks of pesticide exposure and ways they can reduce pesticides in their diets," explains the report.
NaturalNews on 13 May 2014 brings alarming information on research undertaken on combining the different chemicals and finding that their toxicity increased by 20%. More alarming is the fact that when these foods were irradiated the toxins increased to 100%. Click this link to learn about the research.
NaturalNews on 8 May 2014 brings information on the Whole Food Market and how some of their foods have high heavy metal content. Scientific research I conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs proves the presence of alarming levels of toxic heavy metals in organic rice protein products sold by Whole Foods. The facts are irrefutable, as any university lab or FDA lab can easily confirm my own findings on this contamination issue.
When NaturalNews published this toxins information it caused the share market to drop. Read the full article to learn more about the heavy metal contamination and the lies being told by employees selling the products.
A dentist speaks out on how what she was taught was harming her patients and she also speaks about her own personal experience with toxins. Please take the time to watch this YouTube. This dentist also speaks about the importance of good nutrition in your life. Throughout this website I reiterate that given the right building blocks the body can heal itself. This link will provide information on nutritional products that I personally use and this link will provide information on a product that will help to remove heavy metals from the body. Also a great detox product.
NaturalNews on 29 April 2014 provides some sound advice on how to protect yourself from everyday toxins.
For me this toxins information is the very basics of maintaining good health. The five points that this article covers are:
My own personal journey down this track started in 1996 when I was introduced to a company owned by Tom Mower Snr and I started to learn about harmful ingredients in personal care products like sodium lauryl sulphate, etc. Today I am still following this man and his immense knowledge of harmful ingredients, but more importantly his knowledge of ingredients that will assist your body in maintaining and repairing itself. To check out the products that I use click this link.
As Tom Mower, Sr – Founder of Sisel International says:
“It’s not just about what’s in our products – it’s what is not in them!” To find out more about these amazing products click this link.
Did you know that given the right building blocks that your body can even heal itself of cancer? Your doctor receives about ½ an hour’s training in nutrition during his education to become a doctor. BUT nutrition is the key factor with your health. I believe we should each and every one of us do our own research so that we understand our body’s nutritional requirements and then be very selective about what you choose to use.
All our home grown pesticide food, supermarket food, chicken pieces, fish and meat – I soak all of these in a product designed to remove 98% of herbicides and pesticides. You might ask “why would I soak home grown produce?” Why – our home grown produce is absorbing contaminated air and water and possibly contaminations in the soil from aerial sprayings. Click this link to find out what I use.
Dr Mercola on 2 April 2014 provides information on whether the environmental toxicity could be linked to the rise in autism. The articles goes on to say:
"Autism appears to be strongly correlated with rate of congenital malformations of the genitals in males across the country. This gives an indicator of environmental load and the effect is surprisingly strong... We interpret the results of this study as a strong environmental signal."
Interestingly, every additional $1,000 in income above the county average was also associated with a three percent increased rate in autism. Could this mean that those with higher incomes buy more household, personal care, and beauty products that turn out to be toxic?”
Read the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s report to see the dozen most common chemicals known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, etc.
To find some of the safest personal care and household products, click this link.
NaturalNews on 21 March 2014 brings a most appalling story on college sports jerseys and key chains containing toxic, heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Interestingly enough these are the same four toxic heavy metals found in artificial fluoridation compounds!
The memorabilia represent University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and many other universities. The articles were sold at Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Please read the article to find out more and then I suggest you put pen to paper and write to the Deans of each of these Universities that have been named and bring it to their attention and ask them what are they going to do about it!
Dr Mercola on 22 March 2014 brings more information on the harm of aluminium. He advises that a new study finds a man who died of Alzheimer’s disease had a high level of aluminium levels in his brain. Scientists now conclude that our olfactory system plays a part in bringing this accumulation to our lungs and our brain. Watch the YouTube to learn more.
NaturalNews on 21 February 2014 brings an alarming story for the people of Groesfaen in the south of Wales and the 350,000 people living in Cardiff. Way back in 1965-1972 Monsanto paid contractors to illegally dump thousands of tons of cancer-causing chemicals - among them PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives into the Brofiscin quarry. In 2003 the quarry began to smell and also the stream running around the quarry turned orange. Monsanto denied any involvement until 2011 when they reluctantly agreed to help with the cleanup as many of the chemicals were identified as having been manufactured by them. Read this article and see what once again this monstrous company has caused!
Prevent Disease on 18 February 2014 advises that in the last seven years the chemicals known to be toxic to children’s brains has doubled! That is an incredible failure on our part to protect our kids. Please read the review and make sure that you are aware of what toxins to avoid.
Information from Green Mentor dated 31 January 2014 on the ten most toxic fruit and vegetables that we consume.
Information has also been provided by Marilyn with regards to how we can reduce our herbicide and pesticide toxic load. Please click this link to read the article and learn more.
15 January 2014 draws our attention to the fact that many of the plastic lunch
boxes contain high levels of lead and should not be used. Please read the article
and also check what lunch boxes your family are using to ensure their
protection from excessive amounts of lead. We must do everything we can to protect our children from toxins!
Dr Mercola on 28 December 2013 brings information with regards to the chemicals contained in America’s drinking water that could be endangering your life. I personally believe that this same scenario is playing out in many countries around the world including Australia.
He goes on to say that most tap water contains a myriad of disinfection by-products, chemicals, radiation, heavy metals and even pharmaceutical drugs. He states:
“Federal scientists report finding traces of 18 unregulated contaminants in one-third of the water samples collected from 25 municipal utilities across the US in their most recent testing, including perfluorinated compounds like PFOA” and “Studies suggest a probable link between PFOA in drinking water and high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pregnancy-induced hypertension” and “The addition of contaminated fluoride to the water supply may be contributing to increased cancer rates in the US because of the arsenic it contains”. Click this link for more information on PFOA.
In the meantime may I suggest that you watch the YouTube “An Inconvenient Truth” to see many of the problems revealed that are associated with fluoridation. Click this link to read Dr Mercola’s article. This may help you to eliminate heavy metals from your body.
I am pleased to be able to provide this YouTube on Toxins Page.
Toxins: NaturalNews on 20 December 2013 takes the information on water one step further and reminds us that the skin is the largest organ of the body and that it absorbs whatever we put on it. Click this link and see what Mike Adams has to say.
Toxins: Many of you will be aware of Agent Orange and its association with the Vietnam War but not so many will be aware of the fact that we are still being exposed to some of the toxic ingredients associated with Agent Orange. This link is a medley of information on Agent Orange and dioxins being contained in our personal care products. I believe information contained is of such significance that this item will remain at the top of the page. Please click this link to find information on products that I consider to be some of the safest in the market place.
Did you know that people in the United States in areas where gas fracking is taking place that they are:
This is disgraceful and in my opinion gas fracking would be one of the worst toxins being used to obtain gas resources!
This Toxins YouTube was uploaded in January 2011 and still with this knowledge already known the Australian Government are blithely taking the Australian people down this same avenue! Insanity!
Please listen to the YouTube and click on “show more” button under the YouTube to learn more about this.
Yes the American public water supply! NaturalNews dated 29 December 2013 brings information on what is being found in around one-third of the US water supply:
An excerpt from the article:
“Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that an astounding one-third of U.S. water systems contain traces of at least 18 unregulated and potentially hazardous contaminants, many of which are linked to causing endocrine disruption and cancer.”
On 24 December 2013 Dr Mercola brings information on the use of Ractopamine being administered to American animals shortly before they are sent for slaughter. The article advises that:
“Ractopamine is banned from food production in at least 160 countries around the world, including countries across Europe, Russia, mainland China and Republic of China (Taiwan), due to its suspected health effects. Since 1998, more than 1,700 people have reportedly been "poisoned" from eating pigs fed the drug. If imported meat is found to contain traces of the drug, it is turned away, while fines and imprisonment result for its use in banned countries.”
Toxins Page believes that it is important information and asks you to please click this link to read the full article and learn the implications with regards to reproductive function and birth defects and then watch the YouTube.
What a shocking headline! This is a report by David Kennedy DDS The report also covers the lowered IQ of children if they manage to survive. On 4 December 2013 Australian Television was commenting on the fact of Australia’s failing with regards to worldwide levels in education. When you read Roger Masters Report this will give you even more of an understanding why these babies are dying.
Prevent Disease on 19 November 2013 brings information on a young girl just starting out on her exciting journey through life. What did she do? She inserted a tampon! Over the years there has been so much information on the dioxins, etc in tampons that by now you would think that the manufacturers would have taken action to remove these toxic substances – but no – and now a young 14 year-old has lost her life to toxic shock. Please read the article and make sure you pass it on to other young girls just starting to menstruate.
NaturalNews on 19 November 2013 brings information on people suffering debilitating pain, twitching and swelling of limbs. This is being referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS) and the doctors are at a loss to understand what is causing this strange illness or how to treat it. Is this yet another indication of the toxic environment we are living in? Read the information to learn more.
On 3 May 2013 NaturalNews brings an article on how to protect you from the harm of fluoride and fluoride compounds being sprayed onto our foods. The spraying of this toxic substance onto our food causes me a lot of grief personally! There are a number of actions that I take to protect me personally and two of them are taking a product that helps to boost my immune system. This product contains amongst other things Vitamin D and Selenium. Selenium is one of the ways to help protect you according to this article.
I also use a product to soak EVERY BIT of food we eat, albeit straight from our garden, from the supermarket, meat, fish, chicken and even dried lentils. This product has been specifically designed to remove toxins such as pesticides and herbicides. I soak for about five minutes – rinse thoroughly – and dry before storing them away. Yes it can be a nuisance when I come home with a big fresh shop but once it is done then I know that what we are eating is in the safest form that it can be. Click here to learn more.
NaturalNews is offering access to a streaming video Unacceptable Levels It was on special when I purchased it on 3 October 2013 and covers:
“An exciting new film has just been announced: "Unacceptable Levels" exposes the hidden world of toxic chemicals now inundating society and destroying our health worldwide. Created by filmmaker Ed Brown, Unacceptable Levels is a tour...
The Film's Featured Experts
At Sisel International’s 2013 Convention held in Nevada eleven great products were released. Three fabulous new products will assist us to overcome toxins in our food.
The first one is OrganiCleanse. For me this is a very important product. For the past two years I have been soaking my fresh produce in water and using a product not designed for the job but helping to achieve my aim which is to remove the toxins and pesticides that are accumulating on the produce from the air and water.
We grow organically but even our own produce including all the citrus off our trees and vegetables out of the garden all get soaked. I am especially vigilant in soaking produce from the supermarket, etc. Sometimes I find a mushroom turns black, and occasionally an onion that looked okay is rotten when it has soaked for half an hour. I am finding that more and more of my mushrooms are turning black and wonder what the mushroom producers are using. I am coming very close to removing these mushrooms from our diet due to their obvious toxicity.
BUT NOW I have a product that has been designed specifically to help remove toxins, i.e. pesticides and herbicides. WOW.
Did you know that strawberries have been found to have 36 different types of pesticides sprayed on them?
The second product is SupraDetox. This product is a natural herbal formula and is designed for detoxification and helping to remove impurities from the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Everyone should do a detoxification every few months even if you think that you live a pretty healthy life free of toxins. Toxins are in our air, food and water and NO ONE can avoid them.
The third product is the important follow up to the detoxification and a product that should be taken on a continual, regular basis. This product is BalanceD. The importance of this product is the provision of a prebiotic and probiotic with the inclusion of Vitamin D. I have been seeking a vitamin D supplement for sometime as I believe that some of the Vitamin D products available in the market place leave a lot to be desired.
If you would like information on any of these products then click on the link
Once upon a time your home was your castle, i.e. a safe place for you to be in. Now Mike Adams from NaturalNews on 26 April 2013 tells us there are two new studies published on toxic flame retardants in your home in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology advising of the chemicals in the average home that may cause anything from
Take the time to read the article and maybe you can do something to remove some of these toxins from your home.
If you have found the information on Toxins Page 2 helpful may I please ask that you pass this across to your family and friends so that they too have an understanding?