Bromine is a halogen, in the same periodic-table family as iodine. However, unlike iodine, it is not body-friendly. Bromine was introduced into daily life in the 1970s, in flame retardants, pesticides and food additives. It is prevalent in plastic coatings today (e.g., cash-register receipts). One drastic and hidden source of bromine is in commercially produced bread and flour. Bromine supposedly "improves" flour by enhancing the performance of gluten while the dough is worked: (from WiseGeek.com) It yields dependable results ... stronger, more elastic dough which can stand up to bread hooks and other commercial baking tools. Home bakers may choose to use it for ... the same reason.
Bromate is what makes commercial breads look so delicious: puffy, fluffy and light.
Before potassium bromate became a baker's choice, potassium and calcium iodate were used instead,but bromate took over as a dough conditioner ... see more here. It's hard to believe that a staple like bread contains such a powerful toxin; the industry tells us that bromate "bakes off," but this is not necessarily true. From The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow:Event 1 occurred in the 1970s when our major source of dietary iodine, the iodate form, used to fortify flour and baked goods, was removed. Event 2 occured when potassium bromate, a form of bromine, was added. Yes, an anti-iodine ... replaced iodine ... The bromination of America didn't stop with flour. ... Fire-retardant chemical dust escapes from products like rugs, upholstery, stuffed animals, mattresses, cars and electronics we use every day.
See AvatarProducts.com for iodine(a $20 bottle of nascent iodine is available -- great deal!).Iodine drops displace bromine from your cell receptors.
Margaret Sanger's journey into birth control was seeded by her sympathy for mothers who were bearing too many children too quickly, ahead of their economic resources and their ability to parent adequately. Tenements in the cities were very crowded at the time, and fathers who could not find work frequently took to drinking and carousing, impregnating their wives year after year without thought to the consequences. (It was said as the railroad was being laid across the country that back in the cities, families had one child for every year of marriage.)
Fighting the heavy hand of the Catholic church as she reasoned for birth control and family planning, Sanger, a nurse by training, had few allies apart from desperate mothers themselves. The eugenics movement discovered Sanger and gave her support, although her own views did not agree with many of theirs. Today, the Planned Parenthood organization is quite different from the one Margaret Sanger began.
Lana Lokteff of Red Ice Media explains another misconception about Margaret Sanger:
More countries are legislating presumed consent for organ donation, rather than explicit consent (e.g., your signature expressly confirming your wish to be an organ donor). A country with presumed consent would include every citizen on its organ-donation list,unless that person explicitly opts out. Some organ donors contribute organs while alive and healthy (e.g., a kidney), while others must first be declared dead, at which time organs or tissues are surgically removed. (Read more here.)
If you're wondering how a dead person can provide tissues or organs that are viable for a live recipient, here's the process: (1) A neurologist performs tests to determine brain death; (2) A medical team determines that the person can no longer breathe on his own. A dead brain and no breathing constitute official death. From OrganDonor.gov:Brain death is death and it is irreversible. Someone who is brain dead cannot recover. Only after brain death has been confirmed and the time of death noted, can organ donation become a possibility. (3) A computer search for matching recipients begins as a transplant surgical team replaces the original medical team. From OrganDonor.gov: Organs remain healthy only for a short time after removal, so minutes count. During the matching process and while transportation arrangements are made (by ambulance, helicopter, commercial plane) the donor organs are maintained on artificial support. Machines keep blood containing oxygen flowing to the organs. According to OrganDonor.gov, here's how long certain organs can remain viable outside the body: Heart and lungs: 4-6 hours, liver: 8-12 hours, pancreas: 12-18 hours, intestines: 8-16 hours, kidneys: 24-36 hours.