Originally published August 21 2015
Mercury exposure linked to homosexuality: Contaminated birds exhibit unusual same-sex behavior
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) An international duo of scientists may have uncovered a causative factor in homosexuality: mercury poisoning. Publishing their findings in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team from the University of Florida and the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka observed that white ibises birds exposed to mercury tend towards unusual same-sex behavior not evident among their non-exposed counterparts.
White ibises, a prominent feature of the Florida Everglades, feed from waters where mercury contamination is heavy. This is the direct result of many decades' worth of contamination from industrial pollution. These birds are regularly exposed to mercury through their meals, and it seems that this mercury exposure is leading to a phenomenon that's changing the way they pair up, live their lives and even mate.
These "male-male pairs did everything that a heterosexual pair would do," stated Peter Frederick, one of the study's leads and a wildlife ecologist from the University of Florida in Gainesville, to National Geographic. "They built their nest, copulated together, stayed together on a nest for a month, even though there were no eggs — they did the whole nine yards."
Mercury exposure made ibises either gay or unable to reproduce at a healthy rate For their research, Frederick and his colleague Nilmini Jayasena divided 160 young captive white ibises into four groups with equal numbers of both males and females. Three of the groups were designated as mercury groups, and were fed either low, medium or high amounts of mercury via their feed beginning at around 90 days of age. The fourth group, designated as the control, was fed a mercury-free diet.
By the time the birds reached one year of age, Frederick and Jayasena noted that homosexual pairing had increased in all three of the mercury groups compared to the control group. Consequently, reproduction rates in the mercury groups also dropped by between 13 and 15 percent, according to the study, while mating and reproduction rates remained stable in the control group.
Not all of the exposed ibises participated in homosexual pairing. Of the ibises that engaged in heterosexual pairing in the mercury groups, the females reportedly birthed 35 percent fewer babies, implicating mercury as a reproduction inhibitor.
"Mercury is a known endocrine disruptor — a substance that mimics or blocks the production of natural estrogen," writes Christine Dell'Amore for National Geographic News. "In this case, exposed male birds' bodies produced more estrogen than testosterone as compared with control birds."
The full paper is available here:
Is the mercury in vaccines affecting human hormones? Due to the controversial nature of these disturbing findings, the study's authors were quick to denounce any extrapolation in humans. It would be politically incorrect, after all, to suggest that homosexuality in humans might possibly be linked to chemical exposures that alter natural hormone production and expression, particularly in males.
But mercury is a known endocrine disruptor, and Frederick did admit to National Geographic that exposure to it during early development may have lasting consequences on endocrine function. If the same effects occur in humans, in other words, this would mean that childhood vaccines containing mercury are just as detrimental to human babies and toddlers as mercury in contaminated food is to ibises living in the Florida Everglades.
"Although there are large differences in susceptibility among species, studies of aquatic birds suggest that MeHg (mercury) exposure at environmentally relevant levels can alter breeding propensity and reproductive success, depression of egg-laying and hatching success, increased incidence of developmental abnormalities and altered parental and chick behaviour," the authors wrote.
"Exposure to MeHg in vertebrates results in neurotoxicity, embryotoxicity, impaired physiological function, endocrine disruption and altered reproductive behaviour."
CDC pushes mercury-laced vaccines on pregnant women, even though effects are unknown Even the most industry-entrenched physicians and scientists would agree that mercury is toxic to humans. And yet, for some reason, their use in vaccines is never called into question, even though common sense would dictate that injecting this neurotoxin directly into a developing baby or young child probably isn't the smartest thing to do.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actively promotes the administration of some 11 different vaccines before, after and even during pregnancy, even though the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines has never been established for unborn babies. These vaccines include:
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
• Influenza IIV
• Influenza LAIV
• Meningococcal (polysaccharide and conjugate)
• Tetanus/Diphtheria Td
Since it's already been scientifically established that a mother can pass various toxins to her unborn child via the umbilical cord, how are all these vaccines affecting innocent human lives still in the womb? Is exposure to mercury and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causing some children to be "born gay?"
Italian scientist and journalist Gian Paolo Vanoli, 70, seems to think so. He told VICE Italy's Matteo Lenardon back in 2013 that mercury and other toxic vaccine components directly alter childhood development. He says vaccines inhibit a child from forming his natural personality, activating a "microform" of autism that leaves a child chemically lobotomized.
"The vaccine is introduced into the child, the child then grows and tries to find its own personality, and if this is inhibited by mercury or other substances present in the vaccine which enter the brain, the child becomes gay," he's quoted as saying.
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