Saturday, October 30, 2010

Proposition 21: Protect California's Parks

The California coast near Monterey.

California’s Parks System faced collapse last year and the picture for the coming years looks grim.

Enter Proposition 21, a statewide ballot initiative that offers hope to help ensure our 278 state parks and beaches stay up and running and our wildlife and marine resources are protected. Prop 21 establishes a stable, reliable and adequate funding source through an $18 increase in the California vehicle registration fee. These funds will be directly deposited into a State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund and can only be used for operation of state parks and protection of ocean resources and wildlife.

This new funding source will help develop, operate, manage, and monitor the new network of marine protected areas being established along California’s coastline. The protection of our rivers, lakes, streams, coastal waters and marine resources will be better achieved through the $20 million per year this new fund will accrue.

And there’s a perk for Californians: All California vehicles will receive free vehicle admission, parking and day use in the State Park System.

Persistent underfunding of the State Parks and wildlife conservation has resulted in a backlog of more than a billion dollars in needed repairs and improvements. This backlog also threatens the closure of parks throughout the state and the loss of protection for many of the state’s most important natural and cultural resources, recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat.

So if you’re a resident of the Golden State, help preserve our natural resources and wildlife for future generations by voting Yes on Prop 21 on November 2.

For more information about this measure, visit

source: Oceana's Ashley Blacow is Oceana's Pacific Policy and Communications Coordinator.

Trans Fats Made Easy

Trans fat is the artery-clogging, highly damaged omega-6 polyunsaturated fat that is formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening.

• LNH warns against using margarine or shortening when cooking. Those who consume any kind of processed foods, whether it be potato chips, pre-made cookies, or microwave dinners, are most likely already getting far too much of this damaging fat.

• Do not use olive oil to cook, as it has low tolerance to heat. Rather, use it at room temperature on salads, etc.

• Trans fat is the most consumed type of fat in the US, despite the fact that there is no safe level of trans fat consumption, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.

• Trans fat raises your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels while lowering your HDL (good cholesterol) levels, which of course is the complete opposite of what you want. In fact, trans fats -- as opposed to saturated fats -- have been repeatedly linked to heart disease.

• Trans fat can also cause major clogging of your arteries, type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Use pure virgin coconut oil, as it is the most resistant to heating damage, and a great source of medium-chained triglycerides and lauric acid.

sources:, laguna natural health

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

California City Says Stop Dental Amalgam Immediately

Costa Mesa, California has become the first city in the

United States to call for an immediate end to dental amalgam,

the controversial filling material that is 50% mercury. Voting 5-0

on 19 October 2010, the Costa Mesa City Council adopted the

resolution* sponsored by Councilman Gary Monahan that

(1) calls on federal and state agencies to eliminate amalgam,

(2) asks dentists in Costa Mesa to cease using mercury and switch

to non-toxic alternatives, and

(3) requests that the other 33 cities in Orange County join

Costa Mesa in opposing dental mercury. While as a resolution,

it does not actually ban amalgam, it is an important step toward

ending this health and environmental scourage.

"There are so many alternatives and I can't understand why we're

putting this in our mouth," explained Councilman Monahan. “[I]t's

incredibly dangerous to people getting them and to the environment.”

The watershed Monahan Resolution is the first success for Californians

for Green Dentistry, a new project of Consumers for Dental Choice.

Californians for Green Dentistry has a trio of dedicated leaders:

Director Anita Vazquez Tibau spearheaded the strategy leading to

this resolution along with dental hygienist Marisa Russo and

naturopath Kristy Mills.

Since July, our hardworking California volunteers distributed handouts

alerting the public to the problem of dental amalgam, gained the

support of numerous local health professionals and businesses, and

collected hundreds of signatures on petitions to city council. In response,

the Costa Mesa City Council granted us the hearing to address dental

mercury. At the city council hearing, our talented team – including dentists,

health professionals, injured consumers, scientists, advocates, and even

former Californian Dental Board member Dr. Chet Yokoyama – offered

poignant testimony calling for a ban on dental mercury.

Our story is told by video that can be viewed by
clicking here, and dentist

Dr. Jim Rota’s compelling testimony can be viewed in full by clicking here.**

We also made the front page of the local news, which can be read online.***

It’s time to take this primitive and polluting mercury product off the

market, and we can start in the trend-setting state of California! If you

are a Californian and want to join the Californians for Green Dentistry

team in the fight against dental mercury, please write Anita and me at . Let us know your name, home county,

and home city.

No matter where you are from, please thank Costa Mesa

Councilman Gary Monahan for standing up to protect our communities,

and especially our children, from dental mercury. He can be reached

by email at

Congratulations Costa Mesa, California!

-- Charlie

Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
316 F St. NE, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20002

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NOTE: Californians for Green Dentistry salutes Councilman Gary Monahan

and the City of Costa Mesa for their forward-thinking and resolve to create

a safer and healthier city for their citizens, visitors and surrounding

communities to enjoy.

Our mission continues.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Agent Orange: The Big Story

The link below is to story after story of Agent Orange cases. We've all heard it was used in Vietnam during the war, but did you know that it's also been used in other parts of the world -- and dumped into our water source?

These stories inform us of what we were never told about Agent Orange, and it's deleterious health and environmental impact.

Click on the link below and then click below the larger will take you to an orange-bordered page with lots of informative (and heartbreaking) stories.

Read and decide.....In your opinion, who's responsible to fix this?

Agent Orange: The Legacy of a Weapon of Mass Destruction

by Jeremy Laurance The Independent

Nguyen Thi Van Long, 20, with birth defects believed to be caused by Agent Orange, works in her classroom at the Friendship Village on the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Civilians and Vietnam war veterans from several countries held a two-day conference to plead for recognition of health problems they say are associated with Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant U.S. forces sprayed during the war. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Thirty-five years after the US sprayed the jungles of Vietnam with toxic defoliant, thousands of babies are still being born with horrific defects. But unlike the American veterans, no one in the war-ravaged country has received any compensation.

On a table in the dimly lit room lay a small white bundle, tied with a silver ribbon. With a brilliant smile and a barked order, Professor Nguyen Thi Phuong had directed me to the morgue of the Tu Du maternity hospital to see the latest evidence of the impact of a war that ended more than 30 years ago.

Outside on the streets, thronged with motor scooters in the 30C heat, young men and women stopped to buy roses from the flower sellers at the hospital gates, preparing to give them to loved ones. In the morgue, an anonymous block at the back of this 1,000-bed hospital, love had had an unexpected, tragic outcome. Somewhere in the hospital, a mother was grieving for the loss of her son.

A porter donned latex gloves and untied the ribbon. Carefully unwrapping the bundle, he revealed a tiny corpse, delivered a few hours earlier, its skin a livid purple, fine black strands of hair plastered to its head. He turned the infant over and there, at the base of the spine where the tissues had failed to form, like a wound, was the unmistakable sign of spina bifida.

This is the only birth defect recognised by the US as a legacy of Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant sprayed by American troops from 1965 until 1971 during the Vietnam war. But there is worse, far worse, in this hospital, the largest in south Vietnam. Some of the most severely affected babies, abandoned by their parents, live on two floors in a wing known as the Peace Village.

Entering it is like stepping back 40 years to the days of Thalidomide, the morning-sickness pill prescribed in Britain in the 1960s that left babies hideously deformed. In the first room, cots line the walls. In one, a four-year-old girl rocks on all fours, gently banging her head against the bars. A nurse turns her round to reveal a face with no eyes. Under a thick fringe of dark hair, there are soft indentations in the skin either side of her nose, where her eyes should be. Above her cot a printed label gives her name as Tran Sinh, and her date of birth as 27 February 2002. According to the nurses she was born in an area heavily sprayed with Agent Orange, where the land is still contaminated 35 years after the spraying stopped.

In the cot next to her, Tran Loan, aged five months, has a head the size of a melon and is whimpering softly. He has hydrocephalus - fluid on the brain. Next to him a child wearing a stripey red T-shirt has stumps for legs. A three-year-old with a crazily pointed skull and bulging eyes lies on his back staring at the ceiling. But for his Mickey Mouse T-shirt, he looks as if he belongs to another world.

A group of less severely affected children are setting off for school. Minh Phlic, 15, binds himself into his artificial legs with his one good arm. "I can be taller than you," he says proudly, levering himself to his feet.

There were 454 babies with congenital defects born in the hospital last year, out of 36,000 deliveries. "Those are just the visible ones. We do not know about defects to internal organs, or those that only emerge years later," Professor Phuong said. The Vietnamese government estimates 500,000 children have been born with birth defects caused by contamination with Agent Orange and two million suffered cancers and other ill effects - innocent victims of a chemical intended to harm plant life, not humans. But unlike the American soldiers who sprayed the defoliant, they have never received compensation.

This month they have the best chance in a generation of obtaining redress. A lawsuit against the US manufacturers of Agent Orange to be heard in the US courts is generating unprecedented support, nationally and internationally.

Agent Orange, so-called because of the orange stripe on the drums in which it was stored, contained dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known. An estimated 80 million litres of the defoliant, containing 386kg of dioxin, were sprayed on Vietnam. One millionth of a gram per kilo of body weight is enough to induce cancers, birth defects and other diseases when exposure persists over a long period - as the US veterans discovered in the years after the war.

Cancers, birth defects and other diseases struck the returning veterans in unexpected numbers. Those who had had contact with the chemical sued the manufacturers and in 1984 won what was then the largest ever settlement of $180m against seven of the world's biggest chemical companies, including Dow and Monsanto. But more than 20 years on, while the Americans who did the spraying have been compensated, the Vietnamese who had the toxic chemical sprayed on them are still waiting for redress.

Last year, Vietnamese veterans sued the same US chemical companies claiming that they knew Agent Orange contained a poison - dioxin - and their action in supplying it to the US government breached international law and constituted a war crime. They lost in the first round but they are pinning their hopes on an appeal, due to be heard in Brooklyn, New York, this month.

Dioxin is a by-product of the manufacturing process of Agent Orange and a key issue in the case is how much the manufacturers knew about their product, and at what stage. If the appeal fails, the veterans have pledged to take their fight to the Supreme Court. In the run-up to the hearing, they have turned up the pressure on the US government with a tour of US cities last December, and an international petition co-ordinated from London. An early day motion put down by the Labour MP Robert Marshall-Andrews in the Commons this month calls for the Vietnamese to be "similarly compensated" to the Americans 20 years ago.

The veterans' long campaign for justice has seized the public imagination in Vietnam, according to British diplomats in Hanoi, with fund-raising parties and newspaper campaigns backing the fight. The veterans are ageing - many have died - and there is a sense that time is running out. But there is also anger at the continuing effects of the toxin on current generations.

The mother of the spina bifida baby whose body lay in the morgue of the Tu Du hospital had not been born when the Vietnam war ended. Yet high levels of dioxin remain in the soil in hotspots across southern Vietnam, taken up by plants and crops and leaching into the water to contaminate new generations.

Professor Phuong, 63, consultant obstetrician and until last November medical director of the Tu Du hospital, has spent much of her 40-year career researching the effects of Agent Orange and has watched the rate of birth defects rise. But she admits that obtaining hard evidence linking individual cases to the poison is difficult. "The US soldiers have diaries of where they were sent and what they were doing. We have no data. So how can we have proof?"

Vast areas of Vietnam were stripped bare of vegetation by the defoliant. One of the most contaminated is at Cu Chi, 25 miles outside Ho Chi Minh City, where tourists crawl through the famous network of Viet Cong tunnels. Visitors are shown a film of women picking fruit in what was once known as the Garden of Cu Chi, where office workers came to picnic at weekends and watch the harvest.

Today the picnickers have gone. Slender saplings, no thicker than a man's arm, have grown up in the past 20 years to shade the tourists - but there are no fruit trees and no harvest. In a speech to the US Senate in August 1970, displayed in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Senator Nelson said: "Never in human history have people witnessed one country's making war on the living environment of another."

Bien Hoa, two hours' drive to the west along narrow roads jammed with scooters, bicycles and carts, is the site of an old US military base where 7,000 gallons of Agent Orange were spilt during the war. People who live in the town have among the highest levels of dioxin in the country - 413 parts per trillion, 207 times higher than in unsprayed areas. But research on the health effects has never been done and pledges of support from America have come to nothing.

Soldiers standing guard at the base, now operated by the Vietnamese military, turn away unauthorised visitors. As darkness fell at the Quinh Lanh café opposite the gate, where workers were settling down to watch the TV, I bought a bottle of mineral water. It was sourced from the mountains in the north. The water in nearby lake Bien Hung is so heavily contaminated with dioxin, more than 30 years since the spraying stopped, that fishing is still banned.

In Hanoi, Professor Nguyen Trong Nhan, former minister of health and vice-president of the Vietnam Association of Agent Orange Victims, says international support is growing for what he calls Vietnam's "great social and humanitarian problem". In January, a South Korean court ordered US chemical companies to pay $63m compensation to 6,800 South Korean soldiers who fought in Vietnam. "No one can tell how many more generations will be affected. We think the compensation [for Vietnam] must be large. People's lives and health are severely affected. Unfortunately, the Americans have avoided their responsibility," he says.

Aged 76, and a veteran of the war against the French in which he lost his two brothers, he points to a picture of himself meeting Bill Clinton. The former US President in 1996 formally accepted a recommendation from the American Institutes of Medicine that 13 conditions ranging from prostate cancer to peripheral neuropathy (numbness in the hands and feet), should be recognised as likely to have been caused by Agent Orange. That decision led to American veterans with the conditions receiving payments worth thousands of dollars a year while the Vietnamese get nothing. "It is a battle even more difficult than the battle with weapons. We must have confidence that we will win," said Professor Nhan.

There is one major barrier to success. The Vietnamese government is anxious to join the World Trade Organisation to open up new markets for its booming economy, and the Americans are the last big obstacle in their way. Embarrassing the US government at this point could sink Vietnam's hopes.

Portraying their country as poisoned is also not the best way to boost trade. Vietnam is the world's second largest exporter of shrimp to the European Union. Any suggestion of contamination could wipe out this lucrative market. President Tran Duc Luong is thus caught on the horns of a dilemma. During a visit to the US last year, he raised the matter of Agent Orange but did not make an issue of it. The American embassy in Hanoi declined The Independent's request for an interview.

The Americans hoped that concern in Vietnam about Agent Orange would gradually die, along with the ageing war veterans. Instead, the sense of injustice has grown. In Tu Du hospital, and in the 10 Peace Villages across the country where the children with the worst birth defects live, they are pinning their hopes on the outcome of this month's court case.

With a shake of her head, Professor Phuong says: "Please ask for justice for the Vietnam victims. Time is running out."

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Is Your Grocer on Oceana's Green List? Know Your Seafood

You've heard it from us over and over again......know your food source.

Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, and they've created awareness with grocers regarding mercury and seafood. Some larger grocers have opted to post warnings about mercury in seafood on Oceana's Green List. Those on the Red List do not.

It is suggested that those who are mercury/heavy metal poisoned eliminate all seafood consumption, and those with recent dental work eliminate seafood consumption until the site is completely healed.


Do You Need to See a Doctor for a Cold?

It's 'cold season'. At least that's what 'they' tell us on TV. But is there really a 'cold season'? And do you need medical attention if you catch one?

Dr Leonard Coldwell says more than 300 different viruses can cause colds, so each time you have a cold it is caused by a distinct virus. It’s important to realize that there are currently NO drugs available that can kill these cold-producing viruses.

There are, however, a number of ways to ensure you won’t catch a cold. One of the most important is to make sure you optimize your vitamin D levels year-round. Our main source of vitamin D comes from the sun. As we receive less sun exposure in the fall and winter months, we may become more susceptible to viruses. This is the time to optimize your immune system so it can get you through the season unscathed. Consume seasonal (locally grown when possible) organic produce, antibiotic/hormone-free meats/poultry and supplements when needed. We like supplemental products from Herbalist & Alchemist and New Chapter (shop online). And there's something to be said for homemade (from scratch) chicken soup! It's easy to make, too.

Be aware that antibiotics have no effect on viruses, and are therefore useless when you have a cold, even if it’s severe. Not only that, but whenever you use an antibiotic, you’re increasing your susceptibility to developing infections with resistance to that antibiotic — and you can become the carrier of this resistant bug, and spread it to others.

The only types of infections that respond to antibiotics are bacterial infections, including sinus, ear and lung infections (bronchitis and pneumonia).

The following symptoms are signs you may be suffering from a bacterial infection rather than a cold virus, at which point you may want to contact your doctor:

• Fever over 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9 degrees Celsius)

• Ear pain

• Pain around your eyes, especially with a green nasal discharge

• Shortness of breath or a persistent uncontrollable cough

• Persistently coughing up green and yellow sputum

Generally speaking, however, if you have a cold, medical care is not necessary.

Be well.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

The World According to Monsanto: The Documentary You WON'T See on American TV

On March 11, 2009, a new documentary was aired on French
television (ARTE – French-German cultural tv channel) by French
journalist and film maker Marie-Monique Robin,
The World According to Monsanto - A documentary that
you won’t see on American television. The gigantic biotech
corporation, Monsanto, is threatening to destroy the
agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for
thousands of years.

This documentary is well worth the 1:49 of your time,
especially if you or someone you know is experiencing
health issues (explained or unexplained), as much of our
health status starts with our food source.

See it here:

Support this film and spread the word. Purchase
"World According to Monsanto" DVD online at


A Brief History of Monsanto Corporation

Dow Chemical and Monsanto were the two largest producers of Agent Orange for the U.S. military.

From 1961 to 1971, Agent Orange was by far the most widely used of the so-called "Rainbow Herbicides" employed in the Herbicidal Warfare program (Vietnam

According to Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects.
***Warning***These images are graphic and upsetting to some viewers***

Aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company.
Monsanto developed and patented the glyphosate molecule in the 1970s, and marketed Roundup from 1973.

Donald Rumsfeld followed Searle as CEO, and then as President of Searle between 1977 and 1985.

Diet Coke was sweetened with aspartame after the sweetener became available in the United States in 1983.

In 1985, Monsanto bought G.D. Searle - and the aspartame business became a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company.

In January 2006, the South Korean Appeals Court ordered Dow Chemical and Monsanto to pay $62 million in compensation to about 6,800 people.

Demand for milk without using synthetic hormones has increased 500% in the US since Monsanto introduced their rBST product.

Monsanto has responded to this trend by lobbying state governments to ban the practice of distinguishing between milk from farms pledged not to use rBST and those that do.

How Aspartame Became Legal: The Timeline

We are all victims of Monsanto's public relations campaign. This PR campaign is often propogated by organizations that are given large sums of money and "scientific" assistance by Monsanto (e.g., IFIC, ADA). Unfortunately some individuals on the Internet have begun to spread this PR even though they have absolutely no familiarity with the scientific literature.

Do your research. Know your food source. We become what we eat.
Knowledge is power.


Clinoptilolite Zeolite Could Be Your New Best Friend

"Detox" has become the buzz-word of the millennium, and many people detox without understanding why they're doing it, or what they're detoxing. Here's the deal in a nutshell: Toxicity occurs when the body is unable to eliminate toxins more quickly than the body accumulates them.

Clinoptilolite zeolite is a non-toxic, deeply detoxifying, alkalizing dietary supplement earth clay that can be taken internally and externally to help rid the body of toxins such as heavy metals, ammonia, and other harmful environmental chemicals. Benefits increase with continued usage. It naturally holds a negative charge and will bond with toxins for safe and effective removal. It can also be used externally for face and body masks, or added into bath water for a detoxifying bath.

Clinoptilolite zeolite originated millions of years ago when lava and volcanic ash fell into the sea and boiled there (zeo = to boil, lite = stone). Silicon (SI02) is the second most common element on our planet next to oxygen. Everyone knows we can't live without oxygen, but many people don't realize they also cannot live without silicon.

Clinoptilolite zeolite (only this form of zeolite is suitable for medicinal purposes) a SiO2 donor, it permits ion exchange, such as effecting the release of heavy metal content from the body and making essential ions (minerals) accessible. Furthermore, clinoptilolite zeolite can disarm free-radicals, bind and egest toxic substances and effect de-acidification. Clinoptilolite zeolite can also have a positive effect on the body’s metabolic processes, such as promoting more efficient transport of nutrients to cells.

Clinoptilolite zeolite does not have a biochemical effect on the body but a biophysical one and with this capacity is able to optimally manage a self-regulatory function, thus normalizing the body’s metabolic processes, which may have been disturbed by environmental pollution.

Clinoptilolite zeolite has no undesirable side-effects, cannot be overdosed, has been scientifically proven to have a biophysical effect, and is egested in the stool.

Clinoptilolite zeolite has proven to
• delay aging
• prevent susceptibility to infection
• ensure well-regulated mineral-electrolyte and bioelectrical functions
• improve physical and mental functions

For competitive athletes, clinoptilolite zeolite ensures the regulation of the mineral-balance (which can be disturbed during heavy perspiration), and the breakdown of free radicals, which are produced by athletes in high concentrations and are often the cause of injuries. Clinoptilolite zeolite leads to increased regeneration of all body processes after extreme physical strain and protects the athlete from damages to his/her health.

Clinoptilolite zeolite has proven to be an excellent basic therapeutic substance, in particular for chronic illnesses, such as Diabetes mellitus and cancer. Radionuclides were removed from the human body with this natural stone powder after the nuclear reactor accident in Tschernobyl, Ukraine.

Clinoptilolite zeolite is not a medication and is also not a cure-all. It must be taken with understanding and discipline in individually determined dosages according to a required prophylactic or therapeutic scheme, whereby a large quantity of water (1/2 glass every hour) must be drunk during the day in order to be able to purge the body of toxins.

Australian research and scientific studies show that clinoptilolite is effective for many uses. Here are nine of 29 documented research studies:
• anti-diarrhetic
• antiviral properties suggest there is a therapeutical case for clinoptilolite against the herpes virus.
• anticancer and antioxidative effects of micronized zeolite clinoptilolite showed a reduction in cancer count.
• natural zeolite clinoptilolite is a new adjuvant in anticancer therapy.
• the effect of natural clinoptilolite on the serotonergic receptors in the brain of mice showed that there was a beneficial effect on those mice with mammary carcinoma.
• dietary supplementation with an activated zeolite clinoptilolite in immunodeficiency: effects on the immune system which showed no adverse reactions to the treatment.
• Clinoptilolite effects the cellular micro-environment of cell media and consequently, has an effect on tumour cells in vitro.
• Mice and dogs suffering from cancer tumours had improved health and longer life span after clinoptilolite powder was used to treat their tumors, with no negative effects.
Investigation of cytotoxicity of six mineral dusts from 12 deposits. Results showed that clinoptilolite and one other, being rounded in shape, had no AM cytotoxicity.

Effective treatment of chronic illness resulting from the long-term buildup of heavy metals in the body, such as chelation therapy, presents numerous clinical challenges, including undesirable side effects and unpredictable efficacy. Use of a naturally occurring zeolite, clinoptilolite, to remove these toxic substances may offer an efficacious and safe alternative to the traditional approaches.

A UCLA study demonstrates that the daily use of an activated clinoptilolite suspension represents a potentially safe and effective way to remove toxic heavy metals from the body through increased urinary excretion without removing clinically detrimental amounts of vital electrolytes.

Clinoptilolite zeolite is already widely used in animal husbandry as well. In order to ensure toxin-free agricultural products (meat, milk, eggs), to maintain the performance of race-horses and for the healthy breeding of all productive livestock.

Strict regulations must be adhered to in the use of clinoptilolite zeolite for people and animals and a datasheet issued with each batch produced. Not every type of clinoptilolite zeolite found in nature is suitable for human or animal consumption.

More information on this natural mineral can be found in the following books.
Hecht, K.; E. Hecht-Savoley: Naturmineralien, Regulation, Gesundheit. Schibri Verlag, Berlin, Milow. 1. Edition 2005; 2nd print 2007
Hecht, K.; E. Hecht-Salvoes: Klinoptilolith-Zeolith - Siliziummineralien und Gesundheit. Spurbuchverlag, Baunach, 2008-03-25