Researchers in Japan have just published a landmark study which confirms that the dietary supplement chlorella pyrenoidosa is capable of greatly reducing maternal/fetal transfer of the deadly poisons, dioxins, furans and PCBs*.

     Not only did the pregnant mothers who took chlorella reduce their developing babies exposure to these toxins while in the womb, they were also shown to have significantly lower amounts of these poisons in their breast milk.

     While a number of previous animal studies have reported the detoxification capacity of chlorella, there have been relatively few that have documented this ability in human trials.
   Studies published in the 1980s and 90s indicated that chlorella is able to speed the removal of chlorinated-hydrocarbon toxins used in the manufacture of many agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, but again, these studies were animal-based.
     Chlorella is widely-used in heavy-metal detoxification protocols as research has shown it can speed up the excretion of mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals without upsetting the balance of essential minerals - a problem that is related to the use of synthetic chelating agents.

     You don't need a degree in organic chemistry to understand the huge significance of this Japanese Dioxin Study for the health of every man, woman and child on the planet.

     Dioxins, and their close chemical cousins known as 'furans' are extremely persistent environmental pollutants that are produced as a by-product of numerous industrial processes that involve chlorination, including paper manufacturing and the production of any item made from PVC.

     Not only are these poisons produced at the manufacturing stage, they are also released when these products are incinerated at the end of their life-cycle.

     One form of dioxin, known as 2,3,7,8-TCDD, is one of the most toxic chemicals known to man, and is classified as a Class 1 carcinogen (known to cause cancer in humans) by the Federal Government.

    A study published in July 2005 by the Environmental Working Group ( called 'Body   Burden:  The Pollution in Newborns' details the level of industrial chemicals found in the umbelical cord blood of 10 newborn infants. 

     The samples were randomly selected by the Red
Cross from hospitals across the US. Each sample was
screened for the presence of 413 different highly-toxic

     The shocking result was that they were able to detect 287 of those chemicals among these samples.

     Among those found, 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 are capable of causing birth defects.

     Researchers were able to detect seven forms of dioxins/furans, 21 organochlorine pesticides and 147 different forms of PCB.

     This disturbing report was a follow-up to their January 2003 publication called 'Body Burden:  The Pollution in People'.

Although this earlier study was not as comprehensive in the number of chemicals for which they screened, the results were just as troubling.

     Nine adult volunteers across a range of ages, professions and backgrounds gave blood and urine samples which were tested for the presence of 167 toxic industrial chemicals and pollutants.

   The number of chemicals found in each person ranged from 77 to 106.  Of all the chemicals detected, 76 are linked to cancer in humans or animals, 94 are linked to brain and nervous system disorders, 86 interfere with hormones, 79 are associated with birth defects and 77 are toxic to the reproductive and immune systems.

     Most of these persistent organic pollutants, or POPs are so widespread in the environment and so resistant to breakdown that they represent a problem that must be faced by many generations to come.

     While most of these toxins are concentrated in the fatty tissues of the meats and fish we eat, they are also present in dairy products and in certain vegetables.
     These two Environmental Working Group studies are conclusive proof that no-one in America can evade contamination.

The Japanese Dioxin study provides convincing evidence that one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from the health damaging effects of toxic POPs is to take a high-quality chlorella pyrenoidosa supplement each day.

     This most recent study simply underscores the importance of earlier chlorella research by confirming that it will detoxify virtually every toxic element tested so far, and this capability extends to humans as well as animals.

     It is important to ensure that the chlorella supplement you select has been cultivated in sanitary conditions and is tested for the absence of toxic elements in itself.

     There are a number of different strains of chlorella available today, but only the pyrenoidosa strain contains the unique component known as 'sporopollenin', which has been shown to play a central part in the process of chemical detoxification**.

     This latest evidence from Japan, when considered alongside the two recent reports from the Environmental Working Group should help to convince anyone interested in the health of themselves and their family to place chlorella at the very top of the list of health supplements to take each day.

* Nakano, S; et al "Maternal-fetal distribution and transfer of dioxins in pregnant women in Japan, and attempts to reduce maternal transfer with Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) supplements." Chemosphere: June 2005

**Pore, R.S. "Detoxification of chlordecone poisoned rats with chlorella and chlorella derived sporopollenin" .Drug Chem Toxicol. 1984;7(1):57-71.

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