This is in response to the 12th Report on Carcinogens by the National Toxicology Program, Department of Health and Human Services, which may be found at: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12
What good news! However, I hope the public will keep behind this. The methanol in aspartame converts to formaldehyde and formic acid causing metabolic acidosis. For instance, in Prop 65, http://www.mpwhi.com/letter_to_cynthia_oshita.htm all products with methanol and formaldehyde must have a cancer warning to get into California. However it's not enforced! The free methyl alcohol classified as a narcotic causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine level of the brain and causes the addiction. Incidentally the methanol is killing so many of the victims diagnosed with methanol poisoning. Diane Fleming remains in prison, so far 9 years. They thought Diane poisoned her husband Charles with methanol, even though she passed 3 lie detector tests. Her sentence was 30 years. She is in the movie Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World. If you want a copy email Cori at email@example.com
Now comes another woman using diet products for 15 years. She had no idea that aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight. She thought "diet" meant you would lose weight from taking the product so for the last three months of her life she used everything diet, and died of methanol poisoning. Her husband has been indicted even though there is no evidence and no methanol. The methanol that killed her was in Diet products.
Merry Kay Protheroe of Wichita, Kansas another aspartame victim using 12 diet Fresca a day, has died from methanol poisoning as well but she lived long enough to tell the police it was aspartame and to leave her husband alone. Even another victim, Amy Baio was admitted due to acute methanol poisoning and has disappeared, an aspartame addict who was drinking two pots of coffee a day, and two Equal packets in each cup. One victim who lived in Puerto Rica died and the formaldehyde was oozing out of his arms and they had to have a close casket funeral.
The issue of this free methyl alcohol has been brought up by the UK Aspartame Awareness Campaign, Jim McDonald, in a very serious manner. Calculations by Jim who worked 35 years with methanol is that it's 44 times too high in the US and 35 times too high in the UK.. Because of this and other studies like Ramazzini, 3 studies showing cancer, peer reviewed by 7 world experts, in one or two of the studies, the Denmark study showing aspartame jumps preterm births up to 78%, a new review of aspartame has been demanded by the EU and Parliament by EFSA (European Food Safety Association). EFSA has been told they should look more closely at the studies. How interesting it is that independent scientific peer reviewed studies have shown that aspartame is not safe for 30 years. Yet EFSA and FDA say aspartame it is.
In the Ramazzini Studies there was so much formaldehyde that the rats hair turned yellow. These studies showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen and causing such diseases as leukemia and lymphoma which you would expect with so much formaldehyde. The Trocho study shows the formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA. You could see the formaldehyde in all the tissues.
Here is a report by Dr. Bowen on how formaldehyde from aspartame embalms: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_turns_tissues_to_plastic.htm Here is one too on formaldehyde by Dr. Woodrow Monte who wrote: Aspartame: Methanol and the Public Health: http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame_press_release.pdf
There is even a page on pre-embalming in Dr. H. J. Roberts medical text, Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com
So the hazards of methanol and formaldehyde are well established. The problem is enforcing the laws. Aspartame violates the Delaney Amendment because it caused brain tumors and brain cancer, and this was attested to in Congress by their own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross. Because of this Dr. Gross said that no allowable daily intake should have been made by FDA. Further aspartame is against the law because its adulterated and that means it's also against interstate commerce laws which state you can't ship an adulterated product for sale.
Aspartame is a chemical poison and should be withdrawn immediately. The problem is enforcing the law. Prop 65 in California has been on the books for years. Yet, aspartame is still getting into California without the cancer warning. An amendment to a citizens petition for ban 9 years ago calls for a ban on aspartame because it's an imminent health hazard. They were suppose to answer it in a week or ten days. The amendment was in 2007 and finally FDA called around 2009 and said, "this is not going to happen". When I stated that I lecture around the world and people are sick and dying wherever you go he said, "We know, so what, we need to depopulate". So much from your friendly and compassionate FDA!
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame