Environmental, industrial and job-related chemical exposure poses a serious threat to the overall health of every American, and more so to American workers who are exposed on a regular, long-term basis. According to a Rand Corporation study done in 1884, it was estimated that by 2020, there will have been 75,000 American workers who die as a result of asbestos-related diseases alone.
According to the National Research Council data of more than two decades ago, there was no toxicity data available for nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 chemicals in commercial use at that time.
Study findings published in the Occupational Health & Safety News Digest notes that even thought the toxicity of lead “has been known for centuries”, it was in the 80s that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) expert review committee made a recommendation on a current “acceptable” level of lead in the blood at that time—a level which was one-twelfth level the EPA had previously considered safe.
Furthermore, chemical toxicity poses problems in accurate assessment due to the fact most health-related assessments were based on the levels of the chemicals in the blood—and not in the levels of the fat, “which may be as much as 500 times higher.”
While mankind continues to produce more chemicals, both in and out of the workplace, and overwhelms the environment with oil spills, pesticides, air pollution, industrial waste, pharmaceutical drugs, illicit street drugs—and the list goes on—he has not kept pace with the safeguards and remedial measures required to protect American workers and human beings in general from the adverse effects of chemical exposure and its related ills.
Treating Chemical Exposure
According to the Occupational Health & Safety News Digest paper, it is chemically-related health problems which traditionally have proven to be amongst the most difficult to diagnose—and to treat. Occupational diseases, especially while in the developing stages, are frequently observed to be “a set of minor symptoms”, including headaches, fatigue, minor aches and pains, and mental cloudiness; and their cause is often missed because they are “common health problems.”
The paper presents the results of research undertaken by Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) scientists and associates to determine the efficacy (effectiveness in producing the result intended) of the Hubbard Method of detoxification in reducing toxic body burdens—the total amount of a chemical, metal or radioactive substance present in the body at any time after absorption.
Fifteen known symptoms of chemically-exposed individuals were used to measure the before-and-after results of the Hubbard Method on study participants suffering from the identified symptoms of rash, acne, skin thickening, Paresthesias (dermal sensations stemming from nerve damage), weakness, un-coordination, dizziness, fatigue, nervousness, disorientation, headaches, joint pain, muscle pain, and constipation.
According to the FASE researchers, the Hubbard Method of detoxification which had been researched and developed in the late 1970s by humanitarian and researcher, L. Ron Hubbard, had proven to “be effective in reducing body stores of highly bio-accumulative (producing an increase in the concentration of chemicals–usually toxins– in the tissues of organisms) substances.
FASE tested the Hubbard Method in 1983, and according to its Director of Research, Dr. David W. Schnare, follow-up tests on participants in the study program (done by analyzing fat tissue) “revealed an average reduction of 21 percent for all chemicals studied.”
Furthermore, post-treatment examinations of study participants four months after completing the program “showed that a further reduction had taken place” of up to 42 percent. Based on that finding, physicians speculated that the Hubbard Method may in fact rehabilitate or enhance the body’s natural mechanisms for throwing-off toxic elements.
The New-Life Detoxification Program
The Hubbard Method of detoxification is delivered as a vital component of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program, and is known as the Narconon New-Life Detoxification Program. Sometimes it is simply referred to as the Narconon Sauna, or sauna detox.
Over the decades it has been used as part of the Narconon program, it has provided evidence-based results of benefits which contribute to helping addicts overcome their addiction, restore a sense of physical and mental well-being, and maintain their sobriety.