Sudden Death Syndrome Linked to Barium in Tiny Yunnan Mushrooms
Mushrooms Caused Sudden Death Syndrome - Andrew Bossi
After 5 years of investigations, a cause has been determined for Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome in China. This mystery syndrome has taken 400 lives.
On July 13, 2010, Yahoo News reported that every summer at the peak of the wet season, numerous people in the province of Yunnan, located in southwestern China would suddenly pass away of cardiac arrest. Researchers have finally discovered the cause of this mysterious syndrome, a small mushroom known as Little White.
Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome Investigators
Local health officials in Yunnan Province noted this mystery syndrome for years. In 2004, they appealed to Beijing officials for help in determining the cause. The government assigned the investigation to the China Field Epidemiology Training Program. This is a unit of medical investigators at China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention who have been assigned some of the country's toughest health mysteries.
This elite Chinese medical team encountered numerous obstacles that hindered their ability to quickly find a cause. The villagers in this area speak a dialect that was unknown to the investigators making communication difficult. Also, villagers live scattered in remote areas that are plagued with torrential rains and mudslides. In addition, rapid burials made it very difficult to conduct autopsies.
Investigators narrowed their focus on mushrooms because more than 90% of the deaths occurred during the harvesting season. Yunnan Province is well-known for exporting a wide variety of mushrooms at high prices. However, in 2008, health investigators discovered a very tiny mushroom in the homes of those who had passed away. This Little White mushroom is not sold in markets because it is too small.
Cause of Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome
These tiny mushrooms were thoroughly tested and some toxins were discovered, but not in quantities considered being deadly. Researchers reexamined these mushrooms and discovered very high levels of barium.
Barium is a heavy metal that occurs naturally in the soil and is the world’s 14th most common element. However, small amounts of water-soluble barium can trigger heart rhythm changes, breath difficulties, increased blood pressure, swelling of the brain and liver, kidney and heart damage as well as other negative health effects.
Victims of Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome consumed high levels of barium via these mushrooms. The cause of the high barium concentrations is unknown to these researchers.
Possible Barium Sources
KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, Louisiana conducted an investigation into chemtrails. Chemtrails are also referred to as geo-engineering and after numerous planes have created chemtrails in the atmosphere, this news team discovered that barium levels are spiked.
Peter Vereecke of the Belfort Group in Belgium says that chemtrails are not a conspiracy theory. “Chemtrails are not contrails,” he stated in an email with Suite101. Vereecke is the former mayor of Evergem in Belgium and he has heard from many concerned individuals worldwide about aircraft spraying barium and other metals into the atmosphere, otherwise known as stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering (SAG).
In an email interview with Suite101, Michael J. Murphy, journalist and Los Angeles film maker writes, “In my research in the production of What in the World are They Spraying?, I have been made aware of rain, snow and soil tests from around the world that reveal very high amounts of barium and aluminum. Barium is one of the ingredients in stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering models that have been proposed by geo-engineers. I think that this might indicate that there is a connection between aerosol spraying/chemtrails and the barium/mushroom issue.”
People in the Yunnan province were urged to stop eating these tiny mushrooms and so far this year, there are no deaths. Researchers in China continue with lab investigations.
Yahoo News: Tiny, toxic mushrooms kill hundreds in China; July 13, 2010
The Belfort Group ( Belfort-group.eu )
Lenntech.com (Periodic Elements)
© 2010 Karen Stephenson