Antimony causes AIDS in many people of Africa. Antimony causes AIDS also in many people living in the poor countries of Asia, Latin America and Europe. Unknowingly, millions of people use cheap enamel and porcelain cups, saucers, plates, bowls, kettles, jugs, mugs, tumblers, pots and pans, which have been glazed with a mixture containing an antimony compound.
When foods and drinks are cooked or prepared and stored in such utensils, antimony leaches out in small quantities into the foods and drinks. The regular consumption of such antimony-contaminated foods and drinks over a period of time can cause loss of immunity in millions of people which can lead them to an AIDS-like condition.
Most hospitals in the world use the cheap type of enamelled utensils for various purposes. Those utensils are very dangerous when they are wrongly used for cooking, storing and serving foods and beverages. We know that they were used extensively for cooking, storing and serving foods and beverages during and after World War II as shown in the documentary and other films depicting the scenes of prisoners in detention camps and the patients in hospitals in Europe, Asia and Africa of that period. The use of cheap enamelware for cooking, storing and serving foods and beverages is still prevalent in many hospitals of poor countries due to the ignorance of the medical staff. After those enamelled items become old and are discarded by the hospitals, many poor people who get them also use them for the same purpose.
Low-level poisoning with antimony, ingested in small amounts over a period of time, can irritate all the mucous membranes in the body and can cause uncontrollable diarrhea, chronic pain in many parts of the gastrointestinal tract, dehydration, low blood pressure, arrhythmic heartbeat, cough and other symptoms. Patients get a hacking paroxysmal cough. The persistent cough can lead to bronchitis, pneumonia and finally tuberculosis. The patients will never become well so long as they continue to ingest antimony, which most of them do unknowingly. They lose weight rapidly, suffer from chronic fatigue and get many other symptoms associated with AIDS.
Because antimony is secreted in milk, the breast-fed infants of the affected mothers can also suffer from the effects of low-level antimony poisoning and the loss of immunity which can lead to AIDS.
As the low-level chronic antimony poisoning by itself causes merely an AIDS-like syndrome in the patients, its symptoms can be controlled in about two weeks by removing all the sources that cause the antimony poisoning. Only when an excessive regular intake of iodine, in the form of iodized salt, or some other harmful factor, complicates the problem, will more time be required to control the syndrome. Persons suffering from the AIDS-like syndrome must stop the consumption of iodized salt for hastening the recovery.
The use of drugs containing antimony compounds like tartar emetic (potassium antimonyl tartrate), Stibenyl, Stibamine, Stibosan, Stibophen, etc, must be completely avoided by all those persons who have a lower immunity to disease and are prone to AIDS.
First time released to the news media and AIDS organizations on
23 April, 2001.
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