Friday, October 10, 2008

UV Light Hazzard or Fungus?

UV "Green-Light-Bulbs" Health Hazzard

'Precautionary advice'
As a result of testing which revealed the potentially high levels of UV light, the HPA has issued guidelines against people using unencapsulated light bulbs - where the light coil is visible - closer than 30cms to the body for more than one hour a day.

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Fungi prefer UV-treated diet - ultraviolet light
Wood and crop wastes could yield industrial chemicals, a rich protein supplement for animals or an enzyme that breaks down cellulose. First, however, the plant wastes must be decomposed. A novel approach being studied at the State University of Campinas in Brazil involves irradiating the wastes with ultraviolet light (UV) and then feeding them to fungi newly isolated from the gut of a wood-eating insect.

Chemist Nelson Duran has found that the fungus Neurospore sitophila (TCB strain) thrives on lignin and cellulose--two important structural components of wood. It will also dine on rice straw. But when this fungal fare is pretreated with ultraviolet light irradiation for 1 to 12 hours, the fungi feast--and multiply--more rapidly.

For lignin, a 1-hour UV pretreatment with a mercury-vapor lamp (emitting a range of spectra at either 254 nanometers and higher or 300 nonmeters and higher) doubled the 10-day growth recorded for fungi dining on untreated material. Similar growth increases occurred with 6- or 12-hour pretreatments of cellulose, although for this material the lower spectral range appeared to make the diet more palatable. But irradiating rice straw for an hour brought the biggest gain--an eightfold increase in fungal growth over untreated straw.

Duran's analysis of lignin shows that the UV pretreatment initiates in the material's structure a chemical breakdown that is quite similar to the enzyme-activated degradation brought about by chemicals like ozone, chlorite or hydrogen peroxide. However, the fungi apparently see a difference in the UV-treated meal's digestability: Their growth on UV-treated rice straw was 20 to 40 percent higher than when their straw had been chemically treated.

Duran says the fungi could be harvested as a protein supplement for animal fodder. Alternatively, they could be used as little biological generators of cellulase, an enzyme that breaks down cellulose. It's even possible that the ultraviolet breakdown of lignin will yield an economical source of industrial chemicals such as acids and phenols, he says; that's what he's exploring now.

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Fungi prefer UV-treated diet - ultraviolet light

If Cancer Is A Fungus
Considering the possibility that cancer is an acceleration of fungal/yeast growth within the cells of the body... is it possible that exposure to certain frequencies of UV light therefore accelerate the growth of yeast/fungus already present within the cells. That people negatively effected by these radiations already have the fungus growing within the cells. It is an interesting question. Observed holistically, there is no 'evil' bacteria, fungus, radiation, disease attacking the human body. We live in a universe that follows a natural order, and we humans currently do not understand this natural order. If we did understand its laws we would live in accordance with, and respect the laws of nature.