From May 15, 2011 through August 15, 2011 one of our members ran a Honeywell HHT081 Hepa Air Filter in her backyard continually. The dust sample was gathered from the filter cartridge and submitted to American Scientific Laboratories, LLC for analysis. A second Hepa filter was set up in the Montebello area, but we decided to focus on the first test which was made in the vicinity of Olympic and LaCienega Boulevard, Los Angeles 90035.
You will find a spreadsheet below with test results, plus 4 graphs showing the difference between the reading for each metal and its Toxic Limit.
MCL = Maximum Contaminant Limit, or Toxic Limit – Since there are few standards for toxic levels of metals in the air, we are using the MCL for drinking water and doubling it. This is fair, I think, because drinking water goes through your digestive system, only a few times a day when you drink it, and is mostly eliminated. But air particulates are constantly breathed in and out, and the nano-meter sizes of these very fine particulates lets them go directly into the bloodstream through your lungs, and can cross the blood-brain barrier quite easily. So the air particulates are a smaller volume than drinking water, but are more constant and more fully absorbed past your natural body defenses.
DL or PQL = Minimum detection limit, below which these metals are considered non-detectable or negative results.
ug = the symbol for micrograms. By having the readings in micrograms, they can be compared to the total weight of the sample, giving us parts per million to compare against the defined toxic limits for each metal
In the lower part of the spreadsheet are the groupings I used for the bar-graphs, trying to get each group in a similar range. Otherwise, a very high reading would make a very low reading invisible on the bar graph.
You will notice a column “Times Over MCL“, which simply gives how many times greater the reading is than the toxic limit.
One of the metals, vanadium, has some kind of toxic limit, because there are superfund sites where it is supposed to be taken away. But I didn’t have time to find the toxic limit. This is the metal that causes hemorrhagic nose-bleeds, which we have already witnessed and experienced since the aerosol operations began.
These samples are scientific evidence that cannot be explained away by theories or opinions. How are these poisonous levels of metals getting into our air? We don’t live near barium or aluminum mines. This evidence can be presented to legislative representatives or judicial authorities, or to the agencies that are supposedly protecting public health, and an explanation or action can be demanded of these “public servants”.