As the article reveals, while university scientists talk about geoengineering as if it is some possible future activity, the reality is that geoengineering has been practiced throughout the 21st century, with full scale, near-daily operational activity since about 2013. Further, while the academics talk about placing substances in the upper atmosphere (stratosphere), where little mixing occurs, with "no public disclosure, no informed consent, and no public health warnings" the on-going geoengineering activities spray toxic coal fly ash into the lower atmosphere (troposphere) where it mixes with and pollutes the air we all breathe.
Herndon discloses "the consequences on public health are profound, including exposure to a variety of toxic heavy metals, radioactive elements, and neurologically-implicated chemically mobile aluminum released by body moisture in situ after inhalation or through transdermal induction." He notes that long exposure to ultrafine-grain air pollution particulates has been associated with morbidity and premature mortality, so one "may therefore reasonably conclude that aerosolized coal fly ash … is detrimental to human health."
Herndon further states that aerosolized coal fly ash can potentially endanger humans through two primary routes: "(1) ingestion of rainwater-extract of coal fly ash toxins, directly or after concentration by evaporation and (2) particulate intake through inhalation or through contact with the eyes or skin. In the latter instance, harm to humans can arise from in situ body-fluid extraction of coal fly ash toxins as well as from the consequences of tissue contact." Moreover, he notes, ultrafine coal fly ash "is readily entrained in terminal airways and alveoli and retained in the lungs for long periods of time; the small grain-size enables it to penetrate and reach deep within the airways where it can cause inflammation and pulmonary injury." Read More