Magnesium: Progress report
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Sun Dec 11 21:21:06 EST 1994
CURRENT STATUS OF THE MAGNESIUM CATASTROPHE--12/10/94
4. Governor Wilson of California on March 23, 1994 instructed Dr. Larry
Barrett to examine the magnesium problem and report back to the
governor. That report is not yet complete as of this writing, 12/11/94.
5. Dr. C. Everett Koop, retired Surgeon General of the United States,
wrote me that "A good case can be made for the correlation of
cardio-vascular death with magnesium deficient water."
6. Mr. John Albers, Chairman and CEO of Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Cos., wrote
me a friendly letter open to the possibility of fortifying beverages
with magnesium, contingent on the approval of the FDA and other
7. United States Senator Barbara Boxer of California wrote me,
"Scientific research suggests that magnesium deficiency may increase the
risk of a variety of medical conditions, including heart attacks and
high blood pressure. I would certainly support additional efforts to
inform Americans about the health risks associated with magnesium
8. Dr. Michael Jacobson at the Center For Science In The Public
Interest in Washington writes that his institute may be getting "more
involved" in bringing the magnesium problem to the attention of the
Dr. Marx, a consultant to the Ca. Dept. of Health, is convening a panel
in Dec. 1994 to decide what to do about the apparent deaths. The panel
is to include Dr. Larry Barrett, Dr. Raymond Neutra, Dr. Arthur Marx,
all from the Dept. of Health, and also Dr. Neil Kohatsu from the Office
of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Dr. Allen Flagle, pharmacologist, Dr.
David Spath from the Office of Drinking Water, and Dr. Carl Keen from U.
C. Davis., and Dr. Mildred Seelig, a magnesium specialist from Atlanta.
Others may be added, and the panel is to make recommendations before
Christmas. Their report is expected to be released by Jan. 17, 1995.
A body of related research can be downloaded from: ftp.execpc.com
The file is in: /pub/magnesium/mgresrch.asc
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