From the November 2000 Idaho Observer:
Evidence: Chemtrails include hazardous barium compounds
by Amy Worthington
The next time you watch chem-spewing jets wreck a blue sky with a toxic fluorescent haze, think BARIUM. There is growing evidence that we are swimming in the stuff. So lets review some facts about a substance we may be eating, drinking and breathing in large quantities.
Leading chemtrail researcher Clifford Carnicom has completed a series of impressive reports citing evidence that our atmosphere is now saturated with barium compounds as a result of the military's on-going weather and atmospheric modification projects. The presence of metallic alkaline salts in rainfall samples collected nationwide indicates that the atmospheric pH is being rapidly modified -- most likely by barium.
Barium facilitates weather mod projects because it can create cloud formations at extremely low humidity, when natural clouds cannot form. Barium oxide (a salt) is a desiccant (drying agent) and can be used by the military to de-humidify clouds and dry up unwanted precipitation. Have your skin, mucus membranes and eyes been very dry lately?
Barium occurs naturally in two primary forms, barium carbonate and barium sulfate. Both of these metallic substances are mined. Many compounds of barium can be developed in a chemical lab, such as barium titanate, a combination of barium, titanium and oxygen. Radioactive barium is a uranium fission product produced when the nucleus of a U-235 atom is hit by a neutron.
We know that America's military-industrial complex has been spewing various forms of barium into our atmosphere for years. The University of Alaska has propelled barium into space in order to study the earth's magnetic field lines. The military used barium salts over enemy territory in Libya, Panama and Iraq, reportedly to make the population sick. A recent report from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base confirms that the Air Force has been spraying barium titanate across the United States to facilitate advanced radar studies.
Chemical handbooks state that barium is highly toxic to human beings. The officially safe levels of barium in the environment are quite low, on the order of 1-2 parts per million. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry warns that humans who ingest high levels of barium can develop problems with the heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen and other organs. It also confirms that ingesting high levels of water soluble barium compounds can cause:
difficulties in breathing
changes in heart rhythm
increased blood pressure
Soluble salts of barium can stimulate all muscles of the body, producing contractions of the skeletal muscles and spasms of the smooth muscles of blood vessels, bronchi, stomach and intestines. These salts can radically increase the force of the heartbeat, a potentially lethal situation for the elderly and the chronically ill. In toxic doses, these salts can cause high blood pressure, asthmatic attacks, burning sensation in the stomach, nausea, vomiting and convulsions. One chemical directory advises that barium be kept out of the reach of children. Great stuff to be spraying over the civilian population of our nation, is it not?
When barium reacts with water to form barium hydroxide, as it would in the moist atmosphere, it liberates much heat. This could explain why, on heavy spray days in warm weather, people complain about the abnormal, almost microwave-type heat they feel. If our benevolent government really cared about global warming, would it spray the atmosphere with heat-generating compounds? Is the government's secret chemtrail aerosol project being used to increase atmospheric heat in order to perpetuate the global warming crisis for the cash cow that it is?
One troubling question not yet answered is: Would the military dare spray us with the radioactive form of barium? If so, it would not be the first time our government has deliberately exposed hapless Americans to radioactive materials which later produce illness and death for countless unsuspecting victims.
For more information go to http://www.carnicom.com/contrails.htm. Click on A Case for Testing and the other barium-related reports available at this web site.