Informed Consent: #HealthFreedom

A person is considered to have given informed consent if he has evaluated all the relevant facts and reasons, including benefits, risks, and available alternatives before signifying agreement. This implies the right to refuse without being penalised for doing so. This type of consent applies to many situations in life, such as decisions relating to medical treatments or legal issues. An individual can only take an educated decision as to whether an action would be in her best interest, if armed with sufficient information and explanations. We all have the capability to understand an explanation. Any claim that something is too complicated to explain betrays a lack of competence.

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Medical Treatments – No Informed Consent – No Choice

We should be much more informed about a number of matters that we accept as given. It appears, though, that people would rather not be informed. Most seem to prefer convenient falsehoods rather than facts and reality.

Industries, such as the petrochemical and digital/tech ones, do not feel any ethical or moral responsibility to ensure that their final consumers are in a position to exercise informed consent. To my mind these industries are amoral. Moreover, there is the incestuous process whereby industry lobbies craft, or even draft, the product health standards to be adopted to regulate themselves, which then are readily endorsed by politicians.

Plastic is a petrochemical product and all petrochemical products are toxic. The plastic waste problem has years ago reached pandemic proportions. The plastic in the oceans and seas and in the environment continues to increase. The fraction of plastic that finds its way to recycling plants can only be recycled once, or maybe twice, after which it is toxic waste, just like the rest of the plastic waste that is dumped in landfills, incinerated or deliberately exported to developing countries with hardly any environmental or health regulations. Plastic is leaching into our ground water. Plastic is also leaching into the food or liquids contained or wrapped in plastic. It has been estimated that 80% of all people have plastic in their blood. Plastic safety and the recycling solution is a false narrative.

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Plastic Contamination Health Adverse Effects – No Informed Consent – No Choice

The digital industry is one of the top polluting industries globally. Its carbon footprint is huge and the waste it produces when its electronic gadgets are disposed of, is totally out of control. There are numerous studies that show that the electromagnetic (non-ionising) radiation that powers wireless technology, such as antenna towers (3G, 4G and 5G), WiFi and smartphones, are harmful to our mental and physical health. The claim that digital is green and harmless is a false narrative.

Digital technology is purposely designed to be addictive and targets children and young adults, thereby grooming lifelong addicted consumers. One can observe that people are being transformed into biological routers, a mindless cog in the internet of things. The ultimate dream of big-tech is for all people to live their lives in the virtual reality of the metaverse, totally divorced from the natural world and anything remotely human, reduced to a sickly cohort of disposable biological organisms interacting with machines.

Business lobbies, and their political representatives, pursue the policy of infinite economic growth although this is patently suicidal. Growth and unrestrained urbanisation are destroying life-giving ecosystems and are the cause of many mental and physical diseases. The mantra that economic growth is the only way we can thrive and prosper is another false narrative.

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Electromagnetic Radiation – No Informed Consent – No Choice

We choose to believe in, and to consent to, these false narratives because we are too lazy or captured to be otherwise informed.

The obtaining of informed consent is especially important in the medical field, as failing to receive such approval leaves medical professionals liable for injuries that may occur. Informed consent is also important for patients.

It is naturally the responsibility of the physician to obtain the patient’s informed consent or otherwise. In this process the physician should disclose the patient’s diagnosis, the relative advantage of the diagnosis over the possibility of other diagnosis; the nature and reason for the treatment; the benefits of the treatment; the risks of the treatment; the alternative treatments available and the risks and benefits of forgoing the proposed treatment or procedure.

Informed consent allows us to reclaim sovereignty over our minds, our bodies and our choices.

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