About Detoxification

Basics of the Program
The detoxification protocol is fully described in L. Ron Hubbard’s book, "Clear Body Clear Mind." Click here to purchase this book online (from Barnes and Noble).

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Publication Archives
The following
archive offers an introduction to the variety of studies and other writings relating to the applications of detoxification

Subject to availability, reprints of peer-reviewed papers may be provided at no cost to members of the Academy, non-profit organizations, public interest groups, or others with a professional interest in detoxification. To make such a request, or for inquiries, send an e-mail to: info@detoxacademy.org

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Third International Conference
on Chemical Contamination and Human Detoxification
Hunter College, New York, 2005

Abstracts of some of the key papers presented at an international meeting at which scientists and researchers from the US, Europe and Asia reviewed the findings of recent detoxification research and evaluation projects.

Evgeny Parshkov, MD
In the 1990s, more than 150 men and women affected by exposures to radiation as a result of the Chernobyl disaster completed the Hubbard detoxification program. Several research projects were conducted on this population and detailed medical information was collected regarding a number of these cases. Dr. Parshkov, of the Medical Radiological Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, presented findings of a recently completed research project that compared the long-term health of individuals who completed detoxification to a Chernobyl-exposed control group.
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Jonnie Rachinow, MD
The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center resulted in unprecedented releases of toxic chemicals. This presentation reviewed what has been learned from the detoxification of more than 500 individuals exposed during the rescue and recovery operations.
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David Root, MD
From pesticides and experimental vaccinations to oil fires, chemical weapons and depleted uranium shell casings, those who serve in war zones face increasing numbers of toxins. Detoxification has brought relief to those suffering from these exposures. Click here.

Kathleen Kerr, MD
An extensive literature review gives new insights into the biochemical impact of specific substances of abuse and the role of nutrients in drug rehabilitation. Click here.

First International Conference on Chemical Contamination and Human Detoxification, Los Angeles, California, 1995
Extracts from the proceedings of an International Conference which brought together writers, researchers, treatment specialists, government officials, drug rehabilitation specialists and physicians from more than 15 countries. 

Keynote Addresses

David E. Root, M.D., MPH, Conference Chair
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William Marcus, Ph.D., D.A.B.T
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Panel Discussions

Human Detoxification: An Overview
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Chemically Exposed Workers and Detoxification
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Implementation of the Detoxification Program
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Detoxification Case Histories and Future Perspectives
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Case Histories: The Impact of the Detoxification Program
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Appendix: A Review of Scientific Literature Supporting the Detoxification Method Developed by L. Ron Hubbard
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Second International Conference on Chemical Contamination and Human Detoxification, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997
At the heart of this second international meeting were presentations by a large delegation of scientists and researchers from Russia and Kazakhstan. 

Keynote Address

The Chernobyl Disaster: Global Impact
Anatoly F. Tsyb, M.D., Ph.D., Academician, Director, Medical Radiological Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Obninsk, Russia. Click here for excerpts.

Abstracts of Research Papers

Biochemical Spectrum Of Blood Serum After Detoxification Treatment: A. M. Diakova, Ph.D., I. K. Tlepshukov, Ph.D., Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia. Click here for abstract.

etoxification Process Peculiarities in Kazakhstan: R.S. Zhaparkhanova, MD, B.A. Ospanova, MD, Center of Detoxification of Kazakhstan. Click here for abstract.

Evaluation of Parameters of Cs-137 Elimination and Their Modification during the Detoxification Program in Residents of Post-Chernobyl Contaminated Territories: 
A. E. Kondrashov, Ph.D., D.V. Petin, Ph.D., Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia, J. G. Barnes, Certified Health Physicist, Foundation for Advancement in Science and Education, Los Angeles, California, USA. Click here for abstract.

Response Of Thyroid System to Detoxification Treatment in Persons, Living in Contaminated Territories of Bryansk Oblast: E. M. Parshkov, MD, G. M. Symakova, Ph.D., S. F. Trofimova, Ph.D., I. V. Semenkova, Ph.D, N. V. Bocharova, Ph.D., Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia. Click here for abstract.

Dynamics Of Immune System Parameters During Detoxification Treatment: B. P. Surinov, MD, V. G. Isaeva, Ph.D., Medical Radiological Research Center, Obninsk, Russia. Click here for abstract.

Thyroid Disorders - The Most Obvious And Pronounced Health Effect Of The Chernobyl Radiological Disaster: E.M.Parshkov, A.F.Tsyb, V.A.Sokolov, V.V.Shakchtarin, I.V.Chebotareva, Medical Radiological Research Center of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Obninsk, Russia

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Additional Papers

Rehabilitation of a Chernobyl Affected Population Using a Detoxification Method
From the proceedings of the 1998 International Radiological Post-Emergency Response Issues Conference. Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A review of the
use of the Hubbard detoxification program to treat 24 males ages 20-40 who were long-term residents of areas contaminated by radiation.

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Statement Before the Presidential Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical & Biological Incidents
Testimony by David Root, M.D., M.P.H. (Colonel, ret. USAF) regarding the successful use of detoxification to address the complaints of veterans suffering from the so-called "Gulf War Syndrome." (With appendices.)

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Evaluation of a Detoxification Regimen for Fat Stored Xenobiotics. Medical Hypothesis, Vol. 9 (1982)
A scientific evaluation of the Hubbard detoxification procedure; one hundred and three individuals underwent detoxification and volunteered to undergo additional physical and psychological tests. Participants had been exposed to recreational and medical drugs, patent medicines, occupational and environmental chemicals.

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Body Burden Reductions of PCBs, PBBs and Chlorinated Pesticide Residues in Human Subjects, Ambio, Vol. 13, No. 5-6 (1984)
A report on the successful detoxification of seven individuals accidentally exposed to PBB. Four months later, a post-treatment follow-up sample was taken to determine the nature of the reductions.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients Presenting Subclinical Signs and Symptoms of Exposure to Chemicals Which Accumulate in Human Tissue. Proceedings of the National Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Environmental Emergencies, Cincinnati, Ohio (1985)
A discussion some of the problems in attempting to diagnose and treat low-level body burdens of toxic chemicals. A review of 120 patients who were prescribed detoxification treatment as developed by Hubbard to eliminate fat-stored compounds showed improvement in 14 of 15 symptoms associated with several types of chemical exposures.

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Excretion of a Lipophilic Toxicant Through the Sebaceous Glands: A Case Report, Journal of Toxicology—Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, Vol. 6, No. 1 (1987)
A report detailing the case of a 23-year-old woman who worked at a manufacturing facility. She became unable to work after seven months and was off work for 11 1/2 months because of toxic chemical exposure symptoms. The toxicants were removed by the Hubbard detoxification technique. This was accompanied by remission of her complaints and she was authorized to return to work.

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Occupational, Environmental and Public Health in Semic: A Case Study of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Pollution, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, Louisiana, October (1989)
A twenty-one page report on the detoxification of eleven workers with readily observable symptoms of exposure to PCBs and other chemicals. Thirteen other workers served as a control group. Detoxification treatment reduced both the body burdens and the symptoms of treated workers while no such improvements occurred in the control group. This study supports the use of health screening and detoxification for individuals affected by toxic exposures.

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Neurobehavioral Dysfunction in Firemen Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Possible Improvement after Detoxification, Archives of Environmental Health, Vol. 44, No. 6 (1989)
Fourteen firemen were exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and their by-products at the site of a transformer fire and explosion. A control group of firefighters was selected from firemen from the same city. Initial testing showed that firemen exposed to PCBs had poorer neurobehavioral function than the control group. Significant reversibility of impairment was noted after detoxification.

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PCB Reduction and Clinical Improvement by Detoxification: An Unexploited Approach? Human and Experimental Toxicology, Vol. 9 (1991)
A female worker from a capacitor factory, with a history of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other lipophilic industrial chemicals, was admitted for treatment at the University Medical Centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia (then Yugoslavia). She had severe symptoms. Detoxification reduced her symptoms.

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Xenobiotic Reduction and Clinical Improvements in Capacitor Workers: A Feasible Method, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Vol. A 25, No. 7 (1990)
Eleven capacitor workers, occupationally exposed to PCBs and other industrial chemicals, underwent detoxification. Thirteen co-workers served as controls.   Following detoxification, all patients reported marked improvement in clinical symptoms post-treatment, with most of these improvements retained at follow-up. No such improvements were noted in controls.

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Treatment of Children with the Detoxification Method Developed by Hubbard. Presentation at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (1995)
Eighteen children from ten families were referred for detoxification. Their chief complaints included environmental sensitivity, headaches, chronic fatigue, allergies, respiratory problems and recurrent infections. In each case, the entire family had become ill following a known change (e.g., application of pesticides, installation of improperly cured carpet) in their environment. The ages of the children ranged from neonatal to 15 at the time of exposure, with treatment ages ranging from 4 to 21. Treatment resulted in improvements in symptom profiles, with at least 89% of the children reporting long-term improvements in their symptoms. Where children have become ill following chemical contamination, treatment with the detoxification method developed by Hubbard is a viable approach.

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Chemical Accidents and Emergency Care: Health Consequences for the Pramedic. Ambulance Industry Journal. May/June, Vol. 9 No. 3 (1989)
Although precautions are taken, often EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians are exposed to chemicals they know nothing about. Many of these are harmful and can cause serious symptoms. It is essential that EMTs are made aware of the symptoms of contamination and know how to prevent and treat contamination.

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PCP Nightmare over for Narcotics Officers. The Journal. Winter Issue (1984)
Law enforcement officers involved in drug cases are sometimes exposed to hazardous chemicals. The symptoms of these exposures can cause officers to become unable to work or think. New studies show detoxification can rid officers of a variety of symptoms.

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Chemical Hazards in Law Enforcement. Journal of California Law Enforcement. Summer Vol. 18, No. 3 (1984)
Today, law enforcement officers are exposed to many hazardous materials. After much exposure, the accumulations of chemicals cause symptoms which can keep them from working. In studies, it has been shown that detoxification removes PCP, allowing officers to return to work.

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Is Detoxification A Solution to Occupational Health Hazards? National Safety News (May 1984)
More than 55,000 chemicals are now in commercial use, some 3,000 are deliberately added to food, and more than 700 are found in common drinking water. There is no arguing the importance of protecting workers and their families from potentially hazardous substances. The question of how to resolve the problems that have developed as a result of man's interaction with his chemical environment has brought a variety of responses. There is no question that some of the chemicals have adverse human health effects. Scientific research in recent years has shown a relationship between the presence of foreign chemicals in human tissue and an increased rate of cancer in those same tissues.

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Reducing Toxic Body Burdens Advancing in Innovative Techinque. Occupational Health & Safety. Vol. 2, No. 4, (April 1986)
A Rand Corporation study in 1984 estimated that by the year 2020, 75,000 American workers will have died as a result of asbestos related diseases. By the end of the century, claims by victims of asbestos contamination may cost the world insurance industry as much as $30 billion, according to Lloyd's of London experts. By watching this scenario, many high risk industries using toxic substances hope that they have no similar toxic time bombs ticking away beneath their own corporate cornerstones.

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Pharmacotherapy: Millions Spent, Little Gained. Professional Counselor. Vol. 7, No. 3 (Dec. 1992)
Drug abuse is a complex problem, and approaches to solving it have been as varied as the faces of addiction itself. In the wake of rehabilitation failures, law enforcement officials increasingly speak of the need for harsh punishment of drug offenders, including first-time users. The hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars being proposed for pharmacotherapy addiction research will, to a large extent, define the type of treatment available to the population in the immediate future. Given the uncertain history of pharmacotherapy as a treatment for addiction, the lack of responsible debate is inexcusable.

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Reduction of Human Organohalide Body Burdens: Final Research Report
With human exposure to ubiquitous environmental contaminants inevitable despite the best application of environmental laws and protection technologies, interest has grown in the potential to reduce the levels of contamination carried in the human host. As the predominant storage compartment within the human body is the fat, techniques have been developed to mobilize fat stored contaminants and enhance their excretion through metabolic and non-metabolic pathways. The study reported herein presents data on the effectiveness of the Hubbard technique in reducing body burdens of polychlorinated and polybrominated biphenyls (PCB's and PBB'S) as well as chlorinated pesticides.

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