Hi, and welcome to the web site of Nigel Purdey. I'm interested in continuing the work of my late brother, Mark by exploring the ways in which the Environment may be causing a wide variety of diseases such as BSE, CJD, Scrapie, Alzheimer's disease, the Chronic Fatigue Syndromes and more. I want to hear from you - your stories, criticisms and information. Click to e mail me.
NEW: Mark Purdey- Man of Metal is the title of a talk I gave on Friday 19th November in Knighton, Powys to Opus - a group of sufferers from chemical posioning organised by Dr Sarah Myhill. It was a kind of memorial lecture, being delivered 4 years and a week after Mark's death and follows the path of his life and research. Hopefully its a very concise (7000 words) and simple explanation of his main work; It would serve as a good introduction to his ideas and is not referenced. I've posted the full text below.
Film and TV projects
Research from Wisconsin University comment 22/2/2009
Auburn university research substantiates the hypothesis that metal microcrystal nucleators initiate the pathogenesis of TSEs. Purdey M. Med Hypotheses. 2006;66(1):197-9. Epub 2005 Oct 13. full article
The View From Here: The Farmer Who Wouldn't Let Go: 25minute documentary about Mark broadcast on West Country TV in the summer of 1999.
Purdey's Proof - Dispatches, channel 4 film from 1996.
Altered State : My film of our trip to Slovakia in 1999
All at Film and TV projects
'Animal Pharm' is now available. Please ask for it at your bookstore to create as much interest as possible or order from amazon and write a review. The book covers a wide range of Mark's research, including bovine TB, BSE, CJD, Kuru, Guam disease, CWD, multiple sclerosis, pesticides, heavy metals and gives background information on his life and the long campaign to shut him up.
Remembrance Sunday 12/11/2006
It is with great, great sadness that I am writing this entry this evening. My Brother, Mark died peacefully this afternoon at his farm in the Brendon Hills in Somerset.
Just before Christmas last year he was diagnosed with a brain tumour - a glioblastoma multiforme, grade 4 and following surgery he fought the disease courageously, without complaint for 10 months.
He was a true explorer and he taught me much and inspired me. We had some great times together and I'll miss him like crazy. I will write something more in a few days.
Wherever you are Mark - we love you, and you won't be forgotten. I will struggle to keep alive and progress your ideas in anyway I can.
Mark's Obituaries : The Times, The Guardian, Western Morning News, listen to Brief lives : Radio 5 live
Listen to an interview from late 2005 that Mark gave to the journalist Mark Pickard
Bovine TB, Acidification and Iron
Bovine TB general article
Peer reviewed TB paper 2006
Ten Films, with more to come, are now available to watch on progressive download
Film and TV projects : Altered State, The Crystal Grail, Educating Rida, View of Brighton, Survivor, Green Road, Colony, Whose Hoo, Church going, The Cart, Mad Cows and an Englishman, Marsh and Seaboard.
The Crystal grail was shot in 2004 and covers research trips to Queniborough, Suffolk and Norfolk. 'Educating Rida' is a 10 minute film made in 1998 and it shows what we were doing then. It features footage from Iceland, Somerset and Cambridge Uni.
CFS references - numerous up to date refs to peer reviewd papers.
CFS lab test results I'm a CFS sufferer and I've published here my test results. If you have the same condition and are assured that there's nothing physically wrong with you then take a look at these results and take heart. I was told by my GP that I would never find anything wrong and to give up my quest to find abnormality. Luckily I took no notice. Nigel Purdey
Chronic Wasting disease - CWD - 'The influence of trace minerals on susceptibility to chronic wasting disease' by Peter Flood. Mark's ongoing environmental analysis of CWD territory has revealed 3 key culprit metals - Barium, strontium and silver as the likely causal agents. Unfortunately Peter Flood's research, which tries to undermine Mark's work, didn't test for any of these metals and didn't therefore test the theory. Here is Mark's full Rebuttal and the text of the full paper : 'Elevated silver, barium and strontium in antlers, vegetation and soils sourced from CWD cluster areas: Do Ag/Ba/Sr piezoelectric crystals represent the transmissible pathogenic agent in TSEs?'
Maple Leaf rage - Canadian BSE and How BSE Businessmen are driving the Canadian cattle ranching community to extinction.
BSE/vCJD had its origins in human bones used in animal feed in India - comment on this ludicrous theory. 2/9/05
BSE Inquiry : Mark Purdey's main statement + relevant links : Dr Stephen Whatley, all supplementary statements, defense against critics - NOAH, MAFF.
Rebuttal of Prof. Gabriel Horne's committee publication ( written for MAFF / DEFRA ) on the origins of BSE. See latest news below 4/01/02
Auburn University research data confirms Purdey metal microcrystal theory on cause of TSEs 23/3/05 NEW Peer reviewed paper Radioactive metals, Sonic shockbursts and the Ferrimagneto-Prion theory on the origins of TSEs. article by Mark Purdey : September 2003
SIDS : an evolving hypothesis by Nigel Purdey
Introduction to TSEs: A General Hypothesis..
Archive news etc
Case studies (Queniborough, Lympstone, Sardinia )
FAQ. OPs and BSE, Meat and bonemeal, the spontaneous mutation theory.
Links Page: BSE, CJD, Pesticides, Manganese, CFS,GWS, Cot death, Fluoride, Lab testing, Radiation, Atmospheric pollution.
References Pages: links to over 1000 abstracts of peer reviewed research papers on -page1) UV, Prions/metals, CJD epidemiology, ozone, metals and life, Occupational exposures, pesticides/organophosphates and ecogenetics, Pesticides and endocrine disruption, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mycoplasma, Gulf War syndrome, mercury, manganese, silicone breast implants, Environmental studies/pollution
page 2) Parkinsons, Carbon disulphide and disease, cancer, mobile phones, autism, ulcerative colitis, HIV, Migraine, Rheumatoid arthritis, Chinese herbs/allergy and pollution, MND, Alzheimers, ALS and neurodegenerative disease, Guam diseases, Lupus, schizophrenia, homeopathy, Sudden infant death syndrome, Fluoride.
page 3). Nerve regeneration, Ecogenetics, Vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, Meniere's disease, selenium, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, Guillain Barre syndrome, Ecstasy, oxidative stress, Nitric oxide, dioxins and PCBs, aplastic anaemia, Infrasound
Correspondence Page various relevant correspondence, e mails.
peer reviewed Research
papers by Mark Purdey :
Articles about Mark Purdey
©Nigel Purdey 2002