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Oct 21, 2004 Poisons, Begone! // The dubious science behind the Scientologists' detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers — Slate Magazine More: Sidebar
In September 2002, the New York Rescue Workers Detox Project began to offer free "detoxification treatment" to firefighters, police officers, and others exposed to high levels of toxic debris in the aftermath of the World Trade Center's collapse. The detox program—based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and detailed in his book
Clear Body, Clear Mind—purports to "flush" poisons from the body's fat stores using an intensive regimen of jogging, oil ingestion, sauna, and high doses of vitamins, ... Sep 12, 2004 No more Mr Nice Guy — The Observer (London, UK)
The Observer (London, UK)
After a lifetime playing wholesome, all-American heroes, Tom Cruise has finally discovered his dark side. He's also ditched his publicist, moved in with his sisters and is looking for the third Mrs Cruise. So is Hollywood's leading man having a middle-youth crisis? Interview by Neil Strauss
[Picture: "What sinister ambitions lie concealed behind that smile? ... Tom Cruise. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis / AP"]
Want to meet my mom?' Tom Cruise asks as we walk through the halls of the Celebrity Center, ...
Jun 18, 2004 Tom Cruise opens rescue workers detox clinic — Illustrated News
Tom Cruise, the well-known actor, has consistently pledged his support to the many rescue workers who are suffering the effects of the toxic assault on the nervous system, and lungs associated with the cleanup of Ground Zero as a result of the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11 on the World Trade Center. Cruise, working with many of the doctors involved in the project, and along with firefigher Joe Higgins, opened a facility in New York that utilizes one ...
Apr 15, 2004 Cruise charity aids WTC workers — CBS News
(CBS/AP) An organization co-founded by actor Tom Cruise has raised $1.2 million to expand a treatment program for rescue workers exposed to potentially hazardous materials after the collapse of the World Trade Center. The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project said it has treated more than 200 workers who say they were suffering effects from breathing the air filled with smoke, dust and debris after the Sept. 11, 2001, destruction of the trade center. The money raised by Cruise and others ...
Apr 13, 2004 Actor Cruise backs terror detox — BBC News
Hollywood star Tom Cruise helped raise $1.2m (£657,000) to provide treatment for firefighters exposed to toxic gases during the 11 September attacks.
The detox regime was designed by Ron L Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, to which Cruise belongs.
"I worried about those who had survived and been exposed," said the actor at a recent fundraising dinner.
"(I) knew immediately that not only would people be getting ill... but that it would be sooner rather than later."
Alternative treatment ...
Apr 13, 2004 Cruise raises millions to detox rescue workers — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
US movie star Tom Cruise has helped raise $US1.2 million to treat emergency workers exposed to toxic materials following the September 11 terrorist strikes in New York. Cruise, 41, pitched in to help raise cash for the alternative treatment for rescuers suffering debilitating effects from toxic exposure in the recovery and clean-up effort following the 2001 attacks in New York. The heart-throb actor, who is a keen member of the Church of Scientology, backed the drive to provide a detox regimen ...
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