LSD and Chromosomes
Taking a look at LSD and it’s possible effects on chromosomes.
This article presents research about the suspected link between using LSD and its damage to chromosomes.
There have been several conflicting and misleading theories in the past on this topic and this article attempts to present the facts in a more objective manner.
The initial hypothesis, first reported in 1967, was based on the observation that LSD users seemed to have a higher frequency of broken chromosomes in certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) than “normal” persons (1). The New England Journal of Medicine gave this observation great prominence in an editorial titled, “Radiomimetic Effects of LSD,” suggesting that the drug mimicked radiation in its damaging effects on genetic material.
The article works to point to the loopholes in the initial hypothesis of 1967, while presenting more valid arguments in support of the damaging effects LSD has on chromosomes.
If you’ve ever been concerned about the effects of taking LSD has on your chromosomes, then this is a must read for you.