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Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?
06-12-2011, 10:59 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that eight cities in the northwest U.S. (Boise ID, Seattle WA, Portland OR, plus the northern California cities of Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Berkeley) reported the following data on deaths among those younger than one year of age:

4 weeks ending March 19, 2011 - 37 deaths (avg. 9.25 per week)
10 weeks ending May 28, 2011 - 125 deaths (avg.12.50 per week)

This amounts to an increase of 35% (the total for the entire U.S. rose about 2.3%), and is statistically significant. Of further significance is that those dates include the four weeks before and the ten weeks after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. In 2001 the infant mortality was 6.834 per 1000 live births, increasing to 6.845 in 2007. All years from 2002 to 2007 were higher than the 2001 rate.

Spewing from the Fukushima reactor are radioactive isotopes including those of iodine (I-131), strontium (Sr-90) and cesium (Cs-134 and Cs-137) all of which are taken up in food and water. Iodine is concentrated in the thyroid, Sr-90 in bones and teeth and Cs-134 and Cs-137 in soft tissues, including the heart. The unborn and babies are more vulnerable because the cells are rapidly dividing and the delivered dose is proportionally larger than that delivered to an adult.

Data from Chernobyl, which exploded 25 years ago, clearly shows increased numbers of sick and weak newborns and increased numbers of deaths in the unborn and newborns, especially soon after the meltdown. These occurred in Europe as well as the former Soviet Union. Similar findings are also seen in wildlife living in areas with increased radioactive fallout levels.

Read more at counterpunch.org

This could be the beginning of horrors to come, I'm curious if the infant mortality rate in Japan has taken a jump, my gut says yes, but the numbers may be quite difficult to obtain in lieu of the information crackdown surrounding the disaster.


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06-12-2011, 11:03 PM #2
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sad2.gif 35% is a significant increase...I wonder how they'll explain this, if at all damned.gif
06-12-2011, 11:20 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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There has been a real disturbing "blind eye" turned to this. Maybe it will go away if ignored.

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06-13-2011, 09:18 AM #4
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Frightening shït.

We - and all living things - are being attacked from all conceivable angles.

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On a sidenote:

As Mr Zinn pointed out in 'A Peoples History of the United States', infant
death was significantly higher in Detroit than in Bangladesh in the 90's
already...
06-13-2011, 11:48 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(06-13-2011, 09:18 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  As Mr Zinn pointed out in 'A Peoples History of the United States', infant
death was significantly higher in Detroit than in Bangladesh in the 90's
already...

That's inexcusable. They tout themselves as the best medical care in the world, yet statistics paint an entirely different picture.


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