Saturday, June 11, 2011

It Starts

Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?

"U.S. babies are dying at an increased rate. While the United States spends billions on medical care, as of 2006, the US ranked 28th in the world in infant mortality, more than twice that of the lowest ranked countries. (DHHS, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. Health United States 2010, Table 20, p. 131, February 2011.)

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."

We must get used to the fact that the entire US is being bathed in terrible levels of radiation, has been since March, and will be for the foreseeable future. That means that most of us will die fairly soon, at least a lot sooner than we ever foresaw, and we'll see the most vulnerable die much quicker, meaning the above unborn, infants, older folks and the already infirm. We're ingesting death dealing radioactive particles.
Look for small animals to disappear. Take care of your pets for they're not long for this world. We'll truly have a Silent Spring next year. I would think birds will mostly be gone. The pacific ocean will see a die off that will stagger the senses. Japan will be mostly uninhabitable and the retribution against the lying politicians will be horrible. This is real, it ain't science fiction or a product of fevered imagination and has to be dealt with on an individual basis. We have to face up to this in our own way.


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