New gov’t document lists ‘Fukushima release along west coast of US’ as possible factor in birth defect cluster

Washington State Department of Health (.pdf), June 16, 2014:

Anencephaly Cluster Investigation — Central Washington, 2010-2014 [CDC: Congenital anomaly resulting in babies missing parts of brain/skull… almost all die shortly after birth

Environmental Exposure Hypotheses considered by DOH: […] Radiation from Fukushima release 

Radiation from Fukushima: […] No reported increase in anencephaly after Fukushima release along west coast of US

In 2011, Washington had its highest levels ever recorded (1992-2012) for:

Total fetal deaths — 20% above 2010, record high 

Deaths via congenital abnormalities (such as anencephaly) – 60% above 2010, record high 

Deaths via complications of placenta, etc. — 20% above 2010, record high 

Levels returned to historical norms in 2012

See also: Reporters in Japan write about rise in birth defects for 2011 — University won’t publish data on malformed babies after many years of doing so; Not releasing figures for Fukushima, other prefectures

And: MD: Infant deaths up for Canada’s west coast after Fukushima (VIDEO)

Related:  CNN: “Horrible medical mystery… alarming rate of birth defects” in Washington — Babies missing parts of brain, skull — Mother outraged at gov’t — Nurse: “It’s very scary… absolutely something going on…”

Ed. – According to a paper published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics by the Radiation and Health Project, “Fukushima fallout appeared to affect all areas of the United States, and was especially large in some, mostly in the western part of the nation.” Birth defects involving the thyroid have been reported in newborns subsequent to the Fukushima accident, and surveillance of an increased risk for breast cancer in young women exposed to the nuclear fallout over the next ten years is therefore warranted.

‘Unequivocal’ cell phones cause cancer

RT

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Mobiles ‘cooking the brain’; brain tumors become children’s number one killer illness; and leaked industry memo admits ‘wargaming’ the science.

Seek truth from facts with former senior White House adviser Devra Davis, Storyleak editor Anthony Gucciardi, ‘cell phone survivor’ Bret Bocook, Microwave News editor Louis Slesin, top radiation biologist Dariusz Leszczynski, and Ellie Marks, whose husband Alan’s suing the industry for his brain tumor.

Cell phones are “[t]he next public casualty catastrophe.”

Family suing Juab County over pesticide spraying

Deseret News, Aug. 9, 2011

NEPHI — A family here is seeking injunctive relief and unspecified damages against Juab County and a group of its employees, according to a civil suit filed Tuesday in 4th District Court.

Blaine and Norma Malquist, along with their daughter Eileen, are listed as the plaintiffs in the suit, which alleges the county’s practice of mosquito spraying qualifies as a nuisance, trespassing and negligence.

In the suit, the Malquists claim that the county’s practice of spraying has a minimal effect on mosquitoes in the area and poses a serious health risk to residents. The county, they say, uses a pesticide known as Kontrol 4-4 that contains a chemical agent that has been shown through studies to cause negative health consequence.

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Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism

JAMA, March 2011
Context The dramatic increase in use of cellular telephones has generated concern about possible negative effects of radiofrequency signals delivered to the brain. However, whether acute cell phone exposure affects the human brain is unclear. Objective To evaluate if acute cell phone exposure affects brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity.

Conclusions In healthy participants and compared with no exposure, 50-minute cell phone exposure was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna. This finding is of unknown clinical significance.
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