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“Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State”

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(NaturalNews) There is something seriously wrong in the fertile Yakima Valley  region of Washington. A surging number of babies are being born with major birth  defects, and the reasons why are eluding state health officials.

As  reported by CNN, a nurse in the area, Sara Barron, was the first to report on a  particularly horrifying condition: anencephaly — a condition in which babies  are born without much of their brain and skull.

“I was just stunned,” she  told the network in an interview. “Three in a couple-of-month period of time…  that’s unheard of, and they have such tragic, terrible outcomes.”

Her  shocking finding and report eventually prompted an investigation by the state  health department. Investigators found some disturbing results.

Over a  three-year period, there were 23 cases concentrated in three southern Washington  counties — Yakima, Benton and Franklin. That’s a rate (8.4 per 10,000 live  births) that is four times the national average (2.1 per 10,000 live births),  CNN reported.

What could be causing such a phenomenon? Is it just one of  those weird coincidences, or is something more sinister at play?

Mandy  Stahre, with the Washington State Department of Health, conducted the  investigation into the high rates of anencephaly. She says she and other  investigators are stumped.

“We have not found an answer, and that’s a  very frustrating part, because this is such a devastating diagnosis for a woman  to have,” she told CNN.

Barron, however, says she wonders if state health authorities did not  find anything because they didn’t look hard enough at all possible  causes.

‘We have to weigh how invasive we want to be’

For  one thing, she said, the health department has not spoken to any of the parents  of the babies who had birth defects. So they  don’t know what the parents may have eaten, or what environmental conditions  they have been exposed to, or what kind of chemicals or substances they all  might have come in contact with — like, perhaps, the pesticides that are  routinely sprayed in the heavily agricultural region in which they  live.

Andrea Jackman, whose daughter Olivia was born with spina bifida,  another type of neural tube defect, said she wasn’t asked anything by state  investigators.

“Nobody’s asked me anything,” she told the  network.

So, exactly how did the state conduct its investigation? Stahre  said investigators examined data in each parent’s medical record — what sort of  prescription drugs they were taking and preexisting medical  conditions.

“The study examined medical records from January 2010 through  January 2013 and looked at possible risk factors including family history,  pre-pregnancy weight, health risk behaviors such as supplemental folic acid and  medication use, and whether the woman’s residence received drinking water from a  public or private source. No significant differences were found when comparing  cases of anencephaly with healthy births in the three county area,” said a  health department press release.

“But medical records don’t have  details about diet or pesticide exposure,” CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reported, “two  key considerations for this type of birth defect.”

Indeed, the health  department — in its press release — even admitted: “Medical record reviews  might not have captured all information, preventing a cause from being  identified.”

So why not talk to the mothers?

“Well, we have to  weigh that,” said Stahre. “This is a devastating diagnosis, and we know that for  a lot of these women, they had to make some hard choices. We do have to weigh  about how invasive we want to be with these types of  reviews.”

Engineered end of humanity?

At least one mother  — Jackman — said she would have “been fine” with being questioned. She wants  answers so that other mothers don’t have to go through the same thing.

On  the surface, this looks like yet another example of poisoning that Natural  News editor and founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote about recently  when he said humanity doesn’t stand a chance of surviving this onslaught of  corporate-sponsored genocide:

Source:  www.naturalnews.com

 

 

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