Radioactive isotopes continue to rise in our environment, maybe there’s nothing we can do, maybe there is, but our government certainly is not helping us make the right choices. http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2525
See Knarly, you fixate on WTC-7 and then something like this counterpunch article just rolls off your back. They start out with the US ranked 28th, that is one of the worst statistics out there, it isn’t because babies die here more often it is because of when a country decides to call it a live birth.
Aren’t you the least bit curious why they picked 4 weeks on one side of an event and ten on the other? What kind of fluctuation is normal in short period like this? I don’t have the time to look into it now I have a long business trip to get ready for next week but if you have the time see if you can answer some of those questions.
If you look into it, look at the phase of the moon in correlation to death rate, I’ll put hard earned money the death rate goes up during the full moon, simply because more babies are born then. They also have a rush 9 months after a blizzard.
“Rates” do not vary much with the number of births.
See shcb, you fixate on the “everything is okay, our government’s are looking after our safety” despite all evidence to the contrary on 911 and here.
How do we find out if there is a link between Fukushima and the death of children? By measuring the actual levels of isotopes in the environment and in the bodies of people exposed and to do this now in Japan and in the U.S. The research is not technically difficult. The political and economic barriers may be greater. Bandshevsky and others did it and confirmed a connection. The information is available in the Chernobyl book cited above.
As of June 5, 2011, The Japan Times reported that radiation in the No. 1 Fukushima plant was measured at 4,000 milliseverts per hour. To put that in perspective, a worker would receive a maximal “permissible” dose in four minutes. In addition, there are over 40,000 tons of radioactive water under that reactor with more radioactivity escaping into the air and sea. Fuel rods are believed to have melted and sunk to the bottom of reactors 1, 2 and 3.
Tepco, the corporate owner, took more than two months to confirm the meltdowns and admitted lying about the levels of destruction and subsequent contamination, resulting in “public distrust.” Over 100,000 tons of radioactive water are on the site.
You’re right Knarly, I don’t know what I was thinking, the rate will remain the same, it might change ever so slightly because people make more mistakes when they are busy but that is in the noise. But I think the rest of my questions are valid.