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Whats up with all the strange and funky birth defects in 3rd world countries?

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Ever notice some of the funky ass birth defects in 3rd world countries? Is it food contamination, lack of nutrients, radioactive fallout, or something else that is yielding the strange birth defects you seldom see or hear about in Western countries???




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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No...
Give us some examples.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Uncontrolled use of pesticides. It travels through water, soil, and up the food chain. Look for deformations in frogs...then follow the trail to man.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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I'm not sure if your premise is accurate (Because we would need data to show their are more birth defects in these countries)

But... Lets say it is correct...

Toxic solvent pollution is one. Processing plants and manufacturing plants in third world countries have a tendency to dump their waste in areas that end up back into the populations consumption points. (Rivers, lakes, agricultural land, livestock water supply)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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That's a conjoined twin (or partly).
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Conjoined Twins
They are products of a single egg that for unknown reasons fail to divide fully into identical twins. One child in 50,000 is born connected to another. About 500 such babies are known to have survived their first year, and fewer than a dozen are living in the United States today.

Facts about conjoined twins

Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births.

Forty percent to 60 percent of conjoined twins arrive stillborn, and about 35 percent survive only one day.

The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is between 5 percent and 25 percent.

Approximately 70 percent of all conjoined twins are girls. Although more male twins conjoin in the womb than female twins, females are three times as likely to be born alive.

Conjoined twins are genetically identical and are, therefore, always the same sex. They develop from the same fertilized egg.

One of the earliest documented cases of conjoined twins were Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst. They were born in Biddenden , Kent , England , in the year 1100, and were joined at the hip.

Another set of famous conjoined twins was Eng and Chang Bunker, who were born in Thailand (then called Siam ) in 1811. The term Siamese twins was coined as a reference to Eng and Chang, who achieved international fame shortly after leaving Siam as teenagers. They were exhibited in circus shows around the world before settling in the United States , where they married two sisters and had nearly two dozen children. They were 63 years old when they died.

The term “Siamese twins” is no longer considered appropriate. Conjoined twins aren't limited to any racial or ethnic group and have been born all over the world. — Source: University of Maryland Medicine



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by tomten
reply to post by pityocamptes
 


That's a conjoined twin (or partly).
Info


Conjoined Twins
They are products of a single egg that for unknown reasons fail to divide fully into identical twins. One child in 50,000 is born connected to another. About 500 such babies are known to have survived their first year, and fewer than a dozen are living in the United States today.

Facts about conjoined twins

Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births.

Forty percent to 60 percent of conjoined twins arrive stillborn, and about 35 percent survive only one day.

The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is between 5 percent and 25 percent.

Approximately 70 percent of all conjoined twins are girls. Although more male twins conjoin in the womb than female twins, females are three times as likely to be born alive.

Conjoined twins are genetically identical and are, therefore, always the same sex. They develop from the same fertilized egg.

One of the earliest documented cases of conjoined twins were Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst. They were born in Biddenden , Kent , England , in the year 1100, and were joined at the hip.

Another set of famous conjoined twins was Eng and Chang Bunker, who were born in Thailand (then called Siam ) in 1811. The term Siamese twins was coined as a reference to Eng and Chang, who achieved international fame shortly after leaving Siam as teenagers. They were exhibited in circus shows around the world before settling in the United States , where they married two sisters and had nearly two dozen children. They were 63 years old when they died.

The term “Siamese twins” is no longer considered appropriate. Conjoined twins aren't limited to any racial or ethnic group and have been born all over the world. — Source: University of Maryland Medicine





...but when is the last time you saw one of these, or heard of a story, here in the US? ...or the wolf boys in Mexico... etc. I guess the defining factor is that perhaps those with ailments in the US are fixed up before advancing in age, whereas the children born with these defects in other countries go through life like this...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by boncho


Toxic solvent pollution is one. Processing plants and manufacturing plants in third world countries have a tendency to dump their waste in areas that end up back into the populations consumption points. (Rivers, lakes, agricultural land, livestock water supply)



Not to say this is proof of anything but certainly cannot be good. I visited a place in Mexico and there was an overflowing sewer. The sewage was running across the street, down the beach and into the water with kids playing in and all around it. Cannot see where that would be very healthy.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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democracy...it's a very lethal disease i've heard...say it spreads like wild fire and has a 100% kill rate...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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One of the main causes in countries that have suffered the effects of war is the use of depleted uranium shell's by invading forces such as the US, almost all branches of the US military use DU shells in combat, the troops themselves even suffer as a result of handling them without knowing, resulting in veterans of US wars having higher chances of birth defects within their newborn children.

Iraq, Afghanistan, and even Libya in recent events (under the guise of NATO) have been bombarded with DU shells.

en.wikipedia.org...
www.rense.com...

It's one of the explanations for birth defects as a result of the Gulf War in Iraq. With the other mention being within Africa, there are lots of uranium mines which workers are abused and not treated correctly when dealing with uranium in the mines, i would assume it can have negative effects on genetic birth defects.

Please be warned, some pictures on the below links halfway down the page may be VERY disturbing to some people, i advise you do not open the link if you can't stomach gruesome images of birth defects. however they include a good breakdown on the effects of DU within the article text.
internationalpeace.info...
stgvisie.home.xs4all.nl...
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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I haven't really heard anything I would hazard a guess at poor diet, drinking an smoking while pregnant, environment and stress



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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lmao drinking and smoking while preggers, might explain half of the english population but still there arseholes not deformed thats interbreeding pal, we have it in the uk only they stick to the farms,



SHOOT TO KILL



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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One of the main causes in countries that have suffered the effects of war is the use of depleted uranium shell's by invading forces such as the US, almost all branches of the US military use DU shells in combat, the troops themselves even suffer as a result of handling them without knowing, resulting in veterans of US wars having higher chances of birth defects within their newborn children.


Beat me to it. Seconded. DU is a big reason depending on the part of the world you are talking about. I think if more people were aware of the effects of DU and the largely indiscriminate use of it in the US's ongoing war zones there would be outrage.



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