reply to post by BriGuyTM90
Stating that Radioactive contamination isn't link to genetic defects is just denial. No need to apologize I really don't care
I never said that radioactive contamination is not a link to genetic defects. It certainly can be. But that is not how you stated your case in the
beginning. You stated your case with this opening salvo:
You know what els its will give our grandchildren? Cancer, Heart Disease, Down-syndrome, and a vast number of other genetic related diseases.
It is clear from this statement, you do not like nuclear power and want it eliminated because of the potential of exposure alone...If this is the
case, then actively campaigning against all known causes of birth defects would be a wise move, correct? How long will that take you? Need some help?
Easter Seals is a good place to start.
From your source of reuters
The findings, reported in the journal Pediatrics, stand in contrast to a 2005 U.N. report stating that there is no evidence of an increased risk
of birth defects or other reproductive effects in areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl accident. The results point to a need for
continuing research into birth defects in regions affected by chronic low-dose radiation from Chernobyl, according to researcher Dr. Wladimir
Wertelecki of the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile.
There are obviously conflicting studies; therefore, no direct causation/correlation can be determined.
The chernobyl international
shilling for money. Compare this statement:
Children born since 1986 are affected by a 200 percent increase in birth defects and a 250 percent increase in congenital birth deformities.
to these from reuters:
The findings are "not definitive," Wertelecki said.
It also lacked data on women's diets. This is important because the birth defects that were elevated in Rivne can also result from fetal alcohol
exposure or, in the case of neural tube defects, a deficiency in the B vitamin folate early in pregnancy. "In the Ukraine," Wertelecki said,
"alcohol is also a problem. Malnutrition is also a problem."
As for your VAST NUMBERS increasing because of nuclear energy contamination, let us compare the
neural tube defects -- serious anomalies of the brain and spine, including spina bifida
Area of Rivne - 22 out of 10,000 versus 9 per 10,000 for the rest of Europe
Polissia - 27 out of 10,000 versus 18 per 10,000 for the area of Rivne
Area of Rivne - 0.6 percent versus 0.2 percent average estimated for Europe
Area of Rivne - 0.7 percent versus 0.25 to 0.5 percent known studies published inclusive.
Two other birth defects -- microcephaly, where the head is abnormally small, and microphthalmia, in which the eyes are undersized -- were more
common in Polissia than in other regions of Rivne. There were 3.7 cases of microcephaly for every 10,000 children in Polissia, compared with 1.3 per
10,000 in the rest of Rivne; the rate of microphthalmia was 1.8 per 10,000, versus 0.4 per 10,000 in other regions.
It is QUITE evident the reports of this study was CHERRY PICKED and comparisons were made TO OVERSTATE the issue (appeal to emotion).
You and others who like to trump up your positions with hyperbole and patently false claims need to take a