[ RadSafe ] RE: birth defects in Basrah
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 19 10:34:30 CDT 2007
Yes, that is why folic acid is added to bread in this
--- Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> wrote:
> April 18
> Thank you for posting this, John. Good
> I don't see how birth defects could only
> have shown up in Basrah,
> as Salsman claims. Or at least he says (below) they
> were only reported in
> the vicinity. His original question (RADSAFE, Apr.
> 3) said: "Are there
> any alternative hypotheses for the birth defect
> increases in Basrah, U.S.,
> and U.K. troops which have not been ruled out?"
> Wasn't DU used in more places than around
> Basrah? Even it had
> only been used there, the anti-DU partisans seem to
> be saying the windblown
> DU has spread all over Iraq.
> My guess is that the reason someone keeps
> posting stuff about
> folate is that folate appears to be effective in
> decreasing birth defects,
> especially spina bifida. It goes back to the poor
> diets of the Iraqi
> people during the 1990s.
> Steven Dapra
> At 10:15 AM 4/18/07 -0700, John Jacobus wrote:
> >Was that the only city reported on? Have
> >epidemiological studies been performed in other
> >cities? What were the birth defect rates 5 years
> > You need to validate all of the data, not just
> >cherry-pick the stuff that supports your position.
> >As noted by the Michigan Department of Community
> >Health at
We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent or omniscient that we are only 6 percent of the worlds population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94 percent of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse each adversity; and therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem.
-- John F. Kennedy
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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