Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State

Surge in babies born without brains in Washington State

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:

After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.

Based on what I am seeing via atomic spectroscopy analysis of all the dietary substances people are consuming on a daily basis, I must now announce that the battle for humanity is nearly lost. The food supply appears to be intentionally designed to end human life rather than nourish it.

Read Mike's report here: NaturalNews.com.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com
http://www.doh.wa.gov
http://www.naturalnews.com

Republished with permission from Natural News
Written by J. D. Heyes

Featured image: Aerial - Yakima River northeast of Selah, WA 01 - white balanced by http://www.flickr.com/photos/7943225@N02/9793001623

Comments

Sher Stip 6 years ago

My daughter from Adams Co Idaho, gave birth to a beautiful daughter with this syndrom! She was born Dec 17th 2013, They found out in late October that she would be born with no brain and probably would not live. They induced her in Dec because of the fact the babys head was growing faster than normal! They gave us no hope, but being christians we gave the situation to God.She was thought to be still born but when they checked her heart rate it was 90 then went to 120, then after the whole large family kisses and hugged her it was normal, so was her temp! She is now 6 months old and has made slow progress, but she is our special gift from God@ Weare so blessed to have not been able to chose to abort her, or be told it was the only thing to do!She smiles and is begining to giggle! God never believes there is no hope! We believe in Scarlytte's Hope!

radioedrafts 6 years ago

It's food made as cheaply as possible for the most part, with chemicals included that the manufacturers don't want to take a loss on from disuse. So they try to find a way to use them. As to whether the poisoning of humanity is for the sake of depopulation, I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions.

Guest 7 years ago

The reasons: See: Hanford See: Cesium studies proving link of radioactive cesium to anencephaly See: Chernobyl which caused anencephaly cases See: The Symposium on the "Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident" which can be found on Enenews.com

Solarwind 7 years ago

Sigh. . .newphew also suffered with in utero. .I prayed. .someone was listening. . .and believe it or not....his skull and brain continued to grow natually after he was born in this cursed world. He is just slightly delaye developmently. ..if there is any nerological defects . ..probably fue to the extreme peaks in fever he suffered at just a few months old. . . .and as the old saying goes. . .do unto others before they do unto you...

Honeycake60 7 years ago

Does anyone suspect possible radiation? Look at the children in Chernobyl. Most had defects like these babies. My guess.

Lulu 7 years ago

Is there a lack of questioning by authorities for fear of the answers they may find? Then accountability becomes part of the answer. Or do they already know...and think everyone else is stupid? Those babies and their mums and dads don't deserve this very, very sad situation....actually words cannot describe how awful it is. All of these babes (and their parents) have a place in my heart.

The Skud 7 years ago

Not to worry - they will all grow up to be Democrat or Republican Senators!

Robert Williams 7 years ago

It's probably caused by the use of sewage waste from w.w.t.p. and sewer farms. as fertilizers on the fields. What good can drain cleaners and other sewage chemicals be for consumption via the roots of our foods.?

Faye 7 years ago

This is sooo very sorrowfully-awful .. I consider that our environment has been bombarded in soooo many different ways , with harmful chemicals, it’s impossible to avoid them in some degree … From foods being genetically modified, to farmers using processed raw sewage to fertilize food crops .. Harmful fluoride in drinking water to soil being contaminated with nuclear reactor’s radioactive runoffs … I could go on and one, but the list is just to long … yet I will say that the diabolical evils in this world seems to have been relentless in putting in play harmful chemicals in most every supply-and-demand product used by the people of mainstream ….. so much so … that in many cases our self-healing God Given DNA is overwhelm by the attack on the physical and Spiritual well being of the people .. And the very people we have to turn to , to investigate the now showing symptoms .. just might be the ones in-on what I can only refer to as a surfacing-plan of mainstream’s genocide … Sometimes I a ALMOST wish I hadn’t had to see OR hadn’t had to experience many of these diabolical evils imposed on the people .. but I thank the CREATOR that I have seen and endured … and now my s soul stands as witness in the Higher Heavens of Righteousness … and thank the CREATOR this is the generation to see the end to all ungodliness of negative evils ..

samosamo 7 years ago

((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.)) Don't forget that massive nuclear waste dump in Hanford Reservation which is so conveniently over looked in this report.

Eliana Mackley 7 years ago

Check the conception date or mos important gestation development period against the time table of solar flares, most likely those babies were conceived within the the time table of a geomagnetic storm or proton event caused by X-class solar flares. For more info, read "Sounds of the sun"

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