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Old 05-26-2010, 05:48 AM
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9/11 Attacks Linked to Rise in Miscarriages

Research suggests that the stress and shock experienced by pregnant women in the US in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may have contributed to an increase in miscarriages of male fetuses.

The study focused on miscarriages of male fetuses because it is believed that they are more sensitive to stress hormones than female fetuses. In September 2001, 12% more male babies were lost after the 20th week of pregnancy than in a typical September. Authors say their findings support the idea that a sense of "communal bereavement" led pregnant women who had no direct ties to those killed in the attacks to experience significant distress resulting in miscarriage. More... http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/0...e.bereavement/
IMO, Food and water toxicity is also an alarming trend. However, other data points in this set include disasters in different parts of the world with different profiles of toxin release. It sounds like this theory of population-amplified stress response holds water. Obviously, it would help if people were healthier, but that's just a tangent to this discussion.
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