B.C. Canada sees spike in number of sudden infant deaths — “Why so many of those have come up this year, we don’t know”

Published: July 6th, 2011 at 8:18 am ET
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Spike in B.C. sudden infant deaths concerns coroner, CBC, July 5, 2011:

B.C.’s chief coroner is urging parents to use safe sleep practices in light of a spike in the number of sudden infant deaths across the province this year.

There have been 21 sudden infant deaths in B.C. so far this year, while there were 16 sudden infant deaths for all of 2010, Lisa Lapointe said Tuesday. [...]

She said the reason for the increased number of deaths is all the more mysterious because health authorities, family doctors and public health nurses have kept up efforts to educate parents.

The B.C. Coroner’s Service is continuing to investigate the 21 deaths.

“We know there’s been a spike in the first six months and we know it’s related to unsafe sleep practices. Why so many of those [deaths] have come up this year, we don’t know.” -Lisa Lapointe, B.C.’s chief coroner

h/t Anonymous tip, JonahW

Published: July 6th, 2011 at 8:18 am ET
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61 comments to B.C. Canada sees spike in number of sudden infant deaths — “Why so many of those have come up this year, we don’t know”

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Unsafe sleep practices? Let’s do some autopsies and see what we find, shall we?


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    • CaliMom

      I feel sick.

      I’m just wondering if the coroners have a way of determining effects of radiation on a stillborn. Other than a statistical rise, how would they really know. Since he govnts have squashed any real information on exposure levels, how could they possibly extrapolate that the spike is due to radiation. Ugg! It makes my head spin to think of the convoluted lies and the deception that will continue on here, all at the expense of these babies’ lives.


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    • larry-andrew-nils

      that person who said it was due to unsafe sleep practices should be educated about the fallout. this is one of the people who are in the dark.

      i wonder how to reach and educate….


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    • Hmm… wonder if it could possibly be anything to do with the significant concentrations of radioactive poisons that have been flowing through the air (and getting into the water, soil, food) in the whole B.C. region since the triple nuclear meltdowns in Japan??

      => July 3rd: “Radioactive Iodine-131 USA Forecasts (to May 13)”

      http://globalcooperative.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/radioactive-iodine-131-usa-forecasts-to-may-13/

      This article provides a historical look at the private NILU iodine-131 forecasts that are almost certainly the most accurate that have been seen from that institution, in terms of best estimation of the likely real levels of this poison flowing all around the USA. The dates covered in the above article are March 11th through May 13th.


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  • chemfood chemfood

    Births come fall for real reality check. http://realitycheck.no-ip.info/nnn.html


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  • dark_horizon

    There are sids monitors out there that can easily prevent this. I want to tell these parents their baby would be alive today if they had a clue and forked over the $30 for a monitor to ensure their babies do not stop breathing. I guess that would not be pc.


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  • theypoisonus

    Don’t think for one moment that the vaccines are not dangerous also. This is proven fact.

    There are Dr.s all over the US that refuse to vaccinate with the newer H1N1 etc. Loaded with Mercury, Thimerathol, etc.

    I am not for one moment saying that is the cause here, it just seems there are so many places to turn these days as the ‘poisoning’ is everywhere.


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  • “PICS”
    Another power station was shut down by jellyfish today amid claims that climate change is causing a population surge among the species.

    A huge swarm clogged up the Orot Rabin plant in Hadera, Israel, a day after the Torness nuclear facility in Scotland was closed in a similar incident.

    Hadera ran into trouble when jellyfish blocked its seawater supply, which it uses for cooling purposes, forcing officials to use diggers to remove them.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2011565/Jellyfish-shut-power-station-amid-claims-climate-change-caused-population-surge.html


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  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Here’s some sobering (tweet) news:
    After Fukushima: Massive global expansion of nuclear industry under way
    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jul2011/fuku-j06.shtml
    THAT has me steaming. This industry will not go quietly, i”m afraid.


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    • Steven Steven

      quote from your linked article:

      “By 2015 one new nuclear reactor is expected to be coming online every month somewhere in the world.”

      When you look back at World War 1 trench warfare, the behaviour of the leaders of the day seems incomprehensible, and many of the participants went willingly to their deaths.

      We appear to be witnessing a similar phenomenon.


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      • milk and cheese milk and cheese

        Steven, the comparison to the WWI people is very apt.

        I cannot believe that they are accelerating the construction of these horrible things.

        we learn nothing as a species


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  • Jon_NY Jon_NY

    Reactor 1 dry well shot up to 266 Sv/h on July 3′rd. Now they have failed to post readings for the past 3 days. Wonder why?

    http://atmc.jp/plant/rad/?n=1


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  • tony wilson

    will these families even make a connection with nuclear probably not.
    for 60 odd years these psychopaths have been playing god and getting away with it.
    so much grey area to blend into and divert blame from.
    when death comes it becomes private and insular.an internal household blame game.
    never to consider the bigger picture.
    making connections.who could or would believe that it was of something in the air.
    no rubbish we are canada one of the great nations not third world.if we had a problem,if we were in danger are government would tell us it would be on the news.
    this has a perfect almost eugenic symmetry.
    an hitlarian slow kill with the main evidence in something as intangible as the crisp morning air.


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  • Darth

    It must be HAARP or global warming.


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  • westcoast

    I Live in BC and there is not one person I deal with that has any interest in any of the subjects discussed here. It is as if I am living in a vacuum, or an asylum. The rationale for these deaths will be anything but Fukushima. Our media doesn’t cover Fukushima, Nebraska or Los Alamos. We are fed celebrity news, biker gang news, Lybia, Afganistan and the odd political folly. Our real estate in Vancouver is 12 times annual income and we are not told anything about the massive US debt and potential default even though most of our trade depends on the American market. If ever there was a collective place for people with their head in the sand, this is it.


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    • farawayfan farawayfan

      Welcome to the club. People are completely oblivious, whether by choice, training, denial, or ignorance. You will very rarely find a compatriot who understands why you are concerned about the largest uncontrolled nuclear disaster in history. Try not to let it drive you completely mad.


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    • larry-andrew-nils

      i’m in dease lake bc
      up towards alaska.

      i had metal-mouth in the first two weeks.

      i hooked up an activated charcoal filter to force air into the house.

      i want to spray a bit of oil on it to make more sticky.

      i do not get metal-mouth in the house and it is rare, but sometimes i get it after going to the store.

      i want to live.


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    • CB CB

      I feel your pain too, keep going soon you’ll be looked to for advise.


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  • Toadmac

    This is off topic but I have been trying to figure out whats going on around the world with the weather,volcanic activity and seismic activity? Don’t know what to make of comet elenin. There seems to be a pattern forming and i want to quickly explain this.. every time Elenin lines up with Earth and another planet or the sun we have an earthquake..the nearer Elenin gets, the bigger the earthquakes!!!!

    http://alamongordo.com/general/elenin-timeline/

    Use this to confirm dates.

    http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2010%20X1;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

    We need to be shutting these nuclear plants down NOW!! Even if elenin is not the cause the planet is not liking something and throwing a hissy fit.


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  • sickputer2 sickputer2

    If BC maintains the pace… 3 infant mortalities per month (actually more since July has barely started) the 2011 figures by the end of the year will surpass the 2010 yearly figure by well over 100% (36 versus 16.

    Laying that blame on bad parenting is a despicable Orwellian tactic. They know full well what is causing the increases, but lie in the name of greed and politics.


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  • pg

    V A C C I N E S

    Beware of vaccines with additional ‘additives’. When the children start dying off the ‘evil doers’ are off the hook and Japan radiation can take the blame.

    THINK


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  • westcoast

    Here is url for today’s paper in Vancouver. This story is not relevant here.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/


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    • Mark Mark

      I’m in Van too. In same boat nobody wants to know about three nuclear melt-downs. Will and Kate, Kate hints she might be or wants to be pregnant a thousand reporters are mobilized With all the corruption in local and especially provincial politics people are so used to government stepping all over them they don’t care. Liberals sold our railway, hydro and put in unpopular taxes and nobody cares. But when the Canucks lose the Stanley cup thats when a riot takes place. Living in La La Land, blame it on the BC Bud.


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      • larry-andrew-nils

        i wouldn’t blame the bud.

        i’m smoking that very same bud all day every day and i don’t watch hockey.

        i care about this stuff and learn more every day. i tell everyone i know.

        i think it has something to do with the mentality of Vancouver but nothing to do with the bud.

        + the oil from that bud is the cure for cancer.
        but you have to eat the oil daily, not smoke it.

        don’t blame my cancer-cure for behavior in Vancouver. Find something else…. water… fluoride?…

        thc is gonna make you live.

        google “rick simpson”
        watch his vids.
        he cures cancer with the oil from potent marijuana… many many many cured from rick and his oil.

        lukemia gone in 2 months
        full-blown lung cancer… 2 months
        aids?…
        many in the know about hemp-oil (thc) are starting to wonder that it will even cure aids.

        rick looks younger than ever, but is actually older than ever

        i personally have taken it for a year and i look like 30 years old, but am actually 43…

        and i looked old last year.

        and you can grow enough under 1 thousand watt light to make oil for one person.

        and you can claim the right-for-the- greater-good… especially with the fallout happening.

        no one can stop you from trying to live.


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  • TheWorldIsBlind

    duurrr uhhh it cant be because fukushima fallout durr uhhhh nothing to see here


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  • J.Tuisku

    Chances are you will be helped to the grave by some sort of autoimmune disfunction- cancer, AIDS, diabetes, arthritis, Crohns, MS, asthma. They are responses- over responses, under responses- of the human body to… environment? man-made toxins? We don’t know. All we have are correlations. The leap from cigarettes to cancer resulted from a correlation. Auto-immune responses remain mostly a mystery.
    I don’t know what causes SIDS. Nor do I know why my friends had to rush their two year old to hospital as he suddenly developed severe breathing difficulty. High pollen count. Childhood asthma. No matter that the waiting room was filled with children all undergoing breathing difficulties of their own. Apparently the body shuts down when encountering pollen now… Use this Ventolin. What might the body’s response be to encountering radioactive particulate? Might it not exhibit symptoms similar to asthma? Enflaming the lungs with protective antibodies? Flushing out the body with symptoms similar to food poisoning?
    Living in BC, Canada, I have encountered absolute silence concerning Fukushima. Even after Arnie Gundersen has told us at least four times now that we have all been poisoned! “Poisoned. Poisoned. You’ve been poisoned! You’re being poisoned…! Ah, forget it!”
    Elisabeth Kubler Ross found a correlation between people and how they received the news of impending death. The first three stages are denial, anger, bargaining. That correlation seems to also apply for societies at large. But there do also seem to be darker forces at work, purposely distracting the public, insulating them, misinforming them. For what? In BC it seems to be real estate. Interesting. There seems to be a correlation between $ and evil, or is that still waiting to be proven?


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    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      Apathy was never one of Kubler-ross’s stages.
      People now don’t even want to hear about this life threatening event. I remember that after Chernobyl, there was tremendous activism and the nuclear industry scotched opening new plants. Now, they ACCELERATE and build more.
      They simply don’t pay attention to the few who protest, and the rest don’t care. Even sheep would be a little more concerned. What has happened to us?


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  • Ariana

    Well, it is happening here too. One of my friends, who was 33 weeks, just lost her baby. They don’t know why. She’s been very careful and healthy throughout her pregnancy. If I were pregnant right now, I would be terrified.


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    • milk and cheese milk and cheese

      I am sorry for your friend. Someone I know had her newborn baby remain in the hospital for the past two months. I do not know if the child was premature or not but the timing is suggestive.


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  • Ariana

    I also know a couple whose baby was born just a month ago. He was in the hospital for 3 weeks for some mystery illness, they are guessing meningitis. Hmm…


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  • StillJill StillJill

    The exact same thing just happened to my friend! She was FINE,…delivered a dead baby! She’s had two full term babies in the past 6 years. The OBGYN said the baby died of too much stress. But, the fetal monitor picked up no such stress. They just had a charity car wash in my town,….to raise the money for a funeral for their dead child! :-(


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    • odiez1 odiez1

      Terrible stories.
      Would it be possible to get the locations you are referring to?
      Thanks.


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      • odiez1 odiez1

        On a similar topic.. My daughter just turned 1, yesterday. We live here in Sacramento, CA. After I saw the first video of Fuku on CNN I started worrying about exposure and such.. So during the rains immediately following I asked my wife to keep all the kids inside. Lucky my daughter doesn’t drink milk at all. Only special formula called Nutramgen, mixed with water. I thank god, if there is one, she is doing well. I would pray, but it wouldn’t change anything about reality here.
        If you’re getting poisoned, go away from it. If you have a doubt, DON”T EAT IT.
        I check our water filter weekly for readings on my old CDV-700 waiting for the day it clicks more… Then my gallons of bottled water will come in handy. But for how long? Not long enough.


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  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes, certainly,…Northern Cali. The foothills between Sacramento and Redding Ca.


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  • tony wilson

    last year greenpeace uk were bombarding me with emails about bp.
    when i contacted them 6 weeks ago to complain that they seemed more into small actions, rather than the biggest industrial accident in history.the reply was that is for greenpeace japan as it does not effect the uk.
    and if it was that bad it would be on the bbc.
    i then accused them of being part of the bbc type nod and a wink cover up.
    maybe areva has paid them a juicy donation.
    they should of cleared the worldwide decks for fukishima.


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  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    I wonder if these reports of birth-defect, miscarriage,
    still-birth, etc, need to be independently verified,
    categorized, other risk factors included, because the
    established Public Health monitors are probably
    just as corrupted as the EPA shutting down Rad monitors.
    Seems BC folks are under worse Info-control than
    here. Lots of woodsy-hippie out there,
    proud of never looking at TV, proud of living
    undisturbed, peaceful, uninformed lifestyles.
    Like the hippies down at the Rainbow Radiation
    Gathering in Skookum Meadow, Washington.
    I wonder if the Sea Shepherd secret submarine
    detachment will just go ahead and Torpedo the
    Big Japanese whale-killer ship?


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  • There is a guy in Old Massett, BC named John Disney who is a hero.

    He is the local band manager. (tribe leader) He advised his local residents not to drink the water way back at the beginning of April. The Canadian government told him to stop advising and he refused.

    Here is the original article – http://enenews.com/canada-local-official-advising-residents-not-to-drink-rainwater-after-tests-find-increasing-radioactivity-govt-pressuring-him-to-stop-testing

    wtg – Mr. John Disney

    I wonder if they have seen a spike in infant deaths? That would be a comparison anyway.


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    • westcoast

      I check their site regularly. I was seriously hoping he would post the results of his testing. About the same time as this article the Feds removed the monitoring stations in Vancouver. As far as I know there are no tests for anything related to radiation being done on the west coast of Canada. Those who were doing them all stopped for one reason or another. If this was the US I would think it came down to the Feds putting the hammer down on the testers but here in fair as sin, clean as black rain Canada, I can’t see how that could happen.


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  • Alex2245

    Meanwhile we are ALL about to get censored!!!

    Protect IP Act Gives Government Power to Seize Websites On a Whim
    http://theintelhub.com/2011/07/06/protect-ip-act-gives-government-power-to-seize-websites-on-a-whim/


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  • antineo13

    Here is a link to a video titled “FOX Is Japan Nuclear Radiation Killing Babies In Philadelphia Infant Death Rate Spikes 48%”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7qwv2poQmU

    There is another study that found an increase in babies deaths in 10 western cities of the US since March 11. I’ll try and find the link. I believe an increase of 35%.


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  • antineo13

    Found it. It states “A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown”

    Title:
    “Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?”

    http://www.counterpunch.org/sherman06102011.html


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