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The dangerous myths of Fukushima: Exposing the ‘no harm’ mantra

The myth that Fukushima radiation levels were too low to harm humans persists a year after the meltdown. Views like these are political, not scientific, virtually identical to what the nuclear industry cheerleaders claim. An October 2011 article in the journal Nature estimated Fukushima emissions to be more than double that of Chernobyl. How anyone, let alone scientists, could call Fukushima doses “too low” to cause harm in the face of this evidence is astounding.

Born too small … Born too soon

Many scientists are looking at the role caesarian sections and early induction of labor is having on the rising incidence of preterm births in our country. Recent evidence suggests that infant mortality in Black women is linked to a low incidence of breast feeding.

Breastfeeding protects baby’s health

More African-American mothers are breastfeeding. When Dr. Young came to Howard University Hospital in 2004, only 22 percent of the mothers breastfed. Today, about 60 percent of the mothers who deliver at the hospital breastfeed, she said. “It’s improving, but for the health of babies, we need to get that number to 80 to 90 percent.”

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