Thanks to the wonders of the real-time social media age, celebrity watchers the world over have been able to enjoy every second of Kim Kardashianâs pregnancy in excruciating detail. From her obvious disdain for her pregnant body to her sudden enthusiasm for eating her own placenta to maintain her youthfulness, itâs all been put out for the world to see.
But this article isnât as much about Kim K, as it is the blatant disregard for the health of her baby. Not only on the part of Kim andÂ her family, but even her own now-famous obstetrician that has appeared several times on her realityÂ show.
The amount of flying Kardashian did while pregnant has been glaringly obvious to the radiation researcher. All this flying didnât even register as a blip with her clueless doctor as we now know, from yesterdayâs episode of âKeeping up with the Kardashians: Season 8â. Instead, he just stroked her ego and managed his TV presence, while he should have been concerned with the health of her child inÂ lightÂ of aÂ severe stomach infectionÂ which occurred during a transatlantic flight, one of many Kim made during her much-publicized pregnancy.
The latest word on the Kardashian/West baby is that it was deliveredÂ 5 weeks prematurelyÂ Â and severely underweight, following the discovery of another massiveÂ infectionÂ with Kim andÂ was placed inÂ neonatal intensive care.
Despite hundreds of tweets and updates from the family since the birth, the only information beingÂ sharedÂ is that âItâs a girlâ and âItâs a miracleâ. Even Larry Hackett, Managing Editor of People Magazine exclaimed somewhat disappointedly during Good Morning America, âItâs been strangely quiet on Planet Kâ.
Premature birth is nothing new, especially since theÂ meltdownsÂ of 3 nuclear reactors in Japan, in March of 2011. Three nuclear meltdowns that is, which have never been contained. In fact, a peer-reviewed scientific study showed thatÂ miscarriages and premature births skyrocketedÂ in the months after 3/11. So did maternal deaths, where both the mother and baby die unexpectedly.
But what is a surprise is a hugeÂ radioactiveÂ falloutÂ cloud, called a âplumeâ has circled the earthÂ every 40 daysÂ since the beginning of theÂ accident. This was reported from yet another peer-reviewed scientific study, this time out of Japan. And this has been going on 2 years.
This new plume is in addition to leftovers from atmospheric testing, depleted uranium (DU)Â that we have used in Iraq and Afghanistan that has made its way back into our weather systems, and theÂ continuous radioactive emissionsÂ that come out of the normal operations of 400+ nuke plants in the northern hemisphere.
But the Fukushima plume has been a game changer, except no one really told us that the game had changed. Unless, of course, you have turned off the reality shows to pay attention and come out of the virtually extinct instinct for oneâs own sense of self-preservation.
Many OB/GYNs have long cautioned against exposure ofÂ radiation while pregnantÂ because they are smart, informed and they actually care that their patientâs babies turns out okay. Radiation severely disrupts the formation of DNA, which happens at an astronomical rate during the first trimester of pregnancy. Organogenesis, or formation of organs, happens during the second. Brain development and growth happens during the third.
Radiation at any of these stages is very, very bad for the health of the fetus, which is why flying is usuallyÂ discouraged. The reason being the higher you go into the atmosphere, the more radiation you are exposed to. This can be hundreds of times higher than what you would ânormallyâ get on the ground.
Most of itÂ in the pastÂ has beenÂ attributed toÂ gamma radiation from the sun, and our star emits heavy doses of it 24/7. Gamma radiation is mostly mitigated by our magnetosphere, a protective bubble around the earth that keeps outÂ the bad stuff.Â But for several years now, our magnetosphere has been doing some crazy things, like developingÂ cracks.
Our sun has beenÂ acting upÂ too, for reasons canât get explore in depth here. But there are many websites, fromÂ NASAÂ and otherÂ sun observatoriesÂ that have documented these anomalies ad nauseam for several years now, for those people who care about the health of our planet and its people, and are interested in the science involved.
You may rememberÂ Michael Landon, who filmed âLittle House on the Prairieâ for years on the land adjacent to Rocketdyne. He died of pancreatic cancer. OrÂ Patrick Swayze, who lived in Simi Valley. He died of pancreatic cancer that had aggressively metastasized. Or Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue, who sued Rocketdyne when his 4-year-old daughter, Skyler, died from an aggressive stomach cancer. They lived in Chatsworth, right next to the facility, which developers said had been âcleaned upâ after the meltdowns, right before they built million-dollar homes on top of it.Â Even Kimâs father, world-renowned OJ attorneyÂ Robert Kardashian, died of esophageal cancer just 8 weeks after learning he had it.
But this added insult of radiation from Fukushima, which circles the globe endlessly and continues to blow out of the 3Â radioactiveÂ holes in the ground in Japan and across the Pacific, has definitively increased west coast residentsâ riskÂ to radiation induced illnesses, the biggest threat being thyroid problems, immune system disorders, sick babies, and eventually cancer.
If you are flying too, you are getting even more. The longer the flight, the higher you go, the more radiation you get. ThisÂ chartÂ demonstrates the causal effect of radiation to illness. The more you get, the sicker you will be. Period.
But the most vulnerable group are the unborn, babies and little kids. They can be up to 1000 timesÂ more susceptibleÂ to the effects than an adult. A pregnant woman, with the added strainÂ of carrying a child, already has her health compromised. add a little radiation into the mixÂ and you have a sick mother, prone to immune system problems, giving birth early to a sick underweight baby, who could have countless other health problems down the road.
Which brings us back to the Kardashian baby: would any mother willingly experiment on her unborn child considering the risks involved, if they were known? Hopefully not. Kardashian was probablyÂ never told of the dangers.
What isÂ so shocking is that she sought treatment for an illness that occurred during a transatlantic flight in her 6th month, was diagnosed with a massive stomachÂ infection, and her doctor never said, âHey, maybe you should cut back on the flying a bit?â
So she continued to fly on dozens of transcontinental and transatlantic flights, without a care in the world except whether herÂ feet would fit back into her stilettosÂ after she landed. Her doctor dropped the ball, and in a very big way.
Pregnant women everywhere put their faith wholeheartedly in a system of physicians and specialists that, letâs face it, only make money from people being sick. The sicker you are, the more money they make. And, it is certainly easier to blindly follow a doctorâs advice than to pick up a book once in a while (and actually read it), especially if youÂ are under the impression that they actually care about you.
We have become a nation obsessed with things so unimportant that the health of our children, especially those being born today, will suffer greatly for our inattention. Kardashianâs health may improve, but her babyâs life is just beginning. It doesnât matter how rich you are, it is no fun being sick, especially if you are a sick little kid.
Luckily, Kim and her famous family will have access to the greatest neonatologists that money can buy, but you can see how that may be problematic for the rest of our new mothers in this world. Maybe following the saga of a celebrityâs sick child will condition the masses to accept this asÂ âthe New Normalâ, along with the pros and cons ofÂ eating placentas, and how long a woman should reasonably wear stilettos during pregnancy.
That certainly is more exciting to talk about than flying through radioactive fallout, and makes for better âRealityâ TV.
For more information on celebrities who have had recent health problems during and after flights, see:
Nuked in the Skies part 1: Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Kelly Osbourn:
Nuked in the Skies part 2: Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Bieber:
Christina Consolo is a former clinical researcher supervisor with NIH credentialing; a former Member-at-Large for the Board of Directors, Ophthalmic Photographersâ Society; A peer reviewer for the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography; She has written, published, and contributed to numerous scientific research in retinal imaging and ophthalmogy for the past 24 years; She is also an award-winning biomedical photographer and maintains several websites to teach people about radiation, mitigation, and other nuclear issues. She is also the host of âNuked Radioâ Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 pm EST onÂ UCY.TV.Â
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