Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

**Pollution and Baby Deaths

Here is an article which asks an interesting question.  Could pollution due to oil and gas production and exploration have a correlation to infant deaths.  After the community of Vernal, Utah has seen fifteen infant deaths over the past year, they are wondering if there may be some explanation or cause.  However in the Vernal area they have been producing energy for many years.  Is there some change in the amount or the type of chemicals used in production which could explain a change in infant mortality.
As mentioned in this article, they have an hypothesis, but no data yet to support the theory.  That is what comes next.  They will have difficulty controlling for other factors, but hopefully there research will be helpful.

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