April 18, 2019– Mary Greeley News –In a small area of France 14 babies were born without forearms, without arms or without hands in the Ain, (7 cases between 2009 and 2014), in Loire-Atlantique ( 3 births between 2007 and 2008) and in Morbihan (4 babies concerned between 2011 and 2013).
The complete absence of an arm or leg in amelia occurs as a result of the limb formation process being either prevented or interrupted very early in the developing embryo: between 24- and 36-days following fertilization.
Tetra-amelia syndrome appears to have an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance – that is, the parents of an individual with tetra-amelia syndrome each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.
Les PROGRESS Reported; Emmanuelle Amar, the director of the Register of Malformations in Rhône-Alpes (Remera), who said there was also cases in the Ain, who works on water catchment with the “official” investigations, led by the Ministries of Health and Environment.
Potentially polluted water
And one of these catchments leads to running water. The task force established by the whistleblower believes that tap water, drunk or used for cooking, could be the cause of these malformations.
The communes studied would all have one thing in common: “a water catchment upstream, in potentially polluted areas, and a geographical location at the end of the network,” Emmanuelle Amar told France Inter on Thursday.
In the Ain, all the children were born within a narrow radius of 17 kilometers around the village of Druillat. In the Morbihan, the communes of Guidel and Calan, are distant of barely ten kilometers.
Pesticide, toxic release or misuse of a product
“A specialist in water-related health risks realized that it was the same water system that was feeding several impacted families,” said the Remera manager.
Emmanuelle Amar thinks that a toxic pesticide or industrial waste could have contaminated the groundwater. It also refers to the “misuse of a product in the context of cleaning or repairing the water supply system”.
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