By Marvin Baker, a new weekly column in The Kenmare News
Posted 12/08/20 (Tue)
Finding statistics for multiple sclerosis is quite frustrating. Few numbers exist, but in 1993, one in every 350 people in
What I was hoping to do was gather statistics from Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and compare them with other high latitude states such as Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to see if the incident comparisons were even close.
The theory is that MS levels would be higher along the path of nuclear fallout in the 1950s. That included
There’s a lot of information out there about MS, what it is, new research, fund raising, living with MS, caring for someone with MS.
What’s absent are statistics and they’re critical in order to establish a link to the beta radiation strontium 90 that drifted over the
There is, however, other information that suggests that MS may be related to cow’s milk and that any kind of radiation could worsen a person’s MS.
Following are some of the things I found while digging for statistics on MS in
According to the Government of Saskatchewan, there are 3,700 people living in the province with MS. Saskatchewan has a population of 1.2 million.
According to Statistics Canada, there are 340 cases per 100,000 in the
Most of the literature about MS tells us that those of us at higher latitudes are more at risk.
However, Statcan says MS is absent above 66 Degrees North Latitude, which is the
The World Health Organization says
There’s also other information that goes back to milk and/or radiation.
There are milk allergens that are alleged to be a trigger for MS in certain people. Milk is allegedly considered a product that aids in the onset of Parkinson’s disease.
Strontium 90 will attach itself to the bones and the blood if the infliction is in the spinal cord.
It is also known that X-ray radiation is risky for people with MS and Parkinson’s.
X-rays emit gamma radiation while strontium 90 is a beta radiation, yet the gamma rays will still increase the risk.
Finally, we established several weeks ago that soldiers who fought the fire at
It is also known that hundreds, perhaps thousands of children in the former Soviet Union developed thyroid cancer and other diseases from the strontium 90 that was released when
Thus far, nothing has emerged about MS from the
That would put these girls in the
Several other cancers have increased in children 4 to 7 percent since the explosion.
No other serious health issues have been reported but the WHO continues to monitor those people who received a dose of radiation from
What would be really interesting to know is what the health effects have been on the children who actually drank that laced milk from the