We have to recognize the pathetic state of the health of children worldwide. The most advanced countries have the worst rates of developmental problems and chronic illnesses.
I looked at the Nov 7th story on Age of Autism https://www.ageofautism.com/2018/11/child-health-safety-on-the-sickest-generation.html about the Children's Health Defense and watched the video featuring Robert Kennedy, Jr.
His words were stunning. (https://childrenshealthdefense.org/ebook-sign-up/
IF anyone honestly looks at the children in the video, they have to consider that this suffering is PREVENTABLE. The situation of more and more sick and disabled kids has to have an environmental cause. Children have never been like this in the past.
WHY DON'T WE DEMAND ANSWERS? WHY AREN'T WE SCARED?
News outlets never talk about this national/international disaster happening before our eyes.
I've been following press coverage of the decline in the health of children for over 15 years and it only gets worse at the same time facts don't matter.
No one really cares how many kids have autism, diabetes, seizures, learning problems. We call for awareness and wear ribbons, hold walks and DO NOTHING TO CHANGE THINGS. Eventually (in a very short time) we'll lose everything because no society can survive like this.
VIDEO: ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR:
I can remember the days before my first baby was born, and all I wanted was for that child to be healthy. I prayed about it, and I didn’t care if it was a boy or a girl or whether he or she was good in sports or good in school, I just wanted a healthy, happy baby.
And I can’t imagine the heartbreak, the devastation to parents when they find out that their child isn’t healthy, and particularly if they find out that the injury that that child is suffering was completely unnecessary.
I’m Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and I’m the chairman of the board and the senior prosecuting attorney for Children Health Defense.
The greatest crisis that America faces today, as big as any of our environment crises, is the chronic disease epidemic in America’s children.
The generation of American children born after 1990 are arguably the sickest generation in the history of our country with chronic illness and pediatric rates of some chronic conditions that are the highest in the world.
For example, according to CDC, one in every six American children has been diagnosed with a developmental disability such as autism, ADD, ADHD, or learning disabilities, and according to HHS [Health and Human Services], an astonishing 54% of American children has a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis or juvenile diabetes.
Our children today are wandering around in a toxic soup. We need to do the science, and WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE OF THESE CHEMICALS IN THESE EXPOSURES IS CAUSING THESE PROBLEMS IN OUR CHILDREN.
The 54% of kids with chronic disease does not tell the whole story. We’re seeing a global downturn in IQ in the planet’s children.
How is it that our federal agencies are not asking an essential question: WHAT is debilitating America’s children?
We need to know that answer, AND WE NEED TO STOP THESE EXPOSURES TO OUR CHILDREN TODAY.
I'm going to fight for you, and I’m going to fight for your children, and I need your support because the forces that I’m up against are forces that have compromised every major institution in our democracy. And the people who stand up against them get crushed. I know how to fight them because I’ve spent a lifetime fighting big shots and fighting bullies. And that’s who they are, and that’s who we’re dealing with today: people who have that arrogance of power—people who believe they can get away with anything, including destroying the lives of our children.
I'm not going to let them do that. I’m going to fight to the last day of my life with the last bit of energy that I have to make that we get justice for these children, to make sure that we can produce now a healthy generation of American children—that doesn’t have this epidemic of neurological and other injuries. And I will spend the rest of my life fighting to make sure that no other child in this country or any other country suffers this kind of unnecessary injury. And I will die with my boots fighting for these children.