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A researcher says the death rate among babies is up 48 percent since Iodine-131 was found in Philadelphia’s drinking water

Joseph Mangano is is the executive director of the Radiation And Public Health Project in New York, which is made of up scientists and health professionals.

There has been a recent spike, in infant deaths in Philadelphia and Mangano says radioactive levels, in our water could be to blame.

After the explosion at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, radiation circled the globe, all the way to Pennsylvania.

About a month, after the disaster, radiation levels spiked, in our water, at three Philadelphia facilities.

Mangano said radiation combined with higher levels of iodine the EPAQ found in Philadelphia’s water two months ago may be killing young babies here.

Mangano says we’ve gone from an average of 5 deaths per week to 7 and a half deaths per week.

We’re reporting his research not to alarm or cause panic, but to inform. It’s enough time to suggest, not to conclude yet. The real question is, “It is a red flag for more studies to be done?”

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