50 Human Studies In Utero, Conducted in Modern China Indicate Extreme Risk for Prenatal Ultrasound:
A New Bibliography
By Jim West
Western medical authorities insist that diagnostic ultrasound (DUS), used to observe the fetus in pregnant women, is harmless, with no known risks. But some urge caution. According to Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, author of How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, “Ultrasound is the latest example of an unproven technology being sold to the public as being ‘perfectly safe.’ It falls in the same class as painting radium on watches, fluoroscoping children’s feet in shoe stores, routine mammography, routine chest X-rays, radiation therapy for tonsils, exposing army personnel to atomic bomb tests—in each case, the medical profession failed to take the necessary steps to protect people against a malignant technology whose risks were already known.”
In this book, researcher Jim West presents a new ultrasound bibliography, the Chinese Human Studies (CHS), conducted in China to investigate damage to the human fetus by DUS. The Chinese exposed women who had elected to undergo abortion to DUS and then studied the abortive matter. The findings: alteration and injuries in the organs, tissues, cellular ultrastructures; damage to the cytokine signalling in molecules, red blood cells, neurons and mitochondria.
Damage is proportional to duration and intensity of the machine—very worrisome since the FDA allowed an eight-fold increase in intensity in 1991, so doctors “could get a better picture.” Fetal monitors—used today instead of stethoscopes to listen to a baby’s heart—employ the same technology.
This is madness! Doctors have forgotten the dictate, “First, do no harm.” And since the medical profession is insouciant, moms will need to protect themselves. “Just say no” to diagnostic ultrasound and fetal monitors.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2016