25% (4 out of 16) were infant deaths 9/7/13 on Tarrant County Coroners Report


Get your masks on…..I’ve counted 27 ozone days this summer so far….oh those poor babies not getting a chance to even try to “live & breathe” in the Barnett Shale.

September is Infant Mortaltity Awareness Month  if you have $25, you can attend a summit on Sep 27 2013.

I commented in a recent Star Telegram article about how the rates remain high…

Is there a way OR A WILL to map out where these mothers lived/worked to see if there is any correlation to having proximity to being downwind of an urban drilling padsite?  Downwind in our area is to be north or northwest of a padsite.”

I just happened to choose yesterday’s date on this link to see how many babies died, I didn’t fish for a date with the highest number of deaths. So here is what I found for September 7, 2013……

Johnson County had 0% (0 out of 3) reported deaths

Parker County had 0% (0 out of 0) reported deaths

Denton County had 20% (1 out of 5) reported infant death

Tarrant County had 25% (4 out of 16) reported infant deaths

We’ve been on Orange ozone alerts lately…what a coincidence!

One of the deceased babies was a black male infant in Grand Praire whose parents live in an upscale area on Eastland St, but unfortunately it is within a mile from at least two padsites of gas wells. I believe the mother had prenatal care if she lived in that area. So this death doesn’t appear to be part of the traditional low income catagory seen for higher infant mortality rates.

Here is a map by zip code from 2006-2008 when urban natural gas drilling was just getting underway….

Too bad the City of Arlington hasn’t done a follow up to their 2003 Health Profile…I believe it is by design that we cannot compare pre drilling health stats to post drilling.

As usual, here is an email to be shared with the world in the event I get no response…it shows I tried…..

—- Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 9:46 PM
Subject: 2013 Summit in Ft Worth..topic to touch on-urban drilling’s effect on infant mortality
Dear speakers for the upcoming Infant Mortality Summit, my name is Kim Feil and I’ve taken the last four years to study the gaps in public protections in Urban Drilling – I even ran for City Council in Arlington last year.
I looked at yesterday’s coronors report for September 7 and counted 4 out of 16 deaths to be infants…thats 25%. One of those in Grand Prairie had an address of 2744 Eastland, Grand Prairie which looks like from Google earth to be an affulent neighborhood which is a good indicator that the mother had prenatal care even though this was a black, male infant that died.
What type of reports can be run to look at before urban drilling prenatal deaths per thousand births verses after urban drilling? It would be a timely and very relevant item to report on at the upcoming Infant Mortality Summit.
Of particular interest is the mapping of these deaths to proximity to a drill site and if these deaths were north to northwest(downwind).  This is important to understand what setback is truly needed for urban drilling on where the fallout occurs of hydrocarbons and heavy metals.
I look forward to your response on this issue, thank you.
Kim Feil
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: “Raines-Milenkov, Amy” <Amy.Raines-Milenkov@unthsc.edu>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: 2013 Summit in Ft Worth..topic to touch on-urban drilling’s effect on infant mortality

Hello Ms. Feil,

Thank you for your email. I would like to encourage you to read the infant mortality reports posted at the Tarrant County Public Health website: http://www.tarrantcounty.com/ehealth/cwp/view.asp?A=763&Q=455521&ehealthNav=|7268|

Currently we do not have someone to do the research, as she is out on maternity leave. There are also concerns about confidentiality of the families who have been affected that she would be able to explain. We will have her get in touch with you when she returns (October).

Thank you and I hope you will attend the Summit.



About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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