When Jacob was diagnosed with microphthalmia, one of our first questions was FROM WHAT? To this day the only explanation we have received was that it was a FLUKE of nature..... I found that entirely too hard to believe. Our thoughts were SOMETHING had to of happened for his eye to end up the way it did.
So off to the Geneticists we went.(I had to demand that he be referred.) They did measurements of the head, arms, legs and even his fingers(something about micro/anophthalmic babies have short fingers). A detailed family history was recorded, and chromosome tests were done. Nothing. The explanation I received was in medical mumbo jumbo, something about a possible recessive autosomal gene that may become dominant with Jacobs future children. After saying 'huh?' they told me in short they could not find anything, that it had to be a fluke of nature! In laymans terms-they just didn't know why. What I did find out, was that it happened during my early weeks of pregnancy, probably before I knew I was even pregnant. See, the eyes develop within the first 4-8 weeks of development.
After hearing about the Castillo case in Florida, I started my own research into it. Did you know just how many environmental poisons there are!?! Do you realize that we are all being poisoned one way or another? ANYWAY......
The number one probable cause for anophthalmia and microphthalmia, unilaterally as well as bilaterally it BENOMYL. Benomyl is a fungicide used by DuPont in making Benlate. Other commercial names for the product are Agrodit, Benex, Benosan, Fundazol, Fungidice 1991, and Tersan.
Another chemical that I came across was Cyanazine. It is also manufactured by DuPont under Bladex as a pesticide. It is publicly known as a health hazard causing birth defects and genetic mutations as well as cancer. I could go on and on here but I think I will let you read about them yourself......
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