Lack of sunshine = child abuse

According to reports in The Daily Mail, and the academically rigorous The Medical Journal of Australia, the debilitating, possibly life threatening, life destroying condition Rickets is on the rise.  Rickets is bone deformity and weakness and other complications due to severe chronic lack of vitamin D attributable to staying indoors and not getting enough sunshine.

The last time Rickets was common was the nineteenth century.  If numbers continue to rise then we can go back to the past and see infant mortality and morbidity rise dramatically.

This is shocking.  Sunshine is free.  Most places in Australia have plenty of parks for children to play in the sunshine.

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2012/196/7/incidence-vitamin-d-deficiency-rickets-among-australian-children-australian

https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vitamin-d-news/rate-of-rickets-in-the-united-kingdom-highest-in-50-years/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gout-and-rickets-on-the-rise-public-health-expert-warns-of-rise-in-tudor-era-diseases-9702394.html


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