NationalVOLUME 18 ISSUE # 05

War on teratogens to prevent abnormalities among babies

It is the war on teratogens, no less than the war on terror, on any count. It is the war on drugs and food additives that cause physical and mental complications among unborn and newly-born babies. And it is the war against chemical agents that cause abnormalities following fetal exposure during pregnancy.

The great war was declared by postdoctoral academia on December 18, in various countries of the world, at ceremonies organised in connection with the 50th birthday of international researcher of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi, who is one of pioneering researchers of the ‘terato-kinetics’ study. The ceremonies were organised in the US, the UK and Pakistan for declaring the war on teratogens and paying tributes to the Pakistani researcher.

The ceremony in Pakistan was held at the Punjab University’s Quaid-e-Azam campus by the Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA), National Postdoctoral Academia (NPA), UN-KAKHTAH and postdoctoral community of the country. The title of the study is ‘Trans-referential research model of teratology’, along with the ‘Trans-positional theory of terato-kinetics and Iatro-teratogenicity’. Latro-teratogens are the substances or medication induced probability perils and fate subsequences which cause the development of abnormal cell tissues in unborn as well as newly-born babies, particularly during fetal growth, yielding a multiplex of physicochemical defects in the fetus.

The research study is evidence-based, well documented, comprising statistical records analysis of nearly 660-730 million disables, — a sum that constitutes a somewhat 10-17 per cent approximation of the planet’s population. It clearly endorses the alarmingly lethal and proveable enough linkages between what is to be later on referred to as ‘iatro-teratogenicity’ and multiple disabilities in newly-born as well as unborn babies.

The threshold of the research concentrates and puts pivot emphasis on bringing global attention to certain chemicals that could cross the mother’s placenta and pose serious threats to the embryo, thus causing speckled wide-ranging physicochemical and neuro-cerebral complexities at embryonic stages. The research study also covers the adverse offshoots of certain food additives and some other ‘ultra-smart utilities’ during pregnancy that should also be brought under legislative consideration.

The research holds global initiatives for serious consideration of international legislation. It is going to impact more than 730 million disabled persons around the world by initiating not only new debates in planetary academia and medico-forensic spheres, but it also hits legislative orbits around the globe. Ethico-legal hierarchies like the United Nations are intent marked stakeholders of the present research.

In 2013, Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi launched the first-ever ‘Model of teratological research’ in the recorded history of medical sciences. The landmark research document is an outcome of nearly over two-and-a-half decades of investigative work by the multidisciplinary arch-researcher. The ground-breaking research document was primed for over 1,700 international prestigious universities of the world in accordance with the United Nations mandate on the subject-matter.

Presided over by the Chancellor Emeritus of Asia & Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia Justice (R) Dr. S.S. Paru L.L.D., D.D. Litt., the scientific colloquia, regimented under the aegis of AOPDA, are well-observed by the academicians of reputed institutions around the globe.

In his keynote theme-lecture at the Punjab University ceremony, Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi accentuated on subsoil water toxicity hazards due to non-eco-compatible sewage and drainage practices. “The environment of the planet, in its totality, is at stake due to lethal vulnerabilities of underground water reserves and its repercussions for living organisms would be disastrous,” asserted the speaker.

Prof. Hafi brought into the academia’s as well as public attention the critical issue of different types of teratogens and the complex phenomenon of teratogenicity, which is responsible for various types of multiple disabilities at pre-birth stages as well as in newborn babies. He assertively identified and affirmed sub-soil hydro-toxicity to be a potential teratogen in developing countries like Pakistan, where these ecologically incompatible sewerage-drainage practices are deemed as legal developments, and there exist no measures and regulatory policy framework to restrict the same. He stressed the need to tackle the growing impact of inner and outer environmental toxicity, in a broader perspective, in compliance with the UN conventions on the subject matters.

In his message, read out at the ceremony, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya, former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia & New Zealand, paid rich tribute to the Pakistani researcher, saying that Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi was ranked among the ‘Top of The Top-10’ most impactful persons of the 21st century’s 1st Bi-decadal Merit Gazettes. Along with the benevolent mother of the nation, Ms. Bilquis Edhi, he raised Pakistan’s flag prudently high and made the nation stand tall in the comity of nations.

Wickrema Weerasooriya said Prof. Hafi holds a progressive list of distinguished firsts which comprises:

1     The breakthrough emergence of the 1st annotation broadsheet for shielding against COVID-19, along with developing the Deca-archic baseline methodological framework for broad-spectrum shielding mechanism against orthocoronavirinae.

2     The first-ever historic commencements of ‘IRT trans-referential research model of Iatro-teratogenicity’ & ‘Trans-positional theory of embryonic Iatrogenesis and terato-kinetics’ in the basic enquiry-realms of pre-birth and post-birth child-disability prevention.

3     The breakthrough-discovery and the monumental landmark conception of the phenomenon of magneto-hydro-tropism in the recorded history of applied sciences.

4     The splendidly far-viewed scientific instigations of the framework-outline of ‘Magneto-kinetics’ based upon two co-relational equations, previously unavailable in the entire scientific literature, ever published.

4     The illustrious conceptual frame-working instigation of ‘The coherency codex’.

5     First-ever historic presentation of the ‘Magneto-sectoral model’.

6     The remarkable commencement of the ‘Hecto-dimentional research strategies model’.

7     The adoption of NEDV designs in quasi-experimental research in experimental plans for magnetic exposures of organic and inorganic substances.

8     The inception of Magneto agri-circadian clock.

9- The discoveries of the co-relational linkings between plasma activity & solar flux and the ferromagnetic susceptibility of certain biomes in varying geomagnetic sphere-fragments, for the first time in the entire scientific history.

10 The invention of ‘Deca-spectrum He-Ne~Diode’ MF susceptibilities measurements apparatus at micro & macro levels of MF exposures.

11 Virtuously responsible for evolving the first comprehensive design-schema for post-disaster epidemiological susceptibilities & pandemic outbreak’ (Post-DESPO) appraisals for catastrophic situations [The first DESPO-Asia appraisal adopted by the UN agencies, was instigated by Prof. Hafi].

Distinctively depicted and featured in over 347 internationally reputed chronicles, journals, testimonial, and high ranked institutional reference circulars including UN reference archives, ‘Who’s Who in the World’ (Edition 2006, Marquis, USA), Tri-annial Postdoc Gazette (2013-2016), Dictionary of International Biographies (Edition 2008 I.B.C. Cambridge, England.), The Oxford Blue Book and numerous other conceited mentions.

Dr. E. M. Nawaratne, provost, AOPDA, former advisor to three consecutive presidents of the Republic of Sri Lanka, patron-in-chief SAARC-ASEAN Postdoc Academia, said in his message that Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi is fully dedicated to promoting his chosen subjects i.e. humanitarianism, research methodology, bromagnetics, magneto-hydro-kinetics and integrative medicines.

Various international scientists also paid tributes to Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Hafi for his research initiatives. Carlos A. Perez. Ph.D., Washington, said: “Through his research endeavours, Prof. Hafi has made immense contributions to both, ‘humanitarianism’ and ‘scientific research’.

Prof. Dr. Henri Maisin L.L.D., D.Litt., Belgium, termed Prof. Hafi “a man of impeccable intellectual and philosophical integrity who commands universal admiration and respect.”

Castilla EE Ph.D., D.Sc., UK, said: “Prof. Hafi’s contributions to magneto-bio-kinetics have proved to be the foundations on which scores of other scientists would build their innovations.”

Dr. Alex J., SAARC Post-Doc Academia, said: “Prof Hafi is to be acknowledged as a pioneer in magneto-hydro-dynamics.”

According to Prof. Dr. Sir Guy Peter M., Ph.D., Ex. Senior Research Methodologist, Commonwealth Institute, UK, “Most senior scholars I have met usually specialise in one particular area. Prof. Aurangzeb Hafi, however, has developed expertise in almost every area of modern age scholarships.”

B.S. Lipman, Ph.D., D.Litt., Chicago, USA, said: “I have no word to admire Prof. Hafi’s great contributions for humanitarianism and scientific research, whenever and wherever he has done generously so far. Only one word I’d like to express is that I am proud of having some of his annotation research notes in my library.”

Sheldon C. Sommers, Ph.D., D.Litt., Canada, said: “Prof Dr. Sir Aurangzeb Hafi is really a great person whom I deeply admire. I salute him as an outstanding example of humanitarianism. His achievements are unequalled.”


The writer is a physician by profession. She has worked as an intern at the Capital Health (New Jersey) & the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (New York). Rights and gender issues are the areas of special interest to her. She can be reached at: [email protected]