posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 03:23 AM
This story has been circulating for some time in alternative online news media, but today it was picked up by the BBC:
Cancer, leukaemia and infant mortality are all increasing in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, which saw fierce fighting between US forces and Sunni
insurgents, a new survey says.
Still one of the most dangerous places in Iraq, doctors have been reporting a large number of birth defects since the 2004 offensive.
John Simpson reports.
The cold facts: child mortality up to 80 per thousand (more than seven times higher than in neighboring countries)
12-fold increase in cancers since 2004.
The sex ratio is sliding from an even ratio to a sigificant decrease in male births (a well-known effect of radioactive exposure, studied in Hiroshima
An article from the Arab American News.com:
Results of a population-based epidemiological study organized by Malak Hamdan and Chris Busby were published in the International Journal of
Environmental Studies and Public Health (IJERPH) based in Basle, Switzerland. They show increases in cancer, leukemia and infant mortality and
perturbations of the normal human population birth sex ratio significantly greater than those reported for the survivors of the A-Bombs at Hiroshima
and Nagasaki in 1945.