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An Unusual Rise in Genetic Damage in Fallujah's Children

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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 and Nagasaki).

An article from the Arab American

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.

posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 03:32 AM
let me take a wild guess-depleted uranium

posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 03:40 AM
This is just macabre. We all know about the people killed or injured directly, but this problem is not what people think about when discussing whether war is worth it.

Any American who does not have a heavy conscience has to be something less than human.

None of this had to happen. It is vile.
Sadly these results will surely continue to show up for a long time.

posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 08:58 AM
its all those weapons of mass destruction

posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 08:42 AM
This is a sad fact to here - it proves that we really DO NOT know what is taking place their behind close doors. All kinds unchivalrous behaviour of which the public are just not aware of.

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