Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima (Graphic)

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In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.

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The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.
DU, a chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor. That’s why the US and UK were among a handful of nations (France and Israel) who in December refused to sign an international agreement to limit its use, insisting DU is not harmful, science be damned. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s refusal to release details about where DU munitions were fired has made it difficult to clean up.
Today, 14.7 percent of Fallujah’s babies are born with a birth defect, 14 times the documented rate in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallujah’s babies have also experienced heart defects 13 times the European rate and nervous system defects 33 times that of Europe. That comes on top of a 12-fold rise in childhood cancer rates since 2004. Furthermore, the male-to-female birth ratio is now 86 boys for every 100 girls, indicating genetic damage that affects males more than females.
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In real science---- ((((CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION)))))) the fact
that an area of a country was involved in bombings and comes up now
with an increased mutation rate does not in any way come close to proving
that the increased mutation rate is due to the use of DEPLETED URANIUM
even if depleted uranium was used, At the very least the persons making
such a claim should provde a measure of this PUTATIVE INCREASED
level of background radiation in the area----AT THE VERY LEAST-----
There are scores of other possible explanations for increases in cancer
rates----If you have some date regarding the GENDER issue---please
let me know ----I simply did not know that depleted uranium has an
effect on the male/female proportions of birth rate
 

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varelse, et al,

This is quite interesting.

In certain Iraqi cities, the health consequences are significantly worse than those seen in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of WWII.

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The highest rates are in the city of Fallujah, which underwent two massive US bombing campaigns in 2004. Though the U.S. initially denied it, officials later admitted using white phosphorous. In addition, U.S. and British forces unleashed an estimated 2,000 tons of depleted uranium ammunitions in populated Iraqi cities in 2003.
DU, a chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor. That’s why the US and UK were among a handful of nations (France and Israel) who in December refused to sign an international agreement to limit its use, insisting DU is not harmful, science be damned. Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s refusal to release details about where DU munitions were fired has made it difficult to clean up.
Today, 14.7 percent of Fallujah’s babies are born with a birth defect, 14 times the documented rate in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallujah’s babies have also experienced heart defects 13 times the European rate and nervous system defects 33 times that of Europe. That comes on top of a 12-fold rise in childhood cancer rates since 2004. Furthermore, the male-to-female birth ratio is now 86 boys for every 100 girls, indicating genetic damage that affects males more than females.
Bringing DU- er, Democracy- to the Middle East...
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So, I gather from your presentation, and cited article, that all the the other potential causes (like water contamination) have been ruled-out.

You mention that, given comparison to WWII Atomic detonation outcomes, that the Fallujah bombardment was a factor greater than ten, more dangerous to the survivors, and that this level of radioactive contamination is virtually undetectable other than through birth defects. And there is no forensic evidence that supports these findings. Yet the hypothesis is that the children being exposed to radiation and other toxic materials the US military have introduced into our environment (according to the al-Jazeera reports). Hummm!

Does this pass the smell test?

Most Respectfully,
R
 

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The US should pay the medical treatment of all those children affected by those bombs.
 

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