Weapon of mass destruction used
By Maria LaHood and Matt Howard
Birth defects and cancer rates seem to have skyrocketed in Iraq in the last 15 years, and mounting evidence indicates that depleted uranium (DU) munitions could be responsible. DU is a radioactive and chemically toxic substance the U.S. military uses in armor-piercing weapons. DU burns upon impact, and if DU dust is inhaled or ingested or if there is exposure to DU fragments, radioactive material can be absorbed into skeletal tissue and organs
U.S. depleted uranium casts horrific shadow on Iraq’s newborns
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
American ammunitions may be the reason behind the mounting number of babies born with birth defects in Iraq, a study revealed on Tuesday.
Accounts of children being born with cancer and birth defects have been highlighted in German newspaper Der Spiegel, where Iraqis who were interviewed were not sure of the explanation behind so many dead and deformed newborn babies in the Iraqi city of Basra.
Fired for Standing in Way of Iraq War: Ousted Director of Nobel-Winning OPCW Speaks Out
The former director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, declared Sunday that he was ousted from the organization's helm over a decade ago for making plans to investigate Iraq's weapons stocks, thereby limiting the Bush administration's ability to build justification for invasion on unverified weapons claims.
Doctors in Basra report rise in birth defects
Doctors at the Basra maternity hospital in southern Iraq have told the BBC that they have seen a 60% rise in birth defects since 2003.
Dr Muhsin Sabbak from the hospital is convinced that the rise in defects, such as spina bifida, is because of munitions from the Iraq war.
The BBC's Yalda Hakim has been investigating.
Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault
A study examining the causes of a dramatic spike in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Falluja has for the first time concluded that genetic damage could have been caused by weaponry used in US assaults that took place six years ago.
The research, which will be published next week, confirms earlierestimates revealed by the Guardian of a major, unexplained rise in cancers and chronic neural-tube, cardiac and skeletal defects in newborns. The authors found that malformations are close to 11 times higher than normal rates, and rose to unprecedented levels in the first half of this year – a period that had not been surveyed in earlier reports
Iraq records huge rise in birth defects
Iraq: War's legacy of cancer
Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tonnes of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes.Dahr Jamail;Last Modified: 15 Mar 2013 19:24
Fallujah, Iraq - Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq.
Many prominent doctors and scientists contend that DU contamination is also connected to the recent emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. DU contamination may also be connected to the steep rise in leukaemia, renal, and anaemia cases, especially among children, being reported throughout many Iraqi governorates
Toxic US weapons blamed for Iraq's birth-defect 'Hiroshima'
Published on Jul 22, 2013
More than a decade after US led forces invaded Iraq - there is a legacy of horrific birth defects. Scientists blame the weapons used by the US military. Fallujah is the best known example, the number affected there is 14 times higher than in Hiroshima after an atomic bomb was dropped on it in the Second World War. But RT's Lucy Kafanov was the first to take an in-depth look at the lesser-known extent of the human suffering in Najaf.
Michio Kaku: What Hiroshima & Iraq war have in common
Toxic trace elements in the hair of children with autism
|Written by Autism The International Journal of Research and Practice|
Saturday, 09 October 2010 20:59
A B S T R AC T Excess or deficiency of natural trace elements has been implicated in the etiology of autism. This study explores whether concentration levels of toxic metals in the hair of children with autism significantly differ from those of age- and sex-matched healthy controls. In-hair concentration levels of antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum from 40 boys with autism and 40 healthy boys were determined by Perkin–Elmer mass spectrometry.
Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009
Chris Busby 1, Malak Hamdan 2 and Entesar Ariabi 3
Abstract: Download PDF Full-Text [uploaded 6 July 2010 08:44 CET]
There have been anecdotal reports of increases in birth defects and cancer in Fallujah, Iraq blamed on the use of novel weapons (possibly including depleted uranium) in heavy fighting which occurred in that town between US led forces and local elements in 2004. In Jan/Feb 2010 the authors organised a team of researchers who visited 711 houses in Fallujah, Iraq and obtained responses to a questionnaire in Arabic on cancer, birth defects and infant mortality. The total population in the resulting sample was 4,843 persons with and overall response rate was better than 60%. Relative Risks for cancer were age-standardised and compared to rates in the Middle East Cancer Registry (MECC, Garbiah Egypt) for 1999 and rates in Jordan 1996–2001.
The Cause of Congenital Anomaly and Cancer in Fallujah Iraq is Identified As Enriched Uranium From Novel Weapons Systems Deployed by the US. (2)
|Written by The CBDF Press Release|
|Tuesday, 08 November 2011 10:00|
Remarkably high levels of congenital anomaly at birth, together with high cancer rates in Fallujah, Iraq were previously found in a joint UK Iraqi epidemiological study published in the International Journal of Environment and Public Healthin July 2010 and reported in The Independent. The illnesses and unusual changes in the sex-ratio at birth, were shown to appear following the US-led attacks on the town in 2004
The Cause of Congenital Anomaly and Cancer in Fallujah Iraq is Identified As Enriched Uranium From Novel Weapons Systems Deployed by the US.
|Written by The CBDF Press Release|
|Tuesday, 08 November 2011 10:00|
Remarkably high levels of congenital anomaly at birth, together with high cancer rates in Fallujah, Iraq were previously found in a joint UK Iraqi epidemiological study published in the International Journal of Environment and Public Healthin July 2010 and reported in The Independent. The illnesses and unusual changes in the sex-ratio at birth, were shown to appear following the US-led attacks on the town in 2004.
Baghdad - Deformed Babies born due to Depleted Uranium munitions
Published on Apr 21, 2013
ANTIKRIEG.TV Deutschsprachige Medienbeiträge sowie ins Deutsche übersetzte, ausgewählte Beiträge z.B. von Democracy Now (USA), Russia Today, Telesur (Lateinamerika)
Gleichzeitig empfehlen und verweisen wir auf deutschsprachige Nachrichtenseiten, wie Weltnetz.TV, Kontext TV, Hintergrund, Junge Welt, Nachdenkseiten und Beitrage der Occupy Bewegung
Chris Busby: The Cause of Congenital Anomaly and Cancer in Iraq
Shocking report - Toxic Depleted Uranium Fallout in Fallujah report by team i
Deadly Legacy - Iraq - August 2010
Revolution of Values, Life in Post War Iraq, Depleted Uranium Radioactive Destruction
Published on Mar 21, 2013
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Peter Joseph, social activist and director of the Zeitgeist film series, about the war as a symptom of military empire, and the need for a revolution of values
Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq
Uploaded on May 20, 2011
A brilliant documentary by John Pilger an investigative journalist that has produced some of the most popular documentaries ever created.
This particular documentary is interesting not least of all because it shows just how massively people have been unaware of what had been going on in Iraq before the coalition of the willing decided to implement regime change in another country.