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Depleted Uranium And The Iraq War's Legacy Of Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frederick Reese - MintPress News   
Monday, 07 July 2014 18:25

1leafletDepleted uranium was used in Iraq warzone weaponry, and now kids are playing in contaminated fields and the spent weapons are being sold as scrap metal.

As instability in Iraq is forcing the United States to consider a third invasion of the Middle Eastern nation, the consequences of the first two invasions are coming into focus. For large sectors of the Iraqi population, American intervention has led to sharp spikes in the rates of congenital birth defects, premature births, miscarriages and leukemia cases.

US fired depleted uranium at civilian areas in 2003 Iraq war, report finds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rob Edwards - The Guardian   
Monday, 07 July 2014 15:00

democracy_fallujah09 Dutch peace group Pax says findings show US was in breach of official advice meant to prevent suffering in conflicts

US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found.

Iraqi Birth Defects Covered Up? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeena Shah - Huffington Post   
Sunday, 06 October 2013 07:13

who1by Jeena Shah, cooperating attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which helped to launch the Right to Heal initiative.

This week, one of the world's most renowned and respected medical journals, The Lancet, joined the chorus of epidemiologists challenging the credibility of a recently-released report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iraqi Health Ministry. The report contradicts consistent reporting of high rates of birth defects in Iraq following the U.S. invasion in 2003. The WHO's defense of the study despite the critiques from many corners raises questions as to the independence of the international body tasked with monitoring and addressing public health crises around the globe.


Exclusive: Cancer - A cure just got closer thanks to a tiny British company - and the result could change lives of millions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Connor - The Independent   
Thursday, 19 September 2013 23:21

04-cancer2-tompilston A revolution is brewing on an English business park as scientists harness our natural-born killers – the T cells – to target malign tumours

A single-storey workshop on a nondescript business park in Oxfordshire is not the sort of place where you would expect scientific revolutions to take place. But behind the white-painted walls of this small start-up company, scientists are talking about the impossible – a potential cure for cancer.

Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
Written by RT - Lucy Kafanov’s exclusive report   
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:26

cbdf The US military's use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in Leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf – and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, a local doctor tells RT.

The city of Najaf saw one of the most severe military actions during the 2003 invasion. RT traveled to the area, quickly learning that every residential street in several neighborhoods has seen multiple cases of families whose children are ill, as well as families who have lost children, and families who have many relatives suffering from cancer.

VICE on HBO: Congressman Jim McDermott on Depleted Uranium in Iraq..Links attached PDF Print E-mail
Written by By VICE Staff   
Friday, 07 June 2013 18:34

JimMCD For VICE's upcoming piece on post-war Iraq, premiering on HBO tomorrow night at 11, we interviewed Congressman Jim McDermott of the Seventh District of Washington State. Congressman McDermott has been one of the only experts and advocates in the US government on the issue of depleted uranium in Iraq. We sat down with him to get a firsthand account of the military's history of using depleted uranium munitions, the legacy it has left behind in Iraq, and why the US government refuses to do anything about it.

Horrors of war: US, UK munitions ‘cause birth defects in Iraq’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by RT -Special Report   
Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

1leaflet US and UK weapons ammunition were linked to heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, according to a recent study. The report revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in Iraqi children conceived after the US invasion.

Titled 'Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth Defects in Iraqi Cities,' the study was published by the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. It revealed a connection between military activity in the country and increased numbers of birth defects and miscarriages.

Did the US cause Fallujah's birth defects? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aljazeera - Inside Story   
Saturday, 29 September 2012 23:12

201009292284 As deformities spike in the Iraqi city, we ask if the US has been honest about weaponry used during the 2004 assaults.
New research is underway on the alarming increase in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah - the hospital of horrors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Fisk - The Independent   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 08:30

pg-38-fisk-1-gettySpecial Report day two: Stillbirths, disabilities, deformities too distressing to describe - what lies behind the torments in Fallujah General Hospital?
on an upper floor of the Fallujah General Hospital. And all at once, Nadhem Shokr al-Hadidi's administration office becomes a little chamber of horrors. A baby with a hugely deformed mouth. A child with a defect of the spinal cord, material from the spine outside the body. A baby with a terrible, vast Cyclopean eye. Another baby with only half a head, stillborn like the rest, date of birth 17 June, 2009. Yet another picture flicks onto the screen: date of birth 6 July 2009, it shows a tiny child with half a right arm, no left leg, no genitalia.

Depleted and Enriched Uranium Affect DNA in Different Ways PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Eubig, DVM   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:21

DNAEffect1Darolles, C, D Broggio, A Feugier, S Frelon, I Dublineau, M De Medro and F Petitot. 2009. Different genotoxic profiles between depleted and enriched uranium. Toxicology Letters. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.11.00
Radiation is not uranium's only health concern, say researchers who report the less radioactive form of the metal can also damage DNA, but in a different way that could also lead to cancer.

US enriched uranium weapons caused Fallujah cancer, UK-Iraq study finds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hamed Chapman- Muslim News   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 01:19

201009292284 The cause of congenital anomaly and cancer in the Iraqi city of Fallujah has been identified as Enriched Uranium from novel weapons systems deployed by the US, causing serious concern about such use in current and future warfare.

Why the WHO report on congenital anomalies in Iraq is a disgrace PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Busby - RT tv   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 23:09

who1Christopher Busby is an expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation and Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk.
The recently published World Health Organization report on its study of congenital birth anomalies in Iraq is nothing short of a disgrace.

Justice For the Babies of Fallujah ... There's Good News and Still Lots of Work to be Done PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ross Caputi   
Friday, 04 October 2013 00:17

card-1_ A blog about my efforts to help raise awareness of the increase of horrific birth defects and cancer in Fallujah, Iraq

I would like to turn over the first post of my blog to Ross Caputi of the Justice for Fallujah Project...please, please watch both of these videos to gain some background on and knowledge of the situation facing the families and children of Fallujah, from someone who can speak the truth from personal experience, and say it so, so much more eloquently than I ever could:

LONDON (AP) — New Surgical Knife Can Instantly Detect Cancer/ Surgeons May Have a New way to Smoke out Cancer. PDF Print E-mail
Written by By MARIA CHENG / AP Medical Writer   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 23:06

new-surgical-knife-can-instantly-detect-cancer-tissues An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives that heat tissue as they cut, producing a sharp-smelling smoke. The new knife analyzes the smoke and can instantly signal whether the tissue is cancerous or healthy.

Now surgeons have to send the tissue to a lab and wait for the results.

Report: Iraq Depleted Uranium Clean-Up to Cost At Least $30 Million PDF Print E-mail
Written by by Jason Ditz   
Friday, 07 June 2013 19:18

fallujah US Spread Hundreds of Tons of DU Ammo During Occupation

A new report issued by Dutch peace group IKV Pax Christi is detailing the huge and still growing problem of depleted uranium (DU) contamination of Iraq, after the US spread in excess of 400 metric tons of the material, mostly as armor piercing ammunition, across the nation in an invasion and nearly decade-long occupation.

'Falluja Babies' and Depleted Uranium -- America's Toxic Legacy in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Jazeera English / By Dahr Jamail   
Friday, 07 June 2013 18:03

liberatediraqi_jpg Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes

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.

Iraq records huge rise in birth defects ...New study links increase with military action by Western forces PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sarah Morrison   
Sunday, 14 October 2012 18:16

1leafletIt played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah's homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their "City of Mosques" to "the polluted city" after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health Organisation reveals its view on the legacy of the two battles for the town, a new study reports a "staggering rise" in birth defects among Iraqi children conceived in the aftermath of the war.

Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah - families fight back PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Fisk - The Independent   
Friday, 27 April 2012 22:49

Pg-36-abandonedSpecial Report day three: Abandoned and afraid, the parents of Iraq's suffering children wait in vain for help
"He needs multiple surgery outside Iraq. It's a dysfunctional problem. He has no hearing in his left ear. They told me he has to be six before they can remove cartilage from his chest wall to put in his ear. All operations have to be outside Iraq to beautify the ear and give him his hearing."

Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah - Sayef's story PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Fisk - The Independent   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:57

pg-34-fisk-3Special Report day one: The phosphorus shells that devastated this city were fired in 2004. But are the victims of America's dirty war still being born?
For little Sayef, there will be no Arab Spring. He lies, just 14 months old, on a small red blanket cushioned by a cheap mattress on the floor, occasionally crying, his head twice the size it should be, blind and paralysed. Sayeffedin Abdulaziz Mohamed – his full name – has a kind face in his outsized head and they say he smiles when other children visit and when Iraqi families and neighbours come into the room.

Depleted Uranium, Diabetes ... Cancer And You PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alan Cantwell, MD   
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:25

ACF8792Recently, I received an intriguing email claiming that the rapidly increasing worldwide epidemic of diabetes was caused by depleted uranium (DU). As a medical doctor I never heard of such an idea. Every physician knows that radiation can lead to cancer, but the DU and diabetes connection seemed ludicrous. Nevertheless, I thought it would be interesting to check it out on the Internet.

The Cause of Congenital Anomaly and Cancer in Fallujah Iraq is Identified As Enriched Uranium From Novel Weapons Systems Deployed by the US. PDF Print E-mail
Written by The CBDF Press Release   
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 10:00

enrichuranium 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 Health in 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.


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