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Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’

Posted By admin On July 25, 2010 @ 4:30 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Patrick Cockburn
London Independent [1]
July 25, 2010

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.

Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs.

They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents.

Their claims have been supported by a survey showing a four-fold increase in all cancers and a 12-fold increase in childhood cancer in under-14s. Infant mortality in the city is more than four times higher than in neighbouring Jordan and eight times higher than in Kuwait.

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[1] London Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html

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[3] The curse of Fallujah: Women warned not to have babies because of rise in birth defects since U.S. operation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-curse-of-fallujah-women-warned-not-to-have-babies-because-of-rise-in-birth-defects-since-u-s-operation.html

[4] US troops kill Fallujah ’shoe-thrower’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-troops-kill-fallujah-%e2%80%99shoe-thrower%e2%80%99.html

[5] Hundreds in Fallujah burn U.S. flag to celebrate troops pulling out of Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hundreds-in-fallujah-burn-u-s-flag-to-celebrate-troops-pulling-out-of-iraq.html

[6] ‘Depleted uranium’s toxic legacy to poison Libya for 40 years’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/depleted-uraniums-toxic-legacy-to-poison-libya-for-40-years.html

[7] Agent Orange’s toxic legacy lingers on: http://www.prisonplanet.com/agent-orange%e2%80%99s-toxic-legacy-lingers-on.html

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