Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Still raw wounds greet US medics in Iraq's Fallujah (depleted or slightly enriched uranium possibly causing cancer and birth defects)

FALLUJAH: In an Iraqi city where U.S. military offensives levelled entire neighbourhoods in 2004, a hospital has turned to American doctors to treat children with heart problems that residents blame on fallout from the fighting.

The decision was not easy for Fallujah, which lies just west of Baghdad and still views the United States with bitterness and extreme distrust.

Residents point the finger at U.S. weaponry for causing a rise in birth defects, mainly congenital heart problems, still occurring years later.

Yet when Fallujah General Hospital opened a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory in July, it was American doctors who helped launch it and test the equipment.

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