Monday, October 22, 2012

four new studies about birth defects in Fallujah

Four new studies on the health crisis in Fallujah, Iraq have been published in the last three months. Yet, one of the most severe public health crises in history, for which the US military may be to blame, receives almost no attention in the United States. 

Ever since two major US-led assaults destroyed the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004, Fallujans have witnessed dramatic increases in rates of cancers, birth defects, and infant mortality in their city. Dr. Chris Busby, the author and co-author of two studies on the Fallujah heath crisis, has called this "the highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied." 


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