Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Iraqi Birth Defects: Fallujah And Basra Babies Brain Damaged After UK-US Bombardment, Study Finds

Babies born in the cities at the heart of the US and UK's bloodiest military campaigns in Iraq are more likely to have heart defects, deformed limbs and brain damage, according to a new report.

In the survey, more than half of all babies who were conceived after the US invasion of Fallujah were born with birth defects. Before the siege, it was one in 10.

Graphic images of babies with twisted limbs, organs forming on the outside of bodies and inflated skulls are included in the study funded by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan.

1 comment:

Ayman Fadel said...

I'm the Assistant Editor in the Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. It recently published a pilot study on this issue.

Pilot study of congenital anomaly rates at birth in Fallujah, Iraq, 2010