Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Ann Arbor toxicologist:

"Study shows high rate of Fallujah birth defects..."


"Ann Arbor toxicologist: Study shows high rate of Fallujah birth defects, raises questions about whether U.S. war in Iraq is to blame"

By Juliana Keeping Health/Environment Reporter
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

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January 12, 2011, at:

"Is the U.S. war in Iraq behind an increase of severe birth defects in Fallujah?

That's the question raised by new research co-authored by an Ann Arbor resident and published in the International Journal of Environmental Health.

“Lots of babies are dying in Fallujah,” said environmental toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani. “Those who don’t die have a grim future..."

"...In May, 2010, 15 percent of 547 babies born at the hospital had severe birth defects. “This is in contrast to 2 to 4 percent that is normal in human population,” Savabieasfahani said.

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