Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Iraq... depleted uranium (DU) and birth defects....

In 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) undertook a study of “the possible health effects of depleted uranium (DU) shells fired [by the U.S.] during the 1991 Gulf War.”

By 2003, reports surfaced of children of U.S soldiers exposed to DU being born with deformities. And yet, by 2004, the U.S. was still using DU in Iraq. It’s estimated that the contamination from DU will last for 4.5 billion years.

I never really understood the magnitude of the damage from DU until I saw these photos.

WARNING! WARNING! These photos are not for the squeamish. Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003.

Disturbing, very disturbing!

You be the judge.


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