UK, US munitions damage births in Iraq
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Sunday Oct 14, 2012
A study has found that US and UK weapons ammunition were linked to local babies suffering heart defects, brain dysfunctions and de-formed limbs.
The study published by the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology on October 14, revealed a shocking rise in birth defects among children in Iraq after the US and Britain invaded the country in 2003, Russia's English-language news channel RT reported.
The report showed a connection between military activities in the Middle Eastern country and the rising number of miscarriage and deformity of babies being born.
The study documented 56 families in the city of Fallujah, which was invaded by US troops in 2004. It also examined births in Basrah in southern Iraq that was attacked by British forces in 2003.
Between 2007 and 2010 in Fullujah, over half of all the surveyed babies were born with birth defects. Before the US-led invasion of Iraq, the figure was one in 10.
In Basrah’s Maternity Hospital, over 20 babies out of 1000 were born with defects in 2003, which makes the figure 17 times higher than it was in the previous decade.
The UK government has refused to take the survey seriously regarding birth defects in Iraq as a government spokesman said there was no "reliable scientific or medical evidence to confirm a link between conventional ammunition and birth defects in Basrah.”