Blackwater, USA contractors attacked in Fallujah, Iraq during 2004, a photo by panafnewswire on Flickr.
Havana. October 15, 2012
U.S. and UK ammunition cause birth defects in Iraq
U.S. and UK weapons ammunition are linked to heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, according to a recent study.
The report revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in Iraqi children conceived after the U.S. invasion.
Titled ‘Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth Defects in Iraqi Cities,’ the study was published by the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. It revealed a connection between military activity in the country and increased numbers of birth defects, miscarriages and high levels of lead and mercury contamination.
The report also contains graphic images of Iraqi children born with birth defects, images which were not published by RT due to their disturbing content.
It documents 56 families in Fallujah, 40 kilometers from Baghdad, which was invaded by U.S. troops in the spring of 2004, and again after seven months. Some of the heaviest artillery in the U.S. arsenal was deployed during the attack, including phosphorus shells. (Excerpted from RT)