DU, White Phosphorus and the Story of Fallujah By Hannah Gurman, Foreign Policy in Focus 27 November 11
"Two recent studies led by Dr. Christopher Busby, a chemistry professor at the University of Ulster who specializes in environmental toxicology, have attempted to document and explain Fallujah's health crisis.
The first was an epidemiological study conducted by a team of 11 researchers who visited 711 households in Fallujah. Published in the December 2010 issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, it found that congenital birth defects, including neural tube, cardiac, and skeletal malformations, were 11 times higher than normal rates, and rose to their highest levels in 2010.
The study also found a seven-to-38-fold increase in several site-specific cancers, as well as a drastic shift in the ratio of female-to-male births, with 15 percent fewer boys born in the study period.
"In a follow-up study, Busby and his team tested hair samples from 25 mothers and fathers of children with genetic abnormalities in Fallujah. In addition to normally occurring elements, they found uranium.
The study, published in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of Conflict and Health, concluded that this was a "primary" or "related cause" of the increase in birth defects and cancer in Fallujah. In a recent interview on Russia Today, Busby explained that, although the research team expected to find depleted uranium, they actually found a slightly enriched form of the element.
This has led him to speculate that a "whole new set of anti-personnel weapons" was secretly deployed in Fallujah and possibly elsewhere...."
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A few days ago I linked to a video of Dr. Busby explaining his findings on this new weapon that uses slightly enriched uranium. Here is the video link