Monday, November 28, 2011

White phosphorus weaponry: The legacy

In previous posts, we've looked at the appalling use of white phosphorous as a weapon in Fallujah and elsewhere. You may not know that these weapons, along with depleted uranium shells, can create horrendous birth defects. Go here -- but I warn you, you will not be able to look at the images for more than a second.
Children's hair in Gaza and Falluhja was shown to have a high metal load with at least 10 metals being detected in various amounts and combinations. These metals have toxic, carcinogenic and teratogenic action as shown by scientific research, and confirmed by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) classification...

The fact that these metals remain in the environment and accumulate in the human body makes their effects potentially more dangerous for the population with the passage of time, particularly given their ongoing consumption and absorption from the environment and atmosphere, as well as through metal-contaminated food and water.
These defects are also present in residential areas located near testing grounds for modern weaponry.

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