[act-ma] 11/12 Remember Fallujah Week 2012: The Alarming Rise in Birth Defects in Fallujah

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Nov 7 05:04:43 PST 2012


*Remember Fallujah Week 2012: The Alarming Rise in Birth Defects in 
Fallujah*

Since the US siege in 2004, there has been a staggering rise in the 
number of birth defects in the Iraqi town of Fallujah. A study in 2010 
led the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch an inquiry into the 
rise in birth defects such as malformed limbs, extra toes or fingers, 
congenital heart diseases and brain dysfunctions - the report for which 
will come out later this year.

Now a new study has come out that links the rise in birth defects to the 
metals in munitions used by US forces. Join us for a ta
lk with the environmental toxicologist who authored the study, Dr. 
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani.
*
**Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Rm. 218, 635 
Commonwealth Ave.*
Monday, November 12, 2012 
<http://www.facebook.com/events/calendar/2012/November/12> 7 to 9 PM


An article discussing the recent study: 
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/iraq-records-huge-rise-in-birth-defects-8210444.html 
<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/iraq-records-huge-rise-in-birth-defects-8210444.html>

Ross discussing this on Al Jazeera English:
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/08/2012815458859755.html 
<http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/08/2012815458859755.html>

An article discussing the 2010 study, also involving Dr. Savabieasfahani:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/30/faulluja-birth-defects-iraq 
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/30/faulluja-birth-defects-iraq>

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