[ RadSafe ] Birth defects with Basrah fear and malnutrition - not DU

James Salsman james at bovik.org
Sun Oct 2 16:34:23 CDT 2005

Dear Dr. Long:

Thank you for your message:

>... Malnutrition makes birth defects. Especially neurologic defects 
> are caused by deficiency of folate (greens, as grown in marshes).
> Fear (as with helicopter slaughter) disrupts circulation, 
> digestion, hormones, etc. These two proven causes are 
> far more likely than DU....

If that were true, then conflicts prior to February 1991's
Operation Dessert Storm would have led to increases in the 
birth defect incident rate in children of the involved 
troops and civilians.

Are you able to show any evidence of that?

The kind of birth defects that have been observed do not 
match a folate deficiency, and the U.S. and U.K. troops are 
both fed floate-enriched foods.  If the troops' increase 
in their kids' birth defect incidence rate was due to diet, 
then shouldn't the effect be apparent in far more troops?

If these were legitimate hypotheses, they would have been 
advanced, developed, and buttressed with evidence by the 
resourceful interests in favor of pyrophoric depleted 
uranium munitions long ago, but they have not been because 
they can not be, because the evidence is contrary and 
consistent with chromosome damage from uranyl poisoning.

James Salsman

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