[ RadSafe ] response to allegations and news: Vets plus DU plus the Law

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Thu Mar 23 18:17:22 CST 2006

March 23


         How do you know the Mississippi study is flawed?

         What are the flaws?

         Why is the Araneta, et al. study better?

         Be specific.

Steven Dapra
sjd at swcp.com

At 03:58 PM 3/20/06 -0800, you [James Salsman] wrote:
>The Mississippi study cited is flawed; this one is better, and
>from the same time period:
>"Prevalence of Birth Defects Among Infants of Gulf War Veterans
>in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Iowa,
>1989­1993," by M.R.G. "Happy" Araneta, et al., in _Birth Defects
>Research (Part A)_, vol. 67, pp. 246­260 (2003.)
>Note that the Basrah University Hospital civilians didn't have
>the same spike that the U.S. and U.K. troops did.
>Steven Dapra wrote:
>>March 19
>>To all:
>>          You can read about this alleged Mississippi study 
>> here:  <http://www.ntanet.net/traprock.html>, in an article by Robert 
>> Holloway.  There is some material about Leuren Moret, Doug Rokke, and 
>> the Traprock Peace Center.  You will also find Otto Raabe's posting to 
>> RADSAFE about how he confronted Rokke at a meeting in Davis, CA.
>>          The CDC looked in the the MS claims, and found 
>> nothing.  Holloway has a citation to Military Medicine (161:1-6; 1996) 
>> about the MS findings.  The authors are Penman, Tarver, and Currier.
>>          Please follow the link and read the article.  It will be well 
>> worth your time.  Holloway did a real piece of detective work on this 
>> and is to be commended for his efforts.
>>Steven Dapra
>>sjd at swcp.com
>>At 08:19 AM 3/20/06 +1100, you wrote:
>>>Does anyone know how I can get a copy of this study cited in the Pulse of
>>>the Twin Cities below:?
>>>"In a study of 251 Mississippi soldiers who
>>>had normal children during pre-Iraq War, 67 percent of their post-war
>>>babies were born with severe birth defects—cyclops (single eye), infants 
>>>missing arms, legs, organs. And if those children live and reproduce,
>>>will their genetic damage be inherited?"
>>>Brent Rogers
>>>Manager Radiation Operations Unit
>>>NSW Environment Protection Authority
>>>Department of Environment and Conservation
>>>*+61 2 9995 5986
>>>*+61 2 9995 6603
>>>* PO Box A290 Sydney South 1232

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