[ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq and Depleted Uranium
sjd at swcp.com
Sat Oct 17 09:22:23 CDT 2009
To Ahmad Al-Ani:
Who "proved" the link between DU and cancer and where were
his findings published? Please provide a full citation, preferably
to journals published in Europe or North America. (As a rule, I do
not have access to Middle Eastern journals.)
At 06:04 AM 10/17/2009, you wrote:
>I can only wonder what on god's green earth you want people to join
>you and complain about? First, It is not the "locals" who proved the
>link between the DU and cancer, and second, the extremely poor
>"quality" of their reporting can only be improved by scientific
>facts, which you faild to offer in response.
>Ahmad Al-Ani, MS DABR Nuclear Engineer and Radiation Physicist (yes,
>----- Original Message ---- From: Roger Helbig <rhelbig at sfo.com>
>To: radsafe at radlab.nl Sent: Sat, October 17, 2009 2:35:43 PM
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq
>and Depleted Uranium
>Please, join me in complaining to Al Jazeera for the extremely poor
>quality of their reporting in this now widely circulating piece.
>Press.int at aljazeera.net
>Doctors in Iraq are recording a sharp rise in the number of cancer
>victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have
>risen almost tenfold in just three years. Locals blame depleted
>uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. Some
>500 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2004 alone. That figure rose
>to almost 1,000 two years later. In 2008, the number of
>cases increased sevenfold to 7,000 diagnoses. This year, there have
>so far been more than 9,000 new cases, and the number is rising.
>Mosab Jasim reports that Iraqi researchers believe radiation is
>responsible for the increase in cancer and birth defects in the
>country, but he says the US and British militaries have sent mixed
>signals about the effects of depleted uranium. However, Christopher
>Busby, a British scientist and activist who has carried out research
>into the risks of radioactive pollution, said there is proof of a
>definitive link between cancer and depleted uranium. "I made this
>link to a coroner's inquest in the West Midlands into the death of a
>Gulf War One veteran ... and a coroner's jury accepted my evidence,"
>he told Al Jazeera. "It's been found by a coroner's court that
>cancer was caused by an exposure to depleted uranium. "In the last
>ten years, research has emerged that has made it quite clear that
>uranium is one of the most dangerous substances known to man,
>certainly in the form that it takes when used in these wars.
>Includes interview: Abdulhaq Al-Ani, author of Uranium in Iraq.
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