[ RadSafe ] New study re: birth defects in Iraq

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 19:37:38 CDT 2012

Dear Group:

M. Al-Sabbak et al (p.943, 2012): "The recognition that birth defects
reported from Iraq are mainly folate-dependent offers possible
treatment options to protect at-risk populations." This was my
understanding based on letters from family living in Iraq during the period
1978-present. Getting green, leafy vegetables was probably pretty difficult
during periods of war.

Regarding lead (Pb), there was no mention in the paper about lead-based
paints that were a common problem in the USA in the 50s and 60s.

Dan ii

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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Harrison, Tony
<tony.harrison at state.co.us>wrote:

> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3464374/pdf/128_2012_Article_817.pdf
> This appears to be a pretty well designed study.  It's a real problem, but
> it's not the depleted uranium, it's the lead.
> Maybe.
> --
> Tony Harrison, MSPH
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> Laboratory Services Division
> Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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