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D.U. EFFECTS ON PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH OF IRAQ BY Dr. JAWAD AL-ALI, M.R.C.P. (U.K.). CANCER TREATMENT CENTER, BASRAH.

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1 D.U. EFFECTS ON PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH OF IRAQ BY Dr. JAWAD AL-ALI, M.R.C.P. (U.K.). CANCER TREATMENT CENTER, BASRAH

2 INTRODUCTION D.U. WEAPONS WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY AGAINST IRAQI ARMY AND CIVILIANS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 17/Jan./ /FEB./1991.D.U. WEAPONS WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY AGAINST IRAQI ARMY AND CIVILIANS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 17/Jan./ /FEB./ TONS WERE DELIVERED AND AT LEAST 300TONS DELIVERED AT THE WEST OF BASRAH TONS WERE DELIVERED AND AT LEAST 300TONS DELIVERED AT THE WEST OF BASRAH. THE ESTIMATED POPULATION AT RISK OF GETTING D.U. DISEASES ABOUT 45% OF THOSE WHO WERE RESIDENT IN THE AREA AT THAT TIME.THE ESTIMATED POPULATION AT RISK OF GETTING D.U. DISEASES ABOUT 45% OF THOSE WHO WERE RESIDENT IN THE AREA AT THAT TIME. NO AREA IN IRAQ IS EXCLUDED FROM THE EFFECTS OF D.U.NO AREA IN IRAQ IS EXCLUDED FROM THE EFFECTS OF D.U.

3 D.U. AND HUMAN HEALTH IN THE SOUTH OF IRAQ. INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF CANCERS FEW YEARS AFTER THE 1991 AGGRESSION.INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF CANCERS FEW YEARS AFTER THE 1991 AGGRESSION. INCREASE IN FOETAL MALFORMATIONS AND ABORTIONS.INCREASE IN FOETAL MALFORMATIONS AND ABORTIONS. APPEARANCE OF MYOPATHIES, NEUROPATHIES AND RENAL FAILUER OF UNKNOWN CAUSES.APPEARANCE OF MYOPATHIES, NEUROPATHIES AND RENAL FAILUER OF UNKNOWN CAUSES.

4 PATTERN OF CANCERS AFTER 1991 YOUNG AGED ARE AFFECTED BY CANCERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE.YOUNG AGED ARE AFFECTED BY CANCERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE. TYPES OF TUMOURS ARE RELATED TO INCUBATION PERIODS WHICH MADE RADIATION A POSSIBLE CAUSE.TYPES OF TUMOURS ARE RELATED TO INCUBATION PERIODS WHICH MADE RADIATION A POSSIBLE CAUSE. FAMILIAL CANCER CLUSTERING IS SEEN AFTER 1991 AGGRESSION.FAMILIAL CANCER CLUSTERING IS SEEN AFTER 1991 AGGRESSION. THE TUMOURS ARE UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED IN BASRAH.THE TUMOURS ARE UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED IN BASRAH.

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7 INCIDENCE OF CANCERS IN BASRAH. THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN 1988 ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGISTRY WAS 11/ OF POPULATION. IN 1998 THE INCIDENCE INCREASED TO 75/100000, WHILE IN 2001 THE INCIDENCE RAISED TO 116/

8 CANCER MORTALITY IN BASRAH

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19 Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Of the left thigh after a shell injury from an exploded depleted uranium messile

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