Uranium, Fakten (engl.) und Schlussbetrachtungen von Brigitte Queck auf der
Grundlage von Beweisen von Prof. Dr. Günther, dem Entdecker des
Golfkriegssyndroms, sowie Schweizer Wissenschaftlern, dass DU eine atomare
1. Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth Defects in Iraqi Cities
M. Al-Sabbak • S. Sadik Ali • O. Savabi •
G. Savabi • S. Dastgiri • M. Savabieasfahani
Received: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 30 August 2012 / Published online: 16 September 2012
Between October 1994 and October 1995, the number of birth defects per 1,000 live births in Al Basrah Maternity Hospital was 1.37. In 2003, the number of birth defects in Al Basrah Maternity Hospital was 23 per 1,000 live births. Within less than a decade, the occurrence of congenital birth defects increased by an astonishing 17-fold in the same hospital. A yearly account of the occurrence and types of birth defects, between 2003 and 2011, in Al Basrah Maternity Hospital, was reported. Metal levels in hair, toenail and tooth samples of residents of Al Basrah were also provided. The enamel portion of the deciduous tooth from a child with birth defects from Al Basrah (4.19 lg/g) had nearly three times higher lead than the whole teeth of children living in unimpacted areas. Lead was 1.4 times higher in the tooth enamel of parents of children with birth defects
(2,497 ± 1,400 lg/g, mean ± SD) compared to parents of normal children (1,826 ± 1,819 lg/g). Our data suggested that birth defects in the Iraqi cities of Al Basrah (in the south of
of war: US,
Iraqi women wait with their sick children at a
Titled ‘Metal Contamination and the Epidemic of Congenital Birth Defects in Iraqi Cities,’ the study was published by the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. It revealed a connection between military activity in the country and increased numbers of birth defects and miscarriages.
The report, which can be found here, also
contains graphic images of Iraqi children born with birth defects. (The images
were not published on RT due to their disturbing content.) It documents 56
families in Fallujah, which was invaded by US troops in 2004, and examines
births in Basrah in southern
The study concluded that US and
Fallujah, around 40 miles west of
A round lights up the night-sky before a
Between 2007 and 2010 in Fallujah, more than half of all babies surveyed were born with birth defects. Before the war, this figure was around one in 10. Also, over 45 percent of all pregnancies surveyed ended in miscarriage in 2005 and 2006, compared to only 10 percent before the invasion.
Overall, the study found that the number of babies in the region born with birth defects increased by more than 60 percent (37 out of every 1,000 are now born with defects) in the past seven years. This rise was linked to an increased exposure to metals released by the bombs and bullets used over the past decade.
Hair samples of the population of Fallujah revealed levels of lead in
children with birth defects five times higher than in other children, and
mercury levels six times higher. Basrah children with birth defects had three
times more lead in their teeth than children living in areas not struck by the
The intense fighting in Iraq led by the US and UK is not the only thing that harmed children in cities like Fallujah and Basrah – a new study revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in children conceived after the invasion. (AFP Photo / Odd Andersen)
The study found a "footprint of metal in the population,”
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, one of the lead authors of the report said.
Savabieasfahani is an environmental toxicologist at the
"In utero exposure to pollutants can drastically change the outcome of an otherwise normal pregnancy. The metal levels we see in the Fallujah children with birth defects clearly indicates that metals were involved in manifestation of birth defects in these children," she said.
The study's preliminary findings, released in 2010, led to an in-depth inquiry on Fallujah by the World Health Organization (WHO), the results of which will be released next month. The inquiry is expected to show an increase in birth defects following the Iraq War.
According to the WHO, a pregnant woman can be exposed to lead or mercury through the air, water and soil. The woman can then pass the exposure to her unborn child through her bones, and high levels of toxins can damage kidneys and brains, and cause blindness, seizures, muteness, lack of coordination and even death.
US Defense Department responded to the report by claiming that there are no
official reports indicating a connection between military action and birth
"We are not aware of any official reports indicating an increase in birth defects in Al Basrah or Fallujah that may be related to exposure to the metals contained in munitions used by the US or coalition partners,” a US Defense Department spokesperson told the Independent. “We always take very seriously public health concerns about any population now living in a combat theatre. Unexploded ordnance, including improvised explosive devises, are a recognized hazard.”
New study links increase with military action by Western forces
It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the
High rates of miscarriage, toxic levels of lead and mercury contamination
and spiralling numbers of birth defects ranging from congenital heart defects
to brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs have been recorded. Even more
disturbingly, they appear to be occurring at an increasing rate in children
born in Fallujah, about 40 miles west of
There is "compelling evidence" to link the increased numbers of
defects and miscarriages to military assaults, says Mozhgan Savabieasfahani,
one of the lead authors of the report and an environmental toxicologist at the
US marines first bombarded Fallujah in April 2004 after four employees from
the American security company Blackwater were killed, their bodies burned and
dragged through the street, with two of the corpses left hanging from a bridge.
Seven months later, the marines stormed the city for a second time, using some
of the heaviest
The new findings, published in the Environmental Contamination and
Toxicology bulletin, will bolster claims that US and Nato
munitions used in the conflict led to a widespread health crisis in
The latest study found that in Fallujah, more than half of all babies surveyed were born with a birth defect between 2007 and 2010. Before the siege, this figure was more like one in 10. Prior to the turn of the millennium, fewer than 2 per cent of babies were born with a defect. More than 45 per cent of all pregnancies surveyed ended in miscarriage in the two years after 2004, up from only 10 per cent before the bombing. Between 2007 and 2010, one in six of all pregnancies ended in miscarriage.
The new research, which looked at the health histories of 56 families in
Fallujah, also examined births in
The report's authors link the rising number of babies born with birth
defects in the two cities to increased exposure to metals released by bombs and
bullets used over the past two decades. Scientists who studied hair samples of the
population in Fallujah found that levels of lead were five times higher in the
hair of children with birth defects than in other children; mercury levels were
six times higher. Children with defects in
Dr Savabieasfahani said that for the first time, there is a "footprint of metal in the population" and that there is "compelling evidence linking the staggering increases in Iraqi birth defects to neuro-toxic metal contamination following the repeated bombardments of Iraqi cities". She called the "epidemic" a "public health crisis".
"In utero exposure to pollutants can drastically change the outcome of an otherwise normal pregnancy. The metal levels we see in the Fallujah children with birth defects clearly indicates that metals were involved in manifestation of birth defects in these children," she said. "The massive and repeated bombardment of these cities is clearly implicated here. I have no knowledge of any alternative source of metal contamination in these areas." She added that the data was likely to be an "underestimate", as many parents who give birth to children with defects hide them from public view.
Professor Alastair Hay, a professor of environmental toxicology at
A US Defense Department spokesperson said: "We are not aware of any official reports indicating an increase in birth defects in Al Basrah or Fallujah that may be related to exposure to the metals contained in munitions used by the US or coalition partners. We always take very seriously public health concerns about any population now living in a combat theatre. Unexploded ordnance, including improvised explosive devises, are a recognised hazard."
A UK government spokesperson said there was no "reliable scientific or medical evidence to confirm a link between conventional ammunition and birth defects in Basra", adding: "All ammunition used by UK armed forces falls within international humanitarian law and is consistent with the Geneva Convention."
Dr Savabieasfahani said she plans to analyse the children's samples for the presence of depleted uranium once funds have been raised. She added: "We need extensive environmental sampling, of food, water and air to find out where this is coming from. Then we can clean it up. Now we are seeing 50 per cent of children being born with malformations; in a few years it could be everyone."
Throughout pregnancy, lead can pass from a woman's bones to her child; the levels of lead in maternal and foetal blood are almost identical. Children and particularly the unborn are more susceptible to lead than adults. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and central nervous system, causing comas, convulsions and even death, according to the WHO. Children who survive acute lead poisoning are typically left with mental defects and behavioural problems.
Exposure to metallic, inorganic or organic mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys and developing foetus. Mercury can enter the air, water and soil. Its harmful effects can be passed from mother to the unborn child, leading to brain damage, mental defects, blindness, seizures, muteness and lack of co-ordination.
A toxic heavy metal, depleted uranium is what is left over after natural uranium has been enriched, either for use in weapons or for reactor fuel. While the US and UK acknowledge that the dust can be dangerous if inhaled, the jury is still out when it comes to long-term damage to people and their children. Scientists have suggested that its molecules can travel to the sperm and eggs, increasing the probability of cancer and damage to genes.
Eigenbetrachtungen zu DU auf der Grundlage von Beweisen von Professor Dr. Günther dem Entdecker des Golfkriegssyndroms, sowie Schweizer Wissenschaftlern, dass DU eine atomare Waffe ist von B. Queck, Dipl.Staatswiss. Außenpolitik
Allen, denjenigen, die Depleted Uraniumwaffen NICHT als atomare Waffen bezeichnen,
ins Stammbuch geschrieben
Dr. med. Andreas Bau und Dr. sc. nat. Hans Könitzer haben dazu in der Schweizer Zeitung Zeitfragen Nr. 23, vom 8. Juni 2009, unter: „Funktion und Bedeutung von Kalium für den menschlichen Körper“ folgendes geschrieben:
„Untersuchungen von Bodenproben aus Serbien haben weitere Resultate zutage gefördert. Man fand nicht nur Uran und dessen Zerfallsprodukte, sondern weitere radioaktive Elemente /Substanzen. Diese Befunde werfen schwerwiegende Fragen auf - etwa das vorgefundene Isotopenverhältnis im Kalium, was so in der Natur nicht vorkommt, in keinem Zusammenhang mit den Zerfallsprodukten von Uran steht, aber als Folge von Kernwaffenversuchen bekannt ist....
Nach der Bombardierung der nationalen Fernsehstation im Zentrum Belgrads waren 2 Leichname
Der 16 getöteten Fernsehmitarbeiter nicht auffindbar. Sie seien buchstäblich „verdampft“ , wird im Film „Jugoslawien: der vermeidbare Krieg“ berichtet.
Die Hitzeeinwirkung der eingesetzten Munition muss immens gewesen sein – so groß, dass als Erklärung nur der Einsatz radioaktiver Waffen bzw. einer erfolgten Nuklearexplosion im Kleinformat in Frage kommt.
Wurde hier eine neue Generation von Nulearwaffen getestet ???....
Eine Analyse der Bodenproben aus Serbien hat einen außerordentlichen Anteil von Kalium 40 ergeben, 100 Mal so hoch wie bei der natürlichen Isotopenverteilung.
Kalium 40 kommt nicht in den Zerfallsreihen von Thorium oder Uran als Zerfallsprodukt vor. Dies schließt Uran als Ausgangsmaterial für Kalium 40 aus.
Kalium 40 kann nur entstehen durch eine strahlenverursachte Umwandlung eines anderen Elements.
So entsteht beispielsweise aus dem nicht radioaktiven Calcium 40 durch Neutronenbeschuss das radioaktive Kalium 40.
Weil ferner die Analyse der Proben einen Hinweis auf eine erhöhte Konzentration weiterer radioaktiver Isotope wie Kohlenstoff 14 und Beryllium 10 gibt, muss man davon ausgehen, dass
die erwähnten Radioisotope durch Kernreaktionen an Ort und Stelle erst gebildet werden.
DAS DEUTET AUF DEN EINSATZ VON WAFFEN HIN, BEI DENEN DIE
ENTSPRECHENDEN KERNREAKTIONEN STATTFINDEN (TAKTISCHE ATOMWAFFEN ) !!!“
Diese Tatsache müsste alle Atomkraftgegner auf den Plan rufen, die bei ihren Zusammenkünften immer noch die Depleted Uraniumwaffen ( neuere Atomwaffen ) außer Acht lassen.
Den allerersten Beweis, dass DU eine atomare Waffe ist, erbrachte Professor Dr. Günther durch das Mitbringen einer Granate nach Deutschland in den 90iger Jahren, die er an 3 wissenschaftlichen Institutionen untersuchen ließ, sowie ein Strafbefehl gegen ihn, der ihn schließlich ins Gefängnis brachte !!