Friday, August 10, 2007

Rise in UK cancer rates linked to Iraq and/or sunbathing


CHANGE IN UK CANCER RATES BETWEEN 1995 AND 2004 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6938186.stm

Cases of malignant melanoma rose from 5,783 to 8,939 - a 43% increase
Cases of mouth cancer rose from 3,696 to 4,769 - a 23% increase
Cases of womb cancer rose from 5,018 to 6,438 - a 21% increase
Cases of kidney cancer rose from 5,636 to 7,044 - a 14% increase

"RADIATION detectors in Britain recorded a fourfold increase in uranium levels in the atmosphere after the 'shock and awe' bombing campaign against Iraq, according to a report. Environmental scientists who uncovered the figures through freedom of information laws say it is evidence that depleted uranium from the shells was carried by wind currents to Britain." http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2047373,00.html

"According to Leuren Moret, an independent scientist and international radioactivity specialist, since 1991, the U.S. has released radioactive particles from DU that is equivalent to more than 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. Moret contends that releases from Gulf War II will lead to a marked increase in cancer." Depleted Uranium Fight Heats Up




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