Today on Planet 100: Fallujah Birth Defects (Video)
Doctors in Fallujah are reporting birth defects at a rate, they say, is 13 times higher than normal. They believe this shocking increase is related to the environmental pollution caused by the United States' use of depleted-uranium weapons.A spokesperson from the United States Army commented that they take these concerns "very seriously" before adding that "no studies to date have indicated environmental issues resulting in specific health issues."
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