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Further Evidence on Relation between DU and Malignancies in Children
Further Evidence on Relation between Depleted Uranium, Incidence of Malignancies among Children in Basra, Southern Iraq
Dr. Alim Yacoup; Dr. Imad Al-Sa’doun; Dr. Genan G. Hassan, College of Medicine, Basra University
Information on the incidence of malignancies among children below 15 years of age in Basrah, southernIraq was updated to include 1999 in addition to the already reported for the period 1990-1998. There has been a 100 % rise in the incidence of various forms of leukemia among children in 1999 compared to 1990 while the reported percentage increase 1997 compared to 1990 for the same forms was 60 %.
The full report is on the International Action Centre website at http://www.iacenter.org