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
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>D.U.  WEAPONS WERE USED FOR   THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY AGAINST IRAQI ARMY AND CIVILIANS DURING T...
D.U. AND HUMAN HEALTH IN THE SOUTH OF IRAQ. <ul><li>INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF CANCERS FEW YEARS AFTER THE 1991 AGGRESSI...
PATTERN OF CANCERS AFTER 1991 <ul><li>YOUNG AGED ARE AFFECTED BY CANCERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPES OF TUM...
 
 
INCIDENCE OF CANCERS IN BASRAH . <ul><li>THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN  1988  ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGISTRY WAS  11/100000  OF ...
CANCER MORTALITY IN BASRAH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
rhabdomyosarcoma
 
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Of the left thigh after a shell injury from an exploded depleted uranium messile
Osteogenic sarcoma
N.H.L.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU
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Dr Jawad Al Ali Du Basra

  1. 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. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>D.U. WEAPONS WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY AGAINST IRAQI ARMY AND CIVILIANS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 17/Jan./1991- 28/FEB./1991. </li></ul><ul><li>500-800 TONS WERE DELIVERED AND AT LEAST 300 TONS DELIVERED AT THE WEST OF BASRAH. </li></ul><ul><li>THE ESTIMATED POPULATION AT RISK OF GETTING D.U . DISEASES ABOUT 45% OF THOSE WHO WERE RESIDENT IN THE AREA AT THAT TIME. </li></ul><ul><li>NO AREA IN IRAQ IS EXCLUDED FROM THE EFFECTS OF D.U . </li></ul>
  3. 3. D.U. AND HUMAN HEALTH IN THE SOUTH OF IRAQ. <ul><li>INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF CANCERS FEW YEARS AFTER THE 1991 AGGRESSION. </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE IN FOETAL MALFORMATIONS AND ABORTIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>APPEARANCE OF MYOPATHIES, NEUROPATHIES AND RENAL FAILUER OF UNKNOWN CAUSES . </li></ul>
  4. 4. PATTERN OF CANCERS AFTER 1991 <ul><li>YOUNG AGED ARE AFFECTED BY CANCERS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE. </li></ul><ul><li>TYPES OF TUMOURS ARE RELATED TO INCUBATION PERIODS WHICH MADE RADIATION A POSSIBLE CAUSE. </li></ul><ul><li>FAMILIAL CANCER CLUSTERING IS SEEN AFTER 1991 AGGRESSION. </li></ul><ul><li>THE TUMOURS ARE UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED IN BASRAH. </li></ul>
  5. 7. INCIDENCE OF CANCERS IN BASRAH . <ul><li>THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER IN 1988 ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGISTRY WAS 11/100000 OF POPULATION. </li></ul><ul><li>IN 1998 THE INCIDENCE INCREASED TO 75/100000 , WHILE IN 2001 THE INCIDENCE RAISED TO 116/100000. </li></ul>
  6. 8. CANCER MORTALITY IN BASRAH
  7. 17. rhabdomyosarcoma
  8. 19. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Of the left thigh after a shell injury from an exploded depleted uranium messile
  9. 20. Osteogenic sarcoma
  10. 21. N.H.L.
  11. 30. THANK YOU

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