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'Systematic investigation' needed on Falluja birth defects

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BBC world affairs editor John Simpson has discovered is a high incidence of deformities among children in Falluja, the Iraqi city which was the scene of fierce fighting during the 2003 invasion.

Toxicologist and an expert in chemical weaponry at the University of Leeds, Prof Alastair Hay, talks about the possible connection between these deformities and the presence of phosphorous in the weapons used US forces in the area.

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