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    • blue babies
    • 05.01.10 | 06:39 (IST)

    The irony of providing gas masks to Israelis while simultaneously poisoning Palestinians. Who do you think you're fooling? "n Gaza there is now no uncontaminated water; of the 40,000 or so newborn babies, at least half are at immediate risk of nitrate poisoning ? incidence of "blue baby syndrome", methaemoglobinaemia, is exceptionally high; an unprecedented number of people have been exposed to nitrate poisoning over 10 years; in some places the nitrate content in water is 300 times World Health Organisation standards; the agricultural economy is dying from the contamination and salinated water; the underground aquifer is stressed to the point of collapse; and sewage and waste water flows into public spaces and the aquifer." No one believes you anymore.

    from the article: IDF to blanket Israel with gas masks
    First published 02:17 05.01.10 | Last updated 12:35 05.01.10
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