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Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq

Overview of attention for article published in Conflict and Health, September 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 542)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq
Published in
Conflict and Health, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1752-1505-5-15
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Authors

Samira Alaani, Muhammed Tafash, Christopher Busby, Malak Hamdan, Eleonore Blaurock-Busch

Abstract

Recent reports have drawn attention to increases in congenital birth anomalies and cancer in Fallujah Iraq blamed on teratogenic, genetic and genomic stress thought to result from depleted Uranium contamination following the battles in the town in 2004. Contamination of the parents of the children and of the environment by Uranium and other elements was investigated using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Hair samples from 25 fathers and mothers of children diagnosed with congenital anomalies were analysed for Uranium and 51 other elements. Mean ages of the parents was: fathers 29.6 (SD 6.2); mothers: 27.3 (SD 6.8). For a sub-group of 6 women, long locks of hair were analysed for Uranium along the length of the hair to obtain information about historic exposures. Samples of soil and water were also analysed and Uranium isotope ratios determined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Unknown 61 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 22%
Student > Master 10 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Other 6 10%
Researcher 6 10%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 8 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 19%
Environmental Science 10 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 17 27%
Unknown 11 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 94. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2022.
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#338,833
of 21,334,933 outputs
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#9
of 542 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,293
of 119,218 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Conflict and Health
#1
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