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From: -Fannie Godwin
I am looking for scientific research that connects birth defects to mustard gas as a result of damage to the father which causes him to pass on defective genes to his children many months after the exposure.
Thanks very much.
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In September 1999, 'The Guardian' newspaper stated that over 3,100 military personnel were exposed to nerve gas during tests at Porton Down, between 1945 and 1989. This report was based on information released by the Public Record Office.
On the 29th October 1999, 'The Independent' newspaper had an article about a potential police investigation at Porton Down. Apparently 25 National Servicemen (conscripts) died in a series of tests (using nerve gas etc) carried in the 50's and 60's. Their report was based on information released to MP Ken Livingstone.
Porton Down was the main biological / chemical warfare research centre in the UK, and was the subject of a recent TV documentary (BBC Northeast and Cumbria).
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There is no published scientific literature on birth defects in subjects (either male or female) exposed to mustard gas. In theory, mustard gas has the potential to cause damage to germ cells (those involved in reproduction) but we do not know how much mustard gas reaches these cells in exposed individuals.
I hope this helps.
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