The Broken Empire - Pollution
Photograph by Gerd Ludwig
RealAudio: Missing left forearms
Moscow, Russia. 1993 - Several clusters of children with missing forearms were discovered in Moscow like the eight shown here. All these hemi-melia births, as scientists call them, occurred between 1985 and 1990 in two neighborhoods. Although no certain links can be drawn between these birth defects and Moscow's bewildering mix of pollutants (dioxin, military plants, trash incinerators etc.), most scientific research points to pollution as a cause.
PAGE 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 
Changing Tides | Cossacks | Trans-Siberian Railroad 
Contents Editorials The Platypus Links Copyright
Portfolios Camera Corner War Stories  Dirck's Gallery Comments
Issue Archives Columns Forums Mailing List E-mail The DJ
 This site is sponsored and powered by Hewlett Packard