“…A chemical smeared on soldiers’ clothing has been connected to inherited defects in their children.
It was a thick liquid which we had to paint on the seams of our trousers and shirts.
“It was a thick liquid which we had to paint on the seams of our trousers and shirts, and hopefully that would keep the mites at bay to avoid them biting,” said Mr Stanaway, 75, of Christchurch.
He was speaking after the publication yesterday of findings that the sons of war veterans exposed to dibutylphthalate (DBP) are at increased risk of two types of genital malformation and daughters, in a surprise result, are at increased risk of breast cancer.
In the offspring of men who served in Malaya (Malaysia since 1963), the Canterbury University study found elevated rates of undescended testes; -
- hypospadias – the urethra exiting the penis other than at the tip; -
- and breast cancer…”
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