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Mutations/Deformities

Nature isn't always perfect and often this has to do partly thanks to man kind...



1990, Ukraine --- Between 1989-1990, a notable increase in genetic malformations in animals was noted, in particular in calves and pigs. The following year, almost 400 deformed animals were born, but they only lived for a few hours. In 1990, Igor Kostin took photographs of these mutations, including this eight-legged foal, and sent them to Mikhail Gorbachev to encourage him set up an international commission to investigate the causes of the changes; he received no reply from the Soviet leader. In addition, Kostin gave a set of photographs to a Supreme Soviet deputy, Youri Chtcherbak, who showed them to the Congress of Deputies in Moscow, proclaiming, "If you don't want your children to look like this, you need to act." Since then, no government commission was created to investigate the phenomena caused, according to some, by radioactive leaks from the ?sarcophagus. --- Image by © Igor Kostin/Sygma/Corbis



1988, Ukraine --- A deformed fetus from a mother exposed to radiation is displayed at the Jitomir clinic in the Ukraine. Miscarriages among women exposed to radiation were very frequent. --- Image by © Igor Kostin/Sygma/Corbis



1988, Belarus, USSR --- Igor Kostin discovered this deformed child in a special school for abandoned children in Belarus. The photo, published in the local Belarus press, named the child "The Chernobyl Child". Following the publication of the image in German magazine "Stern", the photo appeared throughout the world and the child was adopted by a British family. The boy underwent several operations carried out by a British surgeon and is now living a relatively normal life and going to school. --- Image by © Igor Kostin/Sygma/Corbis



1987, Ukraine, USSR --- In the years following the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, there was an increase in malformation in newly-born children in the Ukraine and Belarus. Many of these children were abandoned by their parents and left in special-care institutions. A deformed infant. --- Image by © Igor Kostin/Sygma/Corbis



1987, Ukraine, USSR --- In the years following the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, there was an increase in malformation in newly-born children in the Ukraine and Belarus. Many of these children were abandoned by their parents and left in special-care institutions. A deformed infant. --- Image by © Igor Kostin/Sygma/Corbis



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