Children of DOW’s Chemicals
In the years since the disaster, thousands of babies born to gas and contaminated water affected families have suffered from birth defects and long-term health conditions. Today, we are still seeing the effects on a third generation of Bhopali children.
Since the leak in 1984, numerous studies have linked exposure to methyl isocyanate gas to genetic conditions that can result in birth defects and degenerative health conditions in the children of gas-affected individuals.
Rates of disabilities among the children of gas survivors are far higher than among the unexposed population, as are rates of conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Sabhavna clinic is dedicated to providing free healthcare and support to children born to gas-affected families. Below, we have shared the stories of seven such children and their experiences living with the effects of DOW's chemicals.
The Bhopal Medical Appeal's ongoing work depends entirely upon the compassion and fellowship of ordinary people, as well as contributions by trusts and philanthropic groups.
From volunteering at the Sambhavna Clinic or holding a fundraising event, to taking on a challenge activity or making a donation, your support is critical in enabling our clinics to continue providing free medical relief for those still suffering in Bhopal.