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Parents want answers about children's birth defects

Families are demanding answers about their children's rare condition Photo:

There was frustration and anger in Gravesend today, at a meeting between public health officials and a group of mothers whose children have been born with the same birth defect.

At least eight children born on the same street in Northfleet have a rare bowel condition called gastroschisis. They aree convinced chemicals in the local environment are to blame. But health officials say tests have shown no direct link - and more research needs to be done. Andrea Thomas reports.

Parents and officials gather for a discussion about gastroschisis