[ RadSafe ] Sandia completes depleted uranium study

Bob Cherry bobcherry at cox.net
Thu Jul 21 21:14:27 CDT 2005

Article: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-07/dnl-scd072105.php


Sandia report:


"Marshall's study concluded that the reports of serious health risks from DU
exposure are not supported by veteran medical statistics nor supported by
his analysis. Only a few U.S. veterans in vehicles accidentally struck by DU
munitions are predicted to have inhaled sufficient quantities of DU
particulate to incur any significant health risk. For these individuals,
DU-related risks include the possibility of temporary kidney damage and
about a 1 percent chance of fatal cancer. 


"Several earlier studies were carried out by the U.S. Department of Defense,
by University Professors Fetter (University of Maryland) and von Hippel
(Princeton), and by an Army sponsored team from Pacific Northwest National
Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. 


"The conclusions from the Sandia study are consistent with these earlier
studies. The Sandia study, however, also includes an analysis of potential
health effects of DU fragments embedded as shrapnel in the bodies of some
U.S. veterans. The Sandia study also looked at civilian exposures in greater
detail, examined the potential risk of DU-induced birth defects in the
children of exposed individuals, and provided a more detailed analysis of
the dispersion of DU following impact with a number of targeted vehicles."


So will the activists believe this one?


Bob C

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