[ RadSafe ] On-Line Posting to Senator Rosa Franklin, Washington State Se...

The Wilsons pnwnatives at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 18:27:15 CDT 2006

The original issue was a difference of opinion on whether or not 
returning veterans in Washington State should receive medical treatment 
and monitoring due to potential or actual exposure to depleted uranium.  
In order to treat them as you state they must be looked for, first.  I 
am not a medical person but would expect the treatment to be consistent 
with the diagnosis.

Mercado, Don wrote:
>  The Wilsons wrote,
> "I do not suggest that there is any particular thing that should be 
> looked for.  There are a range of things that could be looked for, for 
> instance wounds that heal slowly, localized trauma from the presence of 
> depleted uranium, symptoms of poisoning due to the toxic affects, or any
> number of other things.  The affects would obviously differ depending on
> the type of intake  (e.g. aerosol, fragments, contaminates from
> oxidation)."
> I'm sure all these things, which are easy see and to diagnose, are
> looked for and given appropriate treatment. But as has been asked, if
> they are asymptomatic, what treatment would you give them?

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