[ RadSafe ] California Bills on DU Screening Awareness - SB1720Senate Bill - Bill Analysis
Glenn R. Marshall
GRMarshall at philotechnics.com
Thu Aug 17 13:18:23 CDT 2006
It's also useful for fishing, as you don't have to use those highly
toxic lead weights.
The U-235 contribution to the total radioactivity is always trivial,
regardless of enrichment.
In DU, most of the radioactivity is from U-238. In U-nat, it's 49% each
from U-234 and U-238 (balance from U-235). In highly enriched U, nearly
all the radioactivity is from U-234.
Glenn Marshall, CHP
From: John R Johnson [mailto:idias at interchange.ubc.ca]
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:35 PM
To: Roger Helbig; radsafelist
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] California Bills on DU Screening Awareness -
SB1720Senate Bill - Bill Analysis
Would you forward this to Chuck.
DU is useful as a counter weight, so I wouldn't call it a waste product.
activity in DU is mainly from U-234 with a half-life of 0.45 years and
with a half-life of 0.71 billion years.
Thanks in advance
John R Johnson, Ph.D.
President, IDIAS, Inc
4535 West 9-Th Ave
Vancouver B. C.
idias at interchange.ubc.ca
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On
Behalf Of Roger Helbig
Sent: August 17, 2006 2:05 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] California Bills on DU Screening Awareness - SB
1720Senate Bill - Bill Analysis
Feel free to contact Chuck Nicol and make him aware of the errors in his
analysis below which has been provided to members of the California
Purpose . DU is a chemically toxic, radioactive heavy metal waste
product that has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, may cause
genetic mutations, damage the kidneys and lungs, and may be
cancerous when inhaled or ingested. Exposure to DU has been
identified as a possible cause of Gulf War syndrome/illness.
While the scientific understanding of DU's effect on health is
still evolving, there appears to be ample evidence that there
are some health risks associated with DU being embedded in the
body. As a result, this bill seeks to ensure that California
veterans are notified of the availability of federally
for DU exposure.
Analysis Prepared by : Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916)
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