[ RadSafe ] Salsman's "dozen reports" about DU
robert.atkinson at genetix.com
Mon Jul 3 10:57:32 CDT 2006
I hate to state the obvious, but 12 reports claming "no increase in
cancer incidence rates..." is a totally different thing to 12 reports
"mentioning the lack of......"
I don't have access to the reports cited but there is a suspicious
commonality in the titles and Dairmid is an author in all of them,
Squibb in 10 of 13, hardly an objective selection of sources and views!
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of James Salsman
Sent: 03 July 2006 11:34
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Salsman's "dozen reports" about DU
> On or about June 27, James Salsman wrote, "But I can give you
> dozen reports, e.g., at least ten from Dr. Melissa McDairmid's group
> which claim no increase in cancer incidence rates in uranium-exposed
> War veterans."
> On the same day I asked him for citations to these reports.
> far there has been only silence from James Salsman...
> [I] reiterate my request than he provide citations to his "dozen
The following reports mention the lack of increased incidence of cancer
in uranium-exposed Gulf War veterans:
Squibb KS, McDiarmid MA. "Depleted uranium exposure and health effects
in Gulf War veterans." Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2006 Apr
29;361(1468):639-48. PMID: 16687268
Squibb KS, Leggett RW, McDiarmid MA. "Prediction of renal concentrations
of depleted uranium and radiation dose in Gulf War veterans with
embedded shrapnel." Health Phys. 2005 Sep;89(3):267-73. PMID: 16096502
McDiarmid MA, Engelhardt SM, Oliver M, Gucer P, Wilson PD, Kane R, Kabat
M, Kaup B, Anderson L, Hoover D, Brown L, Albertini RJ, Gudi R,
Jacobson-Kram D, Thorne CD, Squibb KS. "Biological monitoring and
surveillance results of Gulf War I veterans exposed to depleted
uranium." Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2006 Jan;79(1):11-21. Epub 2005
Aug 2. PMID: 16075297
Ejnik JW, Todorov TI, Mullick FG, Squibb K, McDiarmid MA, Centeno JA.
"Uranium analysis in urine by inductively coupled plasma dynamic
reaction cell mass spectrometry." Anal Bioanal Chem. 2005
May;382(1):73-9. Epub 2005 Apr 15. PMID: 15900454
McDiarmid MA, Squibb K, Engelhardt SM. "Biologic monitoring for urinary
uranium in gulf war I veterans." Health Phys. 2004 Jul;87(1):51-6. PMID:
McDiarmid MA, Engelhardt S, Oliver M, Gucer P, Wilson PD, Kane R, Kabat
M, Kaup B, Anderson L, Hoover D, Brown L, Handwerger B, Albertini RJ,
Jacobson-Kram D, Thorne CD, Squibb KS. "Health effects of depleted
uranium on exposed Gulf War veterans: a 10-year follow-up." J Toxicol
Environ Health A. 2004 Feb 27;67(4):277-96. PMID: 14713562
McDiarmid MA, Hooper FJ, Squibb K, McPhaul K, Engelhardt SM, Kane R,
DiPino R, Kabat M. "Health effects and biological monitoring results of
Gulf War veterans exposed to depleted uranium." Mil Med. 2002 Feb;167(2
Suppl):123-4. PMID: 11873493
Hodge SJ, Ejnik J, Squibb KS, McDiarmid MA, Morris ER, Landauer MR,
McClain DE. "Detection of depleted uranium in biological samples from
Gulf War veterans." Mil Med. 2001 Dec;166(12 Suppl):69-70.
McDiarmid MA, Squibb K, Engelhardt S, Oliver M, Gucer P, Wilson PD, Kane
R, Kabat M, Kaup B, Anderson L, Hoover D, Brown L, Jacobson-Kram D;
Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program. "Surveillance of depleted uranium
exposed Gulf War veterans: health effects observed in an enlarged
'friendly fire' cohort." J Occup Environ Med. 2001 Dec;43(12):991-1000.
McDiarmid MA, Engelhardt SM, Oliver M. "Urinary uranium concentrations
in an enlarged Gulf War veteran cohort." Health Phys. 2001
Mar;80(3):270-3. PMID: 11219540
McDiarmid MA. "Depleted uranium and public health." BMJ. 2001 Jan
20;322(7279):123-4. PMID: 11159557
McDiarmid MA, Keogh JP, Hooper FJ, McPhaul K, Squibb K, Kane R, DiPino
R, Kabat M, Kaup B, Anderson L, Hoover D, Brown L, Hamilton M,
Jacobson-Kram D, Burrows B, Walsh M. "Health effects of depleted uranium
on exposed Gulf War veterans." Environ Res. 2000 Feb;82(2):168-80.
McDiarmid MA, Hooper FJ, Squibb K, McPhaul K. "The utility of spot
collection for urinary uranium determinations in depleted uranium
exposed Gulf War veterans." Health Phys. 1999 Sep;77(3):261-4. PMID:
> On June 29, Salsman asked Col. Daxon for a citation to a
> about Gulf War birth defects, and then asked, "why are you unable or
> unwilling to provide a citation to the paper?" He went on to rather
> broadly insinuate that the good Colonel may have made up his claims
> birth defects.
The one where Colonel Daxon said that the 30,000 veteran birth defect
survey indicating a near-doubling in children of male Gulf War veterans
and a near-tripling in the children of female Gulf War veterans had
been folowed-up by a medical record study which showed no difference?
Still waiting for that one.
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