[ RadSafe ] Will Robert Cherry and John Johnson face the truth about DU?
bobcherry at cox.net
bobcherry at cox.net
Wed Mar 1 15:42:00 CST 2006
You know, Jimmy, you are the first person ever to tell me that I was cowardly. Would you care to tell me that in person?
> From: James Salsman <james at bovik.org>
> Date: 2006/03/01 Wed PM 03:59:51 EST
> To: radsafe at radlab.nl
> CC: du-list at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Will Robert Cherry and John Johnson face the truth
> about DU?
> Like Dan Fahey and Roger Helbig, I abhor misinformation from
> depleted uranium munitions opponents. However, those responsible
> for the atrocity of pyrophoric depleted uranium munitions and
> the affect they have had on the men and women serving in the
> United States' armed forces is nothing short of gross negligence.
> I challenge those participating on this list to step forward:
> A. Will Robert Cherry and John R. Johnson join me in calling
> for the immediate testing of uranium munitions combustion
> products for soluble uranyl ion (e.g., UO3(g) vapor) such as
> has been empirically detected by Salbu et al.?
> B. Will Robert Cherry and John R. Johnson join me in asking
> Margaret A. K. Ryan, Director of the DoD Birth and Infant
> Health Registry, to release the trend information regarding
> the congenital malformation rates among the children of
> combat-deployed 1991 Gulf War veterans, which in 2000 were
> already about two and three times the average for males and
> females, respectively?
> C. Will Robert Cherry and John R. Johnson join me in calling
> for immediate chromosome aberration analysis of several
> species of mammals exposed to depleted uranium combustion
> product inhalation in order to empirically judge the genotoxic
> effects of uranium combustion product inhalation poisoning[4-9]?
> What does it say about their regard for the men and women
> serving in the United States armed forces that these so-called
> professionals and their colleagues have not already been
> asking these questions? Are they so cowardly that they feel
> it more important to depend on a poison with as-yet-unknown
> long-term effects than to take personal responsibility for
> their actions? I see no evidence to the contrary. It is a
> shame that I, a private citizen with no more interest in the
> matter than my daughter's future reproductive health, must
> call them to account.
> James Salsman
>  Salbu, B.; Janssens, K.; Lind, O.C.; Proost, K.; Gijsels, L.,
> Danesic, P.R. (2005) "Oxidation states of uranium in depleted uranium
> particles from Kuwait." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 78,
> 125?135: http://www.bovik.org/du/Salbu-uranyl-detected.pdf Abstract:
> "Environmental or health impact assessments for ... DU munitions should
> ... take into account the presence of respiratory UO3...."
>  Kang H, Magee C, Mahan C, Lee K, Murphy F, Jackson L, Matanoski G.
> (2001) "Pregnancy outcomes among U.S. Gulf War veterans: a
> population-based survey of 30,000 veterans." Annals of Epidemiology,
> vol. 11, pp. 504-11:
> Abstract: "Both men and women deployed to the Gulf theater reported
> significant excesses of birth defects among their liveborn infants.
> These excess rates also extended to the subset of 'moderate to severe'
> birth defects [males: OR= 1.78 (CI = 1.19-2.66); females: OR = 2.80 (CI
> = 1.26-6.25)]."
>  Schröder, H.; A. Heimers; R. Frentzel-Beyme; A. Schott; W. Hoffmann
> (2003) "Chromosome aberration analysis in peripheral lymphocytes of Gulf
> war and Balkans war veterans," Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 103,
> pp. 211-220: http://www.bovik.org/du/chromosome-abberations.pdf
> Abstract: "there was a statistically significant increase in the
> frequency of dicentric chromosomes (dic) and centric ring chromosomes
> (cR) in the veterans. group...."
>  Arfsten, D.P.; K.R. Still; G.D. Ritchie (2001) "A review of the
> effects of uranium and depleted uranium exposure on reproduction and
> fetal development," Toxicology and Industrial Health, vol. 17, pp.
> 180-91: http://www.bovik.org/du/reproduction-review-2001.pdf Summary
> contains: "A number of studies have shown that natural uranium is a
> reproductive toxicant...."
>  Hindin, R.; D. Brugge; B. Panikkar (2005) "Teratogenicity of
> depleted uranium aerosols: A review from an epidemiological
> perspective," Environmental Health, vol. 4, pp. 17:
> http://www.ehjournal.net/content/4/1/17 "Conclusion: In aggregate the
> human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of
> birth defects in offspring of persons exposed to DU."
>  Domingo, J.L. (2001) "Reproductive and developmental toxicity of
> natural and depleted uranium: a review," Reproductive Toxicology, vol.
> 15, pp. 603-9. Abstract: "Decreased fertility, embryo/fetal toxicity
> including teratogenicity, and reduced growth of the offspring have been
> observed following uranium exposure at different gestation periods."
>  Durakovic A. (1999) "Medical effects of internal contamination with
> uranium," Croatian Medical Journal, vol. 40, pp. 49-66:
> http://www.bovik.org/du/asaf_99.htm Abstract: "well documented evidence
> of reproductive and developmental toxicity...."
>  McDiarmid, M.A., et al. (2006) "Biological monitoring and
> surveillance results of Gulf War I veterans exposed to depleted
> uranium," International Archives of Occupational and Environmental
> Health, vol. 79, pp. 11-21. Abstract: "genotoxicity measures continue to
> show subtle, mixed results...."
>  Miller, A.C.; M. Stewart; K. Brooks; L. Shi; N. Page (2003)
> "Depleted uranium-catalyzed oxidative DNA damage: absence of significant
> alpha particle decay," Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 91, pp.
> 246-252: http://www.bovik.org/du/Miller-DNA-damage.pdf Abstract:
> "chemical generation of hydroxyl radicals by depleted uranium in vitro
> exceeds radiolytic generation by one million-fold...."
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