[ RadSafe ] Fwd: ruling out uranium vapor with x-rays

Ben Fore BenjB4 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 05:52:25 CDT 2008

[Replies to Gary I. and Roger H. are included below.]


Thank you for your good advice.  I regret that I must
continue to another pseudonym as the Radsafe list
manager seems not to share the opinion that this is
an important discussion.

> those tanks are shot with DU in a very earnest
> effort to destroy the tank and kill the troops in it.

Attacking the children of combatants is illegal, and
is a serious war crime.  Tungsten is preferable, even
if it does have more shrapnel cancers (one of many
ways people die in wars.) The U.S. Navy switched to
tungsten around 1993 under John Taschner's direction.
Their Toxicology Detachment publhjicly recognized the
genotoxic and teratogenic nature of DU as early as

At least one of the U.S. Army contract
researchers on this list who failed to recognize the
genotoxicity or teratology of uranium in their safety
studies have joined the call to study its teratology:


Others working for the U.S. Army, such as
Col. Bob Cherry -- and who also failed to recognize
the teratology of uranium even though it was
well-established in 1953, have not joined the call
to correct that mistake.

Will anyone else join the call to study the teratology
of uranium smoke?

Do radiation protection professionals have any
responsibility to ask for it to be learned?

> That is usually how war goes - you shoot at and
> kill the enemy until somebody surrenders.

Sadly, there are also the innocent bystanders.  Why
are we using something that harms N generations
of victims when nobody has any idea what N is?

> The real tragedy is war itself.  Work on that....

What makes people hate war more than seeing how
badly the war-mongers' safety provisions have been?

Roger Helbig wrote:

> James Salsman, Mountain View, California, aka
> Dave Blaine has already wasted perhaps a
> hundred thousand or more of your tax payer
> dollars in his complaints to the Nuclear Regulatory
> Commission

It's money well spent. I would debate that in public
with Col. Helbig, who has probably done more to
see that the teratology of uranium smoke has not
been funded than anyone else. Helbig has refused
a public debate in the past, because he knows that
his position is utterly contradicted by current
medical and military research.  The challenge
stands, however.

James Salsman, as Ben Fore (not running out of pseudonyms)

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