[ RadSafe ] uranium smoke is a teratogen

Ben Fore BenjB4 at gmail.com
Sat May 3 10:11:13 CDT 2008


Thank you for your renewed request for the peer-reviewed publications
which show that uranium combustion products are teratogens.

1. Maynard, et al. (1953) "Oral toxicity of uranium compounds" in:
Voegtlin and Hodge, eds., "Pharmacology and Toxicology of Uranium
Compounds" Vol. III (McGraw Hill) pp. 1121-1369. Summary: Both male
and female rats fed 2% uranium(VI) nitrate hexahydrate for only 24
hours and then reproducing at their earliest opportunity afterwards
have fewer litters and fewer pups per litter. Rats gestate in only
20-22 days, compared to nine months for humans -- meaning that the
uranyl contamination in the rats' bodies had only a small fraction of
the time to attack the germ cell chromosomes.

2. Al-Sadoon, et al. (1999) "Depleted uranium and health of people in
Basrah: epidemilogical evidence." Medical Journal of Basrah University
17(1-2) Included to show that birth defects in Basrans began
increasing about the same time that they did in U.S. and U.K. troops.

3. Arfsten, D.P., et al. (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. Summary
contains: "A number of studies have shown that natural uranium is a
reproductive toxicant...." (U.S. Navy Toxicology Detachment)

4. 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

5. Hindin, R., et al. (2005) "Teratogenicity of depleted uranium
aerosols: A review from an epidemiological perspective," Environmental
Health, vol. 4, pp. 17. Conclusion: "the human epidemiological
evidence is consistent with increased risk of birth defects in
offspring of persons exposed to DU."

6.  Fathallah, Z.F. (2007) "Effects of socioeconomic factors on the
incidence and pattern of oro-facial cleft." Basrah Journal of Surgery,
March, 13, 2007 Excerpt: "in Basrah the increase in incidence within a
short time can not be explained by just increase of world wide
incidence, but rather increase infiltration of harmful environmental
factors, especially DU"

James Salsman, as Ben Fore

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