Fwd: [ RadSafe ] Re: uranium smoke is a teratogen
sjd at swcp.com
Sun May 11 15:26:09 CDT 2008
With respect to the subject being discussed, it doesn't matter
what weathers into what. You, James/Ben/whatever, are claiming that DU
smoke is a teratogen. So far you have not presented one particle of
evidence in support of your contention. This present dispute is probably a
smokescreen (no pun intended -- or is there?) being generated in attempt to
conceal your initial claim about teratogenicity. Why don't you get back on
the track and try to substantiate your original claim?
At 12:46 PM 5/11/08 -0700, Ben Fore wrote:
>I thank Dan McCarn for his helpful critique:
> > Ben or James or whomever is wrong!
>On the contrary, you assumed that UO2 would weather (water or humidity)
>into UO3, when in fact UO3 weathers into UO2.
>The question that I hope one of us will be able to find out is: what is
>the rate of that transition? This should probably be expressed
>both in traditional terms and as the half-life of a single dissolved UO3
>molecule for purposes of elucidation.
>The fact remains that uranium fire from DU munitions use has caused about
>3,000 of the most acute exposures. We need to
>narrow the confidence interval.
>James Salsman, as Ben Fore
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