Fwd: [ RadSafe ] Re: uranium smoke is a teratogen

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun May 11 15:26:09 CDT 2008

May 11

         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?

Steven Dapra

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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