Fwd: [ RadSafe ] Re: uranium smoke is a teratogen
sjd at swcp.com
Wed May 14 18:50:21 CDT 2008
When are you going to present some evidence that DU smoke is a
At 02:26 PM 5/11/08 -0600, Steven Dapra wrote:
> 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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