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

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed May 14 18:50:21 CDT 2008

May 14


         When are you going to present some evidence that DU smoke is a 

Steven Dapra

At 02:26 PM 5/11/08 -0600, Steven Dapra wrote:
>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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