[ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Mon Apr 6 10:52:02 CDT 2009

I saw an article about this, and it also contained no way of telling
what "high" means.  I've seen this in the past, with people sending hair
off to a "laboratory" and being told that the uranium levels were
"high".  Although I tried (though not very hard, I admit), I was not
able to find evidence that (a) the lab is accredited by any
organization, (b) that there is an established meaning for "high"
uranium levels in hair, or (c) a connection between uranium levels in
hair and some health effect.  

It is, I believe, quite useful when someone says something like the
uranium comes from a reactor 150 km away (or right next door, for that
matter).  It demonstrates conclusively that that person doesn't know
what they are talking about, and their opinions should be doubted on any
subject less verifiable than in which direction the sun will rise.  

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of parthasarathy k s
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 4:29 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT

Dear friends,

the reported  presence of "high" levels of uranium in the hair of
children suffering from autism has attracted wide media attention in
India. In spite of all efforts, I could not get the actual data so far.
The person who suggested that autistic children in Faridkot, Punjab are
having high concentrations of uranium in their hair also stated that the
source of uranium is likely to be the either  pressurized heavy water
reactors at Rajasthan 150 km from Faridkot or the reactors in Pakistan.
I have serious doublts about the credibility of such persons

any one in the list has any references to enhanced uranium levels in the
hair of autistic children, I shall be grateful to receive them 


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