[ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT
parthasarathy k s
ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Apr 6 12:47:09 CDT 2009
My query was primarily to get references, if any, linking autism with enhanced levels of uranium in hair of children.
I have data on uranium levels in different parts of India. It varied from 0.03 microgramme per litre to 49.9 microgramme per litre. I have also data worldwide. I understand that uranium values of two orders of magnitude hugher are present in water in countries such as Finland. The claim of one of the investigators (Dr Carin Smit) that the uranium may be of reactor origin obviously indicated her lack of knowledge about the presence of uranium in water.
From: Jim Otton <jkotton at usgs.gov>
To: parthasarathy k s <ksparth at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
Sent: Monday, 6 April, 2009 21:14:17
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT
In all the incidents of which I am aware, uranium in hair is derived from ingestion of uranium in drinking water. The uranium is present naturally in the ground water. I can perceive no mechanism for uranium from a distant NPP to reach local ground water.
U.S. Geological Survey
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of parthasarathy k s
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 5:29 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Uranium in the hair of autistic children URGENT
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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