[ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq and Depleted Uranium

Ahmad Al-Ani ahmadalanimail at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 17 14:02:40 CDT 2009

Studies of health effects (radiation and toxic) of Uranium is a click away, I hope you do not insist on using the D in front of the U to make it sound as it is an entirely different chemical compound, and hence those studies do not apply.

The last 19 page of this document give you plenty of references, I doubt that you can find any of them which downplays the harm done by exposure to DU.


Ahmad Al-Ani

----- Original Message ----
From: Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com>
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Sent: Sat, October 17, 2009 5:22:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq and Depleted Uranium

Oct. 17

        To Ahmad Al-Ani:

        Who "proved" the link between DU and cancer and where were his findings published?  Please provide a full citation, preferably to journals published in Europe or North America.  (As a rule, I do not have access to Middle Eastern journals.)

Steven Dapra

At 06:04 AM 10/17/2009, you wrote:
> I can only wonder what on god's green earth you want people to join you and complain about? First, It is not the "locals" who proved the link between the DU and cancer, and second, the extremely poor "quality" of their reporting can only be improved by scientific facts, which you faild to offer in response.

> Ahmad Al-Ani, MS DABR Nuclear Engineer and Radiation Physicist (yes, another Al-Ani)

> ----- Original Message ---- From: Roger Helbig <rhelbig at sfo.com>

> To: radsafe at radlab.nl Sent: Sat, October 17, 2009 2:35:43 PM

> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Al Jazeera English - Cancer in Southern Iraq and Depleted Uranium

> Please, join me in complaining to Al Jazeera for the extremely poor quality of their reporting in this now widely circulating piece. Press.int at aljazeera.net http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/10/20091012122745236765.ht ml
> Doctors in Iraq are recording a sharp rise in the number of cancer victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have risen almost tenfold in just three years. Locals blame depleted uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. Some 500 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2004 alone. That figure rose to almost 1,000 two years later.        In 2008, the number of cases increased sevenfold to 7,000 diagnoses. This year, there have so far been more than 9,000 new cases, and the number is rising. Mosab Jasim reports that Iraqi researchers believe radiation is responsible for the increase in cancer and birth defects in the country, but he says the US and British militaries have sent mixed signals about the effects of depleted uranium. However, Christopher Busby, a British scientist and activist who has carried out research into the risks of radioactive pollution, said there is proof of a definitive link between cancer and
 depleted uranium. "I made this link to a coroner's inquest in the West Midlands into the death of a Gulf War One veteran ... and a coroner's jury accepted my evidence," he told Al Jazeera. "It's been found by a coroner's court that cancer was caused by an exposure to depleted uranium. "In the last ten years, research has emerged that has made it quite clear that uranium is one of the most dangerous substances known to man, certainly in the form that it takes when used in these wars. Includes interview: Abdulhaq Al-Ani, author of Uranium in Iraq.

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