[ RadSafe ] US enriched uranium weapons caused Fallujah cancer, UK-Iraq study finds

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 03:54:18 CST 2011


After reviewing the abstract of the paper that James mentioned, the
concentration of uranium represented by 27 mBq-Kg-1 (0.027 Bq / Kg) is about
1 µg/L (1 microgram / L).  Most waters have more than that.

USEPA drinking water standard is 30 micrograms per liter (µg/L).

Dan ii

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UK-Iraq study finds

Nov. 27

         What's your point, James?

Steven Dapra

At 03:37 PM 11/26/2011, you wrote:
>I agree with Dan; the soil uranium concentration is essentially
>meaningless. Goat and sheep milk dairy products are the most likely
>human uptake sources because uranyl is both concentrated in and
>absorbed from milk more than any vegetable or meat sources.  It ought
>to be fairly easy to monitor U238 in dairy products, right?
>Since everyone other than I who has ever expressed an opinion on
>RADSAFE says that the chemistry of different uranium isotopes has to
>be identical among different isotopes, please read Froidevaux et al
>(2004) "90Sr, 238U, 234U, 137Cs, 40K and 239/240Pu in Emmental type
>cheese produced in different regions of Western Europe."
>"(234)U/(238)U ratio shows a large enrichment in (234)U for every
>location. Without any significant indication of the geographic origin
>of the cheese, this enrichment is believed to be due to the geological
>features of the pasture, soil and underground water. These results
>tend to prove that the contamination of milk by uranium originates
>principally from the water that the cows drink instead of the forage."
>James Salsman

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