[ 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 W McCarn, Geologist
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Dapra
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 01:49
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] US enriched uranium weapons caused Fallujah cancer,
UK-Iraq study finds
What's your point, James?
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."
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