[ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 769, Issue 1
sjd at swcp.com
Tue Oct 11 19:26:43 CDT 2011
At 11:58 AM 10/11/2011, you wrote:
>Dear Tony Harrison MSPH
>It is a difference in Uranium content (and Uranium isotopes) in hair
>between Sweden and Fallujah.
>It has nothing to do with pre and ante natal care in Sweden and Fallujah.
>Why would you imagine Uranium in hair has anything to do with pre
>and ante natal care in Sweden? What is your logic??????????
>If you are saying that the levels of Congenital anomalies are higher
>in Iraq than in Sweden becasue of pre/ante natal care you are wrong.
>We disposed of that one in a previous paper where we compared with
>Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait and indeed in this one were we draw
>attemntion to the significant increase in congenital anomalies in
>the children of Gulf War veterans.
>The reason there were no controls for births without congenital
>anomalies is that everyone was contaminated. The controls were
>Sweden, Israel, other countries where U was measured in hair. Check the paper.
I doubt that "everyone" in Iraq was contaminated with U that
came from warfare. Warfare wasn't going on all over Iraq, so how can
everyone have been contaminated? Was everyone in Iraq "downwind"
>Buit what none of you have commented on is the fact that we measured
So what if you did measure enriched U? Since ample DU is
available for weapons, why would anyone use enriched U in a
weapon? Isn't enriched U too valuable to be thrown away as a
weapon? Was your paper about U in hair, or was it about whether or
not enriched U was (supposedly) used in Iraq?
>From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Harrison, Tony
>Sent: Tue 11/10/2011 15:15
>To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 769, Issue 1
>Had he picked controls from Fallujah who DID NOT have babies with
>abnormalities, he could have made a nice case/control study out of
>it. It's not likely that he'd have seen an effect from uranium, so
>I guess that explains why he didn't do that.
>I think he's mostly comparing the quality of pre-natal care in
>Sweden to that in Iraq. Significant difference! I'm shocked!
>Tony Harrison, MSPH
>Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
>Laboratory Services Division
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