[ RadSafe ] Busby is a waste of bandwidth

Douglas Minnema douglasm at DNFSB.GOV
Mon Oct 31 11:30:57 CDT 2011

Just for perspective, the exact same exposure route used to occur with beryllium workers and their families, but with completely different effects.  The wives were coming down with chronic beryllium disease from washing the husbands' clothes.

If I recall, figuring this out and stopping it was one of Merrill Eisenbud's big successes in the early 1950's.

Doug Minnema, PhD, CHP

>>> Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> 10/29/11 12:02 AM >>>
Oct. 28

         Thank you for pointing this out about uranium mill 
workers.  Some 15 y. ago I worked on the UMTRA project.  One of the 
employees told me her father her father worked in the mill.  He would 
come at night covered in yellowcake dust, and now, at age 
approximately 80, he was as healthy as could be.

         The daughter was in perfect health too, and had no birth 
defects or genetic deficiencies.  Perhaps U is not a genotoxin after all. . . .

Steven Dapra

At 04:59 PM 10/28/2011, you wrote:
>Dear Radsafers,
>I am so fed up with this thread and Busby's weird new weapon coverup 
>fantasies. It is a waste of time.
>Uranium is present in all soils, at something like 3 ppm +/- a 
>factor of 10 or more.
>Uranium mill workers over the last half century don't show genetic 
>problems and I bet they have ingested / inhaled similar or indeed 
>much more than Chris's subjects.
>DU *must* be toxicologically identical to nonD-U.
>Let's have a bit of common sense here...
>Can the moderator please call a halt to this pointless debate??
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