[ RadSafe ] Cancer and birth defects in Iraq: the nuclear legacy

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Thu May 23 12:50:33 CDT 2013

Steve, you got farther than me. When I got to the statement you quoted
about other effects besides cancer I skimmed the rest.  I was looking (in
vain it turned out) for some mention of bio-assay results indicating the
uranium levels in the victims' bodies.

This article is an un-serious piece of work.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 19:01:52 -0600
From: Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] FW: Cancer and birth defects in Iraq: the
		 nuclear legacy
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May 22

         This assessment of cancer in Iraq was published in Medicine,
Conflict, and Survival (MCS); which is an official journal of Medact,
and IPPNW (the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War).

         Wikipedia link to Medact:

(link removed)

         Wikipedia link to IPPNW:
(link removed)

         I read about two-thirds of the MCS article and skimmed the
balance of it.  I found it to be a somewhat jumbled mess.  Increases
in cancer are noted, and then tacitly attributed to depleted
uranium.  And DU doesn't merely cause cancer:  "The fine Uranium
particles damages the neuromuscular system and the nerves, and there
is no treatment for it. Uranium impacts on dental health, resulting
in the crumbling of the teeth."

         And so it goes.  I would not give the MCS article a whole
lot of credence.

Steven Dapra

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