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(LIP-ir) -- Peru's La Republica newspaper reported today that Ronald Woodman, director of Peru's Geophysical Institute, stated that the meteorite which landed in Puno on Saturday had high levels of iron.
In addition, Woodman stated that astrophysicist José I#suka of Peru's Geophysics Institute, had collected samples of the meteorite and had confirmed that it contained a high degree of iron.
"The specialist José I#suka has confirmed, after analyzing pieces of the object, that it is a meteorite with a high degree of iron and (contains) magnetic properties, characteristic of these objects," explained Woodman.
Originally posted by whoreallyknows
Oops, sorry I'm a newbie. My question for discussion is do you think the magnetic properties or the iron is what made them sick? Also, can simply being near high levels of iron make you sick?
[edit on 22-9-2007 by whoreallyknows]
"The geophysicists have determined that there isn't radiation in the area, the problems people were having have been attributed to toxic subsoil gases which have not been specified yet," stated López Tejada.
The health authority has officially requested that people stay away from the glowing object that fell from the sky. He made this request due to the fact that many curious people have come from all over to observe the crater.