posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 09:39 AM
Not surprised in the least. This is one of the most important issues facing mankind. Since the war in Yugoslavia, the gulf war, Afghanistan, and
Iraq, depleted uranium weaponry has been extensivley used by US and UK forces, and it all the bullets, bombs, explode to produce a fine nano powder
that has bonded with the global atmosphere. Its continues to break down into its various wave and particles for 4.5 billion years, AND IS SO TINY IT
BONDS WITH OUT DNA. Oh, I did say, its been GLOBALLY mixed into our atmosphere. Every person on earth is breathing in thousands of minute dust
particles with each breath, and they perform over a million events at a dna level in our bodies. Those closest to the weaponry get the highest doses.
But we all get some.
This is not an issue limited to the middle east, Yugoslavia or Gaza now, its everywhere:
Effects on cells and tissue exposed to DU
...There is special significance to the word “ionizing” when describing radiation in the form of alpha and beta particles and gamma rays
(photons). Alpha and beta particles are charged particles that are emitted from a decaying DU atom at speeds approaching 10% the speed of light.
Because they are charged (“ionized”) they can fracture molecules without even colliding with them. The effect is similar to that observed when a
magnet is brought near a pile of iron filings. The ionic charge on the radiation particle can displace bonding electrons in nearby molecules as it
whizzes by, creating in its wake free radicals, DNA cleavage, etc. Because of this, one beta particle, for example, may adversely affect dozens of
cells before it finally actually strikes a molecule and comes to rest. Alpha particles, being larger, don’t travel nearly so far, but they have
twice the ionic charge as beta particles and are thousands of times as massive. So when an alpha particle actually collides with a molecule, the
results are cataclysmic and often result in cell death and the release of dozens of free radicals into neighboring cells.
Gamma rays are not charged particles like alpha and beta particles, but are photons of electromagnetic radiation. A gamma photon must actually strike
a molecule to cause damage. When a gamma photon strikes a molecule, its energy is absorbed by the electrons in the molecule, placing the molecule in
an “excited state”. The molecule releases this newly obtained energy by immediately shooting a bonding electron (identical to a beta particle)
into the surroundings along with another gamma ray of less energy than that of the original gamma ray. The released electron acts like any other beta
particle, but it has originated some distance away from the original irradiating source of DU. The new gamma ray proceeds on its own new course until
it too strikes a distant molecule and the process repeats itself. This goes on until all of the energy originally present in the first gamma ray has
been used up. Thus one gamma emission from a radioactive atom can result in the production of many beta particles in a zig-zag track throughout the
tissue, and each beta particle leaves its own wake of destroyed molecules.
...g. With these assumptions, we can adjust the total number of radiation events calculated in step 4 to determine the number of radiation events
that actually reach surrounding tissue and cause damage:
For Alpha Radiation:
0.2% (5.2 events/sec) (60 sec/min) = 0.6 alpha radiation event per minute
For Beta Radiation:
80% (10.4 events/sec)(60 sec/min) = 499 beta radiation events per minute
For Gamm Radiation:
100% (10.4 events/sec)(60 sec/min) = 624 gamma radiation events per minute
Thus the total number of damaging radiation events to penetrate living tissue from a 0.34 mg body burden of depleted uranium will be
approximately 1100 events per minute, 1.6 million events per day, or 578 million radiation events per year.
The psychopathic cartel have destroyed life on earth already. Everything happening now is just for show. And sadly most don't get this at all.