posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 09:08 PM
Originally posted by justyc
nyarlathotep - perhaps you should read up some on the effects of depleted uranium shells dropped on iraq by the former president bush & the effects
that it caused on unborn children, or ask some of the soldiers who fought in that war & are also suffering alongside their children. They were only
exposed to it briefly, they dont have to live with it - do you know what the half-life of depleted uranium is?
BTW, DU is 40% less
radioactive than natural uranium, which isn't that radioactive at all to begin with. My science teacher in junior high
had about a 3 pound piece of natural uranium he used as a paper weight.
Anyway, I did what you said, and read up on the effects of depleted uranium. here is what I found:
This is from the Washington Post, and they said:
Initial WHO analyses in Kosovo, as well as Defense Department and other military studies, have concluded there is no connection between the
ammunition and cancer or other health effects, including Gulf War syndrome. A U.N. Environmental Program study released Tuesday showed "no cause for
alarm" over radiation from the controversial munitions, but urged monitoring for unknown long-term effects.
An older article from www.washingtonpost.com...
Also, you haven't presented any proof that shows that the babies in your propaganda flick were born in the small timeframe that they would have to
be. Meaning these babies would have had to be born if the last few months because the war started just over a year ago.
I like that this is the only point I brought up that you chose to refute. Nothing about the photoshopped upside book or the fact that you used
pictures from the freakin Afghan war. I iamgine that was unjustified as well. I suppose that going after Bin Laden is unjustified because GWB OK'd
the 9/11 attacks, right.
Here is some more:
But a study conducted by the Royal Society last year concluded that the majority of soldiers and civilians in the last Gulf war were not exposed to
levels of depleted uranium likely to cause what is known as heavy-metal poisoning.
What happens if it gets inside you?
Things are different if DU gets into your lungs or bloodstream; then the radioactivity is a factor.
Soldiers breathing in the dust created by a burning depleted uranium tip, for example, may end up with radioactive deposits of the metal in their
lungs. The Royal Society study suggested that one in 1,000 soldiers who had had a large intake - eg been in a tank that was attacked with a
depleted uranium missile - will die of lung cancer as a direct result of the radioactivity.
This compares to a lifetime risk of fatal lung cancer in the general population of about one in 250 for non-smokers. That means if 1,000 non-smokers
are exposed to depleted uranium in heavy doses, five would die of lung cancer - rather than four if none had been exposed.)
Taken from www.guardian.co.uk...
The problem with the DU shells is when they hit their intended target. Upto 70% of the mass of the shell is aerosolized and thats when it
pose a health threat. Did you know that vets from the 91 that were exposed the the vaporized DU shells reported some defects in their
offspring. That much is true. However, the defects were minor deformations to the ears and nose and some kidney and bladder problems. Nowhere near
the magnitude of those horrible deformed babies you showed.
Fact is there isn't any conclusive
reports that show any negative effects of depleted uranium to the degree that you showed.
Funny how you said that I should read up on the effects of DU shells dropped by the former President Bush
from the first Gulf War. I thought
your propaganda vid was trying to point out the adverse effects of the current war.
Go ahead and continue to skirt the truth and G dub will be in another 4 propably
[edit on 6-21-2004 by nyarlathotep]