Response to Depleted Uranium

From the Guardian ...


American soldiers have returned from Iraq contaminated with radiation probably caused by depleted uranium, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Four soldiers from the New York national guard "almost certainly" inhaled radioactive dust from exploded American shells made with depleted ura nium while serving in the Iraqi town of Samawa, according to a nuclear medicine expert who examined and tested them.

Several members of the same company returned home feeling constantly sick with headaches, numbness and rashes.

"These are amazing results, especially since these soldiers were military police not exposed to the heat of battle," Dr Asaf Duracovic told the Daily News.

"Other American soldiers who were in combat must have more depleted uranium exposure"

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