Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by eots, Nov 11, 2010.
...some son of a bitch would die
Surely you'd use a depleted uranium-free rocket launcher. Right?
I have one, but no rockets for it.
Brother can you spare a rocket for a poor old vet?
Bruce Cockburn sucks.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM
-In the kidneys, the proximal tubules (the main filtering component of the kidney) are considered to be the main site of potential damage from chemical toxicity of uranium. There is limited information from human studies indicating that the severity of effects on kidney function and the time taken for renal function to return to normal both increase with the level of uranium exposure.
-In a number of studies on uranium miners, an increased risk of lung cancer was demonstrated, but this has been attributed to exposure from radon decay products. Lung tissue damage is possible leading to a risk of lung cancer that increases with increasing radiation dose. However, because DU is only weakly radioactive, very large amounts of dust (on the order of grams) would have to be inhaled for the additional risk of lung cancer to be detectable in an exposed group. Risks for other radiation-induced cancers, including leukaemia, are considered to be very much lower than for lung cancer.
-Erythema (superficial inflammation of the skin) or other effects on the skin are unlikely to occur even if DU is held against the skin for long periods (weeks).
-No consistent or confirmed adverse chemical effects of uranium have been reported for the skeleton or liver.
-No reproductive or developmental effects have been reported in humans.
-Although uranium released from embedded fragments may accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS) tissue, and some animal and human studies are suggestive of effects on CNS function, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions from the few studies reported.
Separate names with a comma.