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UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium
...cupational and Environmental Medicine. Depleted uranium
is used in military combat to pierce armoured vehi...athematical formula. The authors tested depleted uranium
levels in the urine of four different groups who would have been subject to different levels of expo...
Depleted Uranium Weapons can Cause Lung Cancer
...ures of human bronchial fibroblasts to elements of uranium
oxide typically found in DU dust, reports New Scientist. The exposure changed the chromosomes in the cells, which died due to genotoxic effects that amplified with the particle concentration. The team therefore concluded that DU increases risk of l...
Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation
...adioactive substance and byproduct of the decay of uranium
in soils and rocks. It is considered a leading cau...etroleum Resources in Victoria, said low levels of uranium
are found in granitic rocks throughout B.C. Only in certain areas are these background levels suffic...
DU Test Finds UK Troops Uranium Free
... Board to detect exposure of UK troops to depleted uranium
(DU) during the 1991 Gulf Conflict. Randall P... tested individuals to DU is unknown. Depleted uranium
(DU) is a by-product from the manufacture of enriched uranium, used for fuel in nuclear reactors or ...
DNA-based Detection of Heavy Metals
... simple, disposable sensor for detecting hazardous uranium
ions,// with sensitivity that rivals the performan...sensor provides a fast, on-site test for assessing uranium
contamination in the environment, and the effectiveness of remediation strategies, said Yi Lu, a che...
Irish Households Exposed To Lethal Radiation
...turally-occurring and originates from the decay of uranium
in rocks and sols. It is devoid of color, odor or taste. Chief executive of the RPII, Dr Ann McGarry said that an estimate of 91,000 homes in Ireland has increased levels of Radon but only 3,900 have been identified. People are receiving radiatio...
WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon
...its concentration depending on the highly variable uranium
content of the soil. Radon gas escapes easily from the ground into the air and emits heavily ionizing radiation called alpha particles. These particles are electrically charged and attach to aerosols, dust and other particles in the air we breathe. T...