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"US + UK Used Depleted Uranium"

By kombizz      
"US + UK Used Depleted Uranium"

I saw this interesting placard. Then because I did not know much about it, I searched about DU in the Google and found the following info:

Quote:The use of DU in munitions is controversial because of questions about potential long-term health effects. Normal functioning of the kidney, brain, liver, heart, and numerous other systems can be affected by uranium exposure, because uranium is a toxic metal. It is only weakly radioactive because of its long radioactive half-life (4.468 billion years for uranium-238, 700 million years for uranium-235). The biological half-life (the average time it takes for the human body to eliminate half the amount in the body) for uranium is about 15 days. The aerosol or spallation frangible powder produced during impact and combustion of depleted uranium munitions can potentially contaminate wide areas around the impact sites, leading to possible inhalation by human beings.


Tags: Usa Uk Journalism Iraq Syria Kombizz Demonstration Obama Placard Du Sports and action US UK Used Depleted Uranium Depleted Uranium Birth defects Toxic metal

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 10:00AM
Great documentary imagery...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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