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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

DU Update: No serious risk

Depleted uranium exposure should not increase cancer risk, New Scientist, page 5, 30 July 2005
MORE than 14 years after the 1991 Gulf war ended, the majority of soldiers and civilians exposed to depleted uranium from anti-tank munitions can finally sleep a little easier. They are not at seriously increased risk of developing cancer, nor will their children have an inordinately high chance of birth defects, a two-year study by Sandia National Laboratories in the US has found.

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