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Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns

By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (29/10/07)

Abstract: As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.

New weapons: civil society and scientists

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Prepared for the meeting of the Federazione Scienze della Vita, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 1, 2006.

Evidences of new weapons are arising in the Israel-Lebanon war

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Published on Il Manifesto on 8 August 2006

Abstract: By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.

Monitoring and treatment of individual injured by phosphorus and DU

Abstract: White phosphorus results in painful chemical burn injuries. The resultant burn typically appears as a necrotic area with a yellowish colour and characteristic garlic like odour. White phosphorus is highly lipid soluble and as such, is believed to have rapid dermal penetration once particles are embedded under the skin. Few studies have investigated the degree of tissue destruction associated with white phosphorus injuries. In the experimental animal model, most tissue destruction appears to be secondary to the heat generated by oxidation.

Open letter by NWC to doctors in Lebanon and Gaza

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. circulated in August 2006.

Abstract: Dear Doctors, I write on behalf of a group of independent scientists who would like to offer their support in investigating the allegation of use of weapons of mass destruction by Israel in the war to Lebanon and in Gaza. Below our first call and the considerations on which we base our work.

I contact you directly with our questions.

Newweapons Commitee asks for re-opening investigations to UNHCR

Open letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Published on 23 Maj 2007.

Enriched Uranium in guided weapons by the Israeli Military

Evidence of Enriched Uranium in guided weapons employed by the Israeli Military in Lebanon in July 2006 - Preliminary Note.
Published on 20 October 2006

Israelis Rain Down Deadly DU On Lebanese Civilians

Esteemed expert and whistleblower highlights US sale of GBU 28 weapons.
By Paul Joseph Watson

Abstract: Esteemed depleted uranium expert Dr. Doug Rokke is pointing the finger at Israel for using deadly and illegal depleted uranium munitions against the Lebanese people which were sold to them by the U.S. government - and calls for an immediate halt to the practice.

Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey

Published on The Lancet, Vol 368, October 21, 2006.
By Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy and Les Roberts

Background An excess mortality of nearly 100 000 deaths was reported in Iraq for the period March, 2003–September, 2004, attributed to the invasion of Iraq. Our aim was to update this estimate.

DU: A post-war disaster for environment and health

Published by Laka foundation in May 1999

In the course of the preparations for the Hague Appeal for Peace '99 conference, Laka decided to make a brochure about the use of depleted uranium in conventional weaponry and its consequences. The idea was born because of the short time reserved during the session for the presentation of all details about depleted uranium (DU). Although the word "depleted uranium" may suggest no harmful impact from radiation, this brochure will clarify the real radiotoxic (and chemotoxic) properties of DU.

Laka Finds No Evidence of DU in Lebanon

Published on October 2006 on the newsletter of Campaign Against Depleted Uraium (Cadu).

During and after the 33-day war in Lebanon it was rumoured that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) were using DU anti-tank shells or other DU munitions. Much attention was focused on an article by Mohammed Zaatari in the Daily Star (August 21, 2006) in which nuclear physicist Dr. Ali Kobeissi, a member of the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research said that a crater caused by an Israeli munition in Khiam contained “a high degree of unidentified radioactive materials.”

Eos weapons study in Lebanon, September 2006 - interim report

By Dai Williams, independent researcher Eos, Surrey, UK. Published on September 2006.

Toxicological profile for uranium

Published on September 1999.

Depleted Uranium Dust: Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq and Afghanistan

Depleted Uranium: Far Worse Than 9/11. Published on 3 May 2006

Abstract: In 1979, depleted uranium (DU) particles escaped from the National Lead Industries factory near Albany, N.Y.,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut down of the factory in 1980, for releasing morethan 0.85 pounds of DU dust into the atmosphere every month, and involved a cleanup of contaminated properties costing over 100 million dollars.

Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns

Published on Swiss Federal Institute of Technology website on 20 October 2007.

Abstract: As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.

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