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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Document shows that Military well aware of dangers of using DU in populated areas. Children at risk from DU in battle areas, as well as US soldiers and civilian population. Document cites chromosomal damage, cancer risks, risks to food and water supplies. See http://www.traprockpeace.org/du_dtic_wakayama_Aug2002.html for links to Col. Wakayama 2002 conference presentation and links to other US documents that show US has been aware of DU risks for years. ******** Depleted Uranium (DU) Munitions COL J. Edgar Wakayama OSD/DOT&E/CS August, 2002 Read this report for the military's own view on risks to health and the environment. At http://www.traprockpeace.org/du_dtic_wakayama_Aug2002.html download PDF version of PowerPoint Presentation (or rtf version for low bandwidth). PDF version is 2.6 mg. The report was presented at the 5th Annual Testing and Training Symposium & Exhibition, 19 - 22 August 2002, National Defense Industrial Association Overview Among its warnings, the report recognizes that it is not safe to leave shell fragments in the body as per US military policy; warns that uranium would be solubilized and redistribute to various tissues as early as one day after implantation; highlights the special risks faced by children in the battle area, with risks to water and food supplies; recognizes risks of cancer, lung fibrosis, and DNA damage from DU deposited in bones. The report recommends health monitoring of children, soldiers and civilians; epidemiological monitoring of cancer incidents of soldiers (what about civilians and soldiers' children?), including urine uranium testing, kidney function tests and neurological evaluations; removal of heavily contaminated soil in areas populated with civilians; and long term water and milk sampling in imact site. One Recommendation is missing. Stop the production, stockpiling and use of 'depleted' uranium munitions. Charles Jenks, attorney at law President of the Core Group Traprock Peace Center 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA 01342 413-773-1633; Fax 413-773-7507 email@example.com http://traprockpeace.org _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk