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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] The article > 5. Thom Hartmann Radio Interview with Leuren Moret on DU - > April 15 11AM-noon (Leuren Moret) states that: " One uranium particle behaves in the body like a tiny nuclear bomb, sending out alpha and beta particles and gamma rays to adjacent cells" DU does emit beta particles and gamma rays, but the vast majority of its radiation is in the form of alpha particles. It is no way like a tiny nuclear bomb: the energy of a nuclear bomb is largely initially in the form of X-rays, and the damaging radition from the nuclear explosion is largely in the form of neutrons. Nuclear bombs, bad as they are, are one-offs: DU is going to be with us for billions of years. It's carcinogenic, and a chemical poison, and it ought to be banned, of course: but our case is strong enough that we don't have to overstate it. Chris Williams _______________________________________ 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