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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 11:48 AM
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the WHO suppressed info on Depleted Uranium
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http://www.sundayherald.com/40096

An expert report warning that the long-term health of Iraqs civilian population would be endangered by British and US depleted uranium (DU) weapons has been kept secret.

The study by three leading radiation scientists cautioned that children and adults could contract cancer after breathing in dust containing DU, which is radioactive and chemically toxic. But it was blocked from publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which employed the main author, Dr Keith Baverstock, as a senior radiation advisor. He alleges that it was deliberately suppressed, though this is denied by WHO.

Baverstock also believes that if the study had been published when it was completed in 2001, there would have been more pressure on the US and UK to limit their use of DU weapons in last years war, and to clean up afterwards.

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I believe our study was censored and suppressed by the WHO because they didnt like its conclusions. Previous experience suggests that WHO officials were bowing to pressure from the IAEA, whose remit is to promote nuclear power, he said. That is more than unfortunate, as publishing the study would have helped forewarn the authorities of the risks of using DU weapons in Iraq.

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He also highlighted evidence that DU from weapons had been collected and recycled as scrap in Iraq. It could end up in a fork or a knife, he warned.

It is ridiculous to leave the material lying around and not to clear it up where adults are working and children are playing. If DU is not taken care of, instead of decreasing the risk you are increasing it. It is absolutely wrong.
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planned genocide by the bushgang.

our troops, reporters, aid workers, etc. are also contaminated - bringing it home and passing it along to S.O.s and future children.
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