2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 26 Jul 2002 16:37:51 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Depleted Uranium May Pose Risk to Children
Depleted Uranium May Pose Risk to Children
July 24, 2002 02:21 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Soil contaminated with debris from depleted uranium 
shells could be putting children in the Balkans and the Gulf at an 
increased risk of developing cancer and kidney damage, New Scientist 
magazine said on Wednesday.

Youngsters who play in areas where the shells created clouds of uranium 
dust when they hit their targets are most endangered, according to 
Italian researchers.

"The Italian team says that children living in areas of conflict that 
have been bombarded with DU (depleted uranium) could get a dose of 
radiation above the internationally recognized safety limit," the 
science weekly said. 

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