Now this I find a particularly distressing discovery. Especially in light of the fact that, AFAIK, depleted uranium is not used in bombs, is it?Originally posted by theroyprocess
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Uranium Medical Research Centre [www.umrc.net] have definitively stated and
published the fact that the urines of Afghan civilians near sites of bomb
explosions contained U236 [Croatian Medical Journal, October
2003, http://www.cmj.hr/index.php?D=/44/5/520 [Broken]]
Good catch. Doesn't make any sense. But hey, who says rantings have to make sense?Originally posted by LURCH
Now this I find a particularly distressing discovery. Especially in light of the fact that, AFAIK, depleted uranium is not used in bombs, is it?
Just out of curiosity, have you ever been exposed to direct sunlight? Does it terrify you?By any reasonable standard of biomedical proof, there is no safe dose,
Ah yes, I see it refers to natural uranium. This brings up some interesting possibilities. The idea that the U.S. government went to the trouble and expense to mine the uranium and then did not process the metal is not one of them. To my thinking, this leaves two viable alternatives.Originally posted by selfAdjoint
If you read the report, it says they found NON-depleted uranium in the urine and also in the bomb craters. This is puzzling as they admit, although the report goes on to speculate about new generation munitions (bunker-busters with uranium coatings). Why non-depleted uranium would be used for these is anybody's guess. Cheaper? By this time I wouldn't put anything past this administration.
So, no more long distance flights in modern jet aircraft (a human activity which significantly increases exposure to ionising radiation), time to return to ships and trains. Cosmic rays are ionising radiation, and human exposure to it increases significantly with height.John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph D, quoted by theroyprocess: The fact that humans cannot escape exposure to ionizing radiation from various natural sources ---which may well account for a large share of humanity's inherited afflictions- is no reason to let human activities INCREASE exposure to ionizing radiation.
Do you take flights that cruise for an hour or more at 30,000+ feet? Do you refuse to have X-rays taken, of any part of your body? Do you go to ski resorts with an altitude of >5,000 feet, and stay there for several days? Have you ever got sunburnt? (and so on)theroyprocess wrote: I have posted enough to convince a rational person that it is better to avoid ionizing radiation for health sake
A uranium belt buckle would be heavy and ugly.Originally posted by theroyprocess
I have a question for you. Should it be legal to recycle radioactive
materials from decommissioned nuclear reactors into manufacturing
commercial products. Is it a serious if not fatal health threat to wear a radioactive
belt buckle.....to have a radioactive baby carriage...car.....cooking pots,
silverware etc. ????
And yet you keep posting your crap and ignoring important information. There are lots of things more important to your health that you DO have control over and continue to ignore for some inexplicable reason. From now on, I'll end all of my responses to you with the same question (asked several times before) until you answer it or at least acknowledge that you understand how important it is:The issue is informed consent. You need to know so much about
making a truly informed decision in this world...it is impossible.
Answer: of course! To the greatest extent possible, we *should* recycle ALL waste, whether it's cardboard packaging, food scraps, furnace slag, ... or radioactive materials from decommisioned nuclear reactors.I have a question for you. Should it be legal to recycle radioactive materials from decommissioned nuclear reactors into manufacturing commercial products
It depends on how radioactive these consumer goods are, and how easily the radionuclides can break free. However, as all belt buckles, baby carriages, cars, cooking pots, silverware etc are radioactive, I'm not sure what use I, you, Russ, or any other reader of PF could make of that information.Is it a serious if not fatal health threat to wear a radioactive belt buckle.....to have a radioactive baby carriage...car.....cooking pots, silverware etc.
True. Skiing at altitudes of >5,000 ft; flying at 30,000 ft; going out into the sun without a sun-screen/hat etc; belt-buckles, silverware, baby carriages made of steel (all steel is radioactive); ... are all optional. They ALL involve an increase in exposure to ionising radiation.Sunlight...gravity....ocean tides...etc...exists without opinion.
Whaddaya know - you finally acknowledged seeing the question. From your response though, it doesn't appear that you understand the question. Nereid's response is a good explanation.Originally posted by theroyprocess
What kind of 'crap' question is "Are you terrified of the Sun".
Was Lawrence of Arabia terrified of the Sun! Don't waste
my time with your nonsense.