Depleted uranium exposure should not increase cancer risk

日期:2019-03-02 08:18:06 作者:潘阅罐 阅读:

MORE than 14 years after the 1991 Gulf war ended, the majority of soldiers and civilians exposed to depleted uranium from anti-tank munitions can finally sleep a little easier. They are not at seriously increased risk of developing cancer, nor will their children have an inordinately high chance of birth defects, a two-year study by Sandia National Laboratories in the US has found. Researchers calculated the amount of DU that would have been inhaled, ingested or become embedded under the skin of soldiers in tanks or involved in rescuing tank occupants, classified as Level 1 veterans,