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pleted Uranium - Doctor Rokke
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THERE IS NO CURE FOR DEPLETED URANIUM AND OTHER RADIATION POISONING.

Depleted uranium is what is left over when most of the highly radioactive types (isotopes) of uranium are removed for use as nuclear fuel or nuclear weapons.
The depleted uranium used in armor-piercing munitions and in enhanced armor protection for some Abrams tanks is also used in civilian industry, primarily for stabilizers in airplanes and boats.

Depleted uranium is a heavy metal that is also slightly radioactive.

Heavy metals (uranium, lead, tungsten, etc.) have chemical toxicity properties that, in high doses, can cause adverse health effects.

Depleted uranium that remains outside the body can not harm you.

The United States  started using Depleted Uranium extensively in their munitions. 

Depleted Uranium (DU) is dirt cheap, since it was the left over material from processing Uranium into nuclear weapons and was normally just being thrown away -- in specially built containers in which all handling was done with men wearing special radiation protection suits, because in the commercial field, this stuff is considered "toxic waste"!

Depleted Uranium also possessed several one other characteristic that made it very useful to a modern fighting force.

It is extremely dense and pyrophoric, which enables it to punch and burn its way through hard targets such as tanks.

Therefore, DU is used extensively in all armor piercing munitions.

When a DU shell is fired, it ignites upon impact. Uranium, plus traces of plutonium and americium, vaporize into tiny, ceramic particles of radioactive dust. 

Once inhaled, uranium oxides lodge in the body and emit radiation indefinitely. 
A single particle of DU lodged in a lymph node can devastate the entire immune system


Depleted uranium is relatively benign before it is fired. Thus, handlers of these munitions are at little risk until the battle starts. 
Once munitions containing DU are fired, the risk changes dramatically; when a DU warhead or bullet hits its target, it virtually vaporizes the warhead, as well as much of the target. 
Most of the warhead becomes either extremely small fragments -- though larger ones are possible -- and a whole lot of radiation dust. 
Thus, when a person travels through the battlefield, they breathe in the particles that are now lingering in the air, plus they get a lot of radiation on their clothes.

Battlefield soldiers who inhale or swallow high levels of DU can suffer kidney failure within days.


Depleted Uranium bombs or munitions kill all of us – human beings: old men, women, children and babies 
who were already born as well as babies who are still in their mothers wombs or deform them beyond recognition!! 

The United States military uses vast amounts of Depleted Uranium, with their military and US weapons.
Extensive use Depleted Uranium has been used by the Americans in IraqAfghanistanLibyaKuwait and several other places.

Depleted Uranium is used to make a type of metal, resulting from waste material from the production of uranium.
There is virtually no use for depleted uranium, because it is dangerously radio active, 
and causes extremely serious health problems to humans, including death.

Depleted Uranium is by far stronger and harder than any other metal.
So, the United States uses depleted uranium for bomb and missile heads,
because bombs and missiles, built with depleted uranium, are so strong
  and hard that 
they can penetrate what normal steel cannot.

The Unites States also uses Depleted Uranium for bullets of the US military.

The problem with Depleted Uranium bullets, missiles and bombs is that
the radio activity from the Depleted Uranium missiles and bombs lasts a very long time,
and causes still births and serious birth defects for generations.

Military uses of depleted uranium (DU) include defensive armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles.

DU munitions are controversial because of unanswered questions about potential long-term health effects. 

When DU munitions penetrate armor or burn, they create depleted uranium oxides in the form of dust that can be inhaled or contaminate wounds. 

Additionally, fragments of munitions or armor can become embedded in the body. 

There are all kinds of defects now, ranging from congenital heart disease to severe physical abnormalities, both in numbers you cannot imagine.
There are babies born with cleft palates, elongated heads, a baby born with one eye in the centre of its face, overgrown limbs, short limbs, and malformed ears, noses and spines.
There are cases of “thanatophoric dysplasia”, an abnormality in bones and the thoracic cage that “render the newborn incompatible with life”. 
One baby who was born and looks like a fish.

Research has emerged that has made it quite clear that uranium is one of the most dangerous substances known to man, certainly in the form that it takes when used in these wars.

Coroner courts found that cancer was caused by an exposure to depleted uranium.

Doctors of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004
for what are being described as “catastrophic” levels of birth defects and abnormalities.

Busby released a study that showed a 12‑fold increase in childhood cancer in Fallujah since the 2004 attacks.

The report also showed the sex ratio had declined from normal to 86 boys to 100 girls, together with a spread of diseases indicative of genetic damage similar to but of far greater incidence than Hiroshima.
Dr Alani visited Japan recently, where she met with Japanese doctors who study birth defect rates they believe related to radiation from the US nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
She was told birth defect incidence rates there are between 1‑2 per cent.

Alani’s log of cases of birth defects amounts to a rate of 14.7 per cent of all babies born in Fallujah, more than 14 times the rate in the affected areas of Japan.

In Babil Province in southern Iraq, the head of the Babil Cancer Centre, said
cancer rates have been escalating at alarming rates since 2003,
for which he blames the use of depleted uranium weapons by US forces during and following the 2003 invasion. 

The environment could be contaminated by chemical weapons and depleted uranium from the aftermath of the war on Iraq. 

The air, soil and water are all polluted by these weapons, and as they come into contact with human beings they become poisonous. This is new to our region, and people are suffering here.

The US and UK militaries have sent mixed signals about the effects of depleted uranium.
But Iraqi doctors like Alwachi and Alani, and along with researchers, blame the increasing cancer and birth defect rates on the weapon. 

Abdulhaq Al‑Ani, author of Uranium in Iraq, has been researching the effects of depleted uranium on Iraqis since 1991.

He told Al Jazeera he personally measured radiation levels in the city of Kerbala, as well as in Basra,

and his Geiger counter was “screaming” because “the indicator went beyond the range”. 
Alani explained that she is the only doctor in Fallujah registering cases of congenital abnormalities.

“We have no system to register all of them, so we have so many cases we are missing.

Just yesterday a colleague told me of a newborn with thanatophoric dysplasia and she did not register it.

 I think I only know of 40‑50 per cent of the cases because so many families have their babies at home and we never know of these,

and other clinics are not registering them either”.

The hospital where Alani does her work was constructed in the Dhubadh district of Fallujah in 2008.

“There is also a primary school that was built nearby, and from that school alone three teachers developed breast cancer, and now two of them are dead,” Alani said. 

Even with a vast amount of anecdotal evidence, the exact cause of the health crisis in Fallujah is currently inconclusive without an in‑depth, comprehensive study, which has yet to be carried out. 

But despite lack of governmental support, and very little support from outside Iraq, Alani is determined to continue her work.

Health effects of DU are determined by factors such as the extent of exposure and whether it was internal or external. 

Increased rates of immune-system disorders and other wide-ranging symptoms, including chronic pain, fatigue, and memory loss, have been reported in over one quarter of combat veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, who were found to have up to 14 times the usual level of chromosome abnormalities in their genes. 

DU is less toxic than other heavy metals, such as arsenic and mercury, and is only very weakly radioactive because of its long half-life. 

While any radiation exposure has risks, no conclusive epidemiological data have correlated DU exposure to specific human health effects, such as cancer.

However, studies using cultured cells and laboratory rodents continue to suggest leukemogenic, genetic, reproductive, and neurological effects from chronic exposure. 

A 2005 epidemiology review concluded: "In aggregate the human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of birth defects in offspring of persons exposed to DU.” 

A 2001 study of 15,000 February 1991 US Gulf War combat veterans and 15,000 control veterans found the Gulf War veterans were 1.8 (fathers) to 2.8 (mothers) times more likely to have children with birth defects, and after examination of their children's medical records two years later, the birth defect rate increased by more than 20 percent. 

Veterans who may be at a higher risk include those who have internally retained fragments of DU from shrapnel wounds.

A laboratory study on rats produced by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute showed that, after a study period of 6 months, rats treated with depleted uranium coming from implanted pellets, comparable to the average levels in the urine of Desert Storm veterans with retained DU fragments, had developed a significant tendency to lose weight with respect to the control group.

In addition, substantial amounts of uranium were accumulating in their brains and central nervous systems and showed a significant reduction of neuronal activity in the hippocampus in response to external stimuli. 

The conclusions of the study show that brain damage from chronic uranium intoxication is possible at lower doses than previously thought.

Results from computer-based neuro-cognitive tests performed in 1997 showed an association between uranium in the urine and "problematic performance on automated tests assessing performance efficiency and accuracy." 

BEWARE OF THE SILENT WMDs: HORRIBLE EFFECTS OF DEPLETED URANIUM!!

The US-led western civilization regimes forces use Depleted Uranium (DU) bombs, munitions and bullets in Iraq, Afghanistan and now in Libya. Zionist Israel also use DU bombs, munitions and bullets against Palestinians!

Depleted Uranium bombs or munitions kill all of us – human beings: old men, women, children and babies who were already born as well as babies who are still in their mothers wombs or deform them beyond recognition!

DU REMAINS RADIOACTIVE LONGER THAN THE AGE OF THE EARTH (ESTIMATED AT 4.5 BILLION YEARS.)!!

DU weapons emit "Alpha" particle dose to a single cell from U-238 which is 50 times the annual dose level.

Cancer is initiated with one alpha particle, its daughter isotopes effect generations as the isotopes bio-concentrate in plants and animals, and travel up the food chain.
It is a nuclear weapon because the energy is derived from the nucleus of the atom.

They enter the body through the lungs, the digestive system or breaks in the skin. One gram of DU releases more than 12,000 particles per second.

The radiation slowly kills the cells that make life possible.

The Gulf War syndrome of 1991 did just that ( reported by Dr Asaf Durakovic, Prof. of Medicine, Georgetown University, and discoverer of the "Gulf War Syndrome".)

We are well aware that the radiation fall-out map "Under the Cloud: Decades of Nuclear Testing" has demonstrated the effects of 1200 nuclear weapon tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site. 

The US Government admitted in Nov. 2002, that every living person in the US between 1958-63 was exposed to this fall out resulting in cancer, gene mutation, heart disease, autism, diabetes, Parkinsons, ALS, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism in new-borns, obesity and learning disabilities.

One out of twelve children in the US is disabled. The fall out did not stop at the US borders. It travelled around the world, as atmospheric dust and remains even in the biosphere/ sub-orbital space today

High breast cancer rates have been co-located in the proximity of nuclear power plants in the west and more so in the east coast areas of the US (The Breast cancer map from "The Enemy Within: the high cost of living near nuclear reactors", quotes US Govt. Disease Control Centers.

The Radiation & Public health Report (RPHP), rendered by a group of independent scientists collected 4000 baby teeth and by measuring Strontium 90 levels in the baby teeth (a built in dosi-meter) they have been able to co-relate with radiation related diseases in children living near the nuclear power plants; the main path ways being dairy products and drinking water.

The induction of DU weapons in 1991 in Iraq, the radio-active trash from nuclear plants broke a 46 year taboo.

This Trojan Horse of nuclear war, an omnicidal weapon has since then continued to be used more and more. DU remains radioactive longer than the age of the earth ( estimated at 4.5 billion years. ) (http://www.apfn.org/apfn/du.htm)
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2012-02-01 US Uses Depleted Uranium, Makes Graveyards In Afghanistan - Press TV 

An Afghan activist reveals the US is still using horrific depleted uranium weapons in Afghanistan, 
creating graveyards of people who die of cancer and other unusual diseases, Press TV reports.

“These weapons are still used. In fact, a US aircraft called A‑10 warthog, normally, even if it doesn't use a uranium projectile in the machine gun, 
every third projectile is a uranium projectile and that's the working horse of the US army in Afghanistan. 

They use it left and right,” Dr Mohammad Daud Miraki said in an interview with Press TV.

“Apache helicopters and Bradley vehicles also utilize these projectiles in these weapons,” he added.

The activist also noted that 62.7 percent of the population of Afghanistan has been targeted by the dangerous radioactive ammunitions.

Miraki explained that a group of researchers collected urine samples of people in Afghanistan 
and found uranium isotopes in the urine, which was about 300 percent to 2000 percent higher than normal level.

He further said that a lot of people in Afghanistan were identified with various bizarre diseases in different Pashtun‑dominated villages.

The diseases were skin lesions, sudden deaths, spontaneous abortions among females, as well as deformities and multiple cancers.

The author also said the United States used depleted uranium weapons that is against international and US laws.

Meanwhile, Miraki criticized US officials and Afghan President Hamid Karzai for not investigating the crimes committed by the US administration.

“We forwarded [our] reports to the US three years ago to the State Department and from US officials 
we have gotten only lip service unfortunately. But the Afghan government equally, since it has no control, it's an installed regime,” he said.

The Afghan activist also warned that as long as the earth exists the Afghan people will be dying from the disaster 
because uranium 238 has a half‑life of 4.5 billion years.

“If you look at Afghanistan as well as in Iraq as well as in Yugoslavia you find that 
wherever these weapons were used you find graveyards of people dying from cancer and other unusual diseases,” Miraki concluded.

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