DEPLETED URANIUM HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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Qualitative approach in studying the use of weapons containing depleted uranium on human health, and the environment in military conflicts. It describes the short-and long term detrimental health consequences to human communities and the environmental hazards of the use of such weaponry in battlefields. It includes a review of methods for mitigation strategies involving community wide support systems involving technological support factors.
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Nov 25, 2009The author presents us with a naturalistic approach of the use of depleted uranium in battlefield. It provides us with new insights of the human health risks and environmental hazards of exposure to depleted uranium during combat to let the reader understand the long-term consequences of these weapons on our service men and women.
Nov 25, 2009The uranium used in weapons is a nightmare. Everybody needs to read this book. Its important that people like you write these books in other to bring it out into the open. You are a respected scholar and are able to rationally formulate your arguments. Your book will hopefully help to address this issue.
Nov 25, 2009The use of radioactive metal uranium-238, depleted uranium in military weapons systems such as armor-piercing bullets, bombing casings, tank shielding, counterweights, & other penetrators on missiles, & in cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines, and other anti-personnel weapons (dirt bomb) has been identified as definitive contaminant to the environment and as tremendous health risks to human health. Its etiological role in the genesis of what has been dubbed as a Gulf War disease has been the subject of sustained controversy since the end of the first Gulf war. This book unveils numerous scientific and epidemiological studies as evidence of both chemical and radiological toxic properties of uranium isotopes in the environment in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Middle East, and also in the bodies of the veterans who were deployed to those areas. It also reveals scientific and medical research findings which confirmed what has been clearly determined throughout two decades... More > of research that exposure to radioactive waste of the isotopic enrichment of natural uranium is hazardous to human health and the environment. It documented medical findings from the quantitative analysis of depleted uranium isotopes in British, Canadian and U.S. Gulf War veterans by Horan, Dietz and Durakovic (2002) showed depleted uranium isotopes detection in British, Canadian, & American veterans as long as nine years after inhalation exposure to radioactive dusts. This book also documented Durakovic, Dietz and Zimmerman's (2003)environmental exposure analysis study in Afghanistan districts that were heavily bombarded during the war, which shows the discovery of more than 350 metric tons of depleted uranium deposited in the environment, and 3-6 million grams of depleted uranium aerosol released into the atmosphere. These analysis & findings revealed uranium concentration up to 200 times higher in the experimental groups who were bombardment free. The author uses various documentary materials in newspaper and magazine articles, together with internet reports of testimonials presented in Congressional hearings by ill Gulf War veterans and their family members that reveals exposure to depleted uranium and other potentially toxic substances pose a risk to human health. He also demonstrated convincing epidemiological and scientific evidence to indicate a causal relationship between depleted uranium exposure and many of the strange and undiagnosed illnesses Gulf War veterans and civilian populations in the Gulf are experiencing many years after the end of the Gulf war.< Less
Nov 25, 2009Excellent book, I liked the seriousness and critical approach to the problem and i too see this type of war gear,potentially disastrous to everything. The very nature of Nuclear energy and weapons, is an aberration, and an abomination. Nuclear energy is possible the worst invention of mankind ever. Such power of destruction has opened new horizons to the amount of killings and destruction man can inflict on his fellow man. I hate nuclear energy ,and i find it a crime against humanity to use depleted uranium. ***** 5 stars to the your book Abdul spread it around!
Nov 25, 2009This book presents a qulitative study of the short-and long-term detrimental consequences of depleted uranium on human health, human communities, and the environment. The author utilizes a naturalistic approach to provide readers with new insights and descriptions to help understand, the day-to-day life experiences of exposure to depleted uranium from perspectives of Gulf war veterans & their families. The book presents both effective management, and containment strategies of depleted uranium and other technological agents. It advocates supports the development and implementation of community support services to integrate mitigation strategies involving economic, technological, psychological, and support factors.
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- Abdul Rahman S. magba-kamara (Standard Copyright License)
- Third Edition
- Abdul Rahman S. Magba-Kamara
- November 21, 2009
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.58 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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