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The health effects of depleted uranium munitions: a summary

Spratt, B; Stoneham, AM; (2002) The health effects of depleted uranium munitions: a summary. Journal of Radiological Protection , 22 (2) 131 - 131. 10.1088/0952-4746/22/2/301. Green open access

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Abstract

There has been a substantial amount of public discussion on the health effects of the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions. In response to this concern the Royal Society set up an independent, expert working group to investigate the health effects of DU munitions. The Royal Society has now produced two reports, and this summary covering the key conclusions and recommendations from both reports. The part I report considered the increased risks of radiation-induced cancer from exposures to DU on the battlefield. Part II dealt with the risks from the chemical toxicity of uranium, non-malignant radiation effects from DU intakes, the long-term environmental consequences of the deployment of DU munitions and responses to part I including issues arising at a public meeting to discuss the part I report.

Type: Article
Title: The health effects of depleted uranium munitions: a summary
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/0952-4746/22/2/301
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0952-4746/22/2/301
Language: English
Additional information: Text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of IOP Publishing, 2012
Keywords: Hazard, health, Health Hazard, Royal, societies
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/29412
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