Re: Depleted Uranium dangers

Posted by Amaranth Rose on Dec 29, 2001 at 23:43 (

Re: Depleted Uranium dangers (Wade Lee)

Radiation intensity is measured in Curies. And one millicurie of one hard beta emitter produces just as much radiation in a given time as one millicurie of another hard beta emitter, regardless of the half-lives of the materials involved.

Pleading innocence on the part of an isotope because it has a long half-life totally begs the question. When it comes to damage, one ionizing radiation particle at a particular speed has the potential to do the same intracellular and DNA damage as any other of the same type and speed, regardless of the particle's origin. Don't be misled. The gullible are easily betrayed.

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