From the article:
“Countries using depleted uranium weapons insist that the material is toxic, but not dangerously radioactive, as long as it remains outside the body.“
And here are some ‘easy’ precautions to prevent toxic DU dust from entering into the body for people who live in the contaminated areas of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Lebanon and now Syria:
1. Wear a gas mask at all time (for as long as you are still breathing)!
2. Don’t drink and eat anything (for as long as you live)!
3. Don’t touch anything (for as long as you live)!
Best of luck!
Anybody who still believes that complete BS that depleted uranium is not dangerous should watch this:
Yes, this is GENOCIDE! (More info on DU down below.)
– ‘Israel used depleted uranium shells in air strike’ – Syrian source (RT, May 5, 2013):
Israel used “a new type of weapon”, a senior official at the Syrian military facility that came under attack from the Israeli Air Force told RT.
“When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake,” said the source, who was present near the attack site on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday morning.
“Then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared. This tells us that Israel used depleted uranium shells.”
Depleted uranium is a by-product of the uranium enrichment process that creates nuclear weapons, and was first used by the US in the Gulf conflict of 1991. Unlike the radioactive materials used in nuclear weapons, depleted uranium is not valued for its explosiveness, but for its toughness – it is 2.5 times as dense as steel – which allows it to penetrate heavy protection.
Countries using depleted uranium weapons insist that the material is toxic, but not dangerously radioactive, as long as it remains outside the body.
The source also claims the attack – if it managed to hit the objects it targeted – served more of a political than a military purpose.
“Several civilian factories and buildings were destroyed. The target was just an ordinary weapons warehouse. The bombing is an ultimatum to us – it had no strategic motivation.”
Western intelligence sources told the media that the strikes targeted transfers of weapons from the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, which is sympathetic to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The official who spoke to RT denies this.
“There was no valuable equipment at the site. It was all removed after a previous attack on the facility. The military losses from this are negligible.”
On depleted uranium:
– War Crimes Exposed: Nukes Used By US Troops At Fallujah (Veterans Today)
– Depleted Uranium Shells Worse Than Nuclear Weapons (Natural News):
Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.
“More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991,” said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist.
“The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive.”
“Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.”