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Canadian based Uranium Medical Resource Centre (UMRC) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1997 to provide objective and expert scientific and medical research into the effects of uranium, transuranium elements, and radionuclides produced by the process of uranium decay and fission.
Site provides UMRC's response to a number of fictions about Environment/Toxics:
Fiction: Uranium is ubiquitous in nature and therefore is no cause for concern.
Fiction: DU is not harmful; it is depleted in U235.
Fiction: Alpha particles can't penetrate clothes and skin.
Fiction: Governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) have tested for DU.
Fiction: Uranium usage levels is too low to be a concern or merit investigation.
Fiction: There are no serious effects from low-level exposure to Uranium.
Fiction: DU weapons dust soon dissipates and does not travel far from the explosion site.
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