Free Press four-part series on DU, 2004
- by Christopher Bollyn. "Depleted Uranium: U.S. Commits War Crime Against Iraq,
"Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S.
WMD: MD Says Depleted Uranium Definitively" - 13 August
2004. (Source of Terry Jemison reference to "518,739
disabled Gulf War I era veterans”.)
"DU Syndrome Stricken Vets Denied Care: Pentagon Hides DU Dangers to Deny Medical Care to
"Pentagon Brass Suppresses Truth About Toxic Weapons: Poisonous Uranium Munitions Threaten
- Bring Them Home Now
- This US soldiers' families group has a depleted
uranium fact sheet.
Against Depleted Uranium
- To achieve a global ban on the
manufacture, testing, and use of depleted uranium weapons.
- A death sentence here and
- Its effects on soldiers are
devastating. March 2005
article by Leuren Moret, with informative references. It
should be read with caution, since many of the claims in it are
difficult to verify.
Uranium munitions in Iraq
- The kinds used and resulting
problems for humans: an August 2004 report of uranium isotope
analysis. A video is available.
- Doug Rokke
- A US army person, central to the DU story.
Australia in June 2003.
There is a critique
of Doug Rokke and his presentations.
radiation levels in Baghdad.
- Inter Press News Agency 12 September 2003 article
War Veterans Association (American)
- AGWVA was established to obtain
treatment for those service members and their families who
experience symptoms collectively known as the "Gulf War
Illness". Many references to Effects
of DU on Veterans. DU
Veterans death toll tops 11000, with many sick.
Depleted Uranium is Safe, Let Them Prove It - 17 May
- Speech in the US House of Reps by
Member Dr Jim Mc Dermott. His Bill calls for medical and
scientific studies on the health and environmental impacts from
the U.S. Military's use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions in
combat zones, including Iraq.
- IPPNW -
International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War.
- This is their DU statement.
International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW)
- It has a depleted uranium (D U)
Children's Tooth Project
- In this well-planned study, CADU
plans to analyse Iraqi Children's deciduous teeth for DU
- Australia is considering this DU
briefing on DU - September 2005.
- PSR staff and physicians have
produced an issue brief, an excellent summary of the issues
surrounding the use of DU by the military.
- To unite activists, organizations,
and communities in the struggle to clean up military pollution.
They have a DU
project (although some is rather old).
Policy Research Institute
- has a July 2003 PDF
on the medical effects of depleted uranium.
toxicity of DU
- This is an authoritative WHO
report from 2001. Health risks are from chemical toxicity as
well as radiation. More measurements should be made.
- has an article, 2 May 2003, How
America Nukes Its Own Troops, with many DU references.
Traprock Peace Centre
- This key site is a US Quaker centre with a focus on DU.
Medical Research Centre
- Provides current and recent developments, published research, conference proceedings, reports and how to get them.
- Held in Hamburg, November 2003, has reports on DU
analyses - Technical report on laboratory performance.
- This Oct 2002 information paper
discusses exposure evaluations for Gulf War veterans.
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
has a January 2003 "fact sheet" on DU.
report on DU in Iraq seems to have been suppressed.
is D U ?
is little different from natural uranium. It is used by the military
specially for artillery shells, because it is dense and it can burn
The cloud of fine dust produced by it can drift, be inhaled and
There is strong evidence that DU has caused much illness among troops
and civilians exposed to it. The scientific controversy over the
nature and cause of these effects can only be resolved by
independent studies with measurements and monitoring of the affected
places and people. The military have not allowed such studies. We
infer that they have something to hide. See below
Documents for downloading: -
introduction to DU written
by a Tasmanian biophysicist in 2003.
in the human body - entry, pathways and radiological effects -
4-page doc, from 2005 MAPW conference.
is cleaned up in US, but spread out in Iraq - 2-page PDF
from 2005 MAPW conference.