Isotope Analysis Shows Exposure To Depleted Uranium In Gulf War Veterans
U.S. Veterans who were exposed to DU during the 1991 Gulf War have continued to excrete it in their urine for 6-8 years after their exposure, according to a new study published in the journal Health Physics. The study indicates that soldiers may absorb DU uranium particles through inhalation, ingestion, or wound contamination, said Roberto Gwiazda, lead author of the study. Using isotope analysis of urine, similar to new tests available in the UK, it was revealing that DU was present in the urine of a significant number of soldiers without embedded shrapnel but with potential exposure through inhalation, ingestion, or wound contamination.
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