A review of the effects of uranium and depleted uranium exposure on reproduction and fetal development

  title={A review of the effects of uranium and depleted uranium exposure on reproduction and fetal development},
  author={D. Arfsten and K. Still and G. Ritchie},
  journal={Toxicology and Industrial Health},
  pages={180 - 191}
  • D. Arfsten, K. Still, G. Ritchie
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Toxicology and Industrial Health
  • Depleted uranium (DU) is used in armor-penetrating munitions, military vehicle armor, and aircraft, ship and missile counterweighting/ballasting, as well as in a number of other military and commercial applications. Recent combat applications of DU alloy [i.e., Persian Gulf War (PGW) and Kosovo peacekeeping objective] resulted in human acute exposure to DU dust, vapor or aerosol, as well as chronic exposure from tissue embedding of DU shrapnel fragments. DU alloy is 99.8% 238Uranium, and emits… CONTINUE READING
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