DEPLETED AND NATURAL URANIUM: CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS

@article{Craft2004DEPLETEDAN,
  title={DEPLETED AND NATURAL URANIUM: CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS},
  author={Elena S. Craft and A. Abu-Qare and Meghan M. Flaherty and M. Garofolo and Heather L Rincavage and M. Abou‐Donia},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={297 - 317}
}
Depleted uranium (DU) is a by-product from the chemical enrichment of naturally occurring uranium. Natural uranium is comprised of three radioactive isotopes: 238U, 235U, and 234U. This enrichment process reduces the radioactivity of DU to roughly 30% of that of natural uranium. Nonmilitary uses of DU include counterweights in airplanes, shields against radiation in medical radiotherapy units and transport of radioactive isotopes. DU has also been used during wartime in heavy tank armor, armor… Expand
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