Review of Toxicologic and Radiologic Risks to Military Personnel from Exposure to Depleted Uranium During and After Combat

Committee on Toxicologic and Radiologic Effects from Exposure to Depleted Uranium During and After Combat Committee on T

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Éditeur
National Academies Press
Pages
172
Parution
mai 2008
Format
Livre broché
Langue
Anglais
Dimensions
229 × 152 × 15 cm
EAN
9780309110365
  • Résumé

Since the 1980s, the US military has used depleted uranium in munitions and in protective armor on tanks. Depleted uranium is a toxic heavy metal and is weakly radioactive. This book reviews the toxicologic, radiologic, epidemiologic, and toxicokinetic data on depleted uranium.
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