I haven't seen any studies of how much has been disbursed worldwide.
What I've read is that the Iraqi dust storms extend into the lower
stratosphere, a reference to radiation alarms going off in the UK for
several days during the initial invasion, and another about radioactive dust
storm residue from Iraq in southern Europe. (The radioactive zone is thought
to be 1000 I freely admit the connection is tenuous at best.
As for DU ingested by bees: my calculation (a few months ago) is that
a microgram DU dust particle would emit about 1000 alpha emissions per day
(that calculation is confirmed on the idust website). While the effect of
this to the individual bees is a concern, the more likely scenario is that
the DU will be excreted with the honey and concentrate in the hive. I have
not yet seen a scientific analysis of an abandoned hive, and probably no one
is looking for radioactivity.
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> Do any of those many papers discuss DU particulate levels far from the
> point of production? I would imagine DU is easily identifiable by the
> large U238/U235 isotopic ratio, once the difficult work of sample
> collection is done.
> It's hard for me (admittedly fairly ignorant about biology) to imagine
> that tiny amounts of DU would have any discernible effect on bees during
> their short lifetimes. Alpha particles targetting navigational neurons?
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