Oops, I left a sentence fragment.
(The radioactive zone is thought to be 1000 miles from the epicenter of the
conflict). I freely admit the connection is tenuous at best.
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> 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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> From: "Eric Entemann" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 5:00 PM
> Subject: Re: this may be very scary
>> 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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>> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 16:11:04 -0400
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