Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick
You and your country are nothing but criminals if you engage in the use of this stuff and support its use.
Yet you are perfectly fine with Canada mining and exporting asbestos. A KNOWN
carcinogen that ACTUALLY
does lay millions of people in the grave each year. It is so poisonous that developed nations has banned its use.
Here, read up on it, better yet go have it used on you and then tell me all about how little effect it has.
Why read this propaganda? I know what it says. It does not have any evidence to back it up though.
The IAEA (external - login to view)
reported in 2003 that, "based on credible scientific evidence, there is no proven link between DU exposure and increases in human cancers or other significant health or environmental impacts," although "Like other heavy metals, DU is potentially poisonous. In sufficient amounts, if DU is ingested or inhaled it can be harmful because of its chemical toxicity. High concentration could cause kidney damage." The IAEA concluded that while depleted uranium is a potential carcinogen (external - login to view)
, there is no evidence that it has been carcinogenic in humans. (external - login to view)
Asbestos on the other hand... deadly, nasty and Canada still exports it to nations KNOWING it has killed millions world wide.
The World Health Organization (external - login to view)
, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations which is responsible for setting health research norms and standards, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends, states that no risk of reproductive, developmental, or carcinogenic effects have been reported in humans due to DU exposure.