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Benjamin Committee for Iraq
- Working to end the suffering of the people of Iraq. Concerned with the impact of radioactivity on the Iraqi population as a result of the use of weapons with depleted uranium during the Gulf War.
Cancer in the Gulf
- Growing evidence of links between cancers in Iraq and the use of depleted uranium shells by American and British forces during the 1991 Gulf War. By Robert Fisk, in the Independent, UK.
Depleted Uranium in the Persian Gulf War
- Collection of articles depicting the usuage of Depleted Uranium tipped weapons during the Persian Gulf War.
- The human cost of depleted uranium. People exposed to depleted uranium and other toxic substances during the Gulf War are now tormented by leukemia and a whole array of chronic disorders. Chugoku Shimbun.
Does Iraq's Depleted Uranium Pose a Health Risk?
- Key points of a literature review. The Lancet.
Effects on the Environment on Iraq
- Includes information on the effects of the sanctions and military war on the environment in Iraq; includes information on depleted uranium
Gulf War Shells Could be Causing Children's Cancers
- An increase in rates of cancer in children born in Iraq has led to fears that weapons used in the Gulf War may in some way be responsible. BBC News.
Nuclear War Against Iraq
- "The United States has conducted two nuclear wars. The first against Japan in 1945, the second in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991. The first nuclear war fissioned a plutonium bomb and one made made of uranium. The second nuclear war utilized depleted-uranium weapons..."
Pentagon Poison: The Great Radioactive Ammo Cover-Up
- Rounds made of depleted uranium have exposed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of G.I.s to radiation without warning -- here's evidence the army knew the danger. [The Nation Online]
South Movement No Nukes
- Depleted uranium in Iraq: dead children and sick soldiers.
UNHCR: Human Rights and Toxics: Depleted Uranium and the Gulf War
- Official evidence from the International Educational Development/Humanitarian Law Project that the US did use Depleted Uranium in the gulf war and that "Scientific studies indicate if as much as one small particle (<5 microns in diameter) enters the lungs, the lungs and surrounding tissue will be exposed to 270 times the radiation permitted for workers in the radiation industry."
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