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Depleted Uranium

Properties, Uses, and Health Consequences, 1st Edition

Edited by C. Miller Alexandra

CRC Press

288 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 67 B/W Illus.

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A compilation of published scientific information, including human, animal, cellular, and theoretical studies, Depleted Uranium: Properties, Uses and Health Consequences provides the most current and comprehensive collection of information on depleted uranium health hazards. The editor and her international panel of contributors are clinical and basic researchers at the forefront of toxicology, carcinogenesis, and human epidemiology. They review key findings on DU biological and health effects and comprehensively describe the research progress made during the last 11 years.

The book's coverage ranges from cellular malignant transformation and carcinogenesis to animal toxicity and neurotoxicity, and concludes with human medical surveillance studies, uranium measurement methodologies, risk modeling, and environmental modeling. The chapters provide information on cellular and animal studies, in vivo carcinogenesis, risk modeling, uranium measurement methodologies, medical surveillance programs, and environmental monitoring. Focusing on current, peer-reviewed data, this volume is the only available compilation book on the current understanding of the potential health hazards of depleted uranium exposure.

Table of Contents

Depleted Uranium Biological Effects: Introduction and Early in vitro and in vivo Studies, D. McClain, PhD and A.C. Miller, PhD

Characteristics, Biokinetics And Biological Effects Of Depleted Uranium Used In Weapons And The French Nuclear Industry, V. Chazel, PhD, P. Houpert, PhD. F. Paquet, PhD

Carcinogenesis of Depleted Uranium: Studies in Animals, F.F. Hahn, DVM, PhD

Neurotoxicology of Depleted Uranium in Adult and Developing Rodents, W. Briner, PhD

Colorimetric Determination of Uranium, J.F. Kalinich, PhD and D.E. McClain, PhD

Chemical And Histological Assessment Of Depleted Uranium In Tissues And Biological, T.I. Todorov, J.W. Ejnik, F.G. Mullick, and J.A. Centeno

DU Exposure and Surveillance of Related Health Effects in U.S. Soldiers, K.S. Squibb, PhD and M.A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH

Health Hazards Of Depleted Uranium Munitions: Estimates Of Exposures And Risks In The Gulf War, The Balkans And Iraq, B.G. Spratt, PhD

Canadian Forces Uranium Testing Program, E.A. Ough, PhD

Biokinetics of Embedded DU, R. Leggett, PhD

Application of ICRP Biokinetic Models To Depleted Uranium, M.R Bailey and A.W. Phipps

The "Depleted Uranium" And Radiological Hazard During Operations In Kosovo, P. Gerasimo, PhD, P. Laroche, and G. Romet, MD

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Results based on the three DU Assessments in the Balkans and the joint IAEA/UNEP Mission to Kuwait, M. Burger, PhD and H. Slotte, PhD

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Toxicology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science