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Title Depleted uranium : properties, uses, and health consequences / edited by Alexandra C. Miller
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages) : illustrations
Contents Depleted uranium biological effects / David E. McClain and Alexandra C. Miller -- Characteristics, biokinetics, and biological effects of depleted uranium used in weapons and the french nuclear industry / Valerie Chazel, Pascale Houpert and Francois paquet -- Carcinogenesis of depleted uranium / Fletcher F. Hahn -- Neurotoxicology of depleted uranium in adult and developing rodents / Wayne Briner -- Colorimetric determination of uranium / John F. Kalinich and David E. McClain -- Chemical and histological assessment of depleted uranium in tissues and biological fluids / Todor I. Todorov [and others] -- Exposure and health surveillance in gulf war veterans exposed to depleted uranium / Katherine S. Squibb and Melissa A. McDiarmid -- Health hazards of depleted uranium munitions / Brian G. Spratt -- Canadian forces uranium testing program / Edward A. Ough -- Biokinetics of uranium in the human body / R.W. Leggett -- Application of ICRP biokinetic models to depleted uranium / M.R. Bailey and A.W. Phipps -- Depleted uranium and radiological hazard during operations in Kosovo / Patrik Gerasimo, Pierre Laroche and Gerard Roment -- United nations environment programme results based on the three DU assessments in the balkans and the joint IAEA/UNEP mission to Kuwait / Mario Burger and Henri Slotte
Summary A compilation of published scientific information, including human, animal, cellular, and theoretical studies, this book 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. Focusing on current, peer-reviewed data, the book is the only multi-
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Depleted uranium -- Health aspects.
Depleted uranium -- Toxicology.
Uranium -- toxicity.
Radiation Effects.
Uranium -- pharmacokinetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, Alexandra C.
ISBN 128073275X
1420004565 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781420004564 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)