An online fact sheet about Depleted Uranium produced by the World Health Organization minimizes the possible effects of DU contamination, listing how much of the radiation is expelled from the body after ingestion or inhalation. (Remember, DU casing on munitions can ignite on impact, creating microscopic particles that are easily inhaled.) If you buy into the spin that the World Health Organization puts on the issue of DU, you won’t believe that it’s a problem, that there’s any reason to stop using DU in weapons and warfare.
But who gives the WHO its information? Who the people telling the WHO what to believe? On radiological issues, for the most part, they are the scientists that make up the International Commission on Radiological Protection. So where do these scientists come from?